SlingStudio now compatible with DJI drones

SlingStudio, the online multi-camera video production platform from Dish and Sling Media, is now compatible with drone systems manufactured by DJI.

Compatibility includes DJI’s Phantom, Inspire and Matrice series 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.

“SlingStudio simplifies production for videographers looking to film with multiple drones, or drones in combination with ground cameras,” said Vivek Khemka, DISH 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 aerial drone systems, ground cameras and smartphones. It can output live video to streaming services like Facebook Live and YouTube, while simultaneously recording to a USB hard drive, USB SSD or SD card for post-production.

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