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3-AXIS STABILIZED HANDHELD GIMBAL SYSTEM
Developed for the filmmaking professional, the DJI Ronin marks a generational leap in camera stabilization technology. Its custom sensors, powerful motors and advanced algorithms put world-class precision in your hands.
SAVE TIME ON SET
Once your camera is configured, the Ronin can be ready to shoot in as little as 5 minutes, saving time and increasing efficiency on set. The built-in ATS (Auto Tune Stability) technology intelligently tunes Ronin to your camera rig at the touch of a button.
Transform tilt and pan movements on the Ronin into smooth and stabilized camera angle changes.
3 OPERATION MODES
3 different modes of operation allow the Ronin to be used in different scenarios, all of which can be entered without changing settings on the Ronin Assistant app or a 2nd operator remote. SmoothTrack functionality remains in all three modes.
1. UPRIGHT MODE
Flip the gimbal over to bring the camera closer to eye level for a higher perspective without straining to lift it. Use this mode when sticking the Ronin out of a car’s sunroof or when trying to shoot over a crowd of people.
2. UNDERSLUNG MODE
The default gimbal operation is the Underslung mode. The camera can be comfortably held low to the ground, at chest level or anywhere in between. This mode is also used when the Ronin is suspended from a camera jib or crane.
3. BRIEFCASE MODE
When a slimmer gimbal profile is needed, i.e. when moving through doorways or narrow paths, Briefcase mode is ideal. It allows the gimbal to be held to the side and close to the legs, much like a briefcase.
EXTREMELY DURABLE, HIGH BUILD QUALITY
Made from precision machined aircraft-grade aluminum, the Ronin offers the durability to withstand rugged use on set and meets the high demand for reliability. No loose cables or zip ties give it a clean, professional appearance.
MOBILE BLUETOOTH ASSISTANT SOFTWARE
The feature-rich iOS and Android DJI Assistant software allows easy setup of all system configurations. The PC and Mac Assistant also provides control of all the Ronin’s functionalities in addition to firmware upgrades for future features.
SUPPORTS A MULTITUDE OF CAMERAS AND LENSES
The Ronin is not customized for any specific camera. It can be easily adjusted to carry everything from small & light M4/3 cameras to heavier systems like the Red Epic.
BASED ON ZENMUSE TECHNOLOGY
The DJI Zenmuse gimbals were the first commercially available systems in the world to utilize brushless motor technology for professional filming and aerial photography. The Zenmuse gimbal line has long been a benchmark that others have been measured against. The Ronin is based off the same technology and also offers multiple control modes, a built-in IMU, and customized direct drive brushless motors.
2ND OPERATOR CONTROLLER
An included 2nd operator transmitter allows a 2nd operator to pan, tilt, and roll independent of the Ronin’s movement. SmoothTrack speeds and operation modes can be assigned with 2 custom toggle switches on the transmitter.
HIGH PERFORMANCE PROCESSING POWER
A customized, advanced 32-bit floating point DSP processor offers more efficiency than an ARM processor, for faster processing of signals from the onboard encoders.
HIGH TORQUE, PRECISION CONTROLLED MOTORS
Motors have been developed with the high performance Ronin in mind. Using FOC control, you can count on high precision, low vibration, and increased torque. Digital Absolute Positioning Encoders in each axis provide the highest levels of accuracy. This combination of custom motor modules and features is found in no other system.
BUILT-IN RECEIVER & REMOTE CONTROL
A built-in DJI receiver allows the Ronin to be remotely controlled by a 2nd operator. The gimbal operator can focus on gimbal movement while the 2nd operator pays attention to camera movement. 2nd operator mode is also useful for gimbal control when working with flying platforms for aerial cinematography. A D-Bus port is also included if a non-DJI receiver is required.
QUICK RELEASE TOP HANDLE BAR
The top bar features a quick release system allowing easy attachment and detachment for rapid setup and break down. The same attachment can be used for vehicle or multi-rotor mounting.
