DJI Ronin-M 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer

DJI Ronin-M 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer and Steadimate 30 Kit

DJI Ronin-M 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer and Steadimate 30 Kit

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DJI Ronin-M 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer and Steadimate 30 Kit DJI Ronin-M 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer Steadicam Steadimate 30 Support System for Motorized Gimbals

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  • Supports Loads up to 30 Pounds
  • Shoot Freely and Unencumbered
  • Absorbs Unwanted Movement
  • Compensates for Pan and Tilt
  • Checks Linear and Vertical Motion
  • Precision of Control: ±0.02°
  • Vest and Arm Kit
  • Linear Axis Stabilization
  • Distributes Payload Weight
  • Reduces Arm Fatigue
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  • 1Description

The Ronin-M 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer and Steadimate 30 Kit from B&H offers a professional-level camera stabilization platform. This kit includes both the DJI Ronin-M 3-Axis Brushless Gimbal Stabilizer and the Steadicam Steadimate 30 Support System. Working together, these two devices allow the operator to shoot freely and unencumbered. The system checks linear and vertical motion, as well as compensating for pan, tilt, and movement along the horizon axes, so all unwanted motion is absorbed and eliminated.

By itself, the Ronin-M is a camera stabilization system designed to give the operator close to the freedom of unencumbered handheld shooting but without hand shake. The Ronin-M supports camera configurations up to 8 pounds. It utilizes brushless motors that work on three axes and features a computer-assisted precision of control of ±0.02°. In addition to handheld shooting, the gimbal can be used in vehicle mounting scenarios and other contexts where vibrations or other abrupt movements would make tripods and rigid camera support systems unsuitable.

Adding in the Steadimate 30 Support System adds another layer of stabilization and freedom for movement. The Steadimate 30 system is a classic arm and vest kit with a Steadimate gimbal mount that allows you to attach the Ronin-M. It incorporates a rotating joint that allows for tilt-axis manipulation while the Ronin-M is mounted. In addition to more freedom of movement and motion absorption, the Steadimate 30 system reduces arm fatigue by distributing the weight of the gimbal setup over the operator's torso. Having the weight more evenly distributed allows for the operator to more easily accomplish long takes and complex maneuvers with fewer breaks before or after shots.

  • DJI Ronin-M 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer

    The Ronin-M 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer from DJI is a camera stabilization system designed to give the operator close to the freedom of unencumbered handheld shooting but without the hand-shake. Suitable for most camera types and configurations up to 8 pounds, the Ronin-M uses brushless motors that work on three axes: one for side-to-side "roll" (keeping the horizon level), one for tilt, and one for pan. The system is computer-controlled and features a tilt range of 105° up / 165° down plus a roll range of ±110°. Furthermore, the system boasts a precision of control of ±0.02°, enabling precise camera moves and stability correction against even very fine movements. In addition to handheld shooting, the gimbal can be used in vehicle mounting scenarios and other contexts where vibrations or other abrupt movements would make tripods and rigid camera support systems unsuitable.

    The Ronin-M supports dual-operator shooting, much like working with a jib that has a motorized pan/tilt head. In this mode, a second operator would use the included transmitter (radio controller) to manually control camera pan and tilt independently of which way the Ronin-M itself moves. The included transmitter/receiver system operates on 2.4 GHz and is proprietary. If you prefer to use a third-party transmitter there is a D-Bus port on the Ronin-M to install your own receiver. 

    As with sled and vest style stabilizers, motorized gimbal systems require balancing before use. Once balanced, you can configure the Ronin-M for your particular camera arrangement using the Assistant Software for compatible iOS and Windows (Desktop) devices with Bluetooth. Because every camera and lens combination has a different mass and weight distribution, there is an ATS (Auto Tune Stability) procedure in which each axis will adjust individually, repeating the process until all three are aligned. A gimbal tuning stand is provided so you won't have to hand-hold the rig during this process.

    The included 4S lithium-ion polymer battery powers the Ronin-M for up to six hours. It is a "smart" battery, meaning power regulation and protection circuitry is built-in and there is no separate balancing lead, unlike many lithium-polymer batteries. A charger is also included, and it is important to always use chargers designed for the Ronin-M battery because of the smart circuitry. Two 12V DC PowerTaps and one USB power port on the camera base allow you to power on-camera accessories directly from the Ronin-M battery to simplify your charging regimen and avoid unnecessary added weight.

