To get the ball rolling just before NAB has officially started, DJI Ronin 2 is the latest product announcement released. An addition to DJI's next generation 3-axis gimbal stabilisers, the new Ronin 2 has a capacity of handling up to 13 kgs / 30Ibs payload.
Proving to be up to five times more powerful than its predecessor (DJI Ronin 3-Axis Stabilized Handheld Gimbal System), the new gimbal has some exciting extra features such as an integrated touchscreen on the body, quick release mount, camera cage, 50mm extendable arms and more.
DJI Ronin 2 - Legacy: A Short Film Shot on Ronin 2
DJI Ronin 2 Highlights:
Upgraded high torque motors allow it to support a wider range of cameras, resist high winds and G-forces caused when mounted to a car and keep it moving smoothly in flight.
Designed with detachable Grip allowing the stabiliser to stand up on its own and is easily separated when the lower part of the hand grip is not needed. Compatible with cable cams, drones, cranes, Steadicams and more.
The simplicity of Ronin has been amplified with Ronin 2, making setup and use easier than ever. Everything, from mounting cameras to balancing and tuning, powering accessories and transportation has been tweaked and refined for ease and speed.
INTELLIGENT AND INTEGRATED:
Power systems are now tightly integrated into Ronin 2, capable of powering its motors and the attached camera and accessories without dangling cables or multiple power systems. As it uses a dual battery system, filmmakers can hot swap to keep the camera and accessories powered and maximize shooting time.
Designed to maximise reliability, from materials to the splash-proof enclosed motor design, cable management, and redundancy. Built with carbon fiber and featuring ultra durable self-heating batteries to ensure stable power output for high-performance in temperatures as low as -4°F (-20°C) and high heat environments.
The DJI Ronin 2 is set to be available in the second quarter of 2017, however, no pricing has been advised yet. More information can be found at DJI official website here.