Scan code: LN96549 Manufacturer code: BDMINIHDMI

BirdDog Mini HDMI to NDI Encoder/Decoder

BirdDog Mini Full NDI Encoder/Decoder 1080p60, HDMI Loop Out, Comms, Tally

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BirdDog Mini: NDI on a Micro Scale


Full NDI Bit-rateBirdDog’s Mini NDI encoder and decoder is the ultimate, compact solution for enabling NDI within your workflow. BirdDog don’t just bring you NDI, but the full bit-rate NDI, instead of competition’s NDI HX, a compressed variation of the standard that reduces quality to compensate. The Mini doesn’t compromise, regardless of its size.

UncompromisingThis uncompromising attitude to NDI continues into the resolution support, with everything from SD to 1080p 60fps, you can pump anything through the HDMI port and scale it to suit your need into an NDI signal.

The Mini also has an HDMI output, so you can loop out the feed for previewing, so you don’t lose the HDMI port you’d be losing and don’t need to invest in a splitter.

What is NDI?

what is ndi

Network Device Interface is an royalty free technology developed NewTek to adapt a network into transferring video signals over it to a destination. NDI is now the industry standard for network based video production and in the future, might begin to replace SDI and HDMI as the current hardware standard for cables, as Ethernet and inexpensive network switches are far cheaper in comparison.



HDMIInput and Output

3.5mmMicrophone headset input/output

Full NDICodec Support

1080p, 1080i, 720pHD Formats

525i, 625iSD Formats

10/100/1000Ethernet with PoE

What does BirdDog Do?


Multiple Use Cases With the BirdDog Mini, once hooked into a local network (which could be as simple as connecting the source to the Mini and to your PC via Ethernet), it turns a once locked off, traditional source into a network point that vision mixers then pick up as a video source as you’d usually recognise. You don’t even need the traditional power adapter, as BirdDog devices can be powered over Ethernet with the correct switch in place.

Decoding NDI


Put it in Reverse Now with NDI Decoding included within all BirdDog devices as a free update, you can receive any full NDI stream and push it back out over HDMI. You can get your original sources around your network or location in a variety of ways, not just limiting it to a direct connection between your sources and BirdDog.


Perfect for Digital Signage As the BirdDog Mini is quite small and NDI is far easier to fit into a digital signage solution, the Mini is actually a perfect addition to that type of workflow to begin producing signage across almost any display with just a lot less equipment involved. So instead of fitting large portions of SDI cabling or even fitting individual mini PCs (NUCs, Intel Sticks etc.), you can instead send the NDI signal to the Mini via Ethernet, which will then spit out via the HDMI port and this can be done to multiple Minis with a central PC located on the local network in another location in the building.

More from BirdDog


PTZ, Comms, Central Control With BirdDog Central, you can get an even easier method routing the signal and the additional functionality with BirdDog’s Comms system for communicating across your setup. BirdDog also now make their own range of PTZ cameras, which of course come with full NDI functionality and a PTZ Controller.

BirdDog have a Studio version that does SDI and HDMI.

BirdDog Studio


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