Birddog Unveils new X1 and X1 Ultra PTZ Cameras!

Introducing the BirdDog X1 and X1 Ultra

In the fast-evolving world of video production, the need for advanced technology that can simplify workflows while enhancing output quality is paramount. Enter the BirdDog X1 and X1 Ultra, the latest additions to the professional PTZ (Pan-Tilt-Zoom) camera market, engineered not just to meet but to exceed these needs.

Unparalleled Control Options

The versatility in control is a standout feature for both the X1 and X1 Ultra. These cameras come equipped with their own IR remote, but the compatibility doesn’t end there. Users can also integrate hardware controls from a variety of devices including the BirdDog PTZ Keyboard, Skaarhoj, CyanView, Streamdeck, Loupedeck, and even Xbox controllers. This broad range of support ensures that users can tailor the control system to perfectly fit their operational style and requirements.

Advanced Programming with API 2.0 Support

For tech-savvy users looking to push the boundaries, the X1 and X1 Ultra support the latest RESTful API. This feature not only facilitates seamless integration into custom setups but also enables users to program and control their cameras in a way that best suits their specific production needs.

Seamless Integration with BirdDog Apps

Both cameras are fully compatible with the extensive suite of BirdDog family apps. Whether it’s for routing, production testing, monitoring, remote shading, or more, these cameras integrate effortlessly. This compatibility ensures a cohesive and streamlined workflow, enhancing both the efficiency and quality of production.

Dual Network Output for Ultimate Flexibility

In terms of connectivity, the X1 and X1 Ultra are nothing short of revolutionary. They support both NDI® HX and SRT/RTMP protocols, ensuring reliable on-premises and remote connectivity. This dual capability allows for flexible streaming setups and distribution, accommodating a wide range of production environments and requirements.

Comprehensive Compatibility within the NDI® Ecosystem

The integration capabilities of the X1 and X1 Ultra extend into various software environments widely used in the industry, such as TriCaster, vMix, Wirecast, ProPresenter, and OBS, among others. This makes them highly versatile and adaptable, allowing users to easily incorporate these cameras into their existing software ecosystems without hassle.

Traditional Connectivity with Modern Capabilities

Despite their advanced features, the X1 and X1 Ultra do not overlook traditional connectivity needs. They offer baseband HDMI connectivity, which facilitates easy inclusion into any existing production setup. Furthermore, for environments still utilizing older control protocols, these cameras offer seamless integration with PTZ controllers and automation systems through serial control.

USB Webcam Functionality

With the growing trend of virtual meetings and webinars, the X1 and X1 Ultra also feature USB-C connectivity, making them compatible with major conferencing apps like Zoom and Teams. This feature is particularly beneficial for those looking to elevate the quality of their virtual presentations or meetings.

Available April 2024

The BirdDog X1 and X1 Ultra PTZ cameras are designed to redefine the standards of content creation. With their wide range of features and unparalleled flexibility, they represent a significant advancement in video production technology. Whether you are a seasoned professional or just beginning your journey in video production, these cameras are designed to enhance your creative capabilities and take your productions to new heights.


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