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BirdDog Flex 4K BACKPACK HDMI to Full NDI Encoder

SKU: BDFLEXBP
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$765.00
(Inc. GST)
$665.22
(Ex. GST)

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At a glance:

The Flex 4K BACKPACK HDMI Encoder from BirdDog is an ultracompact NDI interface for HDMI video sources. Connect your onboard monitor, camera, or other video source, and have it available instantly on your NDI-enabled network. The BirdDog BACKPACK supports up to UHD 4K30 and 1080p60 resolution video.The versatile BACKPACK can be powered using a Sony L-Series-type battery, PoE, or a separately available 12V power supply.

A 15W DC output port enables you to power select monitors and cameras from your BACKPACK power source. Tally information is displayed for both the talent and the operator and passed through to compatible equipment.

  • Ultracompact Form with HDMI 2.0 Input
  • Supports up to UHD 4K30, 1080P60
  • PoE, Sony L-Series & DC Power Options
  • 15W DC Output to Power Monitor or Camera
  • Halo Tally for Talent & Operator
  • Supports BirdDog Comms
  • BirdDog Link Support

BirdDog Flex 4K BACKPACK HDMI to Full NDI Encoder

The Flex 4K BACKPACK HDMI Encoder from BirdDog is an ultracompact NDI interface for HDMI video sources. Connect your onboard monitor, camera, or other video source, and have it available instantly on your NDI-enabled network. The BirdDog BACKPACK supports up to UHD 4K30 and 1080p60 resolution video.

The versatile BACKPACK can be powered using a Sony L-Series-type battery, PoE, or a separately available 12V power supply. A 15W DC output port enables you to power select monitors and cameras from your BACKPACK power source. Tally information is displayed for both the talent and the operator and passed through to compatible equipment. Connect a separately available cable to the 2.5mm RS232 port for pass-through control of non-NDI PTZ cameras. Additional features include an adaptive bitrate, a cooling thermal design, a 3.5mm audio input, and a 3.5mm headphone output.

Upgrade Your Monitor

Use the BACKPACK to encode NDI, power your monitor, and record simultaneously

Ultracompact Form

The BACKPACK is slightly larger than a credit card and weighs just over five ounces

Stay-Cool Design

A thermal design and quiet fans keep the BACKPACK cool even on the hottest days

Single Cable Plus DC Power

A single Ethernet port funnels NDI, Power, Video, Audio, Tally, and Audio Intercom while a DC output enables you to power select monitors and cameras

Tally Support

A built-in tally display is available for viewing by both your talent and camera operator

Flexible Power Options

Power the BACKPACK from the built-in Sony L-Series-type battery plate, using PoE, or via the DC input

PTZ Sidekick

Connect a PTZ control cable for PTZ pass-through control for your non-NDI PTZ camera

Adaptive Bit Rate

Select the bitrate that best fits your 4K or HD production

Software Tools

The BACKPACK includes free BirdDog Central Lite, Dashboard, and Comms Lite software
Video Input Connectors1 x HDMI (HDMI 2.0)
Input Video FormatHDMI
UHD 4K: 25/29.97/30 fps
1080p: 25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60 fps
1080i: 50/59.94 fps
720p: 50/59.94/60 fps
Audio Input Connectors1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS
Embedded Audio InputHDMI: 2-Channel
Audio Output Connectors1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS
Embedded Audio OutputHDMI: 2-Channel
Other I/O1 x RJ45 NDI, PoE
1 x 2.5 mm RS-232
Expansion SlotsNone
Video IP EncodingNDI: x
Tally LightYes
Wi-Fi SupportYes
Battery Support1 x Sony L-Series / NP-F Type
Power Connector1 x Barrel (12 VDC) Input
1 x Barrel (12 VDC) Output
PoE SupportPoH 802.3at
Dimensions4.21 x 2.48 x 1.67" / 107 x 63 x 42.5 mm
Weight5.29 oz / 150 g
Warranty LengthLimited 1-Year Warranty

In The Box

  • 1 x BirdDog Flex 4K BACKPACK HDMI to Full NDI Encoder
  • 1 x Limited 1-Year Warranty
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