BirdDog Debuts X120 Wi-Fi-Enabled Production PTZ With NDI HX3
BirdDog debuted the X120, saying it’s the world’s first Wi-Fi-enabled production PTZ with NDI HX3. The X120 connection options include wireless NDI HX3 over Wi-Fi. Additionally, BirdDog says the X120 can send NDI HX3 over Ethernet, features SDI and HDMI for traditional baseband video workflows, and UVC via USB-C for direct connection to Zoom, Teams, Barco Clickshare, and any USB UVC-compatible device or application.
The X120 specs claim to have impressive lowlight performance due to the Sony Exmor R back-illuminated sensor, superior image module, and BirdDog’s experience with NDI technology. X120 can be tuned in several ways, including the color matrix tools to give individual control over Red, Green, Blue, Cyan, Magenta and Yellow, or by using the Kelvin controls to match the camera white balance to your lighting color temperature. These camera tuning tools can be accessed in a variety of ways including the BirdUI, BirdDog’s Cam Control software, or the all-new NDI PTZ Control app for iPad and iPhone.
X120 also features auto-tracking via the free Cam Control software and is packed with features including a 20x optical zoom, the convenient OLED screen display of the camera IP address, 360-degree viewable mohawk Tally, 49mm lens thread for attaching filters, BirdDog’s unique PTZ illuminated numbering system, and flexible power options including DC, PoE+ or use BirdDog’s optional PTZ Battery Mount to make the X120 truly wireless.
X120 is shipping in Q2, 2023 for $995.