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BirdDog 4K HDMI 2.0 NDI Encoder/Decoder

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The BirdDog 4K HDMI 2.0 NDI Encoder/Decoder is a compact, HDMI input, HDMI/SDI output NDI converter. Key features include:

  • Enable NDI for any HDMI video source

  • Supports up to UHD 4K/60p output

  • HDMI and SDI output

  • Full bandwidth i-frame compression

Delivery From A Distance. The BirdDog 4K HDMI 2.0 NDI Encoder/Decoder solves the dilemma of limited, short cable runs with HDMI-only video devices by converting the HDMI signal to NDI, allowing a low latency video transmission to travel long distances over ethernet with support up to UHD 4K/60p. For a full NDI run, you’ll need one for encoding and another for decoding and outputting the signal.

HDMI or SDI Output. After video is decoded this device offers a choice of HDMI 2.0 or 12G-SDI output at up to UHD 4K/60p. A 3.5mm (1/8") audio jack is also available for audio input or output.

AC or PoE+ Power. This encoder can be powered using the included AC adapter, or for a more efficient setup, the device also supports Power over Ethernet for NDI encoding and passthrough power over a single ethernet cable. Please note, PoE+ requires a compatible PoE switch like the TP-LINK 8-Port Gigabit Ethernet PoE+ Switch, which is available as a separate rental item.

Intuitive Web Interface. Like most BirdDog products, the 4K HDMI 2.0 NDI Encoder/Decoder is supported by the BirdDog Central configuration panel, providing an easy-to-use interface for adjusting resolution and NDI bandwidth settings, enabling the 360° tally, device naming, and more!

Q & A

  • Does decode mode work with NDI HX cameras?
    • No. Decode mode is only compatible with full NDI cameras. If you have questions about your setup, please contact us.

  • How is this thing powered?
    • This device can be DC powered using the included AC adapter or powered over ethernet by a compatible network switch, like the TP-LINK 8-Port Gigabit Ethernet Poe+ Switch, which is available as a separate rental item.

  • Does this rental include ethernet cables?
    • This rental does not include ethernet cables but they are available here as separate rental items.

  • How do I access the web ui?
    • Changing Flex settings is as easy as connecting it to your local network and pointing your computer’s web browser to: http://birddog-xxxxx.local/ “xxxxx” is the last five characters of the SN printed on the bottom of the device (number and letter characters only, no symbols).

    • Once the dashboard loads, enter “birddog” as the password and you are good to go!

  • Brand



    Video Input

    • HDMI 2.0
    Video Output
    • HDMI 2.0
    • BNC (12G-SDI)
    Audio In
    • 3.5mm TRS (1/8")
    DC In
    • 12 VDC (barrel)
    • PoE+ 802.3at
    • Ethernet RJ45


    Item Type


    Monitoring Type




    • 5.31 × 3.35 × 0.98″
    • 0.57 lb


    Supported Formats


    • 23.98/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60 fp
    • 23.98/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60 fps
    • 50/59.94 fps
    • 50/59.94/60 fps

    BirdDog 4K HDMI 2.0 NDI Encoder/Decoder

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