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AViary BlueBird 4K Video Player, UK Plug

Manufacturer AViary

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The BlueBird digital display solution is a one-box device for displaying and manipulating high-resolution video for the installation and display markets.

With the ability to playback media at resolutions of upto 12 MegaPixels whilst supporting high frame-rates and in exceptional quality, it would be easy to focus on the exemplary way in which BlueBird delivers media to a wide variety of displays. Yet this 2U rackmount unit is so much more than just a player. In keeping with all products in the AViary Video Tools range, BlueBird is a complete media to screen solution, performing tasks usually handled by a series of devices, eliminating the need for video-wall controllers and signal processing equipment and all within a custom designed chassis.

BlueBird loves a challenge. Most video devices only work with standard aspect ratios, such as 16:9, BlueBird works with any you can imagine. Today's AV professionals must address the challenges presented by multi-screen canvases, physical space limitations, or simply the workings of a creative mind.
BlueBird works happily with broadcast guidelines, it is also at home with innovative shapes and multiple display devices with mixed resolutions and varying physical sizes. Unusual display shapes are positively encouraged! AViary Video Tools' acclaimed output mapping allows quick positioning and configuration of multiple screens including arbitrary rotation of individual screens and bezel compensation along with support for third party splitters. The VideoMapper option makes the most challenging setups a breeze, allowing detailed pixel accurate mapping of any area of media to any part of the output canvas. This really comes into play when working with the latest high resolution LED screens, allowing freeform placement of any tiles.

The advent of resolutions at 4K brings with it limitations in cable runs but because BlueBird can be fully controlled over a network using BirdKeeper remote control software, networked units can be positioned close to the display, maintaining high frame rates and retaining video quality. Every single function from media management to configuring Ethernet adapters can be done from any Windows 7 or later device.

Built-in encoders mean no lengthy encoding prior to adding media. Using WatchFolder, any media added to a designated location on a network can be shared with multiple machines and there is full Dropbox support meaning media can be managed from anywhere in the world where there is an Internet connection.

For environments where there is no compromise in playback quality, configuration, flexibility and integration, BlueBird excels on all levels. Where competitive players stop, BlueBird is just getting started. When your creativity runs away with itself, BlueBird is there to validate and reassure every step of the way.

Key Features

  • 4K+, up to 12 Megapixels in any shape or aspect ratio
  • Overlay Channel to superimpose logos or live video feeds
  • 4 Outputs featuring advanced output mapping to drive unusual display setups
  • Optional DVI/HDMI or HD-SDI input for overlay of external sources
  • SMPTE Timecode to lock video to external sync sources
  • External Control via TCP/IP
  • Timeline Controller to sequence one or more units to work together



Software BlueBird
Optional Modules* Watchfolder
Sync (Master/ Slave, SMPTE)

Media Processing

Playback up to 12 megapixels
Still images
Overlay with Mix Modes and Transparency support
Media Management Complete FlexRes family of codecs ingest from common formats
Output Processing Freeform placement of outputs on video canvas

System Connectivity and Control

Output Connector 4x DisplayPort 1.2
Audio Out Stereo Out
8 channel optional via MOTU 828x
Video Capture (Optional) 2x DisplayPort 1.2
DVI / HD-SDI / Composite
2x DVI
Internal Drive Storage 500GB SSD
System Drive SSD
Networking 2x Gigabit Networking
Device Control TCP/IP
External Managment Free BirdKeeper software

Hardware Specifications

Mounting system 2U
W x D x H (mm) 480 x 4700 x 90
Weight 12kg
Power Consumption 500W (Max)
Voltage 100 - 250V 50/60Hz Auto Sense
Operating System Windows 8 Embedded


Green Hippo Support 24 hour support via phone or email
Knowledge base library
Hardware warranty 1 year (RTB)
Software updates free up to 3 years

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