BirdDog P4K 12x Full NDI PTZ Camera
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The highest quality full 12x NDI Camera on the planet.

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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.


10-bit. NDI4.

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


4K Video Output:  Main 4K HDMI Type-A (x1)
6G-SDI (x2) or Dual Link 3G-SDI(2SI only) x2

HD Video Output:  Main HD HDMI Type-A (x1)
3G-SDI x2

Digital Zoom:  Digital Zoom 12X, with SRZ feature,18X zoom at 4K, or 24X zoom at FHD.

Image Sensor:   1.0-type back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor

Number of effective pixels: 4.2 Megapixels

Picture elements:   3840 x 2160, 8.29 Megapixels

Lens: Optical, 12X

Horizontal Angle of View Focal Length:  64.6 ̊ (Wide) – 6.1 ̊ (Tele),
f=9.3 to 111.6mm, F2.8(Wide), F4.5(Tele)

Min. object distance: 80mm (Wide), 1000mm (Tele)

Aperture:  F2.8 Constant (W)~(T), 16 Steps

Min. Illumination:  0.5 lx (1/30 sec, 50%, High Sensitivity mode On)

2.0 lx (1/30 sec, 50%, High Sensitivity mode Off)

0.067 lx (1/4 sec (1/3 sec), 50%, High Sensitivity mode On)

0.267 lx (1/4 sec (1/3 sec), 50%, High Sensitivity mode Off)

Shutter Speed:    1/10000s to 1/8 (59.94/29.97)

Focus:    Auto Focus(Trigger/Interval), Manual Focus(Variable Speed), One Push Trigger, Near Limit

White Balance: AUTO, ATW, Indoor, Outdoor, One Push WB, Manual WB, Outdoor Auto, Sodium Vapor Lamp(Fix/Auto/Outdoor Auto)

Exposure: Full Auto, Gain, Gain Limit, Shutter Priority, Iris Priority, Manual, Bright, Slow Shutter, Max/Min Shutter Limit, Slow AE
Features: High Sensitivity, Defog mode, Backlight Compensation, HLC, E-FLIP, Mirror, Flicker Control, Day/Night, Defog

WDR: YES(130dB)

ND Filter:  YES

Image Stabiliser: YES

Colour Gain: Yes (15 step)

Colour Hue: Yes (15 step)

Gamma: Standard/Straight/MOVIE/STILL/CINE1/CINE2/CINE3/CINE4/ITU709//Pattern

Gamma Level:  Yes (15 step)

Black Level:  Yes (97 step)

Flicker Cancel:  Yes

Noise Reduction: On/Off (level 5 to 1 / Off, 6 steps), 2D/3D

S/N Ratio:   ≥50db


Body Colour: Black, White

Pan Movement: Horizontal:±350 degrees continuous pan (Zoom Adaptive Speed Range: 0.05°~100°/S )

Tilt Movement: Vertical:+90 degrees to -30 degrees (Zoom Adaptive Speed Range: 0.05°~50°/S)

Preset Position: 0~5 Level Adjustable

Preset Speed: 0~5 Level Adjustable

Preset Memory: YES, ( Picture Profile Preset-Preset Memory for image parameters)

Quietness: 45db

Home Position: Supported

Environmental: Indoor


4K Video Output:  Main 4K HDMI Type-A (x1)
6G-SDI (x2) or Dual Link 3G-SDI(2SI only) x2

HD Video Output:  Main HD HDMI Type-A (x1)
3G-SDI x2

HDMI Colour Space: YCbCr, 4:2:2 RGB, 4:4:4

NDI Video Encode: Full bandwidth NDI, NDI HX2 long-GOP

NDI Video Decode: Full bandwidth HD NDI

NDI Version: NDI v4.0 (Firmware upgradeable)

IP Video Stream: UP to 4K/30 and 1080p60
h.264/h.265 HEVC

Camera Control Interface: RS232/RS-422/RS485(RJ45 x2), NDI/IP Control (RJ45), IR Remote Control

Control Protocol: NDI, VISCA, VISCA Over IP

LAN: RJ45X1(1000Mb), NDI/IP video streaming, System upgrade, PoE(IEEE802.3bt)

External Sync. Input: BNCX1, 75Ω, HD 3-level sync, SD Black Burst

Audio I/O:  Audio input x1, Audio output x1, 3.5mm audio jack

Audio Output: Embedded with main HDMI, 24bit Stereo
Embedded with SDI, 24bit Stereo
Embedded with NDI

Tally Light:  Front and Back


Mount: Ceiling mount, Wall mount, Tripod

Operating Temperature : -10 to +40 (°C), 32 to 104 (°F)

Operating Humidity: ≤80% Suitable for Use

Power Input: 12VDC, PoE++ (IEEE 802.3bt)

Power Consumption: 22W

Dimension: 165x196x247mm

Weight: 3.4kg

Video Resolution: 4K

Sensor Resolution (Mega Pixels): 14.2MP

Sensor Size: 1 inch

Sensor Type: CMOS







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