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Zhiyun-Tech CRANE 3 LAB Handheld Stabilizer

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Zhiyun-Tech CRANE 3 LAB Handheld Stabilizer
Key Features
  • 10 lb Payload
  • Innovative Top Handle Gimbal Design
  • Can Be Used Two-Handed
  • Easy Switching to Underslung Mode
The Zhiyun-Tech CRANE 3 LAB takes gimbal design in a different direction with the addition of a handle on top. With an included mini tripod attached on the bottom and this fixed, ergonomic handle on top, the CRANE 3 LAB can be used two-handed for optimal stability. Moreover, the handle enables you to seamlessly switch to underslung mode, whether with one or two hands, and achieve creative shots such as 360° roll shots as you move closer toward a subject. In addition to this innovative design, the CRANE 3 LAB also packs other advanced features, such as wireless video transmission, and provides the ability to stabilize up to 10 lb loads.
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Zhiyun-Tech Crane 3 LAB V2 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Innovative Gimbal Design
  • 3Dual Servo Support
  • 4Aviation Grade Motors
  • 5Crafted Latch Design
  • 61080p Wireless Image Transmission
  • 7ViaTouch Control System

The Zhiyun-Tech CRANE 3 LAB takes gimbal design in a different direction with the addition of a handle on top. With an included mini tripod attached on the bottom and this fixed, ergonomic handle on top, the CRANE 3 LAB can be used two-handed for optimal stability. Moreover, the handle enables you to seamlessly switch to underslung mode, whether with one or two hands, and achieve creative shots such as 360° roll shots as you move closer toward a subject. In addition to this innovative design, the CRANE 3 LAB also packs other advanced features, such as wireless video transmission, and provides the ability to stabilize up to 10 lb loads.

The CRANE 3 LAB supports two optional servos at the same time for focus and zoom control directly from the handwheel on the side. At the same time, all the other controls you need are provided at your fingertips at the top of the handle along with an OLED status screen. Additionally, the included ZY PLAY iOS/Android app (free download) provides many of the same control functions as well as special features such as panorama, focus time-lapse, motion time-lapse, long exposure time-lapse, camera settings, and more.

Wireless transmission is achieved via a Wi-Fi connection to an iOS/Android phone or tablet. The CRANE 3 LAB wirelessly transmits your video recording from your camera to your mobile device in real time in 1080p resolution. This feature is compatible with select cameras; please see the Zhiyun-Tech website for a full camera compatibility list.

Zhiyun's LAB series was released along with an ecosystem of optional, dedicated TransMount accessories. One of these is the TransMount Phone Holder, which allows you to mount your phone on the side of the gimbal for monitoring your shot via the ZY PLAY app. Other accessories include a camera belt and specialized monopods that work together with the belt.

Another major feature of the gimbal is an axis latch lock system consisting of a separate latch lock on each axis. This feature allows you to lock the individual axes to remember your balance positions when powering the gimbal off. This way you won't have to rebalance each time.

Note:
The CRANE 3 LAB doesn't support many 3rd-party 18650 batteries because it requires the slightly shorter kind made by Zhiyun-Tech, so only Zhiyun-Tech 18650 batteries are recommended.

Innovative Gimbal Design

An ergonomic handle on top, used with a mini tripod attached on the bottom, allows two-handed operation plus easy switching to underslung mode.

Dual Servo Support

Two optional servo motors can be mounted on the CRANE 3 LAB at the same time for focus and zoom control directly from the handwheel on the side of the gimbal. Zhiyun offers two dedicated motors, the TransMount Max and TransMount Lite servos. The Max version has enough torque to handle zoom and focus control, while the Lite version provides the torque for focus control. If you'll be switching one motor between zoom and focus control, the Max version is the one you need. But if you'll be mounting two motors at the same time, then a combination of one Max and one Lite version is the recommended solution.

Aviation Grade Motors

Featuring aviation grade motors and a different gimbal design, the CRANE 3 LAB achieves 50% noise reduction and 100% increase in motor torque over Zhiyun's previous models.

Crafted Latch Design

The CRANE 3 LAB is designed with a red latch next to each axis for saving the balance positions when powering the gimbal off for storage or battery swaps. When powered back on, the gimbal returns to its balance positions. This way you won't have to rebalance it every time you power it on.

1080p Wireless Image Transmission

Via a Wi-Fi connection to an iOS/Android phone or tablet, the CRANE 3 LAB is capable of wirelessly transmitting your video recording to your mobile device as a 1080p image in real time.

ViaTouch Control System

The CRANE 3 LAB's ViaTouch Control System consists of a variety of controls that come up on the ZY PLAY app and allow for framing shots, controlling certain gimbal movements, and adjusting camera settings.
UPC: 191493000957

Zhiyun-Tech Crane 3 LAB V2 Specs

Gimbal
Number of Axes3-Axis (Pitch, Roll, Yaw)
Rotation RangeYaw (Pan): 360°
Pitch (Tilt): 273° (-93 to 180°)
Roll: 360°
Load Capacity10 lb / 4.54 kg
Connectivity
Ports1 x USB Micro-B
Wireless ProtocolWi-Fi (Unspecified Type)
Battery
Battery Type3 x 18650
Battery Runtime7.5 Hours
Battery ChemistryLithium-Ion
Environmental
Operating Temperature14 to 113°F / -10 to 45°C
Remote
Packaging Info
Package Weight8.25 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)18.5 x 16.25 x 5.25"
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