What devices is SlingStudio compatible with?

SlingStudio works well with many wireless devices, cameras, and storage devices. Here's a comprehensive list.

Mac computers supported by
SlingStudio Console for Mac

Important note: Support for 802.11 ac Wi-Fi networks is strongly encouraged for best performance. Some models indicated below lack support for 802.11 ac networks (they only support 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi networks). You can use these models with SlingStudio Console for Mac, but without 802.11 ac support, performance may be affected.

Required Mac hardware

SlingStudio Console for Mac supports these Mac computers:

MacBook (Early 2015 or newer)
MacBook Air (Mid 2012) *
MacBook Air (Mid 2013 or newer) **
MacBook Pro (Mid 2012) *
MacBook Pro (Late 2013 or newer)
Mac Mini (Late 2012) *
Mac Mini (Late 2014 or newer)
iMac (Late 2012) *
iMac (Late 2013 or newer)
Mac Pro (Late 2013 or newer)

* This model may lack 802.11 ac Wi-Fi support. It works with SlingStudio Console for Mac, but performance may be affected.
** Does not support Pro60 (1080p60) mode

Required Mac OS operating systems

Sierra – Mac OS X 10.12
High Sierra – Mac OS X 10.13

iPad Models supported by the
SlingStudio Console for iPad app

The SlingStudio Console for iPad 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 or Google Play Store) and use it on these devices:

iOS 9.0 and above Android v6.0 and above Android v5.0 and above
iPhoneX Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ Samsung Galaxy S6
iPhone 8 Google Pixel/Pixel XL Samsung Galaxy S6 edge
iPhone 8 Plus LG V20 Samsung Galaxy S7
iPhone 7 Motorola Moto Z Force/Z Play Droid Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
iPhone 7 Plus
iPhone 6S
iPhone 6S Plus
iPhone 6
iPhone 6 Plus
iPhone SE
iPod touch 6

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

When connected to a SlingStudio unit via an HDMI cable or a SlingStudio CameraLink device, SlingStudio can record audio and video from compatible HDMI or SDI cameras. (SDI cameras require an SDI-to-HDMI adapter.)

Compatible camera devices include DSLRs, camcorders, cinema cameras, drones, and other video sources such as Windows and Mac computers.

Important note: It is not possible to connect a camera to a SlingStudio unit solely with the camera's built-in Wi-Fi connection. You must connect the camera to the SlingStudio unit either directly with an HDMI cable, or via a SlingStudio CameraLink device.

However, you can connect compatible Apple iPhone and iPod touch devices, as well as compatible Android smartphones, directly to the SlingStudio device. Download the free SlingStudio Capture app, available from the Apple App and the Google Play stores, and install it on your device. Then connect your smartphone's Wi-Fi to the SlingStudio hotspot and launch the Capture app. See above for more information.

This table contains the cameras that we have tested with SlingStudio. We'll keep this list updated as we confirm additional compatible camera models.

Manufacturer Camera model Clean HDMI Audio on HDMI Works with CameraLink and SlingStudio HDMI IN
Blackmagic 4K (SDI output only)
Blackmagic
Micro 4K Studio Camera
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Manufacturer Camera model Clean HDMI Audio on HDMI Works with CameraLink and SlingStudio HDMI IN
Canon XA10
Canon XA35
Canon EOS 1D
Canon EOS 5D Mark II( DSLR) X X X
Canon EOS 5D Mark III X ✓ (no audio)
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Canon EOS 60D X X X
Canon EOS 7D X X X
Canon EOS 7D Mark II( DSLR)
Canon Vixia HFR500
Canon EOS C100 Mark II
Canon EOS C300 Mark II
Canon HF R700
Canon HF-R72
Canon HV 20A X ✓ (no audio)
Canon HF G20
Canon XC 10
Canon XC15
Canon XF205
Canon VIXIA HG21( camcorder)
Canon C500
Manufacturer Camera model Clean HDMI Audio on HDMI Works with CameraLink and SlingStudio HDMI IN
GoPro HERO4
GoPro HERO5
Manufacturer Camera model Clean HDMI Audio on HDMI Works with CameraLink and SlingStudio HDMI IN
JVC AVCHD( professional camera) Model # GY-HM170U
JVC GY-HM890U
JVC AVCHD( professional camera) Model # GY-HM170E
Manufacturer Camera model Clean HDMI Audio on HDMI Works with CameraLink and SlingStudio HDMI IN
Nikon Coolpix P520 X X X
Nikon D3200
Nikon D3300
Nikon D4s Digital SLR Camera
Nikon D5000 X X X
Nikon D5100 X X X
Nikon D5200
Nikon D5300
Nikon D610
Nikon D7100 Digital SLR Camera
Nikon D800E Digital SLR Camera
Nikon D90(camera) X X X
Manufacturer Camera model Clean HDMI Audio on HDMI Works with CameraLink and SlingStudio HDMI IN
Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Micro 4/3 Digital Camera
Manufacturer Camera model Clean HDMI Audio on HDMI Works with CameraLink and SlingStudio HDMI IN
Panasonic AG-AC160A
Panasonic AG-AC90AEN
Panasonic AG-DVX200
Panasonic AG-AC130AP
Panasonic HC W570(Camcorder) X
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8
Panasonic Lumix G7
Panasonic DMC-GH4
Panasonic AG-UX90
Panasonic HC-V770 (US Model, HDMI out - 1080P60) X X
Manufacturer Camera model Clean HDMI Audio on HDMI Works with CameraLink and SlingStudio HDMI IN
Sony Alpha a7RII Mirrorless Digital Camera
Sony Alpha a7SII Mirrorless Digital Camera
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II Digital Camera
Sony DM-GL2 A X ✓(no audio)
Sony DSC HX90V X ✓(no audio)
Sony DSC RX100M4 X ✓(no audio)
Sony DSR-PD170 X ✓(no audio)
Sony FDR AX 53
Sony FDR-AX1
Sony FDR-AX53
Sony HDR -CX440 X ✓(no audio)
Sony HXR-NX5U
Sony Alpha NEX 6 X X X
Sony NEX-FS100U
Sony NEX-FS700
Sony NEX-VG900
Sony PMW-EX3
Sony PXW-FS5
Sony PXW-FS7
Sony RX100 ii X X X
Sony Z7U Camcorder