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BirdDog openGear. 4 Channel NDI Encoder / Decoder - BDOG4

BirdDog OG4 is the world’s first NDI® openGear card. OG4 features four independently configurable 12G SDI inputs and outputs. Full Dashboard support is included along with SFP+ port for 10GbE connectivity. A true OG.

openGear oGx Frame Compatible

OG4 is fully compatible with the 4th generation of the openGear® platform, oGx. openGear is an open-architecture and modular 2RU rack frame system that allows for OG’s from various manufacturers to live together in the same frame in total harmony. 

Professional Cooling. Professional Power

openGear frames include integrated cooling fans to provide maximum cooling for all cards and can be configured with dual, redundant power supplies for maximum reliability and uptime.


BirdDog OG4 offers full support for Dashboard, the freely available unified control software for MacOS, Windows, and Linux.

SFP+ for 10GbE & long range

Industry standard SFP+ connection allows for short, medium, and long-range connections over fiber and supports Ethernet protocols from 1GbE to 10GbE.

Encode & Decode up to 4Kp60

With support for all resolutions up to 4Kp60, including all HD resolutions, Encoding and Decoding 4K Full NDI® has never been easier. OG4 supports up to 4x channels of 4Kp60 Encode or 2 channels of 4Kp60 Decode. Of course, OG4 supports 4 channels of 1080p60 decode.

Independent Channel Control

Each channel has independent control of frame rates and resolutions so you can mix and match. Set channel 1 to 4Kp60 and channel 2 to 1080i50. Firmware supports all Encode or all Decode.

openGear Frame Support:

  • Requires oGx frame, the 4th generation of the openGear platform.

Supported Video Formats:

  • UHD 3840x2160p: 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60
  • HD 1920x1080p: 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60
  • HD 1920x1080i: 50, 59.94, 60
  • HD 1280x720p: 50, 59.94, 60

Video I/O Connectivity: 

  • 12G SDI Selectable Input/Output*: Full-size x 4

Audio Input:

  • SDI: 2-ch Per SDI connector

Audio Output:

  • SDI: 2-ch Per SDI connector

Video Codec Support

  • NDI (Full Bandwidth i-frame compression): Max. 4ch UHD 60p

Network Streaming Transport Support

  • NDI: Full NDI

Network Connectivity

  • OpenGEAR Network Port (Integrated in Chassis backplane): 1 x 1Gbps
  • SFP+ Network Port: 1 x 10Gbps optional module, Optical 10GbE


  • 33.5cm x 7.5cm x 2.4cm (Processor card only)

Control Support

  • System management and control: On-device WebUI, Published RESTful API, Q-Sys plugin, Crestron, Zoom, openGear Dashboard control system
  • Health monitoring: On-device WebUI

*4-Ch. 12G SDI encode support, 2-Ch. 12G/4-Ch 1.5/3/6G SDI decode support.

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