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DJI Announces new Ronin Gimbals: RS 3 and RS 3 Pro

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DJI has just made the battle better cameras and gimbals at lot easier for creators. I stepped away from gimbals for several years but now I’m back after seeing what DJI has produced in the RS 3 Pro and to a lesser extent the RS 3.

Everything is faster with these gimbals. From the the new automated axis lock system to one-tap calibration the RS 3 and RS 3 Pro will make the shooting process at lot smoother. DJI says its 3rd-Gen RS stabilisation algorithm improves performance by 20%.

“The needs and requirements of the content community are extremely important to us,” said Paul Pan, Senior Product Line Manager at DJI.

“Ever since the introduction of the first Ronin back in 2014, we’ve continually gained feedback from industry professionals on how we can enhance our products to cater to their evolving needs.

“Implementing this feedback, we’ve optimised the design, stabilisation, and gimbal control to create next-generation, highly effective, and reliable stabilisers designed for unparalleled efficiency. Furthermore, we don’t just stop at stabilisation.

“We understand the importance of video transmission and the various pain points faced in large, complex venues.

“Whether it’s dealing with range, lagging images, or lost signals, the new DJI Transmission addresses these issues and offers an incredible 20,000-foot on-ground transmission distance.”

RS 3 PRO

The arms are constructed from one uncut piece of carbon fibre – just like Ronin 2 – makes RS 3 Pro lighter and stronger than the jointed carbon fibre material used on previous stabilisers. They have also been extended to allow for more balancing space for commonly used professional cameras like the Sony FX6, Canon C70, and RED Komodo, and the structure has been optimised to keep its weight at 1.5kg1 (3.3lbs) with a 4.5kg (10lbs) tested payload capability.

A redesigned axes-locking system means that the process is now automated. By simply turning on the gimbal, the automated axis locks release and unfold the gimbal, allowing 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. There’s also no need for repetitive balancing with position memory via quick-release plates, enabling fast mounting with the perfect balance of the payload. Furthermore, the addition of a Bluetooth Shutter Button supports automatic connection without the need to connect a camera control cable.

RS 3 models are also easier to configure with a brand-new 1.8-inch OLED full-colour touchscreen. Most gimbal setups can be done directly without connecting to the mobile app, while the UI and interface logic have been redesigned to put all controls rights at your fingertips. This includes a physical gimbal mode switch that operators can slide to alternate between pan follow, pan and tilt follow, and FPV modes instantly.

Manual Lenses

Manual lenses can bring focusing challenges for solo shooters involved in professional projects. RS 3 Pro carries Ronin 4D’s advanced LiDAR focusing technology to create the new DJI LiDAR Range Finder (RS), capable of projecting 43,200 ranging points within a 14-meter indoor area. A next-generation focus motor provides torque three times stronger with one-step mounting, enabling autofocus on manual lenses with no need for repetitive calibration. Furthermore, 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, creating ActiveTrack Pro. With target identification and tracking more sensitive and accurate than ever before, RS 3 Pro will enable professional cameras to maintain a steady, clear shot in even more dynamic scenarios. 

Evolving Product Ecosystem

With its dual RSA/NATO port and battery port, RS 3 Pro can connect to various accessories such as the new Briefcase Handle, Twist Grip Dual Handle, and Tethered Control Handle, opening up a variety of shooting options.

The DJI RS SDK protocol enables third-party manufacturers and individual developers to create customised shooting solutions for RS 3 Pro to build an even richer ecosystem with more developers. Whether filming from a moving vehicle, with a jib or Steadicam, or from a cable cam or slider, RS 3 Pro provides anyone with comprehensive shooting solutions and greater creative possibilities.

SPECS DJI RS 3 PRO

Peripheral

  • Accessory Port

  • RSA/NATO Ports
    1/4″-20 Mounting Hole
    Cold Shoe
    Video Transmission/Focus Motor Port (USB-C)
    RSS Camera Control Port (USB-C)
    Focus Motor Port (USB-C)

  • Battery

  • Model: BG30-1950 mAh-15.4V
    Type: LiPo 4S
    Capacity: 1950 mAh
    Energy: 30 Wh
    Max. Runtime: 12 hours [1]
    Charging Time: Approx. 1.5 hours (using 24W charger; it is recommended to use QC 2.0 or PD protocol chargers)
    Suggested Charging Temperature: 5° to 40° C (41° to 104° F)

  • Connections

  • Bluetooth 5.0
    Charging Port (USB-C)

