BirdDog: Join the Video Over IP Revolution

BirdDog Grey Wide Logo

About BirdDog

Call now for integrated solutions built around BirdDog Studio and other NewTek NDI technologies
Transition to an IP Workflow today and reap the rewards of a more flexible and powerful production environment!

BirdDog is dedicated to simplifying your transition from baseband video to IP workflows such as NDI. With a team of innovative and slightly quirky engineers, our goal is simple – make great products at great prices. BirdDog Studio enables your existing cameras to be included into a new IP workflow for your live productions. Once you convert your HDMI or SDI signal to IP the possibilities of live productions are magnified. Any network connection becomes a live video input into your switcher.

BirdDog is an Australian company based out of Melbourne.

BirdDog News & Updates…

NAB Show 2018 Announcements!


BirdDog Mini NDI Encoder

Introducing new BirdDog Mini. Super small, super lightweight, super powerful.

  • Pure NDI. Pristine 1080p60.
  • Supports BirdDog Link. Encode from any BirdDog Studio NDI or Mini and play out to a TV or monitor.
  • Tally
  • Supports BirdDog Comms – and you get it free until September 30.
  • Flexible Power – PoE, D-Tap, DC

BirdDog Comms Interface

BirdDog Comms – Audio Intercom like you’ve never seen before

By harnessing the true power of NDI BirdDog have made the world’s first Audio Intercom system with live video windows. Now you can see live the camera feeds and arrange all your Comms on a simple Windows 10 computer meaning you can even use a touchscreen enabled device for true interactivity. Supports Push to Talk and Grouping and the best part is it is totally FREE with any BirdDog Studio NDI or BirdDog Mini until September 30, 2018!

BirdDog Central Interface

BirdDog Central – the fastest and most convenient way to get content to TV’s and screens ever.

Simply attach BirdDog Mini or Studio NDI to your screen, plug it into a PoE switch, HDMI into the screen and you can play content to that screen from any BirdDog encoder using BirdDog Link. You can also use the BirdDog media player to play out any video file on your computer. Central will be shipping later this year and there will be a tech preview on the BirdDog NAB stand C11746.

7th February, 2018 – Studio NDI Release 1.0e Now Available!
We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of Studio NDI firmware version 1.0e. This now works with ALL BirdDog Studio NDI, including pre-release units. Download away and be happy!

The key features added include:

  • 720p format support (all frame rates up to 60p)
  • Cross-Subnet Video Support
  • Unified Firmware Package
  • Enhanced HDMI Source Detection

Please read release notes here for more information about the new features and improvements. Download Here

BirdDog Makes NDI Simple

BirdDog Studio NDI Connected


Convert your base-band SDI or HDMI to NDI and take full advantage of flexible IP networks. No need to run long SDI cables or purchase expensive video routers, simply access your live video in real time anywhere on your network.

Dual Colour Tally

We do Tally the right way. BirdDog Studio can display Tally on-baord and externally via Tally out. Due to our superior NDI integration we can provide both Program and Preview tally indicators.

Simply set the display to be full screen Tally or split screen to show both program and preview.

Power from Anywhere

We have your bases covered when it comes to power. BirdDog Studio can accept power input form the Ethernet cable via PoE technology. Don’t have a PoE network infrastructure? No worries, simply power via DC or V/Gold-mount battery plate optional accessories with power pass-through (coming soon).

Central Fleet Control

Control and configure multiple BirdDog Studio devices through our admin panel which is accessible via a web browser on both mobile devices and desktop.

Monitor Loop-out / Format Converter

SDI and HDMI outputs are always live allowing you to convert from SDI to HDMI and vice versa. Connect a monitor to BirdDog Studio or simply use to loop out to other gear.

Software Upgrade-able

We’re working all the time and as additional features are made available we will release these at no cost. To make updates easy a simple site deployment wizard will ensure all BirdDog Studios in your facility are updated, and all running the same software version.

Follow Broadcast Bruce

Follow Broadcast Bruce

...on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter or wherever works to keep updated on industry announcements!

I am  always looking to connect with industry professionals with a passion for the technologies and processes of video creation. If you are keen for a coffee and a chat about what you are seeing going on around you – some new technology or policy; its impact and implications – please feel free to reach out and connect. More ways to Contact Broadcast Bruce

Get in Touch!

Your details will never be shared with anyone else!

2018/04/13 | 21:47:48 |

Your privacy is important to Bruce. That’s why he has a Privacy Policy