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!
No. Decode mode is only compatible with full NDI cameras. If you have questions about your setup, please contact us.
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.
This rental does not include ethernet cables but they are available here as separate rental items.
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!