Vendor BirdDog

Code BDP4K

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£6,870.00 6,870.00
Price inc. VAT: £8,244.00

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The new BirdDog 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. P100 is a Full NDI camera.

Tally light that just works.

NDI has tally information built into the metadata so when P200 is connected to an NDI enabled switcher the tally light on the front of the unit to ensure your on air talent will always know which camera is live. There is no configuration required; it just works.

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.

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.

Adaptive bit rate. Slide your way to glory.

Full NDI is a variable bit rate codec. In normal circumstances BirdDog recommends allowing around 140Mbps in HD, or 6 streams per 1GbE cable with some headroom. In 4K it is recommended to allow around 300Mbps or 3 streams with some headroom to allow for any unforeseen spikes. With BirdDog’s tools you can select the bit rate to suit your bandwidth and requirements. In both HD you can slide between 80-180Mbps and in 4K you can select the data rate to be anywhere between 60 and 360Mbps.

Image sensor


1.0-type back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor


Number of effective pixels



14.2 Megapixels



Picture elements



3840 x 2160, 8.29 Megapixels





Optical, 12x


Digital zoom


Digital Zoom 12x, with SRZ feature,18X zoom at 4K, or 24X zoom at FHD.


Horizontal angle of view


64.6 ̊ (Wide) – 6.1 ̊ (Tele),
f=9.3 to 111.6mm, F2.8(Wide), F4.5(Tele)


Min. object distance


80mm (Wide), 1000mm (Tele)




F2.8 Constant (W)~(T), 16 Steps


Min. illumination


0.5 lx (1/30 sec, 50%, High Sensitivity mode On)
2.0 lx (1/30 sec, 50%, High Sensitivity mode Off)
0.067 lx (1/4 sec (1/3 sec), 50%, High Sensitivity mode On)
0.267 lx (1/4 sec (1/3 sec), 50%, High Sensitivity mode Off)


Shutter speed


1/10000s to 1/8 (59.94/29.97)




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 (Fix/ Auto/ Outdoor Auto)


PAN movement


Horizontal: ±350º continuous pan (Zoom Adaptive Speed Range: 0.5°〜100°/s)


TILT movement


Vertical: +90° to -30° (Zoom Adaptive Speed Range: 0.05°〜50°/s)


Preset speed


0 – 5 Level adjustable






Video output


4K Video Output:
Main 4K HDMI Type-A (x1)
6G-SDI (x2) or Dual Link 3G-SDI(2SI only) x2

HD Video Output:
Main HD HDMI Type-A (x1)
3G-SDI x2

HDMI Color Space:
YCbCr, 4:2:2 RGB, 4:4:4

NDI Video Encode:
Full bandwidth NDI

NDI Version:
NDI v4.0 (Firmware upgradeable)

IP Video Stream:
UP to 4K/30 and 1080p60


Audio I/O


Audio input x1, Audio output x1, 3.5mm audio jack


Camera Control Interface


RS232/ RS-422/ RS485 (RJ45 x2), NDI/IP Control (RJ45), IR Remote Control


Control Protocol






RJ45X1(1000Mb), NDI/IP video streaming, System upgrade, PoE(IEEE802.3bt)


Power input


12VDC, PoE++ (IEEE 802.3bt)






Weight 3.4 kg