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Why NDI?

NDI® by BirdDog makes IP video a reality by harnessing the power of software, computers and networks in order to make video creation & sharing both fun and accessible to millions.

With NDI®, everyone has access to simple, high quality video using their existing software, equipment, computer devices and networks. It enables systems, devices and applications to connect and communicate over IP in order to share video, audio and data.

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NDI® preserves visual quality, frame accuracy and course synchronization. High quality imagery is achieved with full 16bpp video color depth support. It includes audio requirements supporting 48kHz, 96kHz and beyond using 16, 32, and 64 channels. It interoperates with SDI and SMPTE ST 2110 among other standards, enabling the mixing together of all types of video delivery methods.

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BirdDog Offers Exciting Hardware & Software Solutions!

BirdDog provides a range of software and hardware solutions in order to simplify workflows. Here are just a few of their top products!

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Studio NDI : Focused on flexibility, Studio NDI functions as both an NDI Encoder and NDI Decoder. It’s capable of encoding resolutions up 1080p60 SDI and HDMI to NDI, plus decoding NDI resolutions up to 1080p60 to SDI or HDMI. The aluminum case houses BirdDog’s custom NDI silicon chip and features a built in cross converter, active loop outs, audio intercom system, dual NDI encoding, NDI tally system and PoE. Additionally, Studio NDI is compatible with Comms and Central Apps by BirdDog.

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Mini : The entry point into NDI Encoding and Decoding, the BirdDog Mini features HDMI inputs and outputs, active loop outs, audio intercom system, NDI tally system and PoE. The Mini hardware only uses Full YUV422 NDI.

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P200 : BirdDog’s Eyes P200 is a full NDI production camera combining the power of BirdDog’s custom NDI silicon chip with a Sony CMOS backlit sensor and a Sony image module. It has frame rates of up to 1080p60, 30x optical zoom and independent, live triple outputs in SDI, HDMI and full NDI.

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Cloud : This NDI remote delivery and management software allows for distribution of NDI content to anywhere in the world. Utilizing SRT, Cloud offers 128/256 bit AES encryption to ensure secure streams over the public internet. Plus SRT video transport protocol ensures reliable streams, even over lossy networks. Cloud integrates with all BirdDog software and hardware solutions.

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PTZ Keyboard : Through next generation NDI and IP technology, BirdDog’s PTZ Keyboard allows for universal control through mix and match protocols. A full featured PTZ keyboard, it supports NDI, NDIIHX, Visca over IP, RS422 & RS232 and offers Power over Ethernet. It’s available for the P100 & P200 and is designed to control up to 255 PTZ cameras on a single network.

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