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BirdDog P400 Black. 4K 10-Bit Full NDI with Sony Sensor
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BirdDog P400 - 4K 10-Bit Full NDI with Sony Sensor (Black)

World’s first full i-frame NDI® in 10-bit 4K. Incredible Colour Tools.

P400 features 10-bit NDI in stunning 4K resolution and allows chroma subsampling in your choice of 4:2:0 or 4:2:2. Wow.

P400 teams up BirdDog’s custom NDI® silicon chip, a 4K Sony CMOS Backlit sensor, and a true Sony Image Module. Double Wow.

P400 includes professional-level colour tools including Colour Matrix control, Black level, Gamma including 512 pre-set gamma positions. Triple Wow.

10-Bit 4:2:2 4K. Numbers matter.

P400 debuts the world’s first 4K 10-bit NDI in full I-Frame chroma subsampling at 4:2:2 which can be decoded natively in hardware by BirdDog’s 4K Family of NDI Encoders and Decoders. If decoding with an 8-bit 4:2:0 receiver the stream will automatically serve 8-bit 4:2:0 and this is what will be decoded. Think of it as an automatic and virtual handshake.

BirdDog Cam Control. Shade like a pro, bro.

BirdDog Cam Control allows full access to the entire colour matrix, black levels, and even the gamma to be able to shade your P400’s like a total pro. Right click to view camera full screen on a secondary monitor to really dial in the look you want and then copy the settings to colour match cameras in seconds. Yes that’s right. Colour match cameras in seconds.

Incredible low light performance.

In low light conditions the camera automatically switches from day to night mode, removing the IR-cut filter to boost sensitivity for clear pictures in near-darkness.

Triple output. NDI®, 6G-SDI and HDMI.

With NDI®, 6G-SDI, and HDMI simultaneous outputs, the P400 is ready to go live with your full NDI® workflow today or if you are still in an old school SDI workflow you can use as an SDI camera and ease your way into the world of NDI® when you are ready. We’ll be here to welcome you into the future with open arms.

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.

P400’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.

20x Optical Zoom. Fast and Crisp.

The 20x optical zoom offers a bright F2.0 aperture with a super smooth and fast zoom. Transition from wide to tele and recall pre-set positions quickly and with super fine precision. The incredible optical zoom function makes P400 perfect for sports such as football, baseball, hockey, ski fields, basketball, soccer, and more.

Tally light that just works.

NDI has tally information built into the metadata so when P400 is connected to an NDI enabled switcher the tally light on the front of the unit to ensure your on air talent will always know which camera is live. There is no configuration required; it just works.

PoE or DC. You have the power.

P400 can be powered by Power over Ethernet (PoE++) for single cable operation that can carry Video, Audio, Power, Tally, and Intercom or you can choose to use the included power adapter.

PTZ Keyboard. Take control.

Combine P400 with the BirdDog PTZ Keyboard and you have total control of all functions remotely. PTZ Keyboard is a full featured PTZ Keyboard that can control up to 255 PTZ cameras on a single network so can scale to even the most complex installations. PTZ Keyboard can control P400 over NDI® or by RS422 / RS232 when using in SDI mode.

RESTful API. DIY automation.

Download the free BirdDog RESTful API and program your own automation for all BirdDog hardware endpoints, including cameras.

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.

With BirdDog’s tools you can select the bit rate to suit your bandwidth and requirements. In both HD you can slide between 80-180Mbps and in 4K you can select the data rate to be anywhere between 60 and 360Mbps.

CAMERA

 

IMAGE SENSOR

1 / 2.5 inch CMOS 8.5MP

 

LENS

4.4-88.4mm

 

OPTICAL ZOOM

20x

 

SRZ (Super Revolution Zoom)

30x in 4K, 40x in Full HD

 

HORIZONTAL ANGLE OF VIEW

70.2 (W) 4.1 (T)

 

APERTURE

F2.0 (W) F3.8 (T)

 

MIN. ILLUMINATION

Color: 0.4lux (1/30s, 50%, High Sensitivity mode On), 1.6lux (1/30s, 50%, High Sensitivity mode Off), 0.06lux(1/4s(1/3s),50%, High Sensitivity mode On)

 

SHUTTER SPEED

1/1 1/10000s

 

FEATURES

Defog (Auto, 3 levels), Visibility enhancer, Black & White, E-Flip, Mirror, Colour enhancement, Black level, gamma, Sat/Hue Adjust, HLC, Colour Bar

 

WDR

YES (130dB) ND Filter: YES

 

IMAGE STABILIZER

YES

 

COLOR GAIN

Yes (16 step)

 

COLOR HUE

Yes (16 step)

 

GAMMA

Standard, Straight, 512 pattern

 

GAMMA LEVEL

Yes (72 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

 

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

 

BACKLIGHT COMPENSATION

YES

 

MECHANICAL

 

PAN MOVEMENT

Horizontal: 175 degrees continuous pan (Zoom Adaptive Speed Range: 0.05100/S)

 

TILT MOVEMENT

Vertical: +90 degrees to -30 degrees (Zoom Adaptive Speed Range: 0.0550/S)

 

PRESET POSITIONS

128 Speed adjustable: Up to 150/S, 6 presets on remote controller)

 

ENVIRONMENTAL

Indoor

 

OPERATING TEMPERATURE

-10 +40 (C)

 

OPERATING HUMIDITY

80%

 

VIDEO INTERFACE

 

VIDEO OUTPUT

NDI/HDMI/6G-SDI

 

4K VIDEO FORMATS

4Kp 30, 29.97, 25, 23.98, 24

 

HD VIDEO FORMATS

1080p 60, 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25 1080i 60, 59.94, 50 720p 60, 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25

 

AUDIO I/O

3.5mm Audio In (Stereo)

3.5mm Audio Out (Stereo)

 

CONTROL INTERFACE

 

IP PTZ CONTROL

NDI Control (auto configuring), VISCA Over IP

 

SERIAL PTZ CONTROL

2x RJ45: RS232 / RS422 / RS485 Connectors

 

SERIAL CONTROL PROTOCOL

VISCA / Pelco D

 

POWER & DIMENSIONS

 

POWER INPUT

12v DC, PoE++ (IEEE 802.3bt)

 

DIMENSIONS

142x159x217mm

 

WEIGHT

2.7Kg

 

NETWORK

 

VIDEO COMPRESSION

Full NDI i-frame high quality low latency NDI for production

 

NETWORK PROTOCOL

NDI Discovery, configuration and control

 

WEB CONTROL INTERFACE

Full control via Web/Mobile UI including Scene presets

 

OPTIONAL MOUNTS

Ceiling mount, Wall mount

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