Sling Media today rolled out its SlingStudio multicamera production and live video broadcasting system after announcing the product last month at NAB.
The product starts at $999 and allows users to record, monitor and edit four HD video inputs from up to 10 connected cameras and smartphones. The system can output Facebook Live and YouTube, and also record to a USB hard drive, USB SSD or SD card for post-production.
In addition to the SlingStudio hub and iPad app available for $999, users can add on other extras including a wireless CameraLink HDMI adapter ($349), a SlingStudio battery ($149), and a USB-C expander ($49).
SlingStudio’s integration with Adobe Premiere Pro allows Adobe users to import all recordings into a project timeline with all clips and editing decisions preserved and aligned.
"Existing multicamera video platforms run upwards of $5,000 at a market entry point. Where Facebook and YouTube have democratized live streaming, SlingStudio is democratizing the gear that directors need to make those streams great," said Dish CTO Vivek Khemka in a statement. "With its accessible price and easy-to-use apps, SlingStudio changes how content creators can think about producing video."
Dish Network Senior VP of Product Development Paddy Rao was on hand at the NAB Show in Las Vegas to show off the features and functions of the SlingStudio, which he said will allow professional-looking productions to be executed by groups like churches and youth sports leagues for less than it would traditionally cost.
“They’d need to rent a production van to do some of this stuff,” Rao said.