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SlingStudio Mobile Production Kit

SlingStudio Mobile Production Kit

SlingStudio Mobile Production Kit

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SlingStudio Mobile Production Kit SlingStudio Hub SlingStudio CameraLink SlingStudio SlingStudio USB-C Expander SlingStudio SlingStudio Battery SlingStudio Backpack

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Product Highlights

  • SlingStudio Hub and Battery
  • CameraLink Wireless Video Transmitter
  • USB-C Expander for Storage and Ethernet
  • Import Backgrounds via Chroma Key
  • Import Motion Graphics for Lower Thirds
  • Voice-Activated or Timed Auto-Switching
  • Low-Delay Mode for Teleconferencing
  • Up to 10-Minute Instant Replay
  • Live Stream Without Storage Device
  • Backpack Holds Kit and Accessories
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SlingStudio HUB overview

  • 1Description

Set up a video studio nearly anywhere with this SlingStudio Mobile Production Kit from B&H. In addition to the SlingStudio hub, this kit includes a battery for the hub, a CameraLink wireless camera transmitter, and a USB-C expander for USB hard disk or flash storage and local Ethernet connectivity. Since the SlingStudio can operate without a mains power connection, you can set up a studio to broadcast over the web from anywhere with a network connection. All the accessories included in this kit fit right into the included backpack, along with other essentials such as an iPad or Mac used as a controller, storage media, and any cables you might need. For more information on the individual items included in this kit, check out the descriptions below.

  • SlingStudio Hub

    Executing a multiple camera shoot with the SlingStudio Hub gives you the freedom to wirelessly connect multiple video sources for recording, streaming, or live switching. The compact, lightweight enclosure houses all the recording, streaming, and wireless tasks, while the production can be live-switched from an iPad or Mac running the Console app.

    SlingStudio Hub features include chroma keying to enable the use of live video sources such as backgrounds and motion-graphics importing for the creation of animated lower thirds. Video sources can be reordered and can be switched using voice-activation or custom-timed intervals. The Hub uses a special low-delay mode optimized for teleconferencing and can live stream without the use of a recording device. A PiP function features multiple positioning options, and instant replay intervals can last up to 10 minutes.

    Cameras can be connected to the SlingStudio Hub wirelessly or with an HDMI cable. Compatible iOS and Android mobile devices can connect directly over the Studio Hub's Wi-Fi connection, while standard video cameras can connect to separately available CameraLink Wi-Fi transmitters or directly via the Hub's HDMI connection. Up to ten sources can be connected simultaneously, any combination of four live 1080p30 or 720p60 input sources can be switched, recorded, and streamed, and up to 10 sources can be connected at any given time. If you only need to switch, record, or stream two sources, resolutions up to 1080p60 can be used.

    Not only can the SlingStudio Hub facilitate live streaming, it also offers a simple workflow for post-production. All media being input into the Hub can be recorded as industry-standard, high-quality H.264 ISO video files to either an SD card or hard drive connected via USB Type-C or via USB 3.0 through the separately available USB Type-C Expander. In all, isolated (ISO) feeds of each input channel, the final switched output, line-in audio, and multiview of the isolated channels can be recorded simultaneously. An HDMI to Mini HDMI adapter cable is included for connecting the video output to a standard display, projector, or secondary recording or streaming hardware. The HDMI output can be set to no-latency pass-through mode so any live video being displayed will be in sync with the house audio.

    Several separately available accessories can enhance the abilities of the SlingStudio Hub. A battery allows the Hub to operate without mains power, great for impromptu field setups where access to power is limited. The USB Type-C Expander offers multiple USB connections for storage, and a wired Ethernet connection for wired streaming. Altogether, you can build an extremely versatile video production platform.

    Note: Check the SlingStudio website for an updated list of compatible mobile devices, computers, iPads, and recording media.

