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Ronin 2

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 Ronin 2, the three-axis camera stabilizer redesigned to give filmmakers the freedom to capture any scene they can imagine. Based on DJI's transformative gimbal technology, Ronin 2 has more power and torque to carry larger cameras, is more versatile to be used in every situation, and has more intelligent features to allow for unprecedented camera moves that help realize every creative vision.

"Ronin 2 dramatically improves every aspect of the camera operating experience and is the best stabilizer we have ever made," said Paul Pan, DJI Senior Product Manager. "Completely redesigned to meet the needs of today's camera professionals, Ronin 2 makes it easier than ever to capture stunning cinematic footage under the widest variety of situations."

 

A Powerful Platform For Creative Freedom

Ronin 2 gives filmmakers complete freedom to select the right camera for the shot. An enlarged camera cage and 50mm extendable arms support everything from DSLRs to full cinematic cameras and lenses. Powerful gimbal motors ensure sufficient torque to handle payloads up to 30 pounds. Aided by onboard GPS, the powerful encoded motors let Ronin 2 travel at speeds of up to 75 mph while delivering the same 0.02 degrees of sub-pixel level precision that Ronin users have come to expect.

Versatile Mounts and Movements
With a new design and detachable Grip, Ronin 2 brings custom stabilization to the full range of camera mounts that directors rely on. From basic handheld and jib configurations to Ready Rig, plus cable cams, vehicles and drones, Ronin 2 provides a wide range of creative flexibility. A new two-axis operation mode for mounting to Steadicams offers unique and creative movements that were once impossible to perform.  The quick release mount makes it easy to transfer seamlessly from one scene to the next, giving filmmakers new freedom to explore every perspective with stability and control. A redesigned dual band 2.4/5.8 GHz remote allows minimized interference for full control during remote and two-person operation at a range of nearly 1.5 kilometers.

Faster To Set Up and Easier To Use
Every detail of Ronin 2 has been improved for quick setup and easy operation. New axis locking levers and fine tuning knobs deliver faster and more precise balancing, while the Auto Tune Stability feature intelligently adjusts motor parameters for optimal use in seconds. A new integrated touch screen with 1,000 nits of brightness lets professionals directly configure the gimbal settings for on-the-fly adjustments and for full control of mounted RED cameras.

Redesigned Frame with Centralized Power
Ronin 2 features a redesigned carbon fiber monocoque style frame, providing the highest quality manufacturing ever in a handheld stabilized camera rig while making the platform durable, lightweight and easy to carry. New fold-away feet enable the operator to set the platform down during handheld filming without the need for a separate stand. A splash-proof enclosed motor design with internally routed power, SDI and data cabling enables worry-free shooting in the most demanding environments.

Integrated power and data ports make Ronin 2 a centralized system for cameras and all accessories without the need for multiple power systems. It features four 14.4-volt (8 amps total) ports near the camera cage, two 12.6-volt (4 amps total) ports near the pan motor, and one P-Tap 12.6-volt (4 amps) outlet on the battery mount.

Dual hot-swappable batteries provide continuous uptime without ever powering down. They are capable of operating simultaneously and independently to provide 2.5 hours of runtime to power the gimbal and a RED Dragon camera. Ronin 2 uses the same ultra-fast charging, high-capacity, self-heating batteries as the DJI Inspire 2, simplifying battery management and guaranteeing reliable power in extreme cold temperatures down to -4 degrees Fahrenheit. The battery system is fully detachable to provide a portable power supply for any 12-volt P-Tap powered camera or accessory.

Enhanced Intelligent Features
The completely updated DJI gimbal assistant mobile app provides a more intuitive and easier-to-use interface for bringing a cinematic vision to life. It includes new studio-oriented functions to easily capture complicated camera moves that once required specialized expertise or additional equipment.

The new Panorama mode automatically controls Ronin 2 to create still image panoramas that account for the camera sensor type and lens focal length as well as the user-defined overlap rate. Its new Timelapse mode can program multiple movements and camera actions at different points along a route, and view progress in real time. And the new CamAnchor mode lets operators quickly record a preferred gimbal orientation at particular locations, then revisit them with a simple touch as the camera moves from point to point.