QUICK SWAP SMART BATTERY
Over 6 Hours of Runtime Easily mount accessories including a video monitor, 3rd party video transmitters and more on the top bar accessory mounts.
POWER DISTRIBUTION BOX
Two regulated 12V P-taps, one 500mAH full size USB connector, and also a connection point for the DJI Lightbridge Long Range HD Video Downlink are provided. This offers convenient power connection for various accessories including follow focus systems, HD video downlinks and others, all while keeping the wiring to a minimum.
DUAL 15MM RODS FOR FOLLOW-FOCUS ACCESSORIES
Follow focus systems and matte boxes can be easily mounted on the Ronin using industry standard dual 15mm segmented rods. The segmented rods allow for customization of different lengths, dependent on camera and lens setup.
PROTECTIVE CARRYING CASE
An extremely strong, durable and water tight carrying case with rolling wheels provides easy transportation. Dense custom cut EPP foam protects the Ronin and accessories.
PRECISE FOCUS CONTROL
Use the Ronin with the DJI Focus for wireless control of focus or aperture from anywhere on a set.
Developed for the filmmaking professional, the Ronin is a 3-axis stabilization gimbal that can hold a wide variety of cameras, giving you smooth, stable, hand-held footage in most conditions.
SmoothTrack gives a single gimbal operator the ability to transform their tilt and pan movements on the gimbal into smooth and stabilized camera angle changes. This makes framing wide-angle or close scenes significantly easier for a single operator.
It weighs 4.20kg (9.26lbs), including the handlebar and battery.
The Ronin is made out of aluminum alloy. This means that compared to other handheld gimbals, it has a greater load capacity and has greater structural stability.
The maximum load weight of the Ronin is 7.25kg (16lbs).
The handlebar is made of carbon fiber and the main body of the gimbal is made of aluminum alloy.
It currently supports cameras with a maximum depth of 140 mm (measured from the CG), a maximum height of 225 mm, and a maximum width of 195mm. The maximum load weight is 7.25kg (16lbs). Cameras such as the BMPCC, BMCC, Canon 1Dc, Canon 5D MK II, Canon 5D MK III, Canon 6D, Canon 7D, Canon C100, Canon C300, Canon C500, Nikon D800, Panasonic GH3/GH4, Red Epic/Scarlet, Sony Nex7, among others, can be used.
No. No tools are needed to balance the camera. Changing the setup for different camera arrangements is quick and simple.
Yes, the Ronin comes with an extremely strong, durable, water-tight carrying case with rolling wheels, and extensible handle for easy transportation.
Yes, the Ronin ships with a 2nd operator transmitter, this allows a 2nd operator to pan, tilt, and roll the camera independent of the Ronin’s movement. The 2nd operator transmitter also allows for mode and speed selection.
Yes, it comes with a tuning stand for suspending or storing the Ronin. The upper half of this tuning stand can be removed by loosening the knob at the top, so you can use it with any C-stand. When using a C-stand, be sure to check the balance of the stand so the Ronin doesn’t tip over. When setting the stand on a table, ensure the table is flat and even.
With the old 3400mAh 4S smart battery fully charged, the Ronin can run for over 4 hours, depending on the attached camera rig and gimbal usage.
With the new 4350mAh 4S smart battery fully charged, the Ronin can run for over 6 hours, depending on the attached camera rig and gimbal usage.
We suggest charging the new battery (4350mAh) with the new charger, since the old charger can only charge 90% capacity of the new battery (4350mAh). And you must charge the old battery (3400mAh) with the old charger.
The Ronin includes only one battery, but there are three positions reserved for storing extra batteries.
No, the Ronin battery is a 4S and those for the Phantom 2 series are 3S.
No, please use the Ronin battery charger.
The control range is around 100-200m when using the included remote control and built-in DJI receiver. A D-bus port is also included if a non-DJI receiver is required.
