SlingStudio

SlingStudio connects all of your video sources by creating a private video-grade wireless network that allows multiple devices – including professional cameras and smartphones – to synchronize and broadcast live video in HD.

Features

  • portable
    PORTABLE

    At just under 3 pounds, SlingStudio is battery-operated, requires no cables, supports full 1080p60 HD quality, and can be used almost anywhere. None of that can be said of most multi-camera studios. SlingStudio's freedom from cables opens up the possibility for new angles and more creative projects.

  • wireless
    ROBUST WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY

    With SlingStudio's video-grade wireless technology, you can connect a combination of up to 10 professional cameras, camcorders and even smartphones to SlingStudio using our robust wireless technology that operates with minimal interference at distances up to 300 feet – without cables – greatly reducing your setup time.

  • pro quality
    PROFESSIONAL QUALITY

    No need to compromise the quality you're used to. SlingStudio produces video in HD resolutions up to 1080p60 at bit rates up to 30 Mbps using H.264 encoding.

  • live broadcasting
    LIVE BROADCASTING

    With the touch of a button, you can broadcast your live-switched, multi-camera SlingStudio production to Facebook, YouTube and other sites in HD.*

    *Support for other content-sharing websites coming soon.

All in One

Post-Production

With SlingStudio, storage wrangling is now a thing of the past. After a multi-camera shoot, there's no need to collect multiple SD cards, uploading each to your computer. All SlingStudio video files – including your live-to-tape recording – are on one external storage source,* in one common industry-standard format (MP4).

What's more, SlingStudio's seamless integration with Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Apple Final Cut Pro X automatically organizes and time-aligns all files from your SlingStudio production in your project timeline. Just drop the files in and complete your post-production in minutes instead of days.

Click to download the SlingStudio extension through Adobe Exchange or the SlingStudio converter through the App Store.

*Supported external storage is required to use SlingStudio. Visit MySlingStudio.com/compatibility for more information.

Monitoring

The cost and inconvenience of production monitoring may discourage professional and amateur videographers, but its function is vital. Using SlingStudio's HDMI output and the Console app, you can check lighting, angles, focus and color.

The Console app also includes confidence playback, which allows you to play back your recording locally without having to remove your storage. You even get a VU meter to monitor and ride audio levels for each input – all from your iPad.

Live Editing and Broadcasting

With SlingStudio, almost anyone can be a director. Live-switching, live-editing and live-broadcasting HD multi-camera video from your iPad couldn't be easier. You can also add text overlays and lower-thirds, all in real time. Take a look at our Console app, which makes it all possible.

Console app

The free SlingStudio Console app* effectively turns your iPad into your portable production studio, allowing you to act as director and producer simultaneously. LEARN MORE

*Available only for the iPad mini 4, iPad Air 2 and iPad Pro at the Apple App Store.

Capture app

Adding another option for multi-camera wireless connectivity, the free SlingStudio Capture app allows smartphones to connect to SlingStudio and stream in full HD. The app is available for supported Apple and Android phones at the respective app stores. Click here for smartphone compatibility.

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SlingStudio

The industry's first portable, wireless multi-camera broadcast platform. Monitor, record, switch, edit and broadcast live HD-quality video wirelessly to Facebook or YouTube. It's portable, affordable and easy to use.

SlingStudio Product Information

Wireless Video Inputs
Up to 4 monitored sources via Wireless 802.11ac connectivity, supporting up to 1080p30, 720p60, and 720p30 video

Up to 2 monitored sources via wireless 802.11ac connectivity, supporting up to 1080p60 video

Supported wireless sources* via 802.11ac:

  • Cameras/camcorders* with HDMI output (requires CameraLink, sold separately)
  • iPhone 6* or higher (requires Capture app - free download from Apple App Store)
  • Select Android phones* with Android 5.0 Lollipop or higher (requires Capture app - free download from Google Play)

