DJI Ronin Demo – NAB 2014
I got this email from Zeb Tao:
My demo video is the best out there since I was the only one to get the product off the NAB floor and outside to discuss at length.
From Zeb Tao on the vimeo description:
A little vid shot on iPhone about the DJI Ronin while in Vegas at NAB. I think that this product will become the GoPro of gimbals – it is rugged, economical and easy to use. I’m doing a Group Buy on REDuser for this:
Brainstorm: A Short Film Shot on the DJI Ronin
Then we got this from Sheldon Schwartz just the other day:
You’ve featured my work before when I was working in Thailand testing Magic Lantern RAW on the Canon 50d.
I now work in China for DJI – an aerial filming technology company.
I recently got the chance to shoot a short film using their new camera stabilization system. It features a very complicated single take
From Sheldon Schwarts:
A short film about taking chances and making the most of every opportunity, all shot on using the DJI Ronin.
Check out the Behind the Scenes:
About the DJI Ronin
3-Axis Stabilized Handheld Gimbal System
The DJI Ronin Handheld Gimbal System has been developed for the cinematographer with pro-grade build quality keeping up with the demands of everyday use and aerial film making in professional environments. Just hold it in your hands and you’ll achieve smooth and stable footage with the highest levels of precision. Even when mounted to an aircraft in high-speed flight, precise control can be achieved with the highest level of stability. Along with our attention to detail, custom built super fast processors, sensors, and algorithms offer an extreme precision of control angle within the range of ±0.02°. This puts world class leading technology into your hands offering the highest standards when it comes to picture or video stabilization.
3-AXIS STABILIZED GIMBAL SYSTEM
SUPPORTS A MULTITUDE OF CAMERAS & LENSES (FROM MICRO FOUR-THIRDS TO RED EPIC SIZED)
SIMPLE 5 MINUTE SETUP & BALANCE
BUILT-IN TOOL-LESS BALANCE ADJUSTMENT SYSTEM
BUILT-IN RECEIVER & REMOTE CONTROL AVAILABLE
MOBILE BLUETOOTH ASSISTANT SOFTWARE
BASED ON DJI ZENMUSE TECHNOLOGY
GIMBAL TUNING STAND
SmoothTrackTM gives the single gimbal operator the ability to translate their tilt and pan movements of the gimbal into smooth and stabilized movements of the camera’s angle. Framing of broad wide-angle scenes or even close quarters becomes much easier during single gimbal operator use.
After balancing the camera with a simple tap of the ATS (Auto Tune Stability) button, Ronin will be automatically tuned for your camera rig. The gimbal will intelligently adjust parameters based off the camera rigs weight and independently adjust each individual axis until an optimal setting is found.
UPRIGHT OPERATION MODE
Upright Mode allows the gimbal to be flipped over and operate the camera closer to eye level without straining to lift the gimbal. This can be used in various situations such mounting on the top of the vehicle. There are no limitations.
SUSPENDED OPERATION MODE
Standard gimbal operation is in Suspended Operation Mode. Low slung, close to the ground or simply holding the gimbal in front of you offers completely smooth and stabilized footage. This mode would also be used when mounted to a flying platform such as a multirotor.
2ND OPERATOR CONTROLLER
A 2nd operator transmitter is also included with the package. This allows for pan and tilt control as well user assignable speeds and operation modes with 2 custom toggle switches on the transmitter.
OPTIONAL JOYSTICK PAN/TILT
Single thumb control is available for the Ronin Handheld Gimbal System. Pan and Tilt movements can be controlled via the optional joystick attachment. SmoothTrackTM mode can be turned on or off via the optional joystick interface.
(cover photo credit: snap from DJI Ronin)