Dan doesn't disclose exact numbers (I wouldn't also in his place), but I could tell from our discussion that things are more than just picking up—BirdDog is killing it in several growing areas of video production and is really taking advantage of the growing adoption of NewTek's NDI tech. The key areas where Dan sees his products being used are college sports, corporate video production and e-sports. He believes that all of these areas are just in the beginning of their adoption curves, which is in line with what we feel here at Medialooks with our NDI-enabled video transport
A BirdDog converter is a small box that is mounted on a camera back. The currently available version, Studio, has two inputs: SDI and HDMI. This dual input feature is especially handy for e-sports, where the HDMI input takes care of the gameplay (originating from a PC or console), and SDI brings in the camera, which is pointed at the gamer. These two sources are simultaneously converted to NDI and delivered to the switcher via a single Ethernet cable.