DJI Drones Now Compatible with SlingStudio Multi-Camera Production System

Sling Media LLC, a subsidiary of DISH Network Corp., says its SlingStudio platform is now compatible with drones manufactured by DJI.

SlingStudio is a wireless, portable and multi-camera video production and live broadcasting system optimized for aerial footage. Compatibility includes DJI’s Phantom, Inspire and Matrice series of drones.

The remote controller of compatible DJI drones plugs into SlingStudio’s HDMI input port or connects to SlingStudio wirelessly via the CameraLink wireless adapter. The drone streams live footage to its controller base, which then routes the video to the SlingStudio hub via the HDMI or CameraLink connection. This allows the drone to send video to SlingStudio from anywhere within the drone’s recommended range, the company explains.

“SlingStudio simplifies production for videographers looking to film with multiple drones or drones in combination with ground cameras,” says Vivek Khemka, DISH’s chief technology officer. “Its wireless, drone-friendly setup allows drone pilots to capture footage without being limited by cords or cumbersome film equipment.”

Starting at $999, SlingStudio is capable of recording, monitoring and editing four HD video inputs from up to 10 drones, ground cameras and smartphones. It can output live video to streaming services such as Facebook Live and YouTube while simultaneously recording to a USB hard drive, USB SSD or SD card for post-production.

“With SlingStudio, creative professionals now have the freedom and flexibility to tell a story from multiple points of view in real time,” comments Ryan Tong, director of marketing at DJI. “We’re excited to see how crews flying DJI drones will incorporate this technology to bring a new element of storytelling to their live video projects.”

The SlingStudio system is available at B&H Photo Video and MySlingStudio.com.

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