The intelligent SmoothTrack system that provides stable images while the camera is on the move has been enhanced with an updated algorithm for keeping Ronin 2 in sync with the operator's movements. For every scenario encountered by a professional camera, Ronin 2 users can fine-tune how their rig responds to new movements along all three axes.



Availability
Ronin 2 will be available in the second quarter of 2017 from dji.com, DJI Flagship Stores, DJI Authorized Retail Stores, and DJI Resellers worldwide. Pricing will be announced prior to availability.

RONIN 2FAQ

GENERAL
1. What are the main differences between Ronin and Ronin 2?
Like Ronin, Ronin 2 was designed for handheld camera applications but is now more versatile with aerial, car mounting, cablecam and Steadicam capabilities. Higher torque motors give Ronin 2 a larger payload and new GPS algorithms allow it to perform smoothly in high-stress environments. Along with many other improvements, Ronin 2 brings a whole new level of stabilization to Ronin users.

2. What is Ronin 2’s maximum payload?
Ronin 2’s maximum payload is approximately 30lbs (13.6kg). Through our own extensive testing, Ronin 2 can handle an Arri Alexa Mini with a Canon CINE-SERVO 17-120mm lens comfortably.

3. How much does Ronin 2 weigh?
Ronin 2 weighs roughly 9lbs (4.2kg).

4. Overall, is stabilization on Ronin 2 higher-performing and more accurate than Ronin/Ronin-M/Ronin-MX?
Yes. Ronin 2 was created with stronger motors and its SmoothTrack algorithm has been enhanced for smoother performance. A new GPS module enables it to perform much better in high G-force situations.

5. Are all three previous modes of operation still available on Ronin 2?
Yes. All three previous modes of operation — upright, underslung, and briefcase — are available with Ronin 2. What’s new is that users can now transition between upright and underslung modes without changing the orientation of the camera. Users can now lock the yaw motor for 2-axis mode while using Ronin 2 with a Steadicam. Now you can lock each axis for an easier setup, better balancing, and safer transportation.

6. How does the new yaw axis quick release differ from previous Ronins?
The new yaw axis quick release mount in Ronin 2 means a faster set up in different scenarios, enabling an easier transition from handheld to car and aerial applications.

7. Does Ronin 2 come with a dedicated stand?
No. However, Ronin 2’s new hand and ring grip design come with retractable feet so that the whole gimbal system can stand upright on a flat surface. The grip is detachable and can be separated when standing is not required for shooting or transportation.

BATTERY
1. What kind of batteries does Ronin 2 use?
Ronin 2 uses the same batteries as the Inspire 2.

2. Are Ronin series batteries compatible with the Ronin 2?
No. The Ronin 2 is only compatible with Ronin 2 or Inspire 2 batteries and is NOT compatible with any previous Ronin series batteries.

3. How long is the battery life of Ronin 2?
When powering the Ronin 2 and a RED Dragon camera simultaneously, the Ronin 2 dual battery system will last up to 2.5 hours.

4. How long does it take to fully charge the battery?

When using the Inspire 2 charging hub, it will take approximately 90 minutes to fully charge both batteries.

5. What is a hot-swappable battery?
A hot-swappable battery eliminates power-related downtime to ensure maximum available power. For example, when shooting a scene with batteries at low power, hot swappable batteries allow you to change one of the batteries without turning off the camera system, gimbal, or accessories. Hot-swappable batteries thus allow you to shoot continuously and uninterrupted.

6. Can I use the Ronin 2 battery with third party products like monitors?
Yes. The battery system is designed with a P-TAP port that allows you to power your accessories with industry standard power cables.

CAMERA
1. What cameras are compatible with Ronin 2?
Ronin 2 is compatible with a large number of cameras. The biggest we’ve tested so far is the Arri Alexa Mini with a Canon CINE-SERVO 17-120mm lens.

2. Do I have full control on the cameras mounted on Ronin 2?
For selected cameras, user can control its settings such as ISO, frame rate, resolution or start/stop through our new camera control module.

