DJI Zenmuse Z15-GH4 HD 3-Axis Gimbal for Panasonic GH3/GH4

DJI Zenmuse Z15-GH4 Gimbal and Lightbridge Bundle

DJI Zenmuse Z15-GH4 Gimbal and Lightbridge Bundle

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DJI Zenmuse Z15-GH4 Gimbal and Lightbridge Bundle

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DJI Zenmuse Z15-GH4 HD 3-Axis Gimbal for Panasonic GH3/GH4 DJI Lightbridge 2.4G Full HD Video Downlink with OSD and Control DJI Zenmuse Z15-GH4 Gimbal and Lightbridge Bundle

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Product Highlights

  • Stabilizes Camera and Keeps Shot Level
  • Lightbridge Streams iOSD Data + HD Video
  • Pan, Tilt, and Roll Camera
  • Integrated IMU Module
  • AV Pass-Through for Video Transmitter
  • Three Selectable Control Modes
  • Requires Select DJI Flight Controllers
  • Lightbridge App Available for Android OS
  • For Olympus 12mm f/2.0 Lens Only
  • For Octo-Rotors Such as S900 and S1000
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  • 1Description

The Zenmuse Z15-GH4 Gimbal and Lightbridge Bundle put together by DJI, provides a way of capturing stabilized aerial video using a Panasonic GH4 camera while relaying a live HD feed to a monitor or mobile device on the ground end. The gimbal is designed to be mounted on larger multi-rotor UAVs such as the DJI S900, S1000, and S1000+. Additionally, the Z15-GH4 is balanced strictly for use with the Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital ED 12mm f/2.0 lens - attaching other lenses may damage the gimbal's servo motors.

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  • DJI Zenmuse Z15-GH4 HD 3-Axis Gimbal for Panasonic GH3/GH4

    The Zenmuse Z15-GH4 HD 3-Axis Gimbal for Panasonic GH3/GH4 from DJI performs two key functions: keeping the camera level and providing stabilization, thus helping you transform a larger multi-rotor UAV, such as the S1000, into a platform for professional aerial video and aerial photography. Featuring ±0.01° control angle accuracy, the Z15-GH4 features three operation modes; two optimized for aerial video and photo use and one for FPV (first person view) applications. The gimbal is operated using a dedicated stick on the transmitter (hand-held radio controller), and the receiver must have at least four free channels that can be assigned to gimbal operation. Alternatively, a second transmitter can be use by a dedicated camera/gimbal operator.

    The gimbal can be used with either the Panasonic GH3 or GH4 camera when paired with the Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12mm f/2.0 lens. It is very important to only use the gimbal with this lens, as other lenses may throw off the balance causing poor performance and potentially damaging the servo motors. On-camera accessories - such as external microphones - should not attached either.

    Note: Installation may require soldering. Please see the user manual for your aircraft for installation requirements.

    Compatible Aircraft
    The Z15-GH4 requires a larger multi-rotor UAV aircraft, such as the S1000, S1000+, or S800 EVO, that has installed either the A2 or WooKong-M flight control system. Depending on the UAV model the Z15 Gimbal is installed in, additional, separately available, electronics and mounting hardware may be required. Apart from the flight control system, the receiver must have at least four open channels, and the transmitter must be programmable to support gimbal operation
    3-Axes of Stabilization and Control
    For maximum maneuverability, all the wires for power and video signal pass through the tubes of the Gimbal, allowing each axis to rotate without limitation. The Yaw (pan) can achieve full ±360° rotation while the Pitch can tilt the camera +50° / -140°, and the Roll control can cant the camera ±40° - the latter helping keep the horizon level. Additionally, the gimbal features a precision control of ±0.01° making very precise camera movements possible
    Supports HD Video Downlink with Lightbridge
    When using the Lightbridge system (available separately) is is possible to relay a live HD image to an HDMI monitor or mobile device at the ground end. For analog systems - like the AVL58 - regular composite AV output is also supported
    Two-Person Operation Supported
    Four spare receiver channels are required on the transmitter to control the gimbal. Alternatively, a second transmitter can be used exclusively for operating the gimbal. This two-operator setup is ideal for video shoots, as the pilot can concentrate on flying while the camera operator can concentrate on framing the shot
    Multiple Control Modes
    Orientation-locked Control Mode: Keeps the gimbal locked with the aircraft nose direction

    Non-Orientation-locked Control Mode: Gimbal point stays the same regardless of which way the nose is pointing

