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BirdDog P4K - 4K Full NDI PTZ with 1'' Sony Sensor (White)

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.

BirdDog Cloud Integration.
Directly in the camera.

P4K can communicate directly to BirdDog Cloud without the need for a computer running Cloud Core. Simply plug the P4K into your network and configure it through BirdDog Cloud Command to control all functions of P4K from literally anywhere in the world. Roads? Where we’re going you don’t need roads.

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.

NDI HX2. Welcome to the party pal.

Whilst P4K is designed to be a Full bandwidth NDI camera, it can also do the lower bandwidth version of NDI so you have the flexibility to choose between Full NDI and NDI HX2. P4K also supports H.264 and HEVC/H.265 in both 4K and HD resolutions.

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.

Optional Modules. HDBaseT and Fiber.

Added to the Full NDI, Baseband 6G SDI, Baseband HDMI 2.0, NDI HX2, H.264, HEVC/H.265 format support you can also add HDBaseT with an optional module. Add the Fiber module to run SDI over Fiber directly out of the camera.

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.



Image Sensor:

1.0-type back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor


Number of effective pixels:

14.2 Megapixels


Picture elements:

3840 x 2160, 8.29Megapixels



Optical, 12X


Digital Zoom:

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


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)



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)



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


White Balance:

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



Full Auto, Gain, Gain Limit, Shutter Priority, IrisPriority, Manual, Bright,

Slow Shutter, Max/Min Shutter Limit, Slow AE



High Sensitivity, Defog mode, Backlight Compensation, HLC,

E-FLIP, Mirror, Flicker Control, Day/Night, Defog





ND Filter:



Image Stabilizer:



Color Gain:

Yes (15 step)


Color Hue:

Yes (15 step)





Gamma Level:

Yes (15 step)


Black Level:

Yes (97 step)


Flicker Cancel:



Noise Reduction:

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


S/N Ratio:





Body Color:

Black, White


Pan Movement:

Horizontal:350 degrees continuous pan (Zoom Adaptive SpeedRange: 0.05~100/S )


Tilt Movement:

Vertical:+90 degrees to -30 degrees (Zoom Adaptive SpeedRange: 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 imageparameters)





Home Position:








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 Color Space:

YCbCr, 4:2:2 RGB, 4:4:4


NDI Video Encode:

Full bandwidth NDI


NDI Version:

NDI v4.0 (Firmware upgradeable)


IP Video Stream:

UP to 4K/30 and 1080p60


Camera Control Interface:

RS232/RS-422/RS485(RJ45 x2), NDI/IP Control (RJ45), IRRemote Control


Control Protocol:




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


External Sync. Input:

BNCX1, 75, 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





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:








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