DJI has added two new gimbals plus a new wireless video transmitter that combines reception, monitoring, control and recording capabilities.
The DJI RS 3 with the Ronin image transmitter. (Source: DJI.)
The DJI RS 3 and DJI RS 3 Pro stabilising gimbals offer improvements to the classic and reliable Ronin series. Weighing just under 1.3 kg, the new DJI RS 3 gimbal can support loads up to just under 3 kg, allowing it to be used hand-held. It features a third-generation stabilisation algorithm with 20% better performance plus a redesigned system that automatically releases the axis locks when the device is switched on, enabling the operator to get started in seconds. Tapping the power button once will send the device into sleep mode, which makes powering on the device, stowing it away and relocating much faster and eliminating the need for repetitive balancing with position memory via quick-release plates, so the equipment can be set up quickly with a balanced payload.
For users with higher demands, RS 3 Pro offers a full suite of features as a versatile camera platform yet weighs only 1.5 kg but is able to support loads up to 4.5 kg. Arms constructed from one uncut piece of carbon fiber make it lighter and stronger and also allow for more balancing space for commonly used professional cameras like the Sony FX6, Canon C70, and RED Komodo. It also includes Ronin 4D’s advanced LiDAR focusing technology enabling autofocus on manual lenses with no need for repetitive calibration. The LiDAR Range Finder carries a DJI-developed chip identical to the one used in Ronin 4D and a built-in 30mm camera, boosting the computing power of ActiveTrack by more than 60 times and enabling professional cameras to maintain a steady, clear shot in more dynamic scenarios. Dual RSA/NATO and battery ports provide connections to various accessories such as the new Briefcase Handle, Twist Grip Dual Handle, and Tethered Control Handle, opening up a variety of shooting options.
Both models come with a new 1.8-inch OLED full-colour touchscreen that provides 80% more surface area, putting all controls rights at the user’s fingertips, including the new Bluetooth Shutter Button that supports automatic connection without requiring a camera control cable. The brand-new battery grip provides up to 12 hours of battery life and features a quick-release cartridge structure plus PD fast charging at 18 watts.
The new DJI Transmission is DJI’s first independent wireless video solution which combines reception, monitoring, control and recording in a single device. O3 Pro transmission technology provides a massive upgrade from traditional Wi-Fi transmission, offering crews an excellent remote visual and audio monitoring experience. On large sets like reality shows, DJI Transmission can work simultaneously with ten or more transmitters sending signals to transmit to ten devices. A High-Bright Remote Monitor has a built-in gyroscopic sensor that acts as a standalone motion controller for RS 3 Pro. And when combined with the Ronin 4D Hand Grips, the operator of an RS 3 Pro stabiliser can control the gimbal, focus, exposure, and start/stop a recording with both hands.
DJI PRO continues to collaborate with industry professionals while enhancing our products to cater to their evolving needs. As of August this year, Ronin 4D will support the Apple ProRes 4444 XQ codec, which is the highest-quality version of Apple ProRes for 4:4:4:4 image sources. Click here for more information about the new products.