SlingStudio works with most cameras that are equipped with an HDMI output port. But not all HDMI outputs are created equal! For best results, you need a camera that provides what is referred to as clean HDMI output.
What is clean HDMI output?
Clean HDMI output is HDMI video that does not contain any of the onscreen data indicators that you see in a typical video source viewfinder, such as recording status, exposure setting, remaining recording time, battery charge, and so on.
Here is an example of HDMI video output that is not "clean":
By contrast, clean HDMI output looks like this:
This is what's happening if you've ever wondered "Why does camera data appear in my SlingStudio project?"
Generally, HDMI output that is "not clean" is considered undesirable for use with SlingStudio. However, if displaying the viewfinder data doesn't bother you (or if you prefer having it display for some reason) then a camera with not-clean HDMI output should work fine with SlingStudio, as long as the video and audio outputs otherwise seem to be okay.
Testing a video source for clean HDMI output
It's pretty straightforward to test a video source for clean HDMI output:
Video sources that display clean HDMI output via a TV or monitor generally work properly with the SlingStudio system.