    Live Switching Features
    • Switcher: Switch between 10 different video sources using the Console app running on iPad or Mac
    • Live stream without a storage device when not recording
    • Ability to reorder video sources
    • Video transitions: Cut, dissolve, wipe
    • Instant replay segments of up to 10 minutes
    • Video compositions: Picture in Picture (PiP) with multiple positions and multiple split views
    • Audio mixer: Full audio mixer functionality with monitoring mode support, supports always-on audio (ON) or audio follows video (AFV) for all video input sources
    • Overlays: Lower-thirds (title and scoreboard), text overlays
    • Custom graphics: Insert, resize, and change the transparency of your own JPG and PNG graphics—including logos, lower-thirds, profile pics, ads, or background images—and overlay them on your live program feed
    • Chroma key: Use chroma key (green screen) in your productions, including using live video sources as backgrounds
    • Motion graphics: Import your own motion graphic overlays using chroma keying to use as animated lower thirds, logos, etc.
    • Auto-switching: Switch between video sources automatically using custom time intervals or voice-activated switching
    • Videoconferencing/low-delay mode: Special low-delay mode optimized for teleconferencing with talent in a remote location
    Wireless Video Connection
    While most common switchers require a physical connection via SDI or HDMI, the SlingStudio Hub can connect to up to ten wireless sources via 802.11ac Wi-Fi (up to four sources can be switched from at any given time). Cameras with an HDMI output can connect using separately available CameraLink transmitters, while select iOS and Android smart devices can use their own Wi-Fi connectivity to transmit video using the free Capture app, available in the App Store and on Google Play, respectively.
    Live Wireless Switching via iPad or Mac
    With the free Console app, your iPad or Mac can now become a switcher for all the video inputs, as well as an audio mixer. Titles, lower-thirds, transitions, captions, and more can be controlled in real time to give your live switch a professional look.
    Post-Production Ready
    All video and files recorded by the SlingStudio Hub are stored in a single location. No need to search for multiple cards and spend time syncing them inside your editing software. Just use the free Apple Final Cut Pro X or Adobe Premiere plug-in from Sling to conform the project file inside your NLE and start editing.

    If you recorded higher-resolution footage internally with the individual cameras used in your production, the plug-in can analyze the recorded footage and replace the lower-resolution SlingStudio Hub recordings with the camera originals. This allows you to remaster your live broadcasts in 4K, or higher resolutions, while keeping all the production choices you made in the moment.

    UPC: 753960015026
  • SlingStudio CameraLink

    Wirelessly connect your camcorder or other live video source to the SlingStudio Hub by plugging in the SlingStudio CameraLink. The CameraLink takes an HD video signal via HDMI and transmits it wirelessly over 802.11 ac Wi-Fi to the SlingStudio Hub for switching, streaming, or recording. Formats up to 1080p60 at 30 Mbps are supported. For power, the CameraLink has a built-in lithium-ion battery which provides over two hours of continuous usage. To recharge, use the included micro-USB cable to plug the transmitter into a separately available standard USB charger (a high-output 2A charger is recommended for best performance). A four-segment LED indicator reports the current battery capacity. Use the included shoe mount to secure the CameraLink unit to your camera, be it a DSLR or mirrorless camera, or a standard camcorder. A USB charging cable and a micro-HDMI (Type D) to Mini HDMI (Type C) adapter cable are included as well. Cables for cameras which use full-size HDMI ports and micro-HDMI ports are available separately.

    UPC: 753960015071
  • SlingStudio SlingStudio USB-C Expander

    Expand the connectivity options of your SlingStudio Hub with the SlingStudio USB-C Expander. Connect the Expander to your Hub's USB-C connection and you can now connect up to two USB 3.0 storage devices and a physical gigabit Ethernet LAN. With an attached USB 3.0 drive, you can record multiple channels of video and audio from the Hub. The Ethernet connection offers a direct LAN connection for rock-solid streaming in areas where Wi-Fi might cut out or is not feasible. As this adapter is passive, it does not require any separate or external power; just plug and play.

    UPC: 753960015217
  • SlingStudio SlingStudio Battery

    Use your SlingStudio Hub untethered from mains power with the SlingStudio Battery. The seamless design allows the Hub to dock right in. All functionality of the Hub is maintained, and the battery can power the Hub for up to three hours. When the battery is spent, use the power supply included with the Hub to fully recharge the battery in approximately four hours.

