Support for Ronin Series

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Gimbal
SmoothTrack gives a single gimbal operator the ability to transform their tilt and pan movements on the gimbal into smooth and stabilized camera angle changes. This makes framing wide-angle or close scenes significantly easier for a single operator.
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It weighs 4.20kg (9.26lbs), including the handlebar and battery.
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The maximum load weight of the Ronin is 7.25kg (16lbs).
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It currently supports cameras with a maximum depth of 140 mm (measured from the CG), a maximum height of 225 mm, and a maximum width of 195mm. The maximum load weight is 7.25kg (16lbs). Cameras such as the BMPCC, BMCC, Canon 1Dc, Canon 5D MK II, Canon 5D MK III, Canon 6D, Canon 7D, Canon C100, Canon C300, Canon C500, Nikon D800, Panasonic GH3/GH4, Red Epic/Scarlet, Sony Nex7, among others, can be used.
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No. No tools are needed to balance the camera. Changing the setup for different camera arrangements is quick and simple. (Please balance the camera as better as you can. See the video how to balance the camera.)
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There are three different modes of operation. These allow the Ronin to be used in different scenarios. They are Upright mode, Underslung mode, and Briefcase mode.
The default operation mode is Underslung mode.
To switch to Upright mode from Underslung mode, turn the Ronin so the front faces toward you. Flip the gimbal over to bring the camera closer to eye level for a higher perspective.
To switch to Briefcase mode from Underslung mode, turn the handlebar 90 degrees from the gimbal, then swing the handlebar downward until the mode automatically changes. Briefcase mode must be activated in the Assistant app.
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Two type accessories have been made available for the use of larger cameras.
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Two regulated 12V P-taps, one 500mAH full size USB connector, and one DJI Lightbridge HD Video Downlink port offer a convenient power source for other equipment, all while keeping the wiring to a minimum. The Ronin/Ronin-m cannot provide power for additional cameras.
An optional battery power distributer can be installed on the Ronin-mx, provide power for additional cameras.
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The Ronin-M is much lighter, more compact, easier to transport, and offers the ability to shoot in a wider variety of shooting scenarios when space and flexibility are key. Perfect for aspiring and professional filmmakers, the Ronin-M makes DJI’s world-class stabilization technology accessible to a wider range of creators.While the original Ronin is still suitable for those who require maximum carrying capacity for full setups that would include very heavy cameras, large lenses, and other professional tools to be used together, the Ronin-M is powerful enough to hold and stabilize setups for most shooting situation
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It weighs 2.3kg (5lbs), almost half the weight of the original Ronin, including the handlebar and battery.
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The maximum load weight of the Ronin-M is 3.6kg (8lbs).
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The Ronin-M supports a wide variety of camera systems that weigh less than 3.6kg (8lbs). This includes the Sony A7S, Canon 5D, Nikon D800, Panasonic GH4, and more. The Ronin-M can be easily balanced and auto-tunes to support your preferred setup.
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The Ronin-M has a dedicated carrying case, but you need to purchase it separately.
Notice: Ronin-mx has not a dedicated carrying case now, and the Ronin-m's one is not compatible with Ronin-MX.
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No. The system battery, motors, and other electronic equipment are not waterproof.
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The Ronin-MX has been designed for use both in the sky and on the ground and communicates directly with the DJI A3 flight controller. The Ronin-MX can be mounted on the Matrice 600 in just minutes, so that you can easily go from shooting handheld to capturing footage from above.
The Ronin and Ronin-M are designed specifically for use on the ground and we do not recommend using them in the air.
The Ronin-MX includes all the functionality of the Ronin and Ronin-M, i.e. Three Operation Modes, built-in receiver and remote control, and is also compatible with DJI Assistant 2 and DJI GO, for controlling gimbal settings.
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Yes. The Ronin-MX is able to handle high G-force environments and changes in acceleration and deceleration speeds (i.e. car racing) to create stable footage with preserved horizon. When flying, the Ronin-MX communicates directly with the DJI A3 Flight Controller and reacts immediately to the pilot’s inputs, so that it is always in sync with the platform’s movements. Furthermore, the motors of the Ronin-MX are stronger than on the Ronin and Ronin-M, making it more powerful and at the same time, reduces noise when filming.
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The reference load weight of the Ronin-MX is 10 lbs (4.5 kg).
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It weighs 6.11 lbs (2.77 kg), including handlebars and battery.
