BirdDog - Studio NDI






The World's best NDI encoder.

By connecting your video source to a BirdDog Studio NDI, your video becomes available anywhere on your network making connection to your favourite NDI production system a breeze. Studio NDI is the world’s only hardware based encoder supporting NDI at the full Bitrate. 




  • Broadcast quality
  • Ultra-low latency
  • iFrame codec
  • Zero configuration
  • Built-in large Tally display
  • Hardware based SDI to HDMI and HDMI to SDI cross conversion
  • Powered by Power over Ethernet (PoE) or D-Tap from your camera battery. No need for a power adapter, although there is one in the box if you need it.
  • Link allows you to send NDI encoded from any BirdDog encoder and receive that NDI stream and decode on any BirdDog decoder. More compatible NDI sources will be added in the future.
  • Talk directly with camera operators using BirdDog Comms. Simply plug a headset in to Studio NDI and you are good to go.



Video Formats

  • (HD) 1080p 23.98, 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94
  • (HD) 1080i 25, 29.97
  • (HD) 720p 50, 59.94
  • (SD) 525i, 625i


Video Input

  • 1 x 3G-SDI, SMPTE-259/292/296/424(Level A / Level B)
  • 1 x HDMI Standard Type A connector HDMI v1.4a, RGB or YCbCr



Video Output

  • 1 x 3G-SDI, SMPTE-259/292/296/424 (Level A) 1 x HDMI Standard Type A connector
  • HDMI v1.4a, RGB or YCbCr


Audio Digital

  • 2-Channel, 24-bit SDI embedded audio, 48 kHz sample rate, synchronous
  • 2-Channel, 24-bit HDMI embedded audio, 48 kHz sample rate, synchronous


Audio Analog

  • 3.5mm Microphone headset input / output


Video Codec Support

  • Realtime, ultra-low latency, full-bitrate NDI (i-frame)



  • Internal 35×5 bi-colour LED display for information and tally indication


Network Interface

  • 10/100/1000 Ethernet (RJ-45) with PoE (Power over Ethernet)
  • Embedded web configuration panel for control and firmware updates


User Interface Controls

  • Network settings
  • Video settings
  • Tally settings
  • Audio and Comms settings


External Tally

  • 3.5mm 2 position +5v tally connector


Size (w x d x h)

  • 150mm x 105mm x 21mm



  • 0.3kg



  • 100-240V, 50/60 Hz Universal Input, +5-18V DC7W Max
  • Power over Ethernet (PoE) 802.3af/at






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