What's in the Box
- SlingStudio Hub
- Power Supply
- HDMI to Mini HDMI Cable
- Limited 1-Year Warranty
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 running the Console app.
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, and any combination of 4 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 that is being input into the Hub can be recorded as industry-standard, high-quality H.264 ISO video files to either an SD card or a hard drive connected directly 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 passthrough 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, iPads, and recording media.
Live Switching Features
Switcher: Switch between 10 different video sources using the Console app running on iPad
Video transitions: Cut, dissolve, wipe
Video compositions: Picture in Picture (PiP), 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
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 802.11 ac 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
With the free Console app, your iPad 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.
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 FCPX or Adobe Premiere plugin from Sling to conform the project file inside your NLE and start editing.
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|
|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 Mbps
1080p30 up to 16 Mbps
720p60 up to 16 Mbps
720p30 up to 4 Mbps
|Audio Recording||Format: 2-channel, 16-bit/48 kHz, up to 320 kbps|
|Live Streaming||CDNs: Facebook Live, YouTube Live
Maximum Bit-Rate: 8 Mbps
|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|
|Dimensions||7.9 x 5.6 x 3.5" / 20 x 14 x 9 cm|
|Weight||1.4 lb / 653 g|
|Package Weight||2.3 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||11.4 x 7.4 x 5.0"|