The latest version of DJI’s handheld or mountable camera stabilisation technology comes equipped with a touchscreen controller and is able to handle a payload of up to 30lbs (13kgs).
Announced at NAB, the increase means that it can carry double the weight the previous version could handle.The DJI Ronin 2’s motors are five times more powerful than the original model’s as a result.
Although the gimbal stabilises on three axes at speeds up to 75mph, there’s also a special two-axis mode designed for use with Steadicams.
The carbon fibre camera cage is now much larger, and features extendable arms the company says will accept cameras ranging from DSLRs to high end cinema rigs.
The remote control offers control over dual band 2.4/5.8 GHz frequencies for two-person operation at a range of nearly one mile. The built-in 1000nit screen touchscreen allows control of connected Red cameras as well as adjustment of gimbal parameters.
Batteries are claimed to offer 2.5 hours of runtime each when being used to power both the gimbal and a Red Dragon camera. New software includes an improved panorama function and timelapse functionality.
DJI introduced the original Ronin stabiliser three years ago at NAB.
No pricing has been revealed but the device will be available in Q2. The original Ronin can be bought for around £1500.