BirdDog Flex 4K

BirdDog Flex IN – 4K NDI Encoder

4K NDI in an incredibly small package. With 3 models to choose from in the Flex Family, Flex is perfect for all your NDI workflow needs.

Flex delivers everything you have come to expect from BirdDog’s one cable solution including Tally, Audio, Video, PTZ Control, Audio Intercom and Power along a single Ethernet cable.



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BirdDog Flex IN – 4K NDI Encoder

The BirdDog Flex IN – 4K NDI Encoder is one of 3 models in the new Flex Family.

4K NDI in an incredibly small package. With 3 models to choose from in the Flex Family, Flex is perfect for all your NDI workflow needs.

Small is the New Big.

With a footprint only slightly larger than a credit card, Flex are the world’s smallest 4K NDI Encoders and Decoders. Because sometimes the biggest things are also the smallest.

One Cable to Rule Them All. Now with added power.

BirdDog’s revolutionary Studio NDI gave the world NDI, Power, Video, Audio, Tally, and Audio Intercom all down a single Ethernet cable. Flex 4K IN and Flex 4K BACKPACK take it one step even further and provides an additional 15w extra power allowing you to use the DC output to power your monitor, recorder, or even your camera.

Flex 4K BACKPACK. Upgrade your monitor.

Flex BACKPACK is the ultimate upgrade for your camera top monitor recorder. Featuring an NP style battery connection, and 15w power output, it allows you to encode NDI, power your monitor, and record all at the same time. With great power comes great responsibility.

Cool touch thermals.

Sometimes the biggest features are also the least obvious. Flex 4K NDI has unmatched thermal design and whisper quiet fans to keep Flex cool and fresh even on the hottest days and in direct sunlight.

Halo Tally. It just works.

Flex’s revolutionary Halo Tally system is built right into the Flex Family and requires zero configuration when connected with any NDI enabled, software based, production system. The Halo Tally is designed to be seen by the camera operators as well as the on-air talent.

Adaptive bit rate. Slide your way to glory.

Full NDI® is a variable bit rate codec. In normal circumstances BirdDog recommends allowing around 140Mbps in HD, or 6 streams per 1GbE cable with some headroom. In 4K it is recommended to allow around 300Mbps or 3 streams with some headroom to allow for any unforeseen spikes.

The Ultimate PTZ Sidekick.

If you aren’t lucky enough to own a BirdDog PTZ camera with Full NDI natively then Flex can become the ultimate sidekick. Plug your PTZ camera into Flex via HDMI, attach the optional BirdDog PTZ control cable for full PTZ pass through control. This makes Flex the perfect upgrade for your PTZ camera while waiting for Santa to bring you a Full NDI BirdDog PTZ.

Flex 4K Family – Tech spec

Feature FLEX 4K IN FLEX 4K OUT FLEX 4K BACKPACK
SUPPORTED VIDEO FORMAT
UHD 2160p 25.00, 29.97, 30.00
HD 1080p 25.00, 29.97, 30.00, 50.00, 59.94, 60.00
HD 1080i 50.00, 59.94
HD 720p 50.00, 59.94, 60.00
VIDEO I/O CONNECTIVITY
HDMI 2.0 Input
HDMI 2.0 Output
AUDIO INPUT
HDMI 2Ch, 48kHz 2Ch, 48kHz
3.5mm AUDIO Microphone/line input
AUDIO OUTPUT
HDMI 2Ch, 48kHz
3.5mm AUDIO Stereo Headphone/line output
VIDEO CODEC SUPPORT
NDI (Full bandwidth i-frame compression)
TALLY
Integrated Tricolour Halo Tally
PTZ CONTROL
2.5mm 4-pole RS232 (VISCA)
NETWORK CONNECTIVITY
Ethernet RJ45 1000baseT
w/integrated PoE (Power over Ethernet)
Embedded Web configuration Panel
WEIGHTS & DIMENSIONS
Size 107×63×31mm 107×63×42.5mm
Weight 140g 150g
POWER
PoE (Power over Ethernet) PoE+ 802.3at
DC Input DC 12v (30w max)
DC Output DC 12v (15w max) DC 12v (15w max)
NP style Battery Output

Specifications subject to change without notice. Features description and technical specification from BirdDog

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