No, assembling the Ronin is very easy, as only the top handle bar, which features a quick release button, must be attached before use.
The DJI Assistant app allows easy configuration of all system parameters on the fly via Bluetooth.
Search “DJI Assistant” on App Store to download the iOS version. An Android app will be available soon.
The Phantom 2 remote control is compatible, while the Phantom 2 Vision and Vision+ remote controls are not. The Ronin uses a 2.4Ghz remote control. You can pair it with other 2.4Ghz remote controls such as a Futaba transmitter or use a third party S-BUS/PPM remote control or receiver.
No. The system battery, motors, and other electronic equipment are not waterproof.
Yes. The top bar features a quick release system allowing easy attachment and detachment. The same attachment can be used for mounting the Ronin to a vehicle, crane or multi-rotor.
Yes. The Ronin supports 2.4Ghz remote controls and has a D-Bus port if you wish to use a non-DJI receiver.
With a little practice, the Ronin takes less than 5 minutes to set up and balance whenever the camera configuration is changed. It is very easy to operate once setup.
All units have the latest firmware when shipped, and firmware updates will be made available online for improved performance and future features. Download the updates and use a standard USB cable to update the Ronin’s firmware through the PC Assistant.
A connection port for the DJI Lightbridge is provided on the power distribution box.
There are three different modes of operation. These allow the Ronin to be used in different scenarios. They are Upright mode, Underslung mode, and Briefcase mode.
The default operation mode is Underslung mode.
To switch to Upright mode from Underslung mode, turn the Ronin so the front faces toward you. Flip the gimbal over to bring the camera closer to eye level for a higher perspective.
To switch to Briefcase mode from Underslung mode, turn the handlebar 90 degrees from the gimbal, then swing the handlebar downward until the mode automatically changes. Briefcase mode must be activated in the Assistant app.
The Mode switch is used for switching between SmoothTrack mode positions 1, 2, and 3. The Function switch is used to select the SmoothTrack speed. There are 3 possible selections: fast, normal and slow. The value of each speed can be preset in the App or PC Assistant. Also, quickly toggling the Function switch between Position 1 and Position 3 three times will activate the motor kill switch. Do the same again to turn off the motor kill switch.
In SmoothTrack mode, the Ronin will automatically point the camera where you want it to go. A single thumb control will be made available for the Ronin for greater control.
A built-in balance adjustment system means no tools are needed for setup and balance. Changing the setup for different camera arrangements is quick and simple. An allen wrench is included that is used to fasten or loosen the camera mounting plate, or tighten down adjustment knobs.
Follow focus systems and matte boxes can be easily mounted on the Ronin by using industry standard dual 15mm segmented rods. The segmented rods may be customized to different lengths, depending on your camera and lens setup. Two regulated 12V P-taps and one 500mAH full size USB connector offer a convenient power source for various accessories, including follow focus systems, HD video downlinks, and others.
An accessory will be made available in the future for the use of larger cameras.
You can charge and discharge the battery about 200-300 times.
The old battery (3400mAh) needs approximately 60 minutes.
The new battery (4350mAh) needs around 95 minutes.
Two regulated 12V P-taps, one 500mAH full size USB connector, and one DJI Lightbridge HD Video Downlink port offer a convenient power source for other equipment, all while keeping the wiring to a minimum. The system cannot provide power for additional cameras.
The standard Ronin has a limited 1 year warranty, but this may vary depending on your country. For more details, please go to http://www.dji.com/service
The flying platform must have enough payload capacity and stability to carry the full weight of the Ronin plus your accessories. Please note that unlike the Zenmuse series of gimbals, the Ronin does not have rubber dampers.
Install the top handle bar, install the battery, mount the camera, adjust the balance, and tap the Auto Tune Stability button, then it is ready to use. Further setup and customization may be done via the Dji Assistant mobile app.