The highest quality full NDI Camera on the planet.
Hello Sony 1” Sensor. Meet NDI.
P4K is the real deal. A huge 1” Sony Exmor R CMOS back lit Sensor and 14.4 million effective pixels enable P4K to deliver stunning pictures in 4K resolutions with Full Bandwidth NDI. Excellent light sensitivity makes P4K perfect for all broadcast applications, sports, remote studios, newsrooms, house of worship and any shoot where quality matters.
Sony 1” Sensor. Size does matter.
The best images come from the best sensors and the P4K is built exclusively around the best sensor in its category. The massive 1” Sony Exmor R CMOS backlit sensor delivers truly stunning pictures in all shoot modes and frame rates whether in HD or 4K.
Full NDI. No compromises.
In the world of NDI® there are two flavours, NDI® and NDI|HX. NDI® is a variable bit rate, I-Frame codec that is reaches around 140Mbits at 1080p60 and is visually lossless. NDI|HX is a compressed, long-GOP, H.264 variant that reaches around 12Mbits at 1080p60. P4K is a Full NDI® camera.
More than just a production PTZ. Shoot true cinematic styles.
P4K is a PTZ designed for the most demanding live production shoots and supports all the traditional frame rates you would expect including 29.97 but now you can use your PTZ as a camera for TVC’s, drama, and shoot 24p for that wonderful cinematic look.
Advanced Colour Controls.
With user selectable gamma settings and black gamma adjustment, fine tuning your shot has never been more flexible in a PTZ. Sony’s legendary sensor technology sets the tone for your next quality production.
P4K is a 10-bit sensor and with NDI4 you can have an end to end 10-bit workflow. Perfect for broadcasters and other productions where bit depth matters. With 10-bit support you can record the NDI feeds using free tools such as NewTek NDI Monitor or IsoCorder Pro.
Full NDI. 6G SDI. HDMI 2.0. Life is all about connections.
Full NDI. Two independent 6G SDI outputs and one HDMI 2.0 output, all live all the time to create amazingly flexible workflows.
Genlock. Let that sync in.
With Genlock you can now synchronise multiple cameras using the Genlock input. Now all your cameras can be hitting your NDI enabled vision mixer at the same time and lets you eliminate the need to add frame buffers.
Superfine Robotics. Precise control at your fingers.
P4K’s robotics are super precise and super sensitive. Wind down the panning and tilting speeds to create super professional shots that are dramatic, or crank up the speeds for high action sports to allow you to follow the movements.
360 degree Tally lights.
The front, rear, and side Tally lights combine to create a 360 degree Tally light. Now everyone on the production set can see which camera is live to air.
ePTZ in HD Mode.
In HD Mode you can take advantage of the massive sensor to create Region of Interest for your HD production. Pull any HD frame out of the 4K frame.
Free Comms Lite. Upgrade to Comms Pro.
P4K includes free Audio Intercom software, Comms Lite. Comms Lite supports four BirdDog devices and one Director.
Need a more powerful Audio Intercom solution? Comms Pro gives you all the amazing features of Comms Lite plus allows you create you up to five groups, adds additional push to talk buttons for the director, ability to change groups on the fly, plus more. Comms Pro is sold separately.
Distribute NDI content everywhere. Just add Central.
BirdDog Central is a software platform set to redefine the way we think about driving content to TV screens. By teaming up Central with any NDI® source, including all BirdDog hardware capable of creating NDI® sources, you can now drive your NDI® streams to any BirdDog Studio NDI or Mini to decode NDI® back to SDI or HDMI
CAM CONTROL 3.0
NOW WITH FREE AUTO TRACKING
Total Camera Control.
The free Cam Control app is the easiest and most user-friendly way to dial in BirdDog cameras. Simply load on a Windows 10 machine on the same network as your BirdDog cameras and access all functions of the camera through a beautiful interface. Auto Tracking is built right in, with adjustable parameters to track via facial or body recognition.
Auto Tracking. Facial and Body Recognition.
Cam Control features fully automated tracking with adjustable parameters to dial in the sensitivity of how you wish to track your talent. You can set to track via facial or body recognition which gives maximum flexibility depending on the environment. Auto tracking is perfect for Broadcast studios, Lecturer and Teacher applications, House of Worship, or any time on-air talent is moving around.
Colour match in seconds.
All BirdDog cameras feature a complete Colour Matrix offering an incredible set of tools for dialing in the look you want. With Cam Control you can match cameras quickly, easily, and all from within a single interface.
Four cameras. Multiple instances.
Inside Cam Control you can load up to four cameras. Need more than four? No worries, Cam Control supports multiple instances so you can load as many Cam Control windows as your computer can handle.
All Areas Access.
Along with the incredible access to Auto Tracking features and Colour Matrix tools found in all cameras, Cam Control also gives control over all settings found in each camera
Save and Recall Presets.
As if Cam Control wasn’t already the fastest and easiest to use camera shading tool on the planet, you can also save and recall camera presets. Use Preset 1 to save your favourite camera settings and when you fire up your cameras on your next job, Cam Control will already be set. No all you need to do is work out what you are going to do with all that time you just saved. We strongly suggest cat videos on YouTube
Mix & Match. Automatic Camera Detection.
Load any mix of BirdDog camera models side by side within Cam Control and the automatic camera detection will display all the adjustment settings available for that camera.
Touch Friendly. Super Responsive.
Cam Control works perfectly on touch screen devices such as Microsoft Surface and is super responsive to changes in the settings.