Weatherproof Full NDI® PTZ
Designed for fixed outdoor installations such as sports, the IP67 rating and the Wind Load Durability rating equal to that of a category 4 Hurricane, which means A300 can withstand pretty much any weather conditions. By teaming up BirdDog’s custom NDI® silicon chip, a Sony CMOS backlit sensor, and a true Sony Image module A300 has lightning auto focus, incredibly sharp images, and insanely fast zoom. A300 has frame rates up to 1080p60, 30x optical zoom, and outputs SDI and Full NDI® simultaneously.
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. A300 only Encodes and Decodes Full YUV422 NDI®.
Sony Sensor. You deserve the best.
The best pictures come from the best silicon. A300 is teams up a world class Sony CMOS Backlit Sensor with the BirdDog custom NDI® chip to form a match made in silicon heaven. Your productions deserve the best.
Sony Image Module. Optics done right
Lightning auto focus. Insanely fast zoom. Precision optics. The only way to achieve the best picture quality is with image module made by the world’s best. A300 uses a true Sony image module to give unparalleled performance, picture quality, and responsiveness.
All weather. Keep your NDI® dry
With an IP67 rating A300 is perfect for fixed installations in outdoor and indoor environments. The nitrogen filled housing ensures no fog, and the external housing has been treated for corrosion resistance against salt spray. With -40°C to +60°C operating temperature rating A300 has been designed to withstand the most extreme elements on earth.
Nitrogen Filled Housing.
Fog don’t live here.
Never worry about missing the shot. With A300’s nitrogen filled housing there
is no chance of the lens fogging up.
Category 4 Hurricane?
Designed for all weather conditions, A300 boasts an incredible Wind Load Durability rating equal to 60m/s. As long as you have it secured properly A300 will just keep on keeping on.
Frickin laser beam.
Built in infra red laser with a range of up to 500 metres helps with focusing in
low light conditions.
Dual Output. NDI® and SDI.
With NDI® and SDI simultaneous outputs you can use the A300 is ready to go live with your full NDI® workflow, or if you are still in an old school SDI workflow you can control via RS422, RS485, and RS232 to future proof your investment by using baseband video now and move to NDI® when you are ready.
30x Optical zoom. Over there is now over here.
The two punch 30x optical zoom and all weather abilities of makes A300 perfect for outdoor and indoor fixed installations for sports such as football, baseball, hockey, ski fields, basketball, soccer, and more.
You spin me right round baby. Right round.
360 degree continuous rotation, 255 preset positions, Zero Deviation Positioning technology, and a preset movement speed of 150 degrees per second mean you will never miss a shot again.
PTZ Keyboard. Take control
Combine A300 with the BirdDog PTZ Keyboard and you have total control of all functions remotely. PTZ Keyboard is a full featured PTZ Keyboard that can control up to 255 PTZ cameras on a single network so can scale to even the most complex installations. PTZ Keyboard can control A300 over NDI® or by RS422 / RS232 when using in SDI mode.
PoE and Mounts. All options available
A300 can be powered by PoE with an optional PoE Injector. Designed to hang upside down the choice of mounting options gives coverage for virtually any situation. Wall mount, Ceiling Mount, Corner Mount and Pole Mounting options all available.
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.