    Back to Mid-point Mode (FPV Mode): Centrally locks the gimbal in the direction of the nose. In this mode the leveling and stabilizing functionality of the gimbal is negated
    Built-in Independent IMU Module
    Integration of the IMU Module helps reduce the amount of wiring required for installation. Plus, the gimbal provides a specially designed and customized video output module
    Gimbal Servo Drive Module
    Following in the tradition of previous Zenmuse gimbals, the Z15 features high precision control characteristics demanded by professional users. With high precision, low vibration, and high torque characteristics, this module helps provides additional camera stabilization
    Windows Assistant Software
    Firmware updates, diagnostic testing, and other critical maintenance will require the use of the computer-based Assistant Software. This software requires Windows 8, 7, XP SP3 in 32- or 64-bit versions
    HDMI HD/AV Module
    If you are using the DJI Lightbridge system you can stream an HD live view image to your mobile device or monitor at the ground end. Plus there us an analog (AV) video output for 5.8 GHz video transmitters like the AVL58
    Shuttle Release Control
    When using the Lightbrigde system it is possible to remotely trigger the camera's shutter release to take a still photo in flight
  • DJI Lightbridge 2.4G Full HD Video Downlink with OSD and Control

    The Lightbridge 2.4G Full HD Video Downlink with OSD and Control from DJI is designed to provide a complete FPV wireless relay solution, combining the video downlink, OSD (on screen display) data, and control signal in one system. It features two key components, one for the air end and one for the ground end. The air end component is a module that installs in or on the aircraft and features HDMI and composite video inputs. It also communicates with the flight computer, sending pilot inputs from the radio controller (transmitter) to the flight controller and receiving flight data from the instrumentation for the sake of the OSD. The air end module can also send a control signal to the gimbal for in-flight operation of camera movements.

    The ground end component features the form factor of a wireless router. It can be battery powered from an internal 4000 mAh battery that lasts up to 4.5 hours or an external 3S to 6S Li-Po battery, available separately. To operate the aircraft, the system allows you to use your regular 2.4 GHz radio controller and will also receive a gimbal control signal. To view the video feed and OSD overlay you will need an Android mobile device running the Lightbridge app, a free download from DJI. There is a powered USB port on the ground end to connect your mobile device and keep its battery from running down.

    Requires Compatible Flight Control System
    Lightbridge works with select DJI multi-rotor flight control systems. Compatible flight controllers included: A2, WooKong-M, Naza-M V2, and Phantom 2
    HDMI and AV Video Input with Full HD Transmission
    The air-end module supports both analog composite and HDMI signals. When using HDMI resolutions of to 1080p at 30 fps can be transmitted
    Low Latency
    The video link features a latency of approximately 150ms. This makes the system suitable for FPV flying and aerial videography, where real-time feedback is essential
    Up to One Mile Wireless Range
    The air end module supports a line-of-sight range of up to a mile, depending on environmental conditions and other variables

    Note: By law, in the U.S. and many other countries, pilot visual contact with the aircraft must be maintained at all times.
    Built-in 2.4G Remote Control Link
    Not only does Lightbridge relay video and OSD data back to the ground end, it also provides a way of extending the link between the transmitter (hand-held radio controller) and the aircraft. Plus, the Lightbridge system relays the gimbal control signal
    4.5 Hour Battery Life for Ground End
    The ground-end features a transceiver that is similar to a Wi-Fi router. It can be wall-powered, but since you will most likely be using it in the field there is also a built-in 4000 mAh battery lasting up to 4.5 hours. The battery can be charged with the supplied AC adapter or a 3S to 6S Li-Po battery
    USB 2.0 Port for Mobile Device
    The USB port allows your Android smartphone or tablet to communicate with the ground end, and will display video from the camera on the mobile device's screen. Plus the port is powered so you don't have to worry about running down your device's battery. For Android users it is recommended you have Android 4.1.2 or above
    Built-In OSD
    The OSD (on screen display) is natively part of the Lightbridge system meaning a separate iOSD module is not required. The OSD supplies telemetry data supplied by the flight computer, including, attitude/relative position, height, distance, horizontal and vertical speed, flight mode, power levels, signal strength, and GPS strength
    Anti-Interference Technology
    Up to 8 downlinks can be connected for parallel streaming. Each can work independently without interference as long as proper spacing is maintained between them
    Multi-Device Operation
    A single air system can transmit to multiple ground systems, sending video to multiple screens at once. One ground system will send the control signal while additional ground systems receive the video signal only
    Advanced Security
    Guards against third-party interception of the wireless link or loss of control over the aircraft to a third party. Plus encryption can be setup through the Lightbridge app
In the Box
  • Zenmuse Z15-GH4 HD 3-Axis Gimbal for Panasonic GH3/GH4
  • Gimbal Control Unit
  • Lens Retaining Ring
  • 4 x Mounting Bracket
  • Mounting Board for Receive
  • Cable Clamp
  • 2 x Camera Mount Screw
  • Lens Retaining Ring Screw
  • Screw Package
  • 2 x 10-Pin to 9-Pin Cable
  • 7-Pin Cable
  • 2 x 8-Pin to 6-Pin Cable
  • Camera Shutter Control Cable
  • Servo Cable Package
  • AV Video Power Cable
  • iOSD Mark II Cable
  • Micro-USB Cable
  • CAN-Bus Cable
  • HDMI Cable Camera
  • Spare Package
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
Table of Contents
  • 1Description
  • DJI Zenmuse Z15-GH4 HD 3-Axis Gimbal for Panasonic GH3/GH4
    Supported Camera Panasonic GH4/GH3
    Supported Lens Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12mm f/2.0 Lens

