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BirdDog Flex 4K BackPack NDI Encoder

Code: BLO/BDFLEXBP
$575.00

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.

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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.

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.

G’Day Dante.

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.

Camera Mount.

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.

Free Software Tools.

Central Lite.

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.

Dashboard.

Open up a web browser (Chrome preferred) on the same network as Flex andlogin into Dashboard for total control of all settings. Change resolutions andframe rates, unlock new features with the latest firmware, and more.

Comms Lite.

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.

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.

Feature FLEX 4K IN FLEX 4K OUT FLEX 4K BACKPACK
SUPPORTED VIDEO FORMAT
UHD 2160p25.00, 29.97, 30.00
HD 1080p25.00, 29.97, 30.00, 50.00, 59.94, 60.00
HD 1080i50.00, 59.94
HD 720p50.00, 59.94, 60.00
VIDEO I/O CONNECTIVITY
HDMI 2.0 Input-
HDMI 2.0 Output--
AUDIO INPUT
HDMI2Ch, 48kHz-2Ch, 48kHz
3.5mm AUDIOMicrophone/line input
AUDIO OUTPUT
HDMI-2Ch, 48kHz-
3.5mm AUDIOStereo Headphone/line output
VIDEO CODEC SUPPORT
NDI (Full bandwidth i-frame compression)
TALLY
Integrated Tricolour Halo Tally
PTZ CONTROL
2.5mm 4-pole RS232 (VISCA)
NETWORK CONNECTIVITY
Ethernet RJ45 1000baseT
w/integrated PoE (Power over Ethernet)
Embedded Web configuration Panel
WEIGHTS & DIMENSIONS
Size107×63×31mm107×63×42.5mm
Weight140g150g
POWER
PoE (Power over Ethernet)PoE+ 802.3at
DC InputDC 12v (30w max)
DC OutputDC 12v (15w max)-DC 12v (15w max)
NP style Battery Output--