Birddog A300 & 4K QUAD deliver live-to-air Sydney Harbour shots, time lapse, and more

Channel 9 Australia’s most watched free to air commercial television stations and has a BirdDog A300 permanently attached to the roof of it’s high rise building in North Sydney. They use the A300 for some amazing footage of Sydney Harbour, including time-lapse videos of amazing weather patterns, lightning shots, and of any incidents that happen on the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge. Channel 9 also uses a bunch of BirdDog 4K QUAD converters around their facility.

Designed for fixed outdoor installations such as sports, the IP67 rating and the Wind Load Durability rating equal to that of a category 4 Hurricane, which means A300 can withstand pretty much any weather conditions. By teaming up BirdDog’s custom NDI® silicon chip, a Sony CMOS backlit sensor, and a true Sony Image module A300 has lightning auto focus, incredibly sharp images, and insanely fast zoom. A300 has frame rates up to 1080p60, 30x optical zoom, and outputs SDI and Full NDI® simultaneously.

BirdDog 4K Quad has 1x HDMI 2.0 Output and 4x 12G SDI Input/Output. 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.

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