BirdDog Mini Encoder and Decoder

The World's Smallest NDI Encoder

BirdDog Mini is the only product in the world to offer full-bit rate1080p60 NDI Encoding, 1080p60 NDI Decoding (using BirdDog Link), Tally, Comms, and Power over Ethernet

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The World’s Smallest NDI Encoder and Decoder.

Designed from the ground up around BirdDog’s custom NDI silicon chip, Mini is the ultimate NDI Encoder and Decoder. 

Attach Mini to any camera via a HDMI connection and you can introduce that camera source into your NDI workflow.  Mini also features a complete Tally system to eliminate the need for multiple boxes on your camera. Mini can also be used as an NDI Decoder making it perfect for Digital Signage and IMAG applications. Simply attach Mini to your HDMI television or HDMI monitor and send NDI sources to the Mini to play out onto the screen.   

Due the super intelligent design of the BirdDog custom NDI silicon chip the latency on Mini is insanely low; Just 16ms on encode and 16ms on decode. 

Mini is compatible with BirdDog Comms. Comms is a complete Audio Intercom solution that can run on any Windows 10 compatible computer, laptop, or surface for a touch screen experience.

  • HDMI to NDI Encoder
  • HDMI and SDI Decoder
  • Supports resolutions up to 1080p60
    • With support for all resolutions from SD right through to 1080p and frame rates up to 60p, Mini is designed for maximum flexibility.

  • Large Tally display
    • Mini makes Tally easy. Zero configuration, built-in Tally display, selectable Tally borders on loop out, and an external Tally output.

  • Power over Ethernet (PoE)
    • Mini 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 available should you you need it.

  • Full NDI both ways
    • Receive any Full NDI stream and decode it back out to HDMI. Combine with BirdDog Central for a super powerful, yet easy to use routing platform.

  • Compatible with BirdDog Comms, the world’s best NDI Intercom System
  • Compatible with BirdDog Central, the world’s best NDI delivery platform
  • Aircraft grade aluminum case
  • Firmware upgradeable
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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 HDMI Standard Type A connector HDMI v1.4a, RGB or YCbCr

Video output 

  • 1 x HDMI Standard Type A connector
HDMI v1.4a, RGB or YCbCr 

Audio digital 

  • 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) 


  • Bicolor Tally (Red/Green) 

Multicolour status information 

  • Full status information on HDMI output (Selectable)

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 

Size (WxDxH) 

  • 98x110x22mm 


  • 200g 


  • +5-18V DC7W Max
Power over Ethernet (PoE) 802.3af/at