HDMI Input
  • Video: HDMI Type A connector - 1080i60, 1080p30, 720p60 and 720p30
  • Audio: 2-channel embedded audio (48 KHz, 16-bit)
HDMI Video Output

HDMI Type C connector supporting up to 1080p60 video output

Analog Audio Input

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

AV Sources Supported
  • Up to 10 connected sources and 4 monitored sources* in 1080p30/720p60/720p30 modes. Some example combinations include:
    • 2 smartphones, 1 CameraLink, 1 HDMI input
    • 3 smartphones, 1 HDMI input
    • 3 cameras/camcorder via CameraLink, 1 HDMI input
    • 4 cameras/camcorder via CameraLink
    • 4 smartphones
  • Up to 2 monitored sources.* Some example combinations include:
    • 2 cameras/camcorder via CameraLink
    • 2 smartphones
    • 1 camera/camcorder via CameraLink, 1 smartphone

*See supported devices at MySlingStudio.com/compatibility

Multi-Camera Monitoring

Simultaneous monitoring of up to 4 video sources on iPad Air 2 or higher (requires free download of Console app from the Apple App Store)

Video Recording Formats (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 Recording Formats (AAC-LC)

2-channel 48 KHz, 16-bit up to 320 Kbps

Multi-Stream Recording (MP4)

7 simultaneous recordings of:

  • 4 video sources/inputs
  • 1 quad view of 4 inputs (video only)
  • 1 program/output stream
  • 1 line-in (audio-only) recording

Recording Media Types
  • SD card slot (selected UHS speed class U3 and higher*)
  • USB 3.0 hard drives, SSD drives - available via USB-C port (requires USB-C Expander - sold separately)

*See supported devices at MySlingStudio.com/compatibility

Playback

Playback of all recordings from the Console app

Timecode Syncing

Import and time-align recordings directly to Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Apple Final Cut Pro X, saving hours in post-production editing

Live Broadcasting
  • Simultaneous recording and live broadcasting of program output
  • Max. bit rate for live broadcasting: 8 Mbps (input source bit rates up to 30 Mbps)
Platforms Supported

Facebook, YouTube

Switcher

Connect up to 10 video sources and monitor up to 4 using the Console app running on iPad Air 2 or above (free download from the Apple App Store)

Video Transitions

Cut, dissolve, wipe

Video Compositions

Picture-in-picture (PIP), multiple split views

Audio Mixer

Full audio mixer functionality with monitoring mode support

Overlays

Text overlays, lower-thirds (title and scoreboard)

Import

Importing of PNG and JPG graphics for live switching/production (coming soon)

Wireless

Simultaneous Access Point and Client modes:

  • 5 GHz 802.11ac Access Point/Hotspot mode to connect to an iPad (running the Console app) and different video sources (cameras/camcorders via CameraLink and/or iOS/Android phones)
  • Dual-band 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz 802.11ac Client mode to connect to the Internet for live broadcasting

Interfaces
  • HDMI Type A connector for video input
  • HDMI Type C connector for video output
  • SD card slot for recording (specific requirements apply*)
  • 3.5 mm mini-jack for 2-channel unbalanced audio line-in input
  • USB Type C connector for connecting to hard drives or SSD drives
  • SlingStudio USB-C Expander (sold separately) for connecting to USB 3.0 drives and Ethernet
  • Power connector
  • Battery-pack connector for SlingStudio Battery (sold separately)

*Visit MySlingStudio.com/compatibility for more information.

