General

Built-In Functions

Operation Modes
-Underslung Mode
-Upright Mode
-Briefcase Mode
-Handheld, Car Mount, Aerial & Tripod Mode

Axis Modes

-3-axis

-Pan-Lock

-Roll-360 (enabled through firmware update)
Built-in, independent IMU module
DJI Advanced 32-Bit ARM Processor
DJI Specialized Gimbal Drive Motors with Encoders
Dual Battery System
Bluetooth Module
D-Bus Receiver Supported
2.4 GHz/5.8 GHz Receiver
Temperature Sensors
Built-in Touch Panel
Built-in GPS
USB Type-C Connection
Power and Video Signal through Slip Ring

Mechanical & Electrical Characteristics

Working CurrentStatic current: 300 mA (@22.8 V)
Dynamic current: 500 mA (@22.8 V)
Locked motor current: Max 15 A (@22.8 V)
Run Time8 hours
2.5 hours (when powering gimbal, camera and accessories at the same time)
Operating Temperature-4°F ~ 122°F (-20°C ~ 50°C)
WeightIncluding handle bar: 14 lb (6.4 kg)
Excluding handle bar: 11 lb (5.0 kg)
Gimbal DimensionsExcluding handle bar: 350 mm (W) x 416 mm (D) x 530 mm (H)
Including handle bar: 630 mm (W) x 416 mm (D) x 720 mm (H)

Peripheral

Camera Tray DimensionsMaximum depth from the center of gravity on camera base plate: 245 mm
Maximum height measured from top of the camera base plate: 165 mm
Maximum width: 180 mm
Accessory Power Connections14.4 V x 4 Camera Cage (Combined 8 A), 14.4 V x 2 Pan Motor (Combined 4 A), 14 V x2 P-Tap (8 A)
GCU Input PowerIntelligent Battery: 4280 mAh-22.8 V
Connections2.4 GHz/5.8 GHz Remote Control, Bluetooth 4.0, USB Type-C
PC Assistant Software RequirementsWindows 7 or above; Mac OS X 10.11 or above
Mobile Assistant Software RequirementsiOS 9 or above; Android 4.4 or above

Working Performance

Load Weight (Reference Value)30 lbs (13.6 kg)
Angular Vibration Range± 0.02°
Maximum Controlled Rotation SpeedPan axis: 360°/s
Tilt axis: 360°/s
Roll axis: 360°/s
Mechanical Endpoint RangePan axis control: 360° continuous rotation
Tilt axis control: ±135°
Roll axis control: ±220°
Controlled Rotation RangePan axis control: 360° continuous rotation
Tilt axis control: ±135°
Roll axis control: ±30°

Intro

DJI - Ronin 2 : Wondrous Wildlife
DJI - Ronin 2 : Wondrous Wildlife
2017-10-19
DJI - Ronin 2: In the Driver’s Seat
DJI - Ronin 2: In the Driver’s Seat
2017-10-19
Ronin 2 x ReadyRig Showreel
Ronin 2 x ReadyRig Showreel
2017-09-06

Tutorials

DJI - Ronin 2 Tutorials - Quick Overview
DJI - Ronin 2 Tutorials - Quick Overview
2017-10-26
DJI - Ronin 2 Tutorials - Balance
DJI - Ronin 2 Tutorials - Balance
2017-10-26
DJI - Ronin 2 Tutorials - Screen & App
DJI - Ronin 2 Tutorials - Screen & App
2017-10-26

SOFTWARE

    iOS Version v1.0.1
    Android version v1.0.0
    * Scan QR code to download the app. Mobile Assistant Software Requirements: iOS version 9.0 or above/ Android system version 4.4 or above.

