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SlingStudio technical specifications

Technical specifications for the SlingStudio system



VIDEO AND AUDIO INPUT/OUTPUT

Video input options

  • You can connect video sources to the SlingStudio hub using:
    • Wi-Fi—Connect wirelessly via compatible Apple or Android smartphones that are running the free SlingStudio Capture app.
    • CameraLink—You can also connect wirelessly using a SlingStudio CameraLink device (sold separately) connected to an HDMI camera.
    • HDMI cable—Connect easily and securely with a cable connected between your HDMI camera and the SlingStudio hub HDMI-In port.
  • Resolutions: 1080p30, 720p60, 720p30 ... or 1080p60
    • The free SlingStudio Console software allows you to monitor, record, and switch up to four (4) video sources simultaneously in 1080p30, 720p60 and 720p30 resolutions.
    • Or you can use SlingStudio Console software to actively monitor, record, and switch up to up to two (2) sources in 1080p60.
  • "Standby" video sources:
    • Additional video sources can be connected to the SlingStudio hub on a standby basis. You can easily swap the standby video sources with the active sources listed above. You can connect a total of ten (10) active and standby video sources to the SlingStudio unit.
  • Compatible Wi-Fi: To connect the SlingStudio hub wirelessly to an Internet hotspot, a router providing an 802.11ac Wi-Fi signal is preferred.

For information on compatible smartphones and other devices, refer to the article links listed under More information on compatible devices at the bottom of this page.


HDMI video input

1 HDMI Type A connector supporting both interlaced and progressive formats:
1080i60, 1080p30, 720p30, 720p60


HDMI video output

1 HDMI Type C connector supporting up to 1080p60 video output


Digital audio input

2-channel (stereo) HDMI embedded audio (48 KHz, 16-bit)


Analog audio input

3.5 mm input port for line-level 2-channel (stereo) unbalanced input, 48 KHz, 16-bit (mic-level input requires external pre-amp or mixer)


A/V sources supported

  • Up to 4 sources in 1080p30, 720p60, or 720p30 modes.
    Possible examples of combinations supported:
    • 3 smartphones running the free SlingStudio Capture app, 1 video source connected via cable to the SlingStudio hub's HDMI-IN port
    • 3 cameras/camcorders connected to SlingStudio CameraLink devices (one CameraLink required per camera), 1 video source connected via cable to SlingStudio unit's HDMI-IN port
    • 4 cameras/camcorders connected to SlingStudio CameraLink devices (one CameraLink required per camera)
    • 4 smartphones, each running the free SlingStudio Capture app

... and so on.

  • Up to 2 sources in 1080p60 mode. Example of combinations supported:
    • 2 cameras/camcorders connected to SlingStudio CameraLink devices (one CameraLink required per camera)
    • 2 smartphones, each running the free SlingStudio Capture app
    • 1 camera/camcorder connected to a SlingStudio CameraLink, 1 smartphone running the free SlingStudio Capture app

The free SlingStudio Console app displays a maximum of 4 video sources. Beyond that, an additional 6 video sources can be connected to the SlingStudio unit (either wirelessly or via HDMI cable) and held in the background, ready to be "swapped out" for one of the 4 available video sources as needed.

For information about devices that are compatible with SlingStudio, refer to the article links listed under More information on compatible devices at the bottom of this page.



MULTI-CAMERA MONITORING

Up to 4 video sources

Simultaneous monitoring of up to 4 video sources via an Apple iPad or Apple Mac computer (using the free SlingStudio Console app)

For information about which Apple devices are compatible with the SlingStudio Console app, refer to the article links listed under More information on compatible devices at the bottom of this page.



RECORDING

Recording formats

Video (MP4):

  • H.264 High Profile 4:2:0
  • 1080p60 up to 30 Mbps
  • 1080p30 up to 16 Mbps
  • 720p60 up to 16 Mbps
  • 720p30 up to 4 Mbps

Audio (AAC-LC):

  • 2-channel (stereo) 48 KHz, 16-bit, up to 320 Kbps

Multi-stream recording

Up to 7 simultaneous recordings can be maintained:

  • 4 video inputs;
  • 1 composite quad view of 4 inputs;
  • 1 program/output stream;
  • 1 line-in audio stream.

All video/audio files are recorded in the MP4 video file format.
Line-in audio files are recorded in the M4A audio file format.


Recording media types

  • SD cards (select UHS Speed Class U3 and above)—via the SlingStudio hub's built-in SD card slot
  • USB 3.0 hard drives, flash drives (select USB 3.0 drives)—via the USB-C port available with the optional SlingStudio USB-C Expander product, sold separately

For information about devices that are compatible with the SlingStudio system, refer to the article links listed under More information on compatible devices at the bottom of this page.


