Today I’m excited to show you the DJI Ronin, a brand-new camera stabilization platform that will change the way you shoot. Traditionally, setting up dolly tracks or dealing with the size and weight of manual stabilizers eats up substantial time and manpower on set. With the Ronin, we’ve tackled these problems head on. We’ve taken our years of expertise in aerial cinematography and poured that knowledge into our first 3-axis handheld camera gimbal for filmmakers. The Ronin is a 3-axis gimbal that uses a series of motors to ensure your camera stays stable no matter how your hands move or how you move around your environment. When you start using the Ronin, you’ll start thinking in an entirely different way about how shots are setup and what you can really capture. Once your camera is configured the way you want it, no tools are required to balance it on the Ronin, and you can be ready to shoot in as little as 5 minutes. This is possible because the Ronin auto-calibrates itself to handle whatever you want to put on it. With a maximum payload of 16 pounds, the Ronin gives you the flexibility to shoot with everything from a micro four-thirds camera to a fully rigged out Red Epic. Shooting with the Ronin is a unique experience. Just holding the sturdy, ergonomic frame you feel the level of industrial design that went into its production. All of the Ronin’s parts, from the motors to the battery, are made to work together seamlessly and in the most intuitive way possible. The Ronin is easy to hold, move around with, and transfer between operators or shooting platforms, giving you unrivaled flexibility. There are three main ways of holding and operating the Ronin.In Underslung mode, your camera is balanced under the handlebars, supported by your arms at chest level. Upright mode gives you even higher, eye-level angles, or even taller views depending on your use of mounts and other platforms. Finally, Briefcase mode is perfect for tight spaces and low-angle scenes enabling shots that would have been extremely difficult or impossible with traditional stabilizationplatforms. Switching between these three modes is seamless and takes only seconds. The Ronin can be controlled by one or two operators.When used by a single operator, DJI’s SmoothTrack technology intelligently anticipates how youwant the camera to move. The Ronin automatically and smoothly directs it to capture the shotyou want.Dual operator mode gives you an even greater level of control. While one physically positionsthe camera, a second operator is able to control exactly where the camera points. This allowsan unprecedented level of precision camera movement on set.The Ronin’s smart battery technology gives you over four hours of continuous use.
Charging and discharging protection is built in, providing safe, long term battery operation. Another feature is the integrated Power Breakout Box. There are two 12V regulated P-Taps, one USB port and one DJI Lightbridge port. You can connect remote follow-focus systems, third party video transmitters, or even power small cameras. Everything about your shooting experience is made customizable by the Ronin Assistant App. Connected via BlueTooth, the app allows you to configure and fine-tune all of the Ronin’s settings on the fly. Never before has camera stabilization technology been put into such an easy-to-use, rugged and powerful system with cinematographers in mind. The Ronin’s flexibility on set and long-lasting reliability truly marks a paradigm shift in what professionals around the world will come to expect from camera stabilization.