3. What is the largest lens I can mount on Ronin 2?
The largest lens tested on Ronin 2 with an Alexa Mini weighed about 6.6lbs (3kg). But the largest size of lens varies based off different cameras.

CONTROL
1. Does Ronin 2 come with a remote controller?
Yes. The new remote controller is smaller than before with a more functional joystick. It also has dual control frequency bands 2.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz.

2. What are the main differences between this and previous remote controllers?
Users can now change the control speeds of the joystick directly on the remote controller by tweaking the knobs, without changing any settings in the gimbal assistant app or directly on Ronin 2.

3. What is the control range of Ronin 2?
Unobstructed control range is over 1 km.

4. What is the new gimbal assistant app? What can I do with it?
The new gimbal assistant app has all the fundamental gimbal parameters such as SmoothTrack settings, motor stiffness, and gimbal operation modes. Included are new intelligent features that are studio-oriented such as Panorama, Timelapse and direct control of supported cameras.

5. What is the built-in screen for?
Ronin 2’s new built-in ultra-bright touch screen provides the convenience of changing gimbal settings without using a mobile device directly on the gimbal. With the built-in screen, users are now able to change most of the settings they see on the new gimbal assistant app.

6. Can I use third-party remote controllers with Ronin 2?
Yes, you can.

ACCESSORIES
1. Are all Ronin series accessories compatible with Ronin 2?
No.

Product Specs

GENERAL

Built-In Functions Operation Modes
-Underslung Mode
-Upright Mode
-Briefcase Mode
-Handheld, Car Mount, Aerial, Tripod, & Steadicam Mode
Built-in, independent IMU module
DJI Advanced 32-Bit ARM Processor
DJI Specialized Gimbal Drive Motors with Encoders
Dual Battery System
Bluetooth Module
D-Bus Receiver Supported
2.4 GHz/5.8 GHz Receiver
Temperature Sensors
Built-in Touch Panel
Built-in GPS
USB Type-C Connection
Power and Video Signal through Slip Ring

MECHANICAL & ELECTRICAL CHARACTERISTICS

Working Current Static current: 300 mA (@22.8 V)
Dynamic current: 500 mA (@22.8 V)
Locked motor current: Max 15 A (@22.8 V)
Run Time 8 hours
2.5 hours (when powering gimbal, camera and accessories at the same time)
Operating Temperature -4°F ~ 122°F (-20°C ~ 50°C)
Weight Including handle bar: 12 lb (5.5 kg)
Excluding handle bar: 9 lb (4.2 kg)
Gimbal Dimensions Excluding handle bar: 350 mm (W) x 416 mm (D) x 530 mm (H)
Including handle bar: 630 mm (W) x 416 mm (D) x 720 mm (H)

PERIPHERAL

Camera Tray Dimensions Maximum depth from the center of gravity on camera base plate: 245 mm
Maximum height measured from top of the camera base plate: 165 mm
Maximum width: 180 mm
Accessory Power Connections 14.4 V x 4 Camera Cage (Combined 8 A), 12.6 V x 2 Pan Motor (Combined 4 A), 12.6 V x1 P-Tap (8 A)
GCU Input Power Intelligent Battery: 4280 mAh-22.8 V
Connections 2.4 GHz/5.8 GHz Remote Control, Bluetooth 4.0, USB Type-C
PC Assistant Software Requirements Windows 7 or above; Mac OS X 10.11 or above
Mobile Assistant Software Requirements iOS 9 or above; Android 4.4 or above

WORKING PERFORMANCE

Load Weight (Reference Value) 30 lbs (13.6 kg)
Angular Vibration Range ± 0.02°
Maximum Controlled Rotation Speed Pan axis: 400°/s
Tilt axis: 360°/s
Roll axis: 360°/s
Mechanical Endpoint Range Pan axis control: 360° continuous rotation
Tilt axis control: ±135°
Roll axis control: ±220°
Controlled Rotation Range Pan axis control: 360° continuous rotation
Tilt axis control: +45° to -135°
Roll axis control: ±45°

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