BirdDog P4K

BirdDog P4K

10-Bit NDI® in 4K with professional level colour tools
Product Highlights
  • Sony 1” Sensor. Size does matter
  • Full NDI. No compromises.
  • BirdDog Cloud Integration.
    Directly in the camera
  • More than just a production PTZ.
    Shoot true cinematic styles.
  • 10-bit. NDI4.

  • Overview
  • Tech Specs

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.

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.

IMAGE SENSOR 1 / 2.5 inch CMOS 8.5MP
LENS 4.4-88.4mm
SRZ (Super Revolution Zoom) 30x in 4K, 40x in Full HD
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
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 9Fix/Auto/Outdoor Auto
EXPOSURE Full Auto, Gain, Gain Limit, Shutter Priority, Iris Priority, Manual, Bright, Slow Shutter, Max/Min Shutter Limit, Slow AE
PAN MOVEMENT Horizontal: ±175 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 POSITIONS 128 Speed adjustable: Up to 150°/S, 6 presets on remote controller)
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)
IP PTZ CONTROL NDI Control (auto configuring), VISCA Over IP
SERIAL PTZ CONTROL 2x RJ45: RS232 / RS422 / RS485 Connectors
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

  • POWER INPUT: 12v DC, PoE++ (IEEE 802.3bt)
  • DIMENSIONS: 142x159x217mm
  • WEIGHT: 2.7KgKg