DJI Ronin-M 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer

DJI Ronin-M 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer with 940 Waterproof Hard Case Kit

DJI Ronin-M 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer with 940 Waterproof Hard Case Kit

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Product Highlights

  • Supports Cameras up to 8 Pounds
  • Precision of Control: ±0.02°
  • Transmitter for Remote Pan/Tilt Control
  • Tool-Less Balance Adjustment System
  • Assistant Software for iOS and Windows
  • Bluetooth Wireless Interface for Setup
  • Silent Mode for Quiet Operation
  • IP67 Dustproof/Water Resistant Case
  • Custom Foam Insert
  • Integrated Cushioned Folding Handle
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DJI Ronin-M overview

  • 1Description

The Ronin-M 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer with 940 Waterproof Hard Case Kit from B&H offers a complete professional-level camera stabilization system, including a mode of transport. This kit includes both the DJI Ronin-M 3-Axis Brushless Gimbal Stabilizer and the Nanuk 940 Waterproof Hard Case.

The Ronin-M is a camera stabilization system designed to give the operator close to the freedom of unencumbered handheld shooting but without the 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.

In order to safely transport your Ronin-M, the Nanuk 940 Waterproof Hard Case features a rugged design built to withstand the rigors of daily production grind. This case is IP67-rated to be dustproof and can be submerged up to 3 feet in water for up to half an hour. The 940's power claw latching system holds the case tightly shut and its integrated pressure relief valve allows you to equalize the pressure within the case. An integrated folding handle folds flat and features a cushioned grip for comfort.

  • 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
  • Nanuk 940 Waterproof Hard Case for DJI Ronin-M (Black)

    This Nanuk 940 Waterproof Hard Case for DJI Ronin-M, in black, is designed to withstand the rigors of your daily production grind. It is an IP67 case, which means that when properly closed and latched, it is dustproof and can be submerged up to 3 feet in water for up to half an hour without significant water intrusion. It is made from NK-7 resin, which is lightweight yet impact and vibration resistant.

    The custom cut foam insert holds the Ronin-M with all variations of tuning arms. The power claw latching system holds your case tightly shut. The integrated pressure relief valve, allows you to equalize the pressure within the case - especially useful when traveling by airplane. If you want increased security, you can take advantage of the integrated padlock tabs (padlocks not included). An integrated folding handle folds flat and features a cushioned grip for comfort.

    The integrated pressure relief valve allows the case to equalize to the surrounding pressure. This allows the case to vent without compromising its dustproof or water resistant capability if the air pressure around a closed case drops, such as when traveling on an airplane.
    Dustproof, water resistant, impact and vibration resistant.
    The case comes with foam in the lid and custom cut foam in the base to fit the DJI Ronin.
    The case has a maximum buoyancy of 80 pounds, which means that depending on what is loaded inside, it will most likely float in water.
    Made of ultra-high impact structural resin that makes it extremely strong and durable.
    Carrying Options
    Front large folding handle.
    Padlock protectors provide added strength and extra security against cutting and theft.

    Certifications

    IPX7 Ingress Protection
    NANUK cases can be submerged in up to 3 feet of water for a period of 30 minutes without significant water intrusion.
    IP6X Ingress Protection
    NANUK cases provide 100% protection against dust intrusion.
    ATA Specification 300 Category 1 Impact
    Resists damage from a 13.2-pound dart dropped onto the case's weakest point from a height of 1.6'.
    ASTM D-4169 DC-18 Drop Test
    For the drop test, weights ranging from 15 to 70.1 pounds fall on to the case from a height of no less than 19".
    ASTM D-4169 DC-18 Vibration
    Nanuk stands up to this test of repetitive shocks that can happen during loose load transportation.
    ASTM D-4169 DC-18 Rainfall
    Simulated rainfall lasts 20 minutes per case side at a rate of 3.9"/hr. During a second test, rain falls at the same rate while the case is heated 18 degrees F higher than the water temperature. The second test lasts 4 hours and there is no water penetration.
    MIL-STD-810F Immersion
    The case is submerged in up to 3.3' of water for 1 hour while being heated up to 40 degrees above the temperature of the water.
    UPC: 666365016119
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
Table of Contents
  • 1Description
  • DJI Ronin-M 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer
    Gimbal
    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
    Connectivity
    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"
  • Nanuk 940 Waterproof Hard Case for DJI Ronin-M (Black)
    Material of Construction NK-7 resin
    Buoyancy Max: 80 lb / 36.3 kg
    Dimensions Interior: 20 x 14 x 8" / 508 x 356 x 203 mm
    Exterior: 21.7 x 16.9 x 8.5" / 557 x 429 x 216 mm
    Lid Depth: 2.1" / 53 mm
    Base Depth: 5.9" / 150 mm
    Weight 10.4 lb / 8 kb (with foam)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 22.0 x 17.5 x 9.0"

