Drone manufacturer, DJI, has launched a new 4K cinematography system for professional filmmakers that makes high-end productions more efficient.

The new DJI Ronin 4D professional 4K cinematography system. (Source: DJI.)

The new DJI Ronin 4D camera combines a full-frame Zenmuse X9 gimbal camera with 4-axis stabiliser and LiDAR focusing with a highly capable video transmission and control system. Designed and built to the exacting standards of professional filmmakers, its flagship proprietary chipset fuels an intelligent image processing system, CineCore 3.0, which delivers an internal 8K RAW codec with precise colour reproduction, advanced assistive functions with a high-performance AI engine, and multi-link monitoring and control with low-latency image processing. Zenmuse X9-6K supports up to 6K/60fps and 4K/120fps, and Zenmuse X9-8K up to 8K/75fps, giving users multiple options for capturing cinema-quality footage. The camera’s built-in nine-stop physical ND filters make it easy to adjust to changing lighting conditions and capture scenes with rich colour grades, regardless of shooting scenarios.

The Ronin 4D accepts interchangeable lens with a mount designed to allow use of DJI’s proprietary DL mount, Leica M mount, and other mounts with short-flange focal distances. To meet the needs of a wide range of users, DJI Ronin 4D offers three storage methods. USB SSD provides 4K projects with a cost-effective solution. The CFexpress Type-B card offers compatibility and stability. DJI’s proprietary PROSSD 1TB delivers the best performance and highest stability for internal recording at maximum resolution and frame rate. For sound recording, DJI Ronin 4D has built-in microphones to support 2-channel 24-bit audio. It also has two 3.5mm jacks on the body and two XLR ports on the Expansion Plate for additional input and output options. Like Ronin 2 and Inspire 2, DJI Ronin 4D uses the TB50 Intelligent Battery, which offers up to 2.5 hours of shooting time. Even in extreme weather conditions, the TB50 battery is still reliable with the help of auto-heating technology.

The DJI Ronin 4D is available in 8K and 6K combos. The 6K version features the Main Body, a Zenmuse X9-6K Gimbal Camera, LiDAR Range Finder, High-Bright Main Monitor, Hand Grips, Top Handle, TB50 Intelligent Battery, and Carrying Case; it is priced at AU$10,699 and will be available from the Australian DJI  store and through other channels starting in December. The 8K version features a more powerful Zenmuse X9-8K Gimbal Camera and a PROSSD 1TB; it is priced at $AU16,399 and will be available from store.dji.com and other channels at a later date. The 4D Video Transmitter, High-Bright Remote Monitor, and DJI PROSSD 1TB are available separately. Click here for more information.