LED Indicators
  • Power status LED (top of unit)
  • Internet status LED
  • Recording status LED
Buttons
  • Power button for on/off
  • Reset button (pinhole)
Physical Attributes
  • Size: (H) 7.87" x (W) 5.59" x (D) 3.54" / (H) 200 mm x (W) 142 mm x (D) 90 mm
  • Weight: 1.43 lbs (653 g)
Sound Level

Silent - no fan or vents

Power Supply
  • Included
  • Input: 100–240 V, 50–60 Hz
  • Output: 12 VDC, 4.16 A
Operating Temperature

32ºF to 95ºF (0º to 35ºC)

Humidity

0 to 95% (non-condensing)

In the Box
  • Power supply
  • HDMI Type A-to-Type C cables for video input and output
Sold Separately
  • CameraLink (makes any camera or camcorder wirelessly connect to SlingStudio)
  • Battery Pack for portability (sold separately)
  • USB-C Expander to support wired Ethernet connectivity for live broadcasting and USB 3.0 for connecting hard drives and SSD drives for recording
  • Backpack/carrying case
  • Cable management accessory (coming soon)
SlingStudio Console App
(free for iPad Air 2 or higher)
  • Monitoring of all input sources
  • Recording:
    • Recording of all input sources, program stream, quad-view composite stream, and line-in audio
    • Playback of all recordings
    • Recordings are time-align-optimized for post-production workflow in Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Apple Final Cut Pro X
  • Switching between different sources to create a live cut/program stream
  • Video transitions supported: cut, dissolve, and wipe
  • Live broadcasting to Facebook and YouTube
  • Editing:
    • Lower-third overlay
    • Text overlay
    • Multiple compositions (split view, PIP)
    • Saving compositions and lower-thirds
  • Audio mixer:
    • Mutes/unmutes audio to program mix
    • Always-on audio (ON) or audio follows video (AFV) for all video input sources
    • Mixing audio line-in input
    • Volume fader control
    • Audio metering
    • Audio monitoring of inputs and program mix
  • Dashboard:
    • Single location to visualize SlingStudio hotspot quality. For each connected device, the SlingStudio Hotspot Quality indicator provides real-time suggestions and troubleshooting tools for easy SlingStudio setup.
    • Information on your event settings within a project context (video production mode, storage left for recording, Internet upload speeds for live broadcasting, battery of each source, and battery indication for the SlingStudio Battery)
  • HDMI output switching between quad-view input monitoring and program monitoring
  • Importing to Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Apple Final Cut Pro X
  • Saving lower-thirds/compositions
  • Recording playback
  • Storage:
    • SD card or USB hard drives/SSD drives
    • Real-time information on remaining hours of storage
    • Testing write speed of storage devices to validate real-time recording bit rates
    • Formatting of SD cards and USB drives
  • Importing multimedia and graphics (coming soon)
SlingStudio Capture App
(free for iPhone 6 or higher and Android 5.0 Lollipop or higher)
  • Support program tally
  • Auto exposure
  • Focus
  • Zoom
  • Audio meter
  • Manual focus/exposure lock support
  • Battery indicator
  • Seamless integration with the SlingStudio Console app to switch to different video production modes and bit rates
  • Seamless connection to SlingStudio wirelessly. SlingStudio Hot Spot Quality indicator showing connection quality.

Suggested Products

  • Battery

    BATTERY

    Make SlingStudio portable.

    • Use SlingStudio anywhere without a power cord.
    • Lasts up to 3 hours.
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  • CameraLink

    CAMERALINK

    Make your camera wireless.

    • Offers multi-camera, wireless connectivity.
    • Wirelessly send video to SlingStudio from your HDMI-enabled camera or camcorder.
    • Sends up to 1080p60 video at up to 30 Mbps using H.264 encoding.
    • Send video to SlingStudio from up to 300 feet with minimal interference.
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  • USB-C Expander

    USB-C EXPANDER

    Enjoy the power of export and Ethernet with ultra-fast USB-C.

    • Record your SlingStudio production content directly to USB 3.0 hard drives.
    • Import your multimedia assets to SlingStudio using a USB 3.0 SSD drive.
    • Broadcast your SlingStudio content via Ethernet.
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  • backpack

    BACKPACK

    Protect and carry your SlingStudio equipment anywhere:

    • Includes padded compartments to fit all SlingStudio devices and your laptop
    • Designed with the highest level of shock resistance
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