Playback

Playback of all recordings available via the SlingStudio Console app

4K / HQ proxy (time synching)

  • Import and time-align recordings directly to Adobe Premiere Pro CC, and Apple Final Cut Pro X.
  • Create a new program recording in 4K, in higher bit rates, or with higher quality video codecs, with all edits, effects and transitions preserved in the higher-quality program recording.


Record / stream

Live Broadcasting

Simultaneous recording and live broadcasting of program output. Maximum program bit rate supported for live broadcasting: 8 Mbps. Input source bit rates can be up to 30 Mbps.


Platforms supported

  • Adobe Media Server
  • DaCast
  • Facebook
  • Kaltura
  • Livestream
  • Meridix
  • NGINX
  • Periscope/Twitter
  • Red5 Media Server
  • Restream.io
  • Twitch
  • Ustream
  • Wowza Streaming Server
  • YouTube

... and other RTMP destinations



Production switcher

Switcher

Connect up to 10 video sources and monitor up to 4 video sources using the SlingStudio Console app running on an Apple iPad or Apple Mac computer.
The SlingStudio Console app is a free download from the Apple App Store.

For information about which Apple hardware is compatible with the SlingStudio Console app, refer to the article links listed under More information on compatible devices at the bottom of this page.


Video transitions

Cut, dissolve, wipe, fade to/from black, programmable transition duration


Video compositions

Picture in picture (PIP), multiple split view


Audio mixer

Full audio mixer functionality with monitoring mode support, customizable audio line-in delay


Overlays

  • Lower thirds (Title and Scoreboard)
  • Text overlays

Import

Importing of PNG and JPG graphics, for live switch/production.
Choose to save graphics either within project files, or within general SlingStudio graphics storage.
Importing of .MP4 and .MOV video clips from supported SD cards and USB drives. Includes custom in- and out-points as well as video looping.


Note: This is not a comprehensive list of SlingStudio software features.



HARDWARE

Wireless

Simultaneous access point and client modes:

  • 5 GHz 802.11ac access point/hotspot mode to connect to an Apple iPad (running the SlingStudio Console app) and different video sources (cameras/camcorders via SlingStudio CameraLink and/or Apple iOS devices/Android devices).
    Support for Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS)
  • Dual-band 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz 802.11ac client mode to connect to the Internet for livestreaming.

Internal storage

Available built-in storage for graphic images and video clips:

  • 40 gigabytes

Interfaces

  • 1 HDMI Type A connector (for video input)
  • 1 HDMI Type C connector (for video output)
  • 1 SD card slot (for recording or importing content)
  • 3.5 mm mini-jack for 2-channel (stereo) unbalanced audio line-in input, including customizable audio line-in delay
  • 1 USB Type C connector (requires SlingStudio USB-C Expander—sold separately)
    • Connection to USB 3.0 hard drive or flash drives (recording or importing content)
    • RJ45 port for wired Ethernet (for Internet connectivity)
  • Power connector (for the included power supply)
  • Battery interface, on the bottom of the unit, for the optional SlingStudio Battery (sold separately)

LED indicators

  • Power Status LED band on top of the unit
  • Internet Status LED
  • Recording Status LED

Buttons

  • Power button for on/off
  • Reset button (via pinhole)

Physical

  • Width: 5.6" (14.2 cm)
  • Depth: 3.5" (9 cm)
  • Height: 7.8" (20 cm)
  • Weight: 1.43 lbs (0.7 kg)

Note: "Width" dimension does not include any inserted cables.


Sound level

Silent: No fan or vents


Power

  • Power supply adapter (Input: 100-240 volts AC, 50-60 Hz; Output: 12 volts DC, 4.16 amps)
  • SlingStudio Battery for portability (sold separately)

Operating temperature

0°C to 35°C
32°F to 95°F


Humidity

0% to 95% (non-condensing)


Accessories in box

  • Power supply adapter (Input: 100-240 volts AC, 50-60 Hz; Output: 12 volts DC, 4.16 amps)
  • 1 HDMI Type A to Type C cable for video output or video input


Accessories (sold separately)

SlingStudio CameraLink—A transceiver that allows an HDML camera or camcorder to connect wirelessly to SlingStudio)


SlingStudio Battery—For portability


SlingStudio USB-C Expander—Supports wired Ethernet connectivity for live-streaming; also connects to USB 3.0 hard drives/flash drives for recording and/or importing content.


Backpack/carrying case