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The Ronin-MX supports a wide variety of camera systems that weigh less than 4.5kg (10lbs). This includes ARRI ALEXA Mini, Canon 5D MK III, Panasonic GH3, Black Magic Cinema Camera, Canon 6D, Panasonic GH4, Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera, Canon 7D, RED EPIC, Canon 1Dc, Canon C100, Sony Alpha 7 Series, Canon 5D MK II, Nikon D800. The Ronin-MX can be easily balanced and auto-tunes to support your preferred setup.
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Puchase a battery power distributor, an additional battery, RED power cables, an extention set, and a RED upper camera mounting plate.
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If you want to shoot the ground vertically with the aircraft, you need to mount the RED camera up side down. The gimbal can rotate the pitch axis of the camera to -135°.
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During testing, the gimbal worked normally at the speed of 120 kilometers per hour. No current test data is available at higher speeds.
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No. In most cases, vibrations will be caused by improper assembly. To eliminate vibrations, make sure that the lens support is correctly assembled and that the gimbal is properly balanced, before powering on the unit. If there are still vibrations within your unit after powering on the gimbal, adjust the stiffness of each axis until the vibrations disappear.
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Please make sure that your gimbal firmware is of the latest version by connecting the gimbal to the DJI Assistant software for Windows or Mac OS X and check the firmware version under the “Upgrade” tab. Additionally, confirm that the gimbal is correctly balanced before powering the unit on, as improper balance could cause high temperatures.
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Make sure that the lens support is correctly assembled before powering on and that the gimbal is properly balanced. If the issue still exists after powering on the gimbal, adjust the stiffness of each axis and increase the deadband of each axis.
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Please make sure that Briefcase mode is turned off and increase the speed and lower the deadband of the roll-axis. You can set these parameters through the DJI Assistant app for Android or iOS, or through the DJI Assistant software for Windows and Mac OS X.
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Remote Controller
Yes. The gimbal supports 2.4Ghz remote controls and has a D-Bus port if you wish to use a non-DJI receiver.
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Once Ronin-MX is used on M600, its standard remote controller will be invalid to use. But the remote controller of M600 can be configured to control the rotation of the three axle of Ronin-MX.
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Assistant App
The DJI Assistant App allows easy configuration of all system parameters on the fly via Bluetooth.
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Generally, there's no initial password or an initial password as "space bar".
Now only IOS 1.1.28 Assistant supports Ronin-mx, the App of Android is coming soon.
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It is normal for the gimbal to vibrate and emit noise during the Auto Tune Stability calibration.
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Whenever you change cameras or add/remove accessories that change the weight of the camera, you must manually rebalance the gimbal and then use Auto Tune Stability to calibrate it.
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After the firmware upgrade, restore the default settings in Assistant Software and then conduct stability adjustment afterwards.
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There is no default password set for the gimbal. If you forget your password, please connect your gimbal to the DJI Assistant software for Windows or Mac OS X, click “Reset Password”, and then connect the gimbal to the DJI Assistant app for Android or iOS to reset your password.
If the Ronin-MX has a default password, please enter six "space bar".
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Single Axis Follow mode instructs your gimbal to apply SmoothTrack to only one axis of motion, while keeping your camera perfectly stable and still on the other two axes. For example, this can be used to only allow SmoothTrack to move your camera along the pan axis, while ignoring any accidental motions that would otherwise tilt or roll the camera along those axes.
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Battery and Charger
With the old 3400mAh 4S smart battery fully charged, the Ronin can run for over 4 hours, depending on the attached camera rig and gimbal usage.
With the new 4350mAh 4S smart battery fully charged, the Ronin can run for over 6 hours, depending on the attached camera rig and gimbal usage.
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The Ronin includes only one battery, but there are three positions reserved for storing extra batteries.
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The old battery needs approximately 60 minutes. The new battery needs around 95 minutes.
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We suggest charging the new battery with the new charger, since the old charger can only charge 90% capacity of the new battery. And you must charge the old battery with the old charger.
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With the old 3400mAh 4S smart battery fully charged, the Ronin-M can run for over 6 hours, depending on the attached camera rig and gimbal usage.With the new 1580mAh 4S smart battery fully charged, the Ronin-M can run for over 3 hours, depending on the attached camera rig and gimbal usage.
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The Ronin-M includes two batteries.The Ronin-M you bought earlier includes one battery.
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The original Ronin battery can be used with the Ronin-M, but the Ronin-M battery cannot be used in the original Ronin.
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The old battery needs approximately 60 minutes.The new battery needs around 70 minutes.