  • Ronin App Requirements

  • iOS 11.0 or above
    Android 7.0 or above

  • Languages Supported by the Touchscreen

  • English, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, German, French, Korean, Japanese, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Thai

Working Performance

  • Tested Payload

  • 4.5 kg (10 lbs)

  • Maximum Controlled Rotation Speed

  • Pan: 360°/s
    Tilt: 360°/s
    Roll: 360°/s

  • Mechanical Range

  • Pan axis: 360° continuous rotation
    Roll axis: -95° to +240°
    Tilt axis: -112° to +214°

Mechanical & Electrical Characteristics

  • Operating Frequency

  • 2.400-2.484 GHz

  • Bluetooth Transmitter Power

  • <8 dBm

  • Operating Temperature

  • -20° to 45° C (-4° to 113° F)

  • Weight

  • Gimbal: Approx. 1,143 g (2.51 lbs)
    Grip: Approx. 265 g (0.58 lbs)
    Extended Grip/Tripod (Metal): Approx. 226 g (0.49 lbs)
    Upper and Lower Quick-Release Plates: Approx. 107 g (0.23 lbs)

  • Gimbal Dimensions

  • Folded: 268×276×68 mm (L×W×H, excluding camera, grip, and the Extended Grip/Tripod)
    Unfolded: 415×218×195 mm (L×W×H, height includes grip and excludes the Extended Grip/Tripod)

DJI Ronin Image Transmitter

  • Connections

  • Power/Communication Port (USB-C)
    HDMI Port (Mini HDMI)
    RSS Camera Control Port (USB-C)

  • Expansion Port

  • Cold Shoe

  • Operating Frequency

  • 2.400-2.484 GHz
    5.725-5.850 GHz

  • Weight

  • 126 g (0.27 lbs)

  • Dimensions

  • Length: 82×63×24 mm (L×W×H)

  • Transmitter Power (EIRP)

  • 2.400-2.484 GHz:
    <25 dBm (FCC)
    <20 dBm (CE/SRRC/MIC)

    5.725-5.850 GHz:
    <25 dBm (FCC/SRRC)
    <14 dBm (CE)

  • Battery

  • Capacity: 2970 mAh
    Compatible Charger: 5 V/2 A
    Charging Time: Approx. 2.5 hours
    Operating Time: Approx. 3.5 hours

  • Transmission Range

  • 200 m (SRRC/FCC) [2]
    100 m (CE) [2]

  • Latency

  • 60 ms

  • Operating Current/Voltage

  • 900 mA/3.7 V

  • Operating Temperature

  • 0° to 45° C (32° to 113° F)

DJI LiDAR Range Finder (RS)

  • Accessory Port

  • Cold Shoe
    1/4″-20 Mounting Hole
    USB-C Port
    USB-C Power/CVBS/CAN Data Port

  • Image Sensor

  • Resolution: 448×298 on the RS touchscreen
    FOV: 57.4° (horizontal), 44.6° (vertical), 70.1° (diagonal)
    Frame Rate: 30fps
    Focal Length: 30mm Equivalent

  • ToF Sensor

  • Resolution: 240×180
    Sensing Range: 0.5 to 14 m [3]
    FOV: 57.4° (horizontal), 44.6° (vertical), 70.1° (diagonal)
    Frequency: 25 Hz
    Focal Length: 30mm equivalent
    Distance Error: 1%

  • Machine Learning

  • Frequency: 30 Hz
    Tracking Subjects: Can recognise up to five subjects at the same time, and choose one to follow
    Smart Object Identification: Human face, head, and body

  • Electrical Properties

  • Power Consumption: 6.8 W
    Input: 7 to 16 V

  • Operating Temperature

  • -20° to 45° C (-4° to 113° F)

  • Mechanical Properties

  • Dimensions: 66×57×24 mm (L×W×H)
    Weight: Approx. 130 g (0.28 lbs)
    Mounting Plate Height: 30 mm

  • Lenses that Do Not Need Calibration

  • DZOFILM Vespid Cyber 35 mm
    DZOFILM Vespid Cyber 50 mm
    DZOFILM Vespid Cyber 75 mm

Notes:

1. Measured with the equipment in a level and stationary state, the gimbal balanced, three axes in an active state, and the battery only powering the gimbal.
2. In open environments free of obstructions or interference.
3. In environments with a brightness level of 80,000 lux or below.