    For Cameras Up to 8 lb
    The Auto Configuration feature means the Ronin-M can adapt to a range of camera sizes, and is ideally suited for compact video cameras, mirrorless cameras, and DSLRs. It is suitable for payloads up to 8 pounds.
    SmoothTrack Control
    SmoothTrack gives a 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. This is designed to make framing of broad wide-angle scenes or even shooting in close quarters mucheasier during single gimbal operator use.
    Auto Configuration
    After balancing the camera with a simple tap of the ATS (Auto Tune Stability) button, Ronin-M will be automatically tuned for the mass and weight distribution of your camera rig. The gimbal will intelligently adjust parameters based on the camera rig's weight and independently adjust each of the three axes until an optimal setting is found.
    Three Operation Modes
     

    Upright Operation Mode
    Upright Mode allows the gimbal to be flipped over so the camera can be operated 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.

    Underslung (Suspended) Operation Mode
    Suspended Operation Mode is the standard operation mode for Ronin-M. Low slung, close to the ground, or simply holding the gimbal in front of you offers stabilized handheld footage. This mode would also be used when mounted the gimbal on a flying platform such as a multirotor RC helicopter.

    Briefcase Mode
    When a slimmer gimbal profile is needed in situations like 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.

    Second Operator Control
    Featuring the form factor of an RC aircraft radio controller, the 2.4 GHz Ronin transmitter provides pan and tilt control as well user-assignable speed settings and operation modes via two toggle switches. This allows one operator to hold the gimbal assembly while a second manually controls camera movement remotely. If you would rather use a third-party transmitter a D-bus port is provided as well.
    Optional Thumb Controller for Pan / Tilt
    Single thumb control is possible for the Ronin-M Handheld Gimbal System. These Pan and Tilt movements are controlled via the optional Thumb Controller attachment, available separately. Additionally, SmoothTrack Mode can be turned on or off using the Thumb Controller interface.
    Assistant Software for Mobile and Windows
    A mobile device or computer to run the Assistant Software is essential. It is available for select iOS mobile devices and Windows computers. With the software you can:
    • Auto Configure the rig based on the weight and weight distribution of your camera after you've balanced it
    • Adjust Smoothtrack tuning to user preference
    • Enable and configure Second Operator Control
    • Run diagnostics and generate stats
    • Install firmware updates

    The software can interface via USB or wirelessly over Bluetooth.

    Tool-Free Adjustment
    A built-in balance adjustment system means no tools are needed for setup and adjustment, saving time when changing the setup for different camera arrangements.
    Universal Mounting
    Beside the handle bars, the gimbal unit can be detached for mounting on jibs, cranes, tripods, vehicle mounts, and other types of camera support equipment (additional mounting hardware, available separately, may be required).
    Solid Support Arm
    Increased rigidity is provided by a single, complete piece of fine-tooled magnesium that forms the U-shaped arm holding the camera plate. This unified design helps eliminate imperfection common in systems made of multiple pieces assembled together. The arm gives you not only greater stability but also reliability, as there is no potential for separate pieces to come loose or move apart.
    Silent Mode
    When shooting indoors or in tight spaces, Silent Mode reduces the sound of each motor as low as possible. The Ronin-M's stabilization algorithms are updated to focus on minute changes and stabilization, helping ensure the sound of the motors is not recorded by sensitive microphones or other recording equipment.
    Quick Release Smart Battery
    Providing an estimated 6 hours of run time (depending on use), the proprietary Ronin-M battery system is designed for easy changes in the field and charges using an included dedicated charger. The batteries feature indicators so remaining power can be checked directly on the battery itself. Unlike many lithium-polymer batteries, with the Ronin-M Smart Battery, overcharge and over depletion protection is built-in, as is individual battery cell charge balancing.
    Power Distribution Box
    Two regulated 12V DC PowerTaps, one 500mAh type A female USB connector, and also a connection point for the DJI Lightbridge Long Range HD Video Downlink are provided. These provide power connection for various accessories, including motorized follow focus systems, video transmitters, and more, all while keeping the wiring to a minimum.
    Quick Release Top Handle
    The quick-release handle is designed to save time breaking the system down or transporting it between locations. Removing the handle bars can also be useful as a way of reducing size when filming in tight locations.
    Based on Zenmuse Technology
    The Ronin-M adapts the same brushless motor technology used in DJI's aerial gimbals for handheld, terrestrial use.

