BirdDog 4K – 12G-QUAD NDI Encoder/Decoder

BirdDog 4K QUAD - Four channels of 12G SDI to 4Kp60 NDI Encoding and Decoding

4x 12G-SDI bi-directional independent ports – up to 4K60. HDMI 2.0 active loop out with multi-viewer and  Full NDI Encode & Decode

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Following on from the award winning HD NDI® products, the 4K Family has been engineered from the ground up for real-world users. Built around BirdDog’s custom NDI® silicon chip and housed in an aircraft grade aluminium case, features include 12G SDI and HDMI 2.0 inputs and outputs, built-in cross converter, SFP+ port for 10GbE connectivity, active loop outs, audio intercom system, NDI® tally system, PoE, and compatibility with BirdDog’s Comms Pro and Central Pro apps.

Encode & Decode up to 4Kp60
With support for all resolutions up to 4Kp60, including all HD resolutions, Encoding and Decoding 4K Full NDI has never been easier.

12G & HDMI 2.0 connections
All SDI connectors on the 4K line are 12G SDI, including all four SDI connectors on 4K Quad. All the HDMI connectors are 2.0 for maximum compatibility with your sources and destinations.

SFP+ for 10GbE & long range
Industry standard SFP+ connection allows for short, medium, and long range connections over fiber and supports Ethernet protocols from 1GbE to 10GbE.

NDI Tally that just works
A full Tally system is built right into the 4K Family and it requires zero configuration. Includes a built-in large Tally light for your on-air talent to easily see which camera is live, plus user selectable Tally borders on loop out.

Cross Converter
All 4K products include a built in cross converter and of the 12G SDI inputs can be looped out the HDMI 2.0 port and any of the HDMI 2.0 inputs can be looped out the 12G SDI.

PTZ Control
With the optional USB to Ethernet dongle you can control any PTZ camera that supports NDI, NDI|HX, or Visca over IP.

Free Comms Lite. Upgrade to Comms Pro
4K Family include free Audio Intercom software, Comms Lite. Comms Lite supports four BirdDog devices and one Director.

Need a more powerful Audio Intercom solution? Comms Pro gives you all the amazing features of Comms Lite plus allows you create you up to five groups, adds additional push to talk buttons for the director, ability to change groups on the fly, plus more. 

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, Mini or 4K Family to decode NDI® back to SDI or HDMI.

  • 4x 12G-SDI bi-directional independent ports – up to 4K60
  • HDMI 2.0 active loop out with multi-viewer
  • Full NDI® Encode and Decode
  • 10Gb SFP+ cage – ability to extend NDI over Fibre optic cables for increased cable length
  • OLED display – Immediately see all settings and status on the clear display
  • All-Aluminium construction – beautifully designed and tough design
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Supported Video Formats

  • UHD 3840x2160: 23.98, 25.00, 29.97, 30.00, 50.00, 59.94, 60.00
  • HD 1920x1080p: 23.98, 25.00, 29.97, 30.00, 50.00, 59.94, 60.00
  • HD 1920x1080i: 50.00i, 59.94i
  • HD 1280x720p: 50.00p, 59.94p, 60.00p

Video I/O Connectivity                     

  • 12G SDI Output
  • 12G SDI Selectable Input/Ouput: 4

Audio Input

  • SDI 2ch, 48kHz
  • 3.5mm AUDIO: Microphone/line input             
Audio Output
  • HDMI: 2Ch, 48kHz
  • SDI: 2Ch, 48kHz
  • 3.5mm AUDIO: Stereo Headphone/line output 
Video Processing
  • Downconvert NDI output: 4K -> 1080p, 1080p -> 720p
Video Codec Support
  • NDI (Full bandwidth i-frame compression)
  • Integrated 4-line: OLED Status Display
  • Integrated Multiviewer: HDMI Out


  • Onboard Bi-colour Tally indicator
  • Selectable Tally indicator on video loop outputs
Network Connectivity 
  • Ethernet RJ45 1000baseT w/integrated PoE (Power over Ethernet)
  • Open SFP+ Cage (10gb SFP+ Adapters sold separately)
  • Embedded Web configuration Panel
Weights & Dimensions
  • Size: 135x85x25mm
  • Weight: 320g
  • DC Input: DC 12v / 16w
  • PoE (Power over Ethernet): PoE+ 802.3at
External Interface Support (Requires Optional Cables)
  • USB to RJ45 for additional network in device support                         
  • USB to RJ45 for VISCA over IP PTZ control                           
  • USB to Serial PTZ control (RS232)                             
  • USB ISO recording