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Yes. The battery that comes in the box with the Ronin-MX is the same as the Ronin-M battery (1580 mAh). You can also add a second Ronin or Ronin-M battery to the Ronin-MX to power a camera or accessories.
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The Ronin-MX’s 1580 mAh battery lasts for approximately 3 hours.
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The runtime varies depending on the camera. When used with a RED Raven recording 4K video, the 4S 4350 mAh Ronin battery lasts for about 60 minutes.
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Approximately 70 minutes.
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Aerial Mode
The flying platform must have enough payload capacity and stability to carry the full weight of the Ronin plus your accessories. Please note that unlike the Zenmuse series of gimbals, the Ronin does not have rubber dampers.
The Ronin and Ronin-M are designed specifically for use on the ground and we do not recommend using them in the air.
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The maximum weight that can be carried by the M600 is 13.2 lbs (6.0kg). As the Ronin-MX weighs 4.74 lbs (2.15 kg, including vibration absorber), the maximum weight that you can fly with the M600 is 8.49 lbs (3.85 kg).
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M600 is integrated with Lightbridge 2, you can use HDMI cable to connect camera to Lightbridge 2. But the cable may obstruct the rotation of gimbal. SRW-60G is an optional device for transmitting the scene signal of the camera to the Lightbridge 2 wirelessly, which enables the gimbal to rotate continuously without the needs for returning to central position.
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During flight, gimbal parameters can be configured and the shutter can be controller via DJI Go, recording and focus can be controlled by using the shutter controller and Follow Focus modules. Parameters of the camera, such as ISO, cannot be configured on the DJI GO.
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Ensure the vibration absorbers have been mounted to Ronin-MX and shoot in an environment with mild wind or without wind. Also, decreasing the shutter speed can eliminate the jello effect.
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ISO of the camera needs to be decreased and a small aperture should be used. In environments with bright sunlight, an ND filter can be added to minimize the effect.
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It is strongly recommended to limit spacing of the Yaw axis to left 179 and right 179 after power-on, which can prevent the gimbal getting stuck. It will be set by default on firmware 2.0.
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1. Set the M600+Ronin-MX on the horizontal ground, calibrate the gimbal in the DJI GO.
2. If gimbal calibration is failed, calibrate the IMU of M600 first, then calibrate the gimbal.
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No. Ronin-MX can't get the flight attitude information from A2.
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Accessories
A connection port for the DJI Lightbridge is provided on the power distribution box.
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Follow focus systems and matte boxes can be easily mounted on the Ronin series by using industry standard dual 15mm segmented rods. The segmented rods may be customized to different lengths, depending on your camera and lens setup. Two regulated 12V P-taps and one 500mAH full size USB connector offer a convenient power source for various accessories, including follow focus systems, HD video downlinks, and others.
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In SmoothTrack mode, the gimbal will automatically point the camera where you want it to go. A single thumb control will be made available for the gimbal for greater control.
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The optional battery plate is not included with purchase.
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The DJI Ronin Grip is an accessory designed for convenient placement and transportation of the Ronin series. It comes in two sizes, one for the Ronin and one for the Ronin-M and Ronin-MX.
A larger grip surface allows easy transfers of the Ronin between camera ops, making it ideal for long takes. When not in use, the entire Ronin-MX can be placed against a wall or car, making it possible to pause during a shoot without the Ronin stand.
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The SRW-60G is an accessory designed for short-range (approx. 10m) video transmission. It enables video data to be transmitted from the camera to the Lightbridge 2, giving the pilot a live HD view of the camera on the M600. By using different types of transmission cables, you can also use the SRW-60G as a short range video transmitter for other uses than with the Ronin-MX. The SRW-60G unit is prohibited for flight in North America.
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The DJI Remote Start/Stop is an accessory designed for remotely controlling the camera start/stop during video recording, and shutter control for still photography. When used in the air with the Ronin-MX and M600, it can control the camera up to the maximum range of the Lightbridge 2 (3.1 miles).
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The shutter controller requires different shutter connection cables according to the shutter ports of the camera. Common camera brands (Sony, Canon, Panasonic, RED, Hasselblad and BMCC) are supported.
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When using the Lightbridge 2 and the DJI Focus with Focus Expansion, the focus/aperture can be controlled over a range of up to 3.1 miles (5 km). When connected directly to the DJI Focus, the control range is about 100 m.
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Balance weight units will be made in the future.
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Safety tips-Intelligent Battery Use and Maintenance
Safety tips-Intelligent Battery Use and Maintenance