DJI Announces Next Generation Ronin 2 Stabilizer That Carries Up to 30lbs

DJI Ronin 2
DJI's new hand-held or mountable camera stabilization technology is here in the form of the Ronin 2.

After making a huge splash with its drone tech, DJI introduced the original Ronin stabilizer three years ago at NAB. This year, the company is announcing the Ronin 2, which it calls an improvement in every way.

Here's what we know so far:

DJI Ronin 2

  • Better stabilization with built-in GPS
  • Built in 1000nit screen
  • Carbon fiber monopod frame with detachable grip and fold away feet
  • Carries up to 30lbs, stabilizes going up to 75mph
  • Detachable battery powers the R2 for 8hrs, 2.5 hours uptime, hot-swappable
  • Quick release  
  • 2-axis mode for Steadicam
  • Redesigned dual-band remote, 2.4ghz and 5.8ghz with 1 mile range
  • New software interface includes better Panorama function, timelapse functionality,
  • Shipping later this quarter
  • Pricing TBD
DJI Ronin 2 Mounted on Camera Car
DJI Ronin 2 Mounted on Camera Car

Behind-the-scenes filming The Legacy short film with the Ronin 2:

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What does it weigh???

April 23, 2017 at 8:35PM

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Scott Wild
Director
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I think I should build my muscles to operate it.

April 24, 2017 at 12:20AM

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Sameir Ali
Director of Photography
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9 lbs for just the gimbal. 12lbs with the ring.

April 24, 2017 at 8:03AM

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Casey Preston
Videographer
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First thing, the gimbal looks really good, but the commercial doesn't show so much footage shot with the gimbal it self.
Second thing, the short film seems to have some small vibrations and I don't fell the gimbal much smoother and steadier than the previous one.
What do you think guys?

April 24, 2017 at 12:22AM, Edited April 24, 12:22AM

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Alexandru Don
Dp, Editor, Colorist
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Felt the same

April 24, 2017 at 3:26AM

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Looks like a good companion for the Steadimate®.

April 24, 2017 at 3:20AM, Edited April 24, 3:20AM

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Matt Carter
VFX Artist / Director / DP / Writer / Composer / Alexa Owner
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looks very beefy... both size and presumably weight...

April 24, 2017 at 7:09AM, Edited April 24, 7:09AM

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honestly the camera operating and lighting within that short film are dreadful https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABXzuimg2hY

You can see on every shot that it's a Ronin or some type of mechanical movement, almost robotic and it totally draws your eye every time.

April 24, 2017 at 9:11AM, Edited April 24, 9:11AM

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