    UPC: 753960015033
  • SlingStudio Backpack

    Pack the entirety of your SlingStudio setup into this branded Backpack. With multiple padded compartments, the backpack can fit the SlingStudio Hub along with multiple Batteries and CameraLinks. A dedicated compartment can also hold a laptop or an iPad along with ancillary accessories. Padded shoulder straps and a top carry-handle offer multiple ways to transport the Backpack along with your gear. Once your production wraps up, pack everything up, and have it ready to go for the next project.

    UPC: 753960015316
In the Box
Table of Contents
  • 1Description
  • SlingStudio Hub
    A/V Inputs Local:
    1 x HDMI type A
    1 x 3.5 mm analog stereo audio

    Up to 10 via Wi-Fi network
    A/V Outputs 1 x HDMI Type C
    Other I/O 1 x SD card slot
    1 x USB Type-C
    Wireless 1 x 5 GHz 802.11 ac
    1 x Dual-band 2.4/5 GHz 802.11 ac
    Video Recording Format: H.264, High Profile, 4:2:0

    1080p60 up to 30 Mb/s
    1080p30 up to 16 Mb/s
    720p60 up to 16 Mb/s
    720p30 up to 4 Mb/s
    Audio Recording Format: 2-channel, 16-bit/48 kHz, up to 320 kb/s
    Live Streaming CDNs: Facebook Live, YouTube Live
    Maximum Bit Rate: 8 Mb/s
    Power Supply Input: 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz
    Output: 12 VDC, 4.2 A
    Operating Temperature 32 to 95°F / 0 to 35°C
    Humidity 0-95%, non-condensing
    Dimensions 7.9 x 5.6 x 3.5" / 20 x 14 x 9 cm
    Weight 1.4 lb / 653 g
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.4 x 7.4 x 5.0"
  • SlingStudio CameraLink
    A/V Inputs 1 x HDMI Type D
    Format Support Format: 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: AAC-LC, 2-channel, 16-bit/48 kHz, up to 320 kbps
    Other I/O 1 x USB Micro-B, charging
    Battery Chemistry Lithium-ion
    Battery Capacity 11.47 Wh (3.7 VDC, 3100 mAh)
    Battery Charging 3-4 hours, typical when CameraLink is off using USB cable with 10 W or greater power supply
    Wireless 5 GHz, 802.11 ac
    Transmission Distance Up to 300' / 100 m (line of sight)
    Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
    Humidity 0-95%, non-condensing
    Dimensions 1.4 x 4.6 x 2.9" / 3.5 x 11.6 x 7.3 cm
    Weight 0.6 lb / 270 g
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.4 x 5.0 x 3.2"
  • SlingStudio SlingStudio USB-C Expander
    Input 1 x USB Type C, male
    Outputs 2 x USB Type A
    1 x RJ45, gigabit Ethernet
    Cable Length 10" / 25.4 cm
    Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
    Dimensions 0.6 x 3 x 1.6" / 16 x 78 x 40 mm (not including cable)
    Weight 2.1 oz / 60 g
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.1 x 4.8 x 1.2"
  • SlingStudio SlingStudio Battery
    Chemistry Lithium-ion
    Capacity 81.6 Wh (11.1 VDC, 7350 mAh)
    Operating Temperature 32 to 95°F / 0 to 35°C
    Humidity 0-95% RH, non-condensing
    Dimensions 2.3 x 5.8 x 3.8" / 5.8 x 14.8 x 9.6 cm
    Weight 1.3 lb / 610 g
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.3 x 5.0 x 3.1"
  • SlingStudio Backpack
    Dimensions 13.4 x 10.2 x 20.5" / 34 x 25.9 x 52.1 cm
    Weight 5 lb / 2.3 kg
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 20.0 x 14.0 x 9.5"