DJI Ronin-M reviews

Ronin-M 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer with 940 Waterproof Hard Case Kit is rated 3.3 out of 5 by 8.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not easy to set up Be prepared to take time to learn how to set this thing up. It took me about 6 hours to go over all the bells and whistles on it. There are a lot of things that can go wrong out-of-the-box. So if you think this will be an easy rig to use and set up, change your mindset. Once you get over the hump, it's a well made machine. And the remote can be customized through the app. Had it out all day for tests and am really impressed. 3 stars because of the confusion on set up, and for not having a dial for 3 of the 4 the balancing axis'.
Date published: 2017-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth every penny Ronin-M is worth every penny. Great stabilizer, easy to use once set up. The set up is easy enough. Calibrating is interesting the first few times around, but once yo do it 3-4 times, it's easy to do. The DJI Assistant App (used to calibrate the Ronin-M via Bluetooth) is super buggy and crashes regularly, but easy to use and fix with a restart of said app. Definitely recommend the Ronin. A must have for any video work.
Date published: 2017-11-21
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Ronin M I really like the quality of the Ronin M it is smooth and easy to use. However both batteries that it came with only lasted a few months. Just long enough to be out of DJI warranty. So I am really disappointed with the battery situation you would think that an $89.00 battery would last at least a year. DJI you need to fix your battery problem.
Date published: 2018-08-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from If I could give the case a 0 star I would After I received my Ronin and case today I realized the case is not properly cut for the Ronin-M. This is ridicules considering this is sold as a bundle. The Ronin-M is a great though. This review by no means trashes on that product. In fact I consider it one of the greatest tools ever.
Date published: 2017-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great value incredible tool for production even at the lower end of their product line the DJI Ronin M is leaps and bounds above other gimbal setups. this case is the perfect size great for travel and solid protection for the gimbal. A+++ arrived quick and the price was competitive.
Date published: 2017-07-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Quality product This product is great for creating smooth shots. I have used the Ronin-M several times now to get some great shots following shots and smooth b-roll.� The case is great. It has been precut to fit the Ronin-M perfectly
Date published: 2018-01-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Warning: DJI Manufacturer's Warranty is a JOKE! Had no issues with the purchase or customer service at B&H, but unfortunately my Ronin-M began malfunctioning the second time I ever used it. The tilt doesn't work, period, and I've noticed the motor gets extremely hot within 5 minutes of use. I contacted the manufacturer and they tried to help me trouble shoot before sending me a return label to have it repaired. It took 2 weeks before they told me I would need to pay $400 to fix it. I argued that it should be covered under the Manufacturer's Warranty (I'd owned it 4 months at this point). After some back and forth, they said they'd fix it for free and 3 weeks later, it was returned to me. Only it wasn't fixed, not at all. I truly believe they just repackaged it to make it look like they'd done something, but the tilt still doesn't work and it was still perfectly balanced to MY camera, making me think they didn't even touch it. I've contacted them again and they've offered to send another return label so they can examine it for a second time. So here's my issue: 1) this thing was EXPENSIVE! For $1,000, I expected much better from the quality to the customer service.� 2) I don't have another 5 weeks to wait for a repair that may not happen, but it seems I have no other choice..� �I've been told by multiple CSR's (and their Supervisors and their Managers, supposedly) at DJI that there is nothing else to be done. They will not refund my purchase, they will not send me a new one, but they will gladly waste more of my time passing me around the call center and providing no real answers. Managers and "higher ups" have to call you back, you can't speak with them directly, and you can't speak with anyone in the repair department. They prefer to handle everything through email because it helps them avoid problems more easily. So silly! I wish I'd never bought this, and shame on DJI and their unethical business practices.
Date published: 2018-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Product! Ergonomic, Precision, Light, versatile,
Date published: 2018-06-06
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