  • DJI Assistant 2 Release Notes
    2017-11-14
  • DJI Assistant 2 v.1.1.8
    2017-11-14
  • DJI Assistant 2 v.1.1.8
    2017-11-14

MANUALS

  • Ronin 2 Release Notes
    2017-10-26
  • Ronin 2 User Manual V1.0
    2017-09-30
  • Ronin 2 Quick Start Guide V1.0
    2017-11-10
  • Ronin 2 Disclaimer and Safety Guidelines
    2017-11-10
  • Ronin 2 In the Box
    2017-11-10
  • Ronin 2 Intelligent Battery Safety Guidelines
    2017-11-10
  • Ronin 2 Gebruikershandleiding (NL)V1.0
    2017-12-15
  • Ronin 2 Manual do Usuário (PT-BR) V1.0
    2017-12-15
  • Ronin 2 Manual do utilizador (PT-PT) V1.0
    2017-12-15
  • Ronin 2 Manuale utente (IT) V1.0
    2017-12-15
General

Like Ronin, Ronin 2 was designed for handheld camera applications. Now, Ronin 2 is more versatile with aerial, car-mounting, cablecam, and Steadicam capabilities. It is also compatible with a large number of professional cinema cameras and accessories like sunshades and filters.

Higher-torque motors allow Ronin 2 to support an increased payload of approximately 30 lbs (13.6 kg), while new stabilization algorithms combine data from multiple sensors to perform smoothly in high-stress environments.

For more reliability and convenience, new features include a dual-battery system, built-in screen, adjusting knob, GPS algorithm, camera control system, and power system. These provide Ronin users with unmatched stability, power, and reliability.

Ronin 2 weighs approximately 9 lbs (5.0 kg) and 12.1 lbs (6.4 kg) with the handle. It supports a rated payload of 30 lbs (13.6 kg).
Yes. Ronin 2 was created with stronger motors and its SmoothTrack algorithm has been enhanced for smoother performance. A new GPS module optimizes performance in high G-force situations.
Yes. All three previous modes of operation — Upright, Underslung, and Briefcase — are available in Ronin 2. In addition, users can now transition between Upright and underslung modes without changing the orientation of the camera. Users can also lock the yaw motor for 2-axis mode while using Ronin 2 with a Steadicam. Now you can lock each axis for an easier setup, better balance, and safer transportation.
The Ronin 2 is compatible with various setups, including handheld, rocker arm, car mounting, aerial shot, Ready-Rig, cablecam, and Steadicam.
The new yaw axis quick release mount in Ronin 2 means a faster setup in different scenarios, enabling an easier transition from handheld to car and aerial applications.
No. However, Ronin 2’s new hand and rig grip design come with a rotatable stand so that the whole gimbal system can stand upright on a flat surface. The grip is detachable and can be separated when standing is not required for shooting or transportation.

Quiescent current: 300 mA (@ 22.8 V)

Dynamic current: 500 mA (@ 22.8 V)

Stall current: maximum 15 A(@ 22.8 V)

-4 to 122°F (-20 to 50 °C).

The gimbal system resists low temperature and the intelligent battery has a self-heating function, so it can still perform well at temperatures as low as -4°F (-20°C).

Pan: 360°/s, 360°, 360° rotation

Tilt: 360°/s, ±135°, ±135

Roll: 360°/s, ±220°, ±30°

Ronin 2 introduces the following new intelligent shooting functions:

(1) CamAnchor: Records the information of gimbal movements and repeats gimbal parameter settings to improve shooting efficiency.

(2) Track: Creates smooth, dynamic timelapse footage.

Using the built-in screen, go to Setting.

In the General menu, enter Calibrate System and select Calibrate.

Intelligent Battery
Ronin 2 uses a 4280 mAh-22.8 V Intelligent Battery. The Inspire 2 uses the same battery and is compatible with Ronin 2.
No.

With two fully-charged TB50 Intelligent Batteries, the gimbal system will last up to 8 hours.

When powering Ronin 2 and a RED Dragon camera simultaneously, the Ronin 2 dual-battery system will last up to 2.5 hours.

