Can I use SlingStudio to live stream to Skype?

Sure, you can live stream SlingStudio content to video conferencing services such as Skype. Here's an outline of how to do it.

You can live-stream SlingStudio content to video conferencing services such as Skype™, WebEx®, Hangouts™, Zoom®, and so on.

To do this, you need to transmit the HDMI output from your SlingStudio to your computer.

The best way to do this is by using an external "capture card" that connects to the SlingStudio HDMI output port. Such cards can then capture the SlingStudio video and transfer it to your computer via USB-C or Thunderbolt.

For this purpose, you could consider devices such as the following, which can transfer HDMI output to USB-C or Thunderbolt:

  • USB: Magwell HDMI capture card
  • Thunderbolt: Blackmagic Design UltraStudio HDMI

These devices allow SlingStudio to appear similar to a USB webcam device on a Mac or PC computer, allowing you work easily with Skype or other video conferencing services.

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