Silicon 2. Unrivalled Format Support. Globally Connected Workflows.
Silicon 2 is a free update for all HD BirdDog cameras, and all 4K PRO converters, delivering unparalleled format support and never seen before workflow opportunities. For free.
The usual suspects are all in there – NDI®, NDI®|HX2, NDI®|HX3, SRT, h.264, HEVC/h.265, RTMP, RTSP, plus we’ve added some additional magic to create globally connected workflows without any need for computers. That’s right we’ve built Cloud Connect directly into the hardware so you can send directly from any of the supported hardware to another piece of supported hardware with no computers required.
All this makes Silicon 2 more flexible than your yoga teacher.
Silicon 2 will be available for HD P-series and Gen 2 A-series cameras as a free update shipping Q2, 2023. Cloud Connect function due in Q3, 2023.
Silicon 2 for 4K Family converters shipping Q3, 2023.
Global Connections. No Computers.
When combined with Cloud Connect, Silicon 2 allows for globally connected devices without the need for any computers, opening up a whole new world of workflow possibilities. Connect a BirdDog PTZ Studio in London to a Master Control room in New York City whilst monitoring in Melbourne and Paris simultaneously.
All totally secure, totally reliable, and with super-low latency.
Cloud Connect is a series of applications so you can also monitor a Silicon 2 activated BirdDog Camera or Converter on any iOS, Apple TV, Android Mobile, Android TV, and even Samsung Tizen. All without any computers. Click here for more information on Cloud Connect.
And that’s just the start of what’s possible.
Unrivalled Format Support.
|Silicon 2 Feature||HD Cameras||4K Family|
|NDI | HX2 Encode||✔||✔|
|NDI | HX2 Decode||✘||✔|
|NDI | HX3 Encode||✔||✔|
|NDI | HX3 Decode||✘||✔|
|HEVC / h.265 Encode||✘||✔|
|HEVC / h.265 Decode||✘||✔|
|Cloud Connect *||✔||✔|
|Max. Resolution (High Efficiency Mode)||1080p||4K|
|Max. Resolution (Full NDI)||1080p||4K|
|*Shipping Q3, 2023|
FPGA Implementation. Better. Faster.
Silicon 2 is implemented into BirdDog’s custom IP core making for the fastest possible NDI processing.
Includes NDI|HX3 in both Encode and Decode modes.