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  • 8.29 MP 1/2.8" CMOS Full HD Sensor
  • f/1.8 ~ f/2.68 Aperture Range
  • 12x Optical Zoom
  • 10M/100M / Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11ac / RS232 / RS485 / Type-C Interface
  • 12 VDC Input
  • 13 W Max. Power
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BDX1UB 12x 4K PTZ Camera

Built for content creators who demand quality, flexibility, and ease. Features include stunning image quality with 4K option, Halo Tally for pure live production magic, AI Tracking for precision, NDI | HX3  for superior performance and reliability in varied network environments, Wi-Fi for cable-free shots, and E-Ink Label for clear identification.

Key Features:

  • Get ready to revolutionize your content creation experience with BirdDog X1 and X1 Ultra – PTZs like no other.
  • Experience category defining smooth, controllable movement and stunning image quality with X1 and X1 Ultra, with Halo Tally and AI Tracking for pure live production magic.
  • Say hello to seamless connectivity with NDI® | HX3 and Wi-Fi, ensuring you stay at the cutting edge of technological excellence.
  • And here’s the  showstopper: an industry-first e-ink display that not only tells you everything you need to know, but stays brilliantly visible even when the camera is off!
  • One more thing… X1 and X1 Ultra decode NDI® | HX* at the same time! Say goodbye to guesswork with confidence monitoring or teleprompting output directly from your camera.
  • Elevate your creativity, embrace innovation, and let the excitement unfold with X1 and X1 Ultra.
  • NDI | HX2 and NDI | HX3 supported

Tally Light.

Professional results need professional tools. X1 and X1 Ultra sport the most visible and effective Tally system available. Up front with a large, daylight visible border, and out back with an interchangeable, illuminated numbering system. Your cast and crew will always know where to look to keep your audience engaged.

AI Tracking.

Every production could use a little help from a friend. The X1 and X1 Ultra keep your subject in focus with AI tracking technology, intelligently following your subject's movements in real-time. Whether you're orchestrating a live event, capturing spontaneous moments in a hybrid environment, or focusing on details in a TED talk, AI tracking helps you get well framed - without needing an octopus to run the controller. You can even select the individual in the frame to follow.

Additional Features:

  • 4K brilliance: X1 and X1 Ultra feature superior image quality, ensuring stunning visuals for every production, with X1 Ultra for UHD option.
  • Halo Tally: X1 and X1 Ultra sport the most visible and effective Tally system available. Up front with a large, daylight visible border, and out back with an interchangeable, illuminated numbering system.
  • AI Tracking: X1 and X1 Ultra keep your subject in focus with AI tracking technology, intelligently following your subject's movements in real-time.
  • NDI | HX3: enjoy reliable performance on more networks via NDI® | HX3.
  • Wi-Fi: Video and control over Wi-Fi so you can set up faster, in more places, for better shots.
  • NDI | HX Decoder: Simpler, integrated solution that makes it so much easier to incorporate a teleprompter, return feed, or confidence monitoring.
  • Always on e-Ink Label: Easily load camera details, name, and IP address for faster set-up, in-production management, and crew communication.
  • Dual Network Output: X1 and X1 Ultra combine NDI HX and SRT/RTMP protocols for seamless on-premises and remote/CDN connectivity, ensuring ultimate flexibility in both streaming set-ups and distribution.
  • Serial Control: Take control effortlessly with older control protocols, seamlessly integrating with your existing infrastructure.
  • USB Webcam: X1 and X1 Ultra feature USB-C for connecting directly to Zoom, Teams, and most apps that supports a USB UVC input.
  • Control support: The X1 and X1 Ultra ships with its own IR remote, plus hardware control support for BirdDog PTZ Keyboard, Skaarhoj, and more. 
  • BirdDog Apps: X1 and X1 Ultra are compatible with BirdDog Central, BirdDog Cloud, and BirdDog iOS NDI PTZ Control (Available separately)

NDI | HX3.

The X1 and X1 Ultra delivers superior network performance via NDI | HX3 integration. Significantly reducing network impact while maintaining  excellent image quality, meaning its more friendly in more network environments. BirdDog’s NDI | HX3 surpasses certification parameters, delivering quality and performance you can count on.


No need to use cables to capture every shot. On top of regular Ethernet with PoE, X1 and X1 Ultra have built-in Wi-Fi functionality. Easily capture shots from spots where it's hard to run cable, seamlessly integrating into any environment. Your set up just became a whole lot more flexible.

Integrated NDI | HX Decoder.

The X1 and X1 Ultra are the world’s first PTZ cameras featuring a simultaneous NDI | HX Decoder designed specifically for confidence monitoring, return feeds, or teleprompter usage. We’ve pulled all this connectivity into a single cable, radically simplifying how you interface with your equipment. Less gear. Less hassle. Whether you're broadcasting live or delivering a CEO address, the integrated NDI | HX decoder enables more engagement with less setup.

E-Ink Label. Get Inked.

The always-on e-Ink label on the X1 and X1 Ultra is a game-changer. From network addresses for easy access to controls through to customisable logos* to complement your brand image, this cool feature ensures that your set-up is clear and each camera easily identifiable even when the power is off


Product Specifications

BDX1UB 12x 4K PTZ Camera


Image Sensor Sony 1/2.8” CMOS - FULL HD
Lens f=4.1-49.2mm
Optical Zoom 12x
Video Formats 2160p @ 30/29.97/25fps, 1080p @ 30/29.97/25fps, 720p @ 30/29.97/25fps
Horizontal Angle of View 70.28°(W)-6.57°(T)
Vertical Angle of View 42.06°(W)-3.76°(T)
Diagonal Angle of View 78.36°(W)-7.5°(T)
Aperture Range F1.8~F2.68
Focus Auto, Manual
Exposure Auto, Shutter Priority, Iris Priority, Manual
Backlight Compensation Yes
Digital Noise Reduction 2D and 3D Noise Reduction
SNR >50 dB
Effective Pixels 8.29 Megapixels


Pan/Tilt Rotation ±175°, -90° ~ +90°
Pan Control Speed 0.1 -80°/sec
Tilt Control Speed 0.1 -60°/sec
Preset Number 255 Presets

I/O Interface

Video Output Interfaces HDMI, USB-C UVC 1.1, Network
Video Compression Format H.264 / H.265
Network Interfaces 100M adaptive Ethernet port; POE IEEE 802.3af, Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11ac
Encoder Network Protocols NDI|HX2, NDI|HX3, RTSP, RTMP
HDMI Decoder Network Protocols NDI|HX2, NDI|HX3
Control Interfaces 10M/100M Ethernet, Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11ac, RS232 (input & output), RS485, TYPE-C(UVC1.1)
Control Protocols VISCA Baud Rate: 9600/4800/38400/2400, VISCA-IP, NDI


Input Voltage DC 12V,  POE IEEE 802.3af
Input Current 2 A (Max.)
Power Consumption 13 W (Max)
Working Temperature -10ºC ~ +40ºC
Working Humidity 20% ~ 80%
Weight Net: 1.35 kg (2.97 lbs)
Gross: 2.05 kg (4.5 lbs)
Dimensions Before Packing: 17.1 x 19.2 x 17.1 cm (6.7 x 7.55 x 6.7")
After Packing: 26 x 21.7 x 19.7 cm (10.2 x 8.5 x 7.7")

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BirdDog BDX1UB ULTRA 12X 4K PTZ Camera (Black)

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