Stunning 4K NDI® with incredible colour tools.
Full NDI®. No compromises.
In the world of NDI® there are two flavours, NDI® and NDI|HX. NDI® is a variable bit rate, I-Frame codec that reaches around 140Mbits at 1080p60 and is visually lossless. NDI|HX is a compressed, long-GOP, H.264 variant that reaches around 12Mbits at 1080p60. P400 is a Full NDI® camera.
4:2:2 4K. Numbers matter.
P400 debuts the world’s first 4K NDI with chroma subsampling at 4:2:2 which can be decoded natively in hardware by BirdDog’s 4K Family of NDI Encoders and Decoders. If decoding with a 4:2:0 receiver the stream will automatically serve 4:2:0 and this is what will be decoded. Think of it as an automatic and virtual handshake.
Free Cam Control. Shade like a pro, bro.
BirdDog Cam Control allows full access to the entire colour matrix, black levels, and even the gamma to be able to shade your P400’s like a total pro. Right click to view camera full screen on a secondary monitor to really dial in the look you want and then copy the settings to colour match cameras in seconds. Yes, that’s right. Colour match cameras in seconds. And it’s 100% FREE with all BirdDog PTZ cameras.
Incredible low light performance.
In low light conditions, the camera automatically switches from day to night mode, removing the IR-cut filter to boost sensitivity for clear pictures in near-darkness.
The impossible, now possible with BirdDog Cloud, P400, and NDI.
33 P400. 1 BirdDog Cloud. 580 Crew Positions. 7 venues in Austin. 1 Giant NDI network. The largest Crypto Conference in History.
Watch how the team from ATX Event Systems teamed up with WiFi Joe to build a live production workflow across 7 venues, miles apart in Austin, Texas.
Triple output. NDI®, 6G-SDI and HDMI.
With NDI®, 6G-SDI, and HDMI simultaneous outputs, the P400 is ready to go live with your full NDI® workflow today or if you are still in an old school SDI workflow you can use it as an SDI camera and ease your way into the world of NDI® when you are ready. We’ll be here to welcome you into the future with open arms.
Genlock. Let that sync in.
With Genlock you can now synchronise multiple cameras using the Genlock input. Now all your cameras can be hitting your NDI® enabled vision mixer at the same time and lets you eliminate the need to add frame buffers.
Precise control at your fingers.
P400’s robotics are super precise and super sensitive. Wind down the panning and tilting speeds to create super professional shots that are dramatic, or crank up the speeds for high action sports to allow you to follow the movements.
20x Optical Zoom. Fast and Crisp.
The 20x optical zoom offers a bright F2.0 aperture with a super smooth and fast zoom. Transition from wide to tele and recall pre-set positions quickly and with super fine precision.
The incredible optical zoom function makes P400 perfect for sports such as football, baseball, hockey, ski fields, basketball, soccer, and more.
Tally light that just works.
NDI has tally information built into the metadata so when P400 is connected to an NDI enabled switcher the tally light on the front of the unit to ensure your on air talent will always know which camera is live. There is no configuration required; it just works.
PoE or DC. You have the power.
P400 can be powered by Power over Ethernet (PoE+) for single cable operation that can carry Video, Audio, Power, Tally, and Intercom or you can choose to use the included power adapter.
PTZ Keyboard. Take control.
Combine P400 with the BirdDog PTZ Keyboard and you have total control of all functions remotely. PTZ Keyboard is a full featured PTZ Keyboard that can control up to 255 PTZ cameras on a single network so can scale to even the most complex installations. PTZ Keyboard can control P400 over NDI® or by RS422 / RS232 when using in SDI mode.
RESTful API. DIY automation.
Download the free BirdDog RESTful API and program your own automation for all BirdDog hardware endpoints, including cameras.
Free Software Tools.
NDI PTZ Control for iPad and iPhone.
Full control of your BirdDog camera, all from a super-easy to use iPad/iPhone app. Pan, Tilt, Zoom, save and recall pre-set PTZ positions, preview your cameras in full screen, and access all the colour matrix tools and settings for your BirdDog camera.
5 Year Warranty.
BirdDog P-series and X-series cameras feature a 5 year, global warranty. BirdDog prides itself on delivering the best possible products to customers, but if something was to go wrong, you can rest assured knowing that no matter where in the world you are, BirdDog has your back.
5 Year Warranty is exclusive to units purchased after March 1st, 2023. All the prior purchases are covered by the default 2 Year Warranty. Read more here.