BirdDog Success Story - Jesse Osmer & The Goetheanum

The Goetheanum is a large conference and research centre near Basel in Switzerland. The building itself was designed by Rudolf Steiner and named after Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Jesse Osmer, the IT and Video guy over at The Goetheanum, enlightened us about how they use BirdDog cameras, converters, and NDI across multiple different rooms and events, and bring that signal into a central location, capturing it into Wirecast and sending it where it needs to go.

They were already pushing audio throughout the location using Dante Audio over the network, adding BirdDog and NDI to push video over that chain was an easy solution. Jesse goes through the set up, starting with 1xP200 and building up the current setup using 1x PTZ Keyboard, 5x P200, 2x P100, 2x Mini's, 13x Flex Out, 10x Flex in, and 5x Flex Backpacks!

P200 30x PTZ camera utilizes BirdDog’s custom NDI® silicon chip and leverages an impressive Sony CMOS backlit sensor and full Sony Image Module. P200 is already the world’s flagship NDI® camera and the entire codec engine has been rebuilt from the ground up to provide even lower latency and computationally higher picture quality at a lower data rate.

Built on BirdDog’s custom NDI® silicon chip, the P100 PTZ camera is your entry into the world of full NDI®. Featuring frame rates up to 1080p60, 10x optical zoom, and dual SDI and NDI® outputs, P100 gives you professional level quality, performance, and total flexibility.

BirdDog PTZ Keyboard is a full featured PTZ Keyboard that supports NDI®, NDI|HX, Visca over IP, RS422, and RS232. By harnessing BirdDog’s next generation NDI® and IP technology, it’s never been easier to discover, connect, and control your PTZ cameras. Featuring superior ergonomics, premium buttons and joystick, all in a beautiful form factor this is the PTZ controller you have been waiting for.

The BirdDog Mini HDMI to NDI Encoder is a tiny NDI interface for HDMI video sources. Connect your camera or other video source, and have it instantly be available on your NDI-enabled network. Despite its size, the BirdDog Mini supports 1080p resolutions up to 59.94 fps. PoE is accepted, so the Mini can be powered via network connection; no power supply needed.

FLEX is 4K NDI® in an incredibly small package. Flex delivers everything you have come to expect from BirdDog including Tally, Audio Intercom, Video, Audio, PTZ Control, and Power. All over a single Ethernet cable. With 3 models to choose from in the Flex Family, there is a Flex perfect for your workflow needs.

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