BirdDog Develops A200 Gen 2, A300 Gen 2 Outdoor NDI Cameras

BirdDog has revealed its new A200 Gen 2 and A300 Gen 2, Full NDI, IP67 rated outdoor broadcast PTZ cameras.

A200 Gen 2 and A300 Gen 2 house BirdDog’s custom silicon NDI implementation to produce broadcast quality images. Both cameras also feature SDI for traditional baseband workflows.

Building on from the previous versions, A200 Gen 2 and A300 Gen 2 now include an amazing toolkit for shading with Color Matrix controls for 64 positions of Red, Green, Blue, Cyan, Yellow, Magenta, as well as support for 72 Gamma positions.

The new Color Matrix and Gamma tools can all be controlled remotely by Cam Control, a free application that can be downloaded from BirdDog’s website.

A200 Gen 2 is targeted to begin shipping in June 2021 and A300 Gen 2 will being shipping in July 2021.

“We’re really proud to launch our A200 Gen 2 and A300 Gen 2 cameras,” says Dan Miall, BirdDog Co-Founder and CEO. “When running these cameras in NDI mode, you can run a single cable to them for NDI video, PTZ control, and now remote camera shading. You can also power them over the same cable with the optional PoE injector.”

Additionally, BirdDog is offering a free update for all existing customers of A200 and A300. The free update requires users to return their units to one of three BirdDog service centers located in USA, UK, and Australia, and from there, BirdDog will update to the new software features to add the Color Matrix and Gamma tools. It is a software update only, there is no update to hardware, and further details on this offer can be found on the A200 and A300 product pages on BirdDog’s website.

“We’re stoked to be able to offer a free update path for existing customers,” says Eamon Drew, Co-Founder and CMO. “Customers can just send their cameras to us, we’ll update them, and even send them back to the customer at our cost.”

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