SlingStudio Compatible Devices

SlingStudio is compatible with the following iPad, iPhone, and Android devices, and has been tested with the SD cards, USB storage devices, and cameras listed below.

iPad Models supported by the SlingStudio Console app

The SlingStudio Console app supports the following iPad models:

iPad Type Connectivity Model Number
iPad (5th generation) Wi-Fi A1822
  Wi-Fi+Cellular A1823
iPad Pro (12.9") Wi-Fi A1584
Wi-Fi+Cellular A1652
Wi-Fi A1670
Wi-Fi+Cellular A1671
iPad Pro (10.5") Wi-Fi A1701
Wi-Fi+Cellular A1709
iPad Pro (9.7") Wi-Fi A1673
Wi-Fi+Cellular A1674, A1675
iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi A1538
Wi-Fi+Cellular A1550
iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi A1566
Wi-Fi+Cellular A1567
iPad Air* Wi-Fi A1474
Wi-Fi+Cellular A1475

*The iPad Air is only supported for 1080p30 and 720p30 resolutions, and not for 1080p60 and 720p60 resolutions. The iPad Air has up to 40% less Wi-Fi range than other models.

iOS and Android devices supported by the SlingStudio Capture app

Want to use a smartphone as a video source? You can download the free SlingStudio Capture app (from the Apple App Store) and use it on these devices running iOS 9.0 and above:

iPhone 6
iPhone 6+
iPhone 6S
iPhone 6S+
iPhone 7
iPhone 7+
iPhone SE
iPod touch 6

You can also download the Capture app from the Google Play Store and use it on these devices running Android v6.0 "Marshmallow" and above:

Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+
Google Pixel/Pixel XL
LG V20
Motorola Moto Z Force/Z Play Droid

And you can use the Capture app on the following devices running Android v5.0 and above:

Samsung Galaxy S6
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge
Samsung Galaxy S7
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

Supported SD cards

SlingStudio supports UHS-I or UHS-II SD cards with at least UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) or above. The size (capacity) of the SD card can be whatever best suits your needs, as long as the speed class criteria are met.

The following SD cards have been tested with SlingStudio:

SanDisk Extreme
SanDisk Extreme Plus
SanDisk Extreme Pro
Samsung Pro

We will continue to update this list as more cards are tested.

How can I test the write speed of my SD card?

The SlingStudio Console app offers an easy way to confirm whether your SD card is capable of write speeds that are fast enough for your project's needs: It's in the Console app's PROJECT SETTINGS dialog box (you see PROJECT SETTINGS either when you create a new project, or if you tap the Settings icon in the upper-left corner of the Console app, then tap Project Settings). Under SAVE PROJECT TO, tap the Test Write Speed link to test your SD card's write speed.

Generally, for bit rates greater than 10 Mbps or for multiple streams, a USB 3.0/SSD drive might be a better choice. 

Supported USB storage devices

Any USB 3.0 hard drive that supports write speeds greater than 100 Mbps is recommended. USB 2.0-only devices are not recommended.

These USB 3.0 hard drives/SSD have been tested with SlingStudio:

La Cie Rugged USB-C
Toshiba Canvivo Connect II 1 TB Portable Hard Drive
Samsung T3 Portable SSD drive 250 GB

This list will be updated as more devices are tested. Please check back for updates.

Compatible cameras

SlingStudio records audio and video from any compatible HDMI or SDI camera (SDI cameras require an SDI-to-HDMI adapter). This includes DSLRs, camcorders, cinema cameras, drones, and other video sources such as PCs and Macs.

Below are the cameras that we have tested with SlingStudio. Please check back for updates to this list.

Sony Black Magic Canon GoPro JVC Nikon Panasonic Olympus DJI
Alpha a7RII Mirrorless Pocket Cinema Camera EOS 5D Mark IV HERO5 Black Camera GY-HM170U D4s AG-AC160AP OM-D E-M5 II Micro 4/3 Digital Camera DJI M200 Series
Alpha a7SII Mirrorless Digital Camera Micro 4K Studio Camera EOS C100 Mark II HERO4 GY-HM890U D800E AG-HMC80P DJI Inspire 1
Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II Vixia HFR500 GY-HM170E D7100 AG HMC40 DJI Inspire 2
FDR-AX1 Digital 4K Video Camera XA10 D5200 AG-AC90AP
FDR-AX53 4K Ultra HD XC 10 D3300 Lumix G7 Micro 4/3 Digital Camera Body
HDV-CX 260V XC15 Lumix DMC-GX8 Mirrorless Micro 4/3 Camera
NEX-FS100U Super 35mm Sensor XA35 AG DVX200
NEX-VG900 Full Frame EOS 5D Mark III AG-AC130AP
PXW-FS5 XDCAM Super 35 Camera System HF R700
PXW-FS7 XDCAM Super 35 Camera System HF R72
Z7U Vixia HF G20
RX100-iV XF205
EX3 Vixia HG21