Check out this video from LiveX where they unbox the new BirdDog Studio NDI and give their first impressions of the product. The BirdDog Studio enables your existing cameras to be included into a new IP workflow for your live productions. Once you convert your HDMI or SDI signal to IP the possibilities of live productions are magnified. Any network connection becomes a live video input into your switcher. From LiveX First Impressions: We have been wanting to work with the BirdDog for a while, so we were excited to bring you this unboxing. At first glance we notice the variety of power options it has: AC power, POE or D-tap. The BirdDog also has SDI and HDMI i/o, and these can be used simultaneously, for instance by using the SDI input to receive your stream and the HDMI output for an external monitor. The large screen indicates camera ID, as well as preview and program. It also has an external tally output. The dual 1/4 -20" screw mounts make this encoder mobile-friendly, and the SDI to HDMI cross conversions capability is great for any production. Finally, it includes a USB port which notably can be used for PTZ control via a USB to ethernet adapter. Features: SDI/HDMI to NDI (Network Device Interface) converter SDI/HDMI cross converter Onboard full screen and external tally light interface 802.3af/802.3at PoE (Power over Ethernet) compliant SD, 720P, 1080i, and 1080p standards support Power Options: D-Tap, PoE, and AC Central management software interface (mobile and web) HDMI 1.4 and 3G-SDI inputs and outputs Plug-and-play operation Compatible with NDI compliant equipment Access video resources from anywhere in the facility Easily integrate tally into productions, even outside the studio SDI and HDMI outputs remain live and convert between SDI to HDMI for loop out or monitor functions
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