When using the Inspire 2 charging hub, it will take approximately 90 minutes to fully charge both batteries.
Yes. We’ve redesigned the Ronin 2 power system to reflect that of the Inspire 2. The dual-battery system can prevent power interruption to the camera, monitor, or other equipment when swapping batteries. The battery compartment is detachable, so the weight of gimbal system can be reduced by a remote power supply. The detached battery compartment can output 14.8 V of power, and it can be used for charging other equipment.
A hot-swappable battery eliminates power-related downtime to ensure maximum available power. For example, when shooting a scene with batteries at low power, hot-swappable batteries allow you to change one of the batteries without turning off the camera system, gimbal, or accessories. Hot-swappable batteries thus allow you to shoot continuously and uninterrupted.
Yes. The battery system is designed with a P-TAP port that allows you to power your accessories with industry standard power cables connected to the 6-pin aviation sockets of the gimbal.
Peripheral Equipment

Ronin 2 is compatible with a large number of cameras including ARRI Alexa Mini, RED Dragon, ARRI Alexa XT, Blackmagic URSA mini, and Sony FS7.

The heaviest we’ve tested so far is the ARRI Alexa XT with a Canon CN7x17 KAS S Cine-Servo 17-120 mm lens. The maximum horizontal length between the camera mounting base center and the roll axis should not exceed 245 mm, the width of camera should not exceed 180 mm, and the height should not exceed 165 mm.

The largest lens tested on Ronin 2 with an Alexa Mini weighed about 6.6 lbs (3 kg). The largest possible size of lens depends on the camera used.
Through the new camera control module, Ronin 2 can adjust the parameters of specific types of camera. It can adjust the ISO, frame rate, resolution, and shutter.

Accessory power interface: 14.4 V x 4 Camera Cage (Combined 8 A), 14.4 V x 2 Pan Motor (Combined 4 A), 14 V x2 P-Tap (8 A);

Supported interface type: 2.4 GHz / 5.8 GHz remote control, Bluetooth 4.0, USB Type-C;

Through the power interface, Ronin 2 can charge various kinds of cameras. You can expand multiple power supply interfaces;

The gimbal uses an HD-SDI output.

Tuning software installation requirements: Windows 7 or above; Mac OS X 10.11 or above

Mobile device software installation requirements: iOS 9 or above; Android 4.4 or above

Intelligent Control
Yes. The new remote controller is smaller than before with a more functional joystick. It also supports dual control for the 2.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz frequency bands.
Users can now change the control speeds of the joystick directly on the remote controller by adjusting the corresponding knobs, without changing any settings in the gimbal assistant app or directly on Ronin 2.
The new gimbal assistant app has all the fundamental gimbal parameters such as SmoothTrack settings, motor stiffness, and gimbal operation modes. Included are new intelligent features that are studio-oriented such as Panorama, Timelapse and direct control of supported cameras.
Ronin 2’s new built-in ultra-bright touchscreen provides the convenience of changing gimbal settings without using a mobile device directly on the gimbal. With the built-in screen, users are now able to change most of the settings they see on the new gimbal assistant app.
Yes, but the current firmware does not currently support this function. An update in the future will enable touchscreen functionality.
Yes, you can.
Yes. The GPS module can solve tilt problems that may occur in high-speed movements. Users can also install an external GPS to offset the influences of occlusion and interference.

If the remote control joystick control exhibits deviation (e.g., joystick does not operate, the gimbal is stuck in rotation, or abnormal bias to an angle), go to the built-in touchscreen and enter Remote. Switch to Channel and check the tilt, roll and pan values. If any value is not at the median, you need to calibrate the remote control joystick. When calibrating, please power off Ronin 2.

Calibrating the Joystick

1) Press, then press and hold the C1, and C2 buttons until the remote controller emits a long beep. It will then repeat three short beeps, indicating that calibration has begun.

* WARNING: If you touch the joystick before calibration successfully begins, calibration will fail and you will need to repeat step 1.

2) After calibrations begins, move the joystick several times in various directions (up, down, left, right) to their mechanical limit points, and rotate the roller knob to the clockwise limit point and counterclockwise limit point;

3) Press and hold the C1 and C2 buttons again to finish the calibration. The controller will beep twice, indicating that the calibration is complete. No tone indicates that calibration has failed; you will need to repeat the steps above for re-calibration.

(1) On the Ronin 2’s built-in screen, select Setting. General, go to Bind Device, and select Start;

(2) While pressing and holding the power switch, turn on the remote control. The remote control indicator light will glow red;

(3) Press and hold the C1 and C2 button, then press the red REC button. The remote controller will then repeat a ticking noise. Connection is successful when the remote controller beeps and its indicator light glows green. If this does not happen, please repeat the steps above.

