What the DJI Ronin Can Offer and is it any good ?
If you want your camera to do more than just take pictures from standard angles the Ronin is just what you want. It is a new 3-axis hand-held gimbal system that fixes problems that are usually associated with brushless motor gimbals. It has been mainly developed for filmmakers, which means it is built with high quality standards, considering the rigorous demands of this particular profession. What DJI did was look into the existing system on market and then made improvements. Can the Ronin deliver?
“The DJI Ronin is the best steadycam I have used”
You’d be amazed at how well thought out the Dji Ronins gimbal system is. For one, set up can be performed in a matter of minutes and without any need of tools. You can make adjustments to the camera without using any tools (tool free adjustments). Add to this the quick-release feature, and you can take the system off and then mount it to various platforms, such as a multi-rotor or even a car platform. Balancing setup is also possible in just 5 minutes or less. To operate, simply hold the device in your hands and start shooting smooth and stable footage.[youtube height=”500″ width=”780″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlqVABCrX5A?rel=0[/youtube]
For another, it boasts of a smooth track control that transforms tilts and pan movement of the Ronin into smooth and stabilized camera angle changes. You can flip the Ronin in various orientations that make for easier head-level shooting. You can use it right-side up, which brings the gimbal to eye level, rather than be confined to just chest-level shots. What’s even more amazing is that the system knows you’re flipping the rig for easier filming.
Getting down to specifics…
This is the default operation where the gimbal is at chest level and the camera is held low to the ground.
This brings the camera closer to eye level without the need to lift it higher. This mode is perfect when shooting over a crowd of people or when placing a camera out of a car’s sunroof.
You can rotate the Ronin to the side, so you can drag it alongside you, the same way you would a briefcase, allowing you to pass through doorways without causing any damage.
What other features make this gimbal system stand out?
• It has a clean setup, what with the minimal wires used. This enables you to film without the wires getting in the way.
• It comes with an auto-tune button on an iOS app that allows you to re-adjust or change the camera settings quickly. Simply tap the button on the app, and the whole system is tuned.
• It has a PC Assistant that allows you to control all the functionalities of the Ronin. This is in addition to the firmware upgrades that will come handy with future features.
• It can hold 16 lbs of payload, excluding the gimbal itself. Anyone who uses Red Dragon or Epic would be most impressed with this device.
Because of the built-in Auto Tune Stability technology, the Ronin can be tuned to the camera rig at the touch of a button. Once the camera is configured, it is ready to start shooting in 5 minutes or less. This saves a lot of time when used on set. Moreover, it has ultra-fast processors, accurate sensors and advanced algorithms.[divider scroll_text=”BACK TO TOP”]
DJI RONIN SPECIFICATION
|1. Three Operation Modes|
|· Underslung Mode|
|· Upright Mode|
|· Briefcase Mode|
|2. Built-in independent IMU module|
|3. DJI Specialized Gimbal Drive Motors with Encoders|
|4. Bluetooth Module|
|5. USB Connection|
|6. 2.4GHz Receiver|
|7. Temperature Sensor|
|8. DJI Advanced 32-Bit DSP Processor|
|9. D-Bus/PPM Receiver Supported|
|Peripheral||Accessory Power Connections|
|12V regulated P-Tap x 2, USB 500mW x 1, DJI Lightbridge x 1|
|GCU Input Power|
|4S Ronin Battery|
|2.4GHz Remote Control, Bluetooth, USB|
|PC Assistant Software Requirements|
|Windows XP SP3; Windows 7; Windows 8 (32 or 64 bit)|
|Mobile Assistant Software Requirements|
|iOS version 6.1 or above Mobile Device iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPod touch 4, iPod touch 5 , iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad mini|
|Static current: 300mA (@16V)|
|Dynamic current: 600mA (@16V)|
|Locked motor current: Max 10A (@16V)|
|-15°C ~ 50°C (5°F ~ 120°F)|
|4.20kg (9.26lbs) fully loaded with handlebar|
|620mm(W) x 280-380mm (D)x 500mm(H)|
|Supported Camera Dimensions|
|Maximum depth at center of mass on camera base plate: 140mm|
|Maximum height measured from top of camera base plate: 225mm|
|Maximum width: 195mm|
|Working Performance||Load Weight|
|Controlled Angle Accuracy|
|Maximum Controlled Rotation Speed|
|Pan axis: 90°/sec|
|Tilt axis: 100°/sec|
|Roll axis: 30° /sec|
|Controlled Rotation Range|
|Pan axis control: 360°|
|Tilt axis control: Up 45° to Down 120°|
|Roll axis control: ± 25°|
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