    Compatible Accessories

    Wireless Thumb Controller for Ronin-M (Note: the Wireless Thumb Controller for Ronin is not compatible)
    Ronin-M Battery (Note: the Ronin Battery (3400mAh) is not compatible)
    Ronin Charger (same charger as used by original Ronin)
    Ronin-M Monitor/Accessory Mount
    Ronin-M Vertical Adjustment Arm Extension Kit (30mm)
    UPC: 190021000124
  • Steadicam Steadimate 30 Support System for Motorized Gimbals

    Applying Steadicam's camera stabilizer experience to motorized gimbal stabilizers yields the Steadimate 30 Support System. Combining a classic arm and vest kit with the Steadimate gimbal mount allows you to mount a motorized gimbal, such as a Freefly MoVI or DJI Ronin, set up with a camera and ancillary gear weighing up to 30 pounds, and reap the benefits of linear-axis stabilization and better weight distribution. During setup, just remove one of your gimbal stabilizer's handles and replace it with the Steadimate gimbal mount, which in turn, secures to the Steadicam arm. The Steadimate incorporates a rotating joint which allows for tilt-axis manipulation while mounted. Balancing weights for fine-tuning and all necessary mounting hardware are included.

    Linear Axis Stabilization
    By themselves, 3-axis motorized gimbals can compensate for movement in the pan, tilt, and horizon axes. However, linear movement, especially vertical movement, remains unchecked. Implementing the spring-loaded isolation arm and vest from traditional Steadicam stabilizers absorbs any unwanted vertical motion brought about by walking/running or arm fatigue.
    Weight Distribution
    While the spring-loaded arm provides additional movement isolation, the vest reduces arm fatigue by distributing the weight of the gimbal setup over the operator's torso. Having the weight more evenly distributed allows for the operator to more easily accomplish long takes and complex maneuvers with fewer breaks before or after shots.
    UPC: 884613031824
In the Box
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  • Ronin-M Transmitter (Controller)
  • 2 x Intelligent Battery for Ronin-M (1580mAh)
  • Battery Charger
  • Handle Bar
  • Tuning Stand
  • Cable Pack
  • Micro-USB Cable
  • Camera Mounting Plate
  • 2 x Camera Screw A (1/4"-20)
  • 2 x Camera Screw B (3/8"-16)
  • 2 x Camera Screw C (1/4"-20)
  • 2 x Camera Screw D (3/8"-16)
  • Lens Support Screw
  • Lens Support
  • 2 x Allen Wrenches
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty on Gimbal Mechanics
  • Limited 6-Month Warranty on Motors
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  • 1Description
  • DJI Ronin-M 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer
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    Number of Axes 3-Axis (Pitch, Roll, Yaw)
    Rotation Range Yaw (Pan): 360
    Pitch (Tilt): -165 to 105
    Roll: 220 (-110 to 110)
    Load Capacity 8 lb / 3.6 kg
    Stabilization Accuracy 0.02 (Motionless)
    Compatibility
    Supported Camera Dimensions W: 6.3 x H: 7.7 x D: 4.7" / W: 160 x H: 195 x D: 120 mm
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    Ports 1 x D-Bus (Control) Input
    2 x D-Tap (Power) Output
    1 x USB (Unspecified Type) (Power) Output
    1 x DJI Lightbridge (Power) Output
    Wireless Frequency 2.4 GHz
    Remote: 2.4 GHz
    Wireless Protocol Bluetooth 4.0
    Battery
    Battery Type 1 x Ronin-M
    Voltage 14.8 VDC
    Environmental
    Operating Temperature -5 to 122°F / -15 to 50°C
    General
    Dimensions 19.7 x 8.3 x 16.5" / 500 x 210 x 420 mm
    Weight 5.07 lb / 2.3 kg (with Handlebar)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 18.8 x 12.5 x 11.5"
  • Steadicam Steadimate 30 Support System for Motorized Gimbals
    Stabilizer Type Vest System
    Load Capacity 30 lb / 13.6 kg
    Counterweights None
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 30.0 x 24.5 x 10.5"
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