NDI® Encode or Decode. Choose your own adventure.
Built with total flexibility in mind Studio NDI can be configured as an NDI® Encoder or NDI® Decoder with a simple click of a button. Studio NDI is the World’s Only NDI® Hardware capable of Encoding resolutions up to 1080p60 SDI and HDMI to NDI® and Decoding NDI® resolutions up to 1080p60 to SDI or HDMI.
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. Studio NDI hardware only Encodes and Decodes Full YUV422 NDI®.
Extreme Speed. It’s all about the silicon.
BirdDog’s revolutionary custom silicon chip is what drives the best NDI products on the planet. Only BirdDog’s hardware can do line-based processing to give the fastest possible NDI® Encoding or Decoding technically possible.
RESTful API. DIY automation.
Download the free BirdDog RESTful API and program your own automation for all BirdDog hardware endpoints, including cameras.
SDI, HDMI. Life is all about connections.
Studio NDI is the World’s Only NDI® hardware Encoder/Decoder featuring both SDI and HDMI inputs and outputs.
Cross Converter. Send it where you need it.
Studio NDI’s unique video processing engine allows for the ultimate flexibility to fit your needs. Use as a standalone cross converter to convert SDI to HDMI and HDMI to SDI. When cross converting the loop out is also still active.
Tally. It just works.
The world’s first NDI® Tally system is built right into Studio NDI and it requires zero configuration. Includes a built-in large Tally display for your on-air talent to easily see which camera is live, plus user selectable Tally borders on loop out, and an external Tally output.
PoE, DC, D-Tap. Up to you.
Studio NDI can be 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.
Beautiful to touch. Tough as old boots.
When the fingers first touch the sensuous anodised aluminium case housing the multi-layered PCB board, it’s easier to imagine Studio NDI on display within the Louvre in Paris than on a live video production set, but that is where the deception of the senses first takes place. The perfectly finished casing is actually aircraft grade aluminium and designed to withstand the rigours of life on the road.
Camera Mount. Or mount it your way.
A ¼-20” thread top and bottom allows for easy mounting on magic arms and other traditional camera mounting gear whilst the 7mm diameter through holes can be used for mounting on cheese plates. The optional camera mount adds a ¼-20 thread to the bottom for an elegant method of mounting in a hot or cold shoe with a ballhead.
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Free Comms Lite. Upgrade to Comms Pro.
Studio NDI includes free Audio Intercom software, Comms Lite. Comms Lite supports four BirdDog devices and one Director. For more information on Comms Lite and how to get your free copy click here.
Need a more powerful Audio Intercom solution? Comms Pro gives you all the amazing features of Comms Lite plus allows you to create up to five groups, adds additional push to talk buttons for the director, ability to change groups on the fly, plus more. Comms Pro is just $299 and you can read more about it here.
Distribute NDI® content everywhere. Just add Central.
BirdDog Central is a software platform set to redefine the way we think about driving content to TV screens. By teaming up Central with any NDI® source, including all BirdDog hardware capable of creating NDI® sources, you can now drive your NDI® streams to any BirdDog Studio NDI or Mini to decode NDI® back to SDI or HDMI. For more information on Central click here.
Studio NDI Camera Mount.
Make your BirdDog comfortable.
Simply screw the Studio NDI into the Camera Mount and you are ready to mount your Studio NDI to any industry standard 1/4-20 thread such as ball-heads, magic arms, and other mounting options.