RS 3

A redesigned axes-locking system means that the process is now automated. By simply turning on the gimbal, the automated axis locks release and unfold the gimbal, allowing 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. There’s also no need for repetitive balancing with position memory via quick-release plates, enabling fast mounting with the perfect balance of the payload. Furthermore, the addition of a Bluetooth Shutter Button supports automatic connection without the need to connect a camera control cable.     

Weighing in at just under 1.3 kg (2.8 lbs), RS 3 can easily be held in one hand, while its just under 3kg (6.6lbs) tested payload capacity is more than enough to support the majority of mainstream devices.

Thanks to the 3rd-Gen RS Stabilisation Algorithm, a 20% improved performance over RSC 2 can be seen, making it easy to operate while shooting at low angles, running, or even filming from a moving vehicle. For lenses with focal lengths of up to 100mm, SuperSmooth mode aids stabilisation even further.

With a brand-new battery grip providing up to 12 hours of battery life, creators can concentrate on the action without worrying about power. RS 3 features a quick-release cartridge structure and supports PD fast charging at 18 watts. The battery can be charged independently or even during use, allowing users to operate non-stop.

SPECS DJI RS 3

Peripheral

  • Accessory Port

  • NATO Ports
    1/4″-20 Mounting Hole
    Cold Shoe
    Video Transmission/Focus Motor Port (USB-C)
    RSS Camera Control Port (USB-C)
    Focus Motor Port (USB-C)

  • Battery

  • Model: BHX711-3000-7.2V
    Type: 2S
    Capacity: 3000 mAh
    Energy: 21 Wh
    Max. Runtime: 12 hours [1]
    Charging Time: Approx. 2.5 hours when using 18W quick charging (supports PD protocol)
    Suggested Charging Temperature: 5° to 40° C (41° to 104° F)

  • Connections

  • Bluetooth 5.0
    Charging Port (USB-C)

  • Ronin App Requirements

  • iOS 11.0 or above
    Android 7.0 or above

  • Languages Supported by the Touchscreen

  • English, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, German, French, Korean, Japanese, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Thai

Working Performance

  • Tested Payload

  • 3 kg (6.6 lbs)

  • Maximum Controlled Rotation Speed

  • Pan: 360°/s
    Tilt: 360°/s
    Roll: 360°/s

  • Mechanical Range

  • Pan axis: 360° continuous rotation
    Roll axis: -95° to +240°
    Tilt axis: -112° to +214°

Mechanical & Electrical Properties

  • Operating Frequency

  • 2.400-2.484 GHz

  • Bluetooth Transmitter Power

  • <8 dBm

  • Operating Temperature

  • -20° to 45° C (-4° to 113° F)

  • Weight

  • Gimbal: Approx. 990 g (2.18 lbs)
    Grip: Approx. 200 g (0.44 lbs)
    Extended Grip/Tripod (Plastic): Approx. 183 g (0.4 lbs)
    Upper and Lower Quick-Release Plates: Approx. 107 g (0.23 lbs)

  • Dimensions

  • Folded: 254×230×68 mm (L×W×H, excluding camera, grip, and the Extended Grip/Tripod)
    Unfolded: 364×187×170 mm (L×W×H, height includes the grip and excludes the Extended Grip/Tripod)

DJI Ronin Image Transmitter

  • Connections

  • Power/Communication Port (USB-C)
    HDMI Port (Mini HDMI)
    RSS Camera Control Port (USB-C)

  • Expansion Port

  • Cold Shoe

  • Operating Frequency

  • 2.400-2.484 GHz
    5.725-5.850 GHz

  • Weight

  • 126 g (0.27 lbs)

  • Dimensions

  • 82×63×24 mm (L×W×H)

  • Transmitter Power (EIRP)

  • 2.400-2.484 GHz:
    <25 dBm (FCC)
    <20 dBm (CE/SRRC/MIC)

    5.725-5.850 GHz:
    <25 dBm (FCC/SRRC)
    <14 dBm (CE)

  • Battery

  • Capacity: 2970 mAh

  • Compatible Charger: 5V/2A

  • Charging Time: Approx. 2.5 hours

  • Max Battery Life: Approx. 3.5 hours

  • Transmission Range

  • 200 m (SRRC/FCC) [2]
    100 m (CE) [2]

  • Latency

  • 60 ms

  • Operating Current/Voltage

  • 900 mAh, 3.7V

  • Operating Temperature

  • 0° to 45° C (32° to 113° F)

Notes:

1. Measured with the equipment in a level and stationary state, the gimbal balanced, three axes in an active state, and the battery only powering the gimbal.
2. In open environments free of obstructions or interference.

