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BirdDog announces immediate availability of its newest NDI PTZ Cameras

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BirdDog has announced the availability of it's newest NDI PTZ cameras, the P110 and P120.

PTZ cameras don't perhaps get the same coverage as new releases such as the Nikon Z9, but they are becoming an increasingly important component for remote production, as well as for events and live streaming.

BirdDog debuted the P110 and P120 back at NAB this year, but now the cameras are available to order. Both cameras feature a back illuminated Sony Exmor sensor and are powered by BirdDogs own custom NDI silicon.

There are four output options, NDI, SDI, and HDMI for live production and as well as a UVC USB connection for use as a Zoom or Teams camera. Multiple variations of NDI are supported including Full NDI, NDI|HX2 and HX3, along with SRT and H.264. Cloud Connect will apparently be coming soon.

Other features include FreeD output for AR/VR workflows, an OLED IP address display, 360-degree mohawk tally, and auto-tracking. Both cameras also support NDI5 natively.

BirdDog P120 PTZ camera.
The BirdDog P120 PTZ camera.

Main features in detail

  • BirdDog Dashboard with Heads Up Display: Both cameras feature a comprehensive interface that provides system statistics such as the number of active connections, current bandwidth usage, and network traffic, and presented in an intuitive way to give users valuable insights at a quick glance. 
  • RUDP: Support for Reliable User Datagram Protocol reduces overall network load as not every packet needs to be acknowledged by every receiver. RUDP has error correction built in for smoothness and maximum reliability.
  • NDI Genlock: With NDI Genlock, users can select an NDI source to be the timing master to provide more predictable timing in multi camera environments.
  • FreeD: FreeD is a protocol for sending PTZ positioning data to AR/VR systems including Unreal Engine, Brainstorm, Vizrt’s Viz Virtual Studio, and many more. Both the P110 and P120 now support FreeD built directly into The Dashboard.
  • NDI Video Scopes: All P110 and P120 cameras can generate scopes in-camera to send out as NDI, NDI Proxy, or both. This allows for monitoring scopes on the NDI Proxy while sending a clean main NDI feed simultaneously. Users can choose from Histogram, Waveform, Vectorscope, or RGB Parade and the position on the NDI stream. 
  • 360° Mohawk Tally: Innovative new Mohawk Tally gives a full 360 degree view to eliminate the guesswork of which camera users need to be talking to. 
  • Unique Numbering System: Removable silicon numbers at the back of the P110 and P120 give additional Tally vision and allow switcher operators to easily identify cameras. 
  • OLED Display: Convenient OLED displays allow for information such as IP Address, Device Name, Stream Name, Resolution, and Frame Rate. This feature can also be accessed in The Dashboard.
  • Most Formats Now Supported: Along with Full NDI, the P110 and P120 will soon support a significant number of formats including NDI|HX2, NDI|HX3, SRT, H.264 for low bandwidth requirements.
  • Globally Connected. No computers needed: By adding a BirdDog Cloud subscription, users can now access the PTZ cameras and all features from anywhere in the world with no additional computers needed on the camera side. 
  • Sophisticated Color Tools: The P110 and P120 host an expansive set of color tools. With 64 levels of saturation and hue control over red, green, blue, cyan, yellow, and magenta, users can shade and match PF120 cameras like a professional colorist. Kelvin control is also available.
  • FREE Cam Control: The BirdDog Cam Control app offers simple, user-friendly features for dialing in to BirdDog cameras. Simply load on a Windows 10 machine on the same network as the BirdDog cameras and access all functions of the camera through a beautiful interface. Quickly dial in the look you like and copy settings across multiple cameras in seconds. And it is free with all BirdDog cameras.


The P110 and P120 NDI PTX cameras are available now and priced as follows: P110: $1799.00 USD, P120: $1899.00 USD.

Tags: Production Cameras Remote workflows PTZ cameras