Gary Bettan goes over the different options for BirdDog PTZ Cameras and the tools they offer for NDI Productions.
What is a PTZ Camera?
PTZ stands for Pan/Tilt/Zoom and are great tools for adding automation to your production. They are a great fit for sports production, education streaming, houses of worship and more. They're also available in different form to meet different needs.
Choosing the Right BirdDog PTZ for your Production
BirdDog has 3 sets of PTZ Cameras: 1080p Full NDI cameras (P100 & P200), Outdoor Cameras (A200 & A300), and 4K Cameras (P400 & P4K).
Here is a good list comparing each one of these cameras. Their specs can help you decide which camera BEST suits your production needs!
The BirdDog P100 has been utilized for the NBA in their recent need for remote training and coaching due to the pandemic.
The BirdDog P200 is perfect for those looking for high definition indoor PTZ Camera quality in sports, production, Etc.
Currently, the Philadelphia Eagles are using the P200 at press events.
P400 & P4K
Currently, the P4K is being used by FOX Sports. "This is a game changer," said Thomas Meason on how perfectly this camera fits into live sports production out on the field.
BirdDog users can take full advantage of the FREE BirdDog Cam Control for advanced color tools within your BirdDog camera. Check out this amazing demo hosted by Dan Miall (BirdDog CEO).
BirdDog PTZ Keyboard
The best way to control and make presets with your BirdDog cameras is with their PTZ Joystick which utilizes NDI, Visca over IP, RS422, RS232 or Power over Ethernet!
By popular demand, BirdDog is offering: Buy 3 P200's and get a FREE BirdDog PTZ Keyboard!
Currently, BirdDog has some great tools to help utilize NDI and your BirdDog equipment to its full potential:
- BirdDog Multiview - Create NDI Multiview and stream in seconds
- BirdDog Comms - Preview NDI Signals coming in from Compatible NDI Devices
- BirdDog Central - Video distribution and routing via NDI Decode
This software is a game changer! BirdDog Cloud expands your local network to anywhere in the world to help better distribute NDI feeds. It uses SRT for the most secure streams possible.
If you want to learn more about BirdDog, feel free to call us at 800-323-2325.