BirdDog Flex 4K BACKPACK. 4K Full NDI Encoder with Tally, Comms, PoE+ PTZ, DC Power Output, and L-Series Battery Mount.
The Smallest 4K NDI on the Planet.
4K NDI® in an incredibly small package. Flex delivers everything you have come to expect from BirdDog including Tally, Audio Intercom, Video, Audio, PTZ Control, and Power. All over a single Ethernet cable. With 3 models to choose from in the Flex Family, there is a Flex perfect for your workflow needs.
Small is the new Big.
With a footprint only slightly larger than a credit card, the Flex 4K NDI Encoders and Decoders are the smallest on the planet. Because sometimes the biggest things are also the smallest.
Cool touch thermals.
Sometimes the biggest features are also the least obvious. Flex 4K NDI has an unmatched thermal design and whisper quiet fans to keep Flex cool and fresh at all times. Even on the hottest of days and in direct sunlight.
One cable to rule them all.
Now with added power.
BirdDog’s revolutionary Studio NDI gave the world NDI, Power, Video, Audio, Tally, and Audio Intercom all done a single Ethernet cable. Flex 4K IN and Flex 4K BACKPACK take it one step even further and provides an additional 15w power allowing you to use the DC output to power your monitor, recorder, or even your camera.
Halo Tally. It just works.
Flex’s revolutionary Halo Tally system is built right into the Flex Family and requires zero configuration when connected with any NDI enabled, software based, production system. The Halo Tally is designed to be seen by the camera operators as well as the on air talent.
Flex 4K BACKPACK.
Upgrade your monitor.
Flex BACKPACK is the ultimate upgrade for your camera top monitor recorder. Featuring an NP style battery connection with 15w power output, it allows you to encode NDI, power your monitor, and record all at the same time. With great power comes great responsibility.
The ultimate PTZ sidekick.
If you aren’t lucky enough to own a BirdDog PTZ camera with Full NDI natively, then Flex is your ultimate sidekick. Plug in HDMI to encode Full NDI, and attach the optional PTZ control cable to have complete PTZ control. Perfect upgrade for your PTZ camera while waiting for Santa to bring you a BirdDog PTZ.
Flex 4K NDI family can support Dante input and output via the 3.5mm audio jack. Flip Dante out of the NDI stream or embed Dante into the NDI stream. The choice is yours.
Dante support for Flex 4K NDI is shipping soon and is a $69 add-on.
100% Recyclable packaging.
We love Pachamama.
Every element of Flex packaging is 100% recyclable. Soy based ink is used to further reduce our environmental footprint. There are no printed manuals inside the box to save paper. Of course, you can download the most up to date version anytime from our website.
The optional camera mount adds a 1-4”/20 female thread for mounting onto ball heads and magic arms to pimp your rig the way you want it.
RESTful API. DIY automation.
Download the free BirdDog RESTful API and program your own automation for all BirdDog hardware endpoints, including cameras.
Team up Central Lite with any NDI® source, including all BirdDog hardware capable of creating NDI® sources, you can now drive your NDI® streams to any BirdDog Studio NDI or Mini to decode NDI® back to SDI or HDMI.
Open up a web browser (Chrome preferred) on the same network as Flex and
login into Dashboard for total control of all settings. Change resolutions and
frame rates, unlock new features with the latest firmware, and more.
Comms Lite is your free Audio Intercom solution. With support for four BirdDog devices, plus a director, Comms Lite is a great way to start using Audio Intercom in your live productions.