-Roll-360 (enabled through firmware update)
|Working Current||Static current: 300 mA (@22.8 V)|
Dynamic current: 500 mA (@22.8 V)
Locked motor current: Max 15 A (@22.8 V)
|Run Time||8 hours|
2.5 hours (when powering gimbal, camera and accessories at the same time)
|Operating Temperature||-4°F ~ 122°F (-20°C ~ 50°C)|
|Weight||Including handle bar: 14 lb (6.4 kg)|
Excluding handle bar: 11 lb (5.0 kg)
|Gimbal Dimensions||Excluding 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)
|Camera Tray Dimensions||Maximum 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 Connections||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)|
|GCU Input Power||Intelligent Battery: 4280 mAh-22.8 V|
|Connections||2.4 GHz/5.8 GHz Remote Control, Bluetooth 4.0, USB Type-C|
|PC Assistant Software Requirements||Windows 7 or above; Mac OS X 10.11 or above|
|Mobile Assistant Software Requirements||iOS 9 or above; Android 4.4 or above|
|Load Weight (Reference Value)||30 lbs (13.6 kg)|
|Angular Vibration Range||± 0.02°|
|Maximum Controlled Rotation Speed||Pan axis: 360°/s|
Tilt axis: 360°/s
Roll axis: 360°/s
|Mechanical Endpoint Range||Pan axis control: 360° continuous rotation|
Tilt axis control: ±135°
Roll axis control: ±220°
|Controlled Rotation Range||Pan axis control: 360° continuous rotation|
Tilt axis control: ±135°
Roll axis control: ±30°
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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