SlingStudio HUB reviews

Mobile Production Kit is rated 3.0 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Great concept, but not ready for primetime This is truly an amazing concept that has potential in the next release. I purchased this hub, 2 CameraLink's, batteries and usb adaptor.� I used it in 4 different productions each lasting 1-2 hours. All went well until production #3 the entire system went down to half wireless power. In mid production, the entire system stated to get very glitchy and wasn't able to use the recording from the SlingStudio. During the production, I chatted with Sling Tech Support and they had me factory refresh it multiple times but that didn't work.�They said in 3 days they would have a higher tier tech support contact me and 3 weeks later, I am still waiting. I had to return the entire system to B&H because even if I got a replacement one, I would not trust it in a live production setting. (Great experience with B&H on returns) I will possibly reconsider purchasing in the next version. Hopefully it will record in a higher bit rate too...
Date published: 2018-02-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from SlingStudio should not have these in stores yet. The hub quits working after 1 use. Service at SlingStudio tells me I have a bad unit by the serial number. There are hundreds out there bad. They have know about this issue for a while now. So why is B&H stocking bad units? I'm on a time constraint and Sling Studio can only ship me a replacement via ground. I can't even pay them to express ship. They have had a list of bad units and their serial numbers for a while now and did not bother to get them back from the dealers. If I get a replacement from B&H it could be another bad one. Maybe B&H will send me a new one out on Monday and check with the manufacturer and make sure it's not on the recall list.
Date published: 2018-09-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great but needs some updates Cons: • PNG images don't fade when cutting back and forth (used as lower thirds images) • PNG images are limited when it comes to scaling onto a screen. • FCPX conversion is pretty bad. It creates separate storylines for every single item in the project. (Cam A, Cam B, Audio Line In, Program, etc) • I didn't realize that it didn't work with cropped sensors until after I bought it. It only works with cameras supporting "Clean HMDI". So see your camera's specs before purchasing.� • 2 second delay coming from wireless cameras to the system's switcher studio.� Pros: • Can feed an entire mixing board directly into your hub • Completely wireless • Integrated space in hub to house permanent media (logo bumpers, intro videos, commercial breaks, outro videos) • Easy to set up • Ethernet can be connected • Can record to an SD Card • Can record to an external hard drive while broadcasting live
Date published: 2018-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome so far! This multi-cam professional live streaming option just works. �Good stuff, easy setup, easy to use. �We were live streaming to YouTube from a radio station within 48hours of it arriving from B&H.
Date published: 2018-01-30
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Fails To Connect To ANYTHING - Aka " The Embarrassment Studi After having used this for over 2 months, I tried to work around the bugs, but it's just gotten ridiculous and my boss is tired of looking stupid in front of a live audience on camera. Every time I create a scheduled event in either Youtube or Facebook, when I go to click the "LIVE" button that starts the show, I get a "No Project Selected. Select Your Project To start Show" notification that pops up. While I'm trying to fix the error and RE-SELECT the show (it takes a minimum of 3 times selecting the same project before it will go live"), I find out that the live stream has been LIVE for the last 15 seconds! Our audience drops and bounces out of our live stream because nothing is happening! We've seen a huge decline in following and video views because we can't go right into a live stream because the sling studio has trouble connecting to Youtube even after I have created the event. Keep in mind that I have Ethernet plugged directly into both the HUB and also my Computer from which I am using the Sling Software app and streaming the show from. Not only that, but you can't pre-set project templates that keep their settings. For instance, I can't create a template that automatically has both A & B cam Camera Links muted. So no everytime I create a new project to stream, I have to mute both of the camera channels. If I don't mute them, then there is a delayed ECHO effect behind the main source of audio. Lastly, graphics won't fade. I like to fade-on lower thirds titles and graphics and it simply doesn't do that. It just CUTS. Jump cuts with graphics looks like garbage so it's very disappointing. If I could, I would return this immediately after getting so annoyed with it over the last few months. But unfortunately, I believe we are outside of our 30-day warranty? I would NOT buy this if your brand DEPENDS ON IT. It's more so a great looking app that performs poorly and makes the TECH TEAM look like IDIOTS. Great concept but terrible product. Now if for some reason I just have a bad unit, then I would love to have a new hub. But if this is a common occurrence with other people then DON'T BUY.
Date published: 2018-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Streaming made easy The Sling Studio production kit is great. I also purchased 2 additional camera link modules and downloaded the free console app. Everything works great just as described. This is a very well thought out system, all the components are high quality and fairly rugged and easy to set up. The console app running on my iPad is just like having a mini full broadcast switcher in the palm of your hand. I can say that I now have my own mobile TV studio. Amazing.
Date published: 2018-11-12
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