Featuring all of the functions of the original Ronin, but re-engineered for increased functionality and to be a fraction of the size and weight, the Ronin-M puts world-class stabilization technology within reach of more creators than ever before.
Weighing just 5 pounds (2.3kg), about half the weight of the original Ronin, the slimmed down Ronin-M is small enough to fit into your backpack and take anywhere, yet strong enough to support camera setups weighing up to 8 pounds (3.6kg). This new gimbal gives you the power of a professional setup in the unmatched flexibility of a one-man crew.
A new magnesium frame replaces the aluminum of the original Ronin, bringing reduced weight and increased rigidity and stiffness. Notoriously difficult to manufacture and mold, magnesium brings you a new, more exact shooting experience while maintaining easy maneuverability and increasing options on set. To fully understand what can be done with the gimbal watch the video above, “Lifted”, a short film shot on the Ronin-M. It’s a different way to promote a product, but at the end of it you can find links for more technical information on the Ronin-M. Still, “Lifted” is a good way to show the use of a gimbal: telling stories, making movies.
For increased shooting options and easier transport, the top handle bars can be removed individually quickly, with a simple twist off. This offers unmatched flexibility, as it further reduces the Ronin-M’s size for filming in tight spaces or simply packing away with your other equipment.
The Ronin-M was conceived to be fast to setup and easy to use. It allows you to save time and start shooting professionally stabilized video in under 5 minutes. Mount your camera to the Ronin-M, quickly balance it, and then tap a button. The upgraded ATS (Auto Tune Stability) technology is more precise than before and completes the tuning and balancing processes with no tools necessary. Easy and efficient.
When shooting indoors or in tight spaces, a new Silent Mode reduces the sound of each motor to almost inaudible levels. The Ronin-M’s stabilization algorithms are instantly changed to focus on strength for minute changes and stabilization, ensuring the sound of the motors is not recorded by sensitive microphones or other recording equipment.
DJI states, in their information about the product, that “even with only one operator, SmoothTrack technology ensures the Ronin-M translates your movements into smooth camera angle changes. Your camera intuitively faces the direction you want, all while completely stabilized, no matter how you move. SmoothTrack settings from speed to deadband to acceleration are fully customizable, and ‘Single Axis Follow Mode’ enables you to lock two axes while SmoothTrack guides your camera along only one axis of motion.”
Dual operator support and three modes of operation are continued from the original Ronin, providing the same level of power and freedom on set. Capture anything you can imagine with a second operator controlling the camera’s movements as the first operator moves around set. Achieve perfect framing and complete more complex camera movements by working together and making your camera’s motions completely independent of the person holding it.
The DJI Ronin-M 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer costs $1,399. Follow the link to read more about the new handheld camera stabilization gimbal Ronin-M.