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Sling Media Sling Studio
The industry’s first portable, wireless multi-camera broadcasting platform. Monitor, record, switch, edit and stream live HD-quality video wirelessly to Facebook, YouTube, Twitch, Twitter/Periscope, Livestream, Ustream, Restream.io and other RTMP destinations. It’s portable, affordable and easy to use.
New Features Added August 2018
CHROMA KEY (GREEN SCREEN)
Use chroma key in your productions, including using live video sources as backgrounds. This was one of our most requested features, particularly by K-12 schools wanting to broadcast their morning announcements.
Import your own motion graphic overlays using chroma keying and use for animated lower thirds, logos, etc.
Switch between video sources automatically using custom time intervals or voice-activated switching.
VIDEO CONFERENCING / LOW-DELAY MODE
Special low-delay mode optimized for teleconferencing with a remote location. Great for corporate customers!
PLUS MANY OTHER ENHANCEMENTS
Ability to reorder video sources, ability to live stream without a storage device (SD/USB) when not recording, instant replay intervals increased up to 10 minutes, additional PIP positioning options, and more.
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)
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 of program/quad view. Zero-latency option available in HDMI passthrough mode for an HDMI input source.
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
Up to 2 monitored sources.* Some example combinations include: ?2 cameras/camcorder via CameraLink
?1 camera/camcorder via CameraLink, 1 smartphone
Simultaneous monitoring of up to 4 video sources on iPad* or Mac* (requires free download of Console app from the Apple App Store)
Video Recording Formats (MP4)H.264 High Profile 4:2:01080p60 up to 30 Mbps1080p30 up to 16 Mbps720p60 up to 16 Mbps720p30 up to 4 MbpsAudio Recording Formats (AAC-LC)2-channel 48 KHz, 16-bit up to 320 KbpsMulti-Stream Recording (MP4)7 simultaneous recordings of:4 video sources/inputs1 quad view of 4 inputs (video only)1 program/output stream1 line-in (audio-only) recordingRecording Media TypesSD 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/compatibilityPlaybackPlayback of all recordings from the Console appTimecode SyncingImport 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.
LivestreamingSimultaneous recording and livestreaming of program outputMax. bit rate for livestreaming: 8 Mbps (input source bit rates up to 30 Mbps)Platforms SupportedFacebook, YouTube, Twitch, Twitter/Periscope, Livestream, Ustream, Restream.io and other RTMP destinations
SwitcherConnect up to 10 video sources and monitor up to 4 using the Console app running on iPad* or Mac* (free download from the Apple App Store)*Check for device compatibility.Video TransitionsCut, dissolve, wipeVideo CompositionsPicture-in-picture (PIP), multiple split viewsAudio MixerFull audio mixer functionality with monitoring mode supportAdjustable audio delay up to 330 milliseconds to synchronize line-in audio with videoOverlaysText overlays, lower-thirds (title and scoreboard)ImportJPG and PNG graphics (1920 x 1080 resolution) for live switching/productionMP4 and MOV videos for live switching/production. Video requirements: ?Maximum Bit Rate: 30 Mbps?Maximum File Size: 4 GB?Maximum Resolution: 1920 x 1080?Minimum Resolution: 100 x 100?Video Codec: H.264 (Profile: Baseline, Main & High, Level – up to 4.1)?Audio Sample Rate (Hz): 44100, 32000, 48000
WirelessSimultaneous 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 livestreamingInterfacesHDMI Type A connector for video inputHDMI Type C connector for video outputSD card slot for recording (specific requirements apply*)3.5 mm mini-jack for 2-channel unbalanced audio line-in inputUSB Type C connector for connecting to hard drives or SSD drivesSlingStudio USB-C Expander (sold separately) for connecting to USB 3.0 drives and EthernetPower connectorBattery-pack connector for SlingStudio Battery (sold separately)*Visit MySlingStudio.com/compatibility for more information.LED IndicatorsPower status LED (top of unit)Internet status LEDRecording status LEDButtonsPower button for on/offReset button (pinhole)Physical AttributesSize: (H) 7.87′ x (W) 5.59′ x (D) 3.54′ / (H) 200 mm x (W) 142 mm x (D) 90 mmWeight: 1.43 lbs (653 g)Sound LevelSilent – no fan or ventsPower SupplyIncludedInput: 100-240 V, 50-60 HzOutput: 12 VDC, 4.16 AOperating Temperature32degreesF to 95degreesF (0degrees to 35degreesC)Humidity0 to 95% (non-condensing)
In the Box
Power supplyHDMI Type A-to-Type C cables for video input and output
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 livestreaming and USB 3.0 for connecting hard drives and SSD drives for recording
Cable management accessory (coming soon)
SlingStudio Console App(free for compatible iPad and Mac devices)
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
?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 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.
?Livestreaming to Facebook, YouTube, Twitch, Twitter/Periscope, Livestream, Ustream, Restream.io and other RTMP destinations
?Information on your event settings within a project context (video production mode, storage left for recording, Internet upload speeds for livestreaming, 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
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
Adjustable audio delay up to 330 milliseconds to synchronize line-in audio with video
Importing graphics (JPG, PNG) and videos (MP4, MOV)
Instant Program Replay
SlingStudio Capture App
(free for iPhone 6 or higher and Android 5.0 Lollipop or higher)
Support program tally
Manual focus/exposure lock support
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.