Aside from the two new gimbals, DJI announced DJI Transmission.

This High-Bright Remote Monitor is equipped with a 7-inch wide-gamut touchscreen with a brightness of up to 1,500 nits. It comes standard with a tempered glass screen protector and professional monitor hood to deliver rich, true-to-life colors, even in strong lighting conditions. With a 1920×1200 resolution, the screen displays a non-intrusive interface (OSD), with visible details like shooting parameters to ensure easily accessible information and seamless monitoring.

Compared with conventional solutions, DJI Transmission integrates a high-bright monitor with a built-in receiver, providing optimum portability and efficient setup to help you get started fast in any setting.

The remote monitor comes with a built-in image processing chip that is the same as the one used on Ronin 4D. This allows it to offer many features in addition to monitoring for integrated and efficient receiving, monitoring, control, and recording.

Compared with conventional solutions, DJI Transmission integrates a high-bright monitor with a built-in receiver, providing optimum portability and efficient setup to help you get started fast in any setting.

The remote monitor comes with a built-in image processing chip that is the same as the one used on Ronin 4D. This allows it to offer many features in addition to monitoring for integrated and efficient receiving, monitoring, control, and recording.

SPECS DJI TRANSMISSION

  • Weight

  • Video Transmitter Weight: Approx. 350 g / 0.77 lbs (excluding antennas)
    High-Bright Remote Monitor Weight: Approx. 727 g / 1.6 lbs (excluding antennas)

  • Dimensions

  • Video Transmitter: 127×87×26 mm (L×W×H, excluding antennas)
    High-Bright Remote Monitor: 213×135×51 mm (L×W×H, excluding antennas)

  • Operating Frequency

  • “Non DFS Frequency Band:
    2.4000-2.4835 GHz
    5.150-5.250 GHz
    5.725-5.850 GHz

    DFS Frequency Band:
    5.250-5.350 GHz
    5.470-5.600 GHz
    5.650-5.725 GHz”

  • Transmitter Power (EIRP)

  • 2.4000-2.4835 GHz:
    <33 dBm (FCC)
    <20 dBm (SRRC/CE/MIC)

    5.150-5.250 GHz:
    <23 dBm (FCC/SRRC/MIC)

    5.250-5.350 GHz:
    <30 dBm (FCC)
    <23 dBm (SRRC/MIC)

    5.470-5.600 GHz, 5.650-5.725 GHz:
    <30 dBm (FCC)
    <23 dBm (CE/MIC)

    5.725-5.850 GHz:
    <33 dBm (FCC/SRRC)
    <14 dBm (CE)

  • Max Bandwidth

  • 40 MHz

  • Max Bitrate

  • 50 Mbps

  • Power Consumption

  • 11 W

  • Power Supply Voltage

  • 6 to 18 V

  • Output Voltage

  • Power Output Port: 6 to 18 V

  • Operating Time

  • Video Transmitter: 3 hours 40 minutes [1]
    High-Bright Remote Monitor: 2 hours [1]

  • Input Video Format

  • 3G SDI: YCbCr 4:2:2 10-bit
    HDMI RGB 4:4:4
    1080p: 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60fps
    1080i: 50/59.94/60fps
    720p: 50/59.94/60fps

  • Output Video Format

  • 3G SDI: YCbCr 4:2:2 10-bit
    1080p: 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60fps
    1080i: 50/59.94/60fps
    720p: 50/59.94/60fps

  • Input Audio Format

  • SDI embedded, HDMI embedded

  • Output Audio Format

  • PCM

  • Video Transmission System

  • O3 Pro

  • Max Video Bitrate

  • 50 Mbps

  • Video Transmission Latency

  • 68 ms [2]
    100 ms [3]

  • Video Coding Format

  • H.264

  • Max Transmission Distance

  • 6 km (FCC) [4]
    4 km (CE/SRRC/MIC) [4]

  • Max Bandwidth

  • 40 MHz

  • Operating Temperature

  • -10° to 45° C (14° to 113° F)

  • Mirror Control Mode Supported Camera Models

  • ZV1/A7 III/A7S III/A7M III/A7R III/A7R IV/A7 IV/FX3/A7S II/A6600/A6400 and all Sony cameras that support BRAVIA (HDMI control).

Notes:

1. Measured at room temperature (25° C/77° F) with a fully charged WB37 battery.
2. Measured when shooting 1080p/60fps video.
3. Measured when shooting 1080p/24fps video.
4. In open environments free of obstructions or interference.

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