You only need to perform the above connection steps when using the remote controller on your Ronin 2 for the first time, or if you replace the remote control. To check the connection status between the remote controller and Ronin 2, go to Monitor, then Device on the built-in screen.

Built-in Screen

Yes, you can.

Through the built-in screen, you can choose among four mount modes: Handheld, Car, Aerial, and Tripod.

1) Handheld mode: gimbal mounted on the handheld rig for handheld shooting.

2) Car mode: gimbal mounted on a car, slide, cablecam, rocker arm, and other vehicles. In this mode, the gimbal will use its own GPS to correct the behavior, in order to maintain stability while shooting from a moving base.

3) Aerial mode: gimbal mounted to the drone. In this mode, the gimbal corrects its own posture through flight control behavior. Even if the gimbal GPS is blocked by the drone, it can still maintain their own stability.

4) Tripod mode: gimbal used for a static shot. In this mode, the gimbal maintains max stability and does not drift for a long time.

Yes, you can.

Through the built-in screen, you can choose among four follow modes: Free, Follow, FPV, and Recenter.

1) Free mode: The gimbal is fixed on the targeted scene, and will not follow handheld rig movement.

2) Follow mode: The pan/tilt moves with the handheld rig, according to the user’s setting of follow speed, dead zone, acceleration, into smooth follow movement, and the three axes can be set independently.

3) FPV mode: The behavior of the gimbal’s three axes follows the gesture of the handheld rig, allowing users to shoot in the first-person perspective.

4) Recenter mode: The gimbal follows handheld rig movement. Gimbal posture returns to the middle of the handheld rig once the rig holds still.

Yes, you can.

After manually leveling the gimbal, power on Ronin 2 and the screen will turn on. Enter Motor, and click Auto Tune.

Yes, you can.

When you enter SmoothTrack, you can set various parameters including deadband, speed, and acceleration.

Enter Monitor, then select Device. You can now check the connection status between the gimbal and peripheral devices such as aircraft, remote control, D-BUS receiver, and power hub.
On the screen, enter Monitor and select Log. Here you can view the Gimbal Error Log.
Enter Setting, select More, and then select Access Log File. After selecting Access Log File, the gimbal and motor will power off. In this mode, you can connect the gimbal to the computer with a USB cable. This will give access to the data saved on the built-in SD card to analyze a problem.
App Parameter Adjustment

Ronin 2 contains an Auto Tune function that calibrates motor and other sensors according to camera weight.

1) Make sure that the Bluetooth function is enabled and turn on Ronin 2. Open the Ronin 2 app, which will automatically search for your Ronin 2. Select the corresponding Bluetooth device and tap OK. If it is the first time you connect, the app will ask you to name your Ronin and set a password.

2) When using the "auto tune" function, make sure to adjust the gimbal’s mechanical balance.

Under the Auto Tune page, you can access real-time data regarding the stiffness, strength, filter, and control of each axis motor.

SmoothTrack makes it easier for single operator use, letting you control the pan and tilt freely. By modifying SmoothTrack settings, you can achieve stable shooting of different types.

Motor stiffness value determines the strength of the Ronin 2 motor to maintain the camera's position, which is very important for maintaining stability. It can be tested by pushing the camera slightly. If the stiffness is too low, the camera can be easily pushed. When the stiffness is moderate, and the external force is applied, the gimbal click will provide the appropriate resistance to make the camera stable.

If stiffness is too high, the camera may experience vibration. You need to reduce the strength of each axis of the motor until the vibration is eliminated.

Monitor allows you to view the power, attitude, and temperature of the gimbal motors. Enter More to see more features.

In harsh shooting environments, the stability of Ronin may become affected. The calibration system can reconfigure all built-in sensors to adapt to the environment so you can resume your shooting.

When using the system calibration function, you must place Ronin 2 on a stationary, level surface. After calibration is successful, restart Ronin 2.

The new camera mounting plate and knobs significantly reduce the balance adjustment time, while improving adjustment accuracy.

Please refer to the balance adjustment tutorial videos here.

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