    Warning! Using other lenses may damage the servo motors
    Control Requirements At least four spare receiver channels (or use dedicated transmitter for two person operation)
    Software Requirements For Assistant Software: Windows 8, 7, XP SP3 -- 32 or 64-bit
    Working Current Static Current: 200 mA at 25 V
    Dynamic Current: 400 mA at 25 V
    Locked-Rotor Current: 4 A at 25 V
    GCU BEC Output 10 A at 12 V
    Transmit Power GCU Wireless Video Transmission: 1 A at 12 V
    Controlled Angle Accuracy ±0.05°
    Maximum Controlled Rotation Speed Pan Axis: ±130°/s
    Tilt Axis: ±130°/s
    Roll Axis ±30°/s
    Controlled Rotation Range Pan Axis Control: ±360°
    Tilt Axis Control: +50° / -140°
    Roll Axis Control: ±40°
    Power Requirements GCU: 4S to 12 S lithium polymer (6S recommended for S800 EVO and S1000)
    Operating Temperature 14 to 122°F / -10 to 50°C
    Dimensions GCU: 2.5 x 1.4 x 0.8" / 64.2 x 34.1 x 19.5 mm
    Weight Gimbal: 2.7 lb / 1.2 kg
    GCU: 2.2 oz / 63 g
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.9 x 9.4 x 9.4"
  • DJI Lightbridge 2.4G Full HD Video Downlink with OSD and Control
    Performance
    Wireless Range Up to 1 mile / 1.7 km (outdoor and unobstructed)
    EIRP 1000 mW
    Receiver Sensitivity (1% PER) -101 dBm to ±2dBm
    Working Frequency 2.4 GHz ISM
    Antenna Gain Air End: 2.0 ±0.7 dBi at 2450 MHz
    Ground End: 5.0 ±0.7 dBi at 2450 MHz
    System Requirements
    Operating System Mobile App: Android 4.1.2 or later
    Recommended Devices Samsung Galaxy Note3 QCOM, N9005, N9006
    Samsung Galaxy Note3 Exynos, N900
    Samsung Galaxy S4
    Samsung Galaxy Mega
    Optimus G Pro
    LG Electronics G2
    Sony Xperia Z (L36h)
    Sony Xperia Z Ultra (XL36h)
    General
    Antenna Connector Air End: MMCX Male
    Ground End: 2 x SMA Male
    Power Requirement Air End: 3S to 6S lithium-polymer (LiPO)
    Ground End: Internal battery or 3S to 6S lithium-polymer (LiPO)
    Power Consumption Air End: 700 mA ±20 mA at 12V
    Ground End: 600 mA ±10 mA at 12V
    Operating Temperature 14 to 122°F / -10 to 50°C
    Dimensions (L x W x H) Air End (without Antennas): 2.7 x 1.9 x 0.8" / 68 x 48 x 21 mm
    Ground End (without Antennas): 4.9 x 3.5 x 0.8" / 125 x 90 x 20 cm
    Weight Air End (without Antennas): 2.5 oz / 71 g
    Ground End (without Antennas): 10.4 oz / 295 g
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.5 x 4.6 x 3.5"

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