BirdDog Announces the BirdDog Mini at NAB 2018; Industry’s Smallest Full Bitrate HDMI to NDI Encoder

Designed for Maximum Flexibility, BirdDog Mini Supports All Resolutions,

from SD to 1080p and Frame Rates up to 60p


Melbourne, Australia (April 8, 2018) –  BirdDog (  today announced the industry’s smallest, most flexible full bitrate HDMI to NDI; the BirdDog Mini. Developed by the team that created the BirdDog Studio NDI encoder, the BirdDog Mini is designed for maximum flexibility as the industry’s smallest NDI encoder to supports all resolutions, from SD to 1080p, as well as support for frame rates up to 60p.


The new BirdDog Mini is 100% compatible with the NDI protocol (Network Device Interface), the most scalable, practical IP standard available. NDI is compatible with hundreds of models of production equipment from dozens of manufacturers from edit suites to playout servers, vision switchers and graphics generators, making ideal for integration into any production environment.


The BirdDog team will be available to demonstrate BirdDog Mini at NAB 2018 in their booth #C1146 in the Central Hall of the LVCC.


BirdDog Mini NDI Encoder: Big Features, Small Form Factor

The new BirdDog Mini HDMI to NDI encoder delivers a powerful NDI workflow in a small form factor, and offers users a number of key benefits that significantly reduce the complexities and costs related to integrating IP workflows, including:

  • Ultimate Image Quality: The foundation of BirdDog Mini is its video pipeline, with the best components and cutting-edge processing image integrity is assured from the input all the way through your IP production by using BirdDog technology.


  • Pure NDI: The BirdDog Mini is the industry’s smallest NDI encoder, offering  full bit-rate NDI encoding with no compromises.


  • Tally: The BirdDog Mini makes Tally easy, with zero configuration required, built-in Tally display and selectable Tally borders on loop out.


  • 1080p60: With support for all resolutions from SD right through to 1080p and frame rates up to 60p, BirdDog Mini is designed for maximum flexibility.



  • Flexible Power: BirdDog Mini can be powered by Power over Ethernet (PoE) or D-Tap from your camera battery. No need for a power adapter, although there is one available should you need it.



  • Link: BirdDog Mini supports BirdDog Link. Encode from any BirdDog Studio NDI or Mini and play out to a TV or monitor.


Pricing and Availability

BirdDog MIni is shipping Q2, 2018 and is priced at $595.00 USD. For more information on BirdDog Mini, or for information on how to purchase from BirdDog’s global network of distributors, please visit

About BirdDog

BirdDog is dedicated to simplifying your transition from baseband video to IP workflows such as NDI. With a team of innovative and slightly quirky engineers, our goal is simple – make great products at great prices. BirdDog is an Australian company based out of Melbourne. To learn more about BirdDog, please visit


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