DJI develops new Gimbal models: check out what’s new
October 26, 2020
Today there are several tools and technologies to make photos and videos much better. Hardware and software working together so that photographic experiences get better and better.
If you have never heard of Gimbal, check out how this tool can help you a lot and is used a lot by professionals or for those who want to stabilize the camera images through an accessory used in drones.
The Gimbal is an accessory used in drones with the function of leaving the camera images stabilized. It is a device attached to the drone and something very common that is done by many users, is the installation of an action cam to the drones so that it is recorded how the flight path was made, such as the GoPro.
As the image is being recorded by a drone, fluctuations in the air may occur, such as gusts of seeing and flickering, both caused by the drone itself and by nature.
Because of this, the image may be distorted and unfocused. It is at this moment that Gimbal comes into action, to reduce this type of problem. Check out how it works.
Understanding how Gimbal works
The Gimbal is an accessory used in the main drones on the market, such as the DJI Phantom 3, and can have several models.
It is fully articulated and connected to the drone by very resistant rubber clips that ensure that it does not fall while the drone is in the air.
Gimbals models can have one to three axes. What is easier to find is the Standards model, which is a two-axis model. This way, the camera will be level on the vertical and horizontal axis.
The models that have three axes to stabilize the cameras have their leveling through the horizontal, vertical and rudder. This is made possible by the various engines in the model that guarantee that the image quality will not be affected by any factor.
Disadvantages of using Gimbal
The Gimbal is an accessory that causes extra weight on the drone, which can affect battery life and reduce your time in the air. There are models that are lighter, however, they are much more expensive than the others.
The ideal when buying, buy as light as possible, so that you have experiences for longer.
New models from DJI Gimbals
DJI recently announced two new releases of Gimbals, Ronin S 2 and Ronin SC 2. These two models have 3 axes and with new tools and features that everyone has been waiting for.
Among the novelties is a much stronger engine, it can carry heavier loads even though it has lighter parts, the novelties implemented in the software have not yet been released.
The details of the hardware used in the RS 2, are the carbon fiber parts that made the equipment lighter, it doesn’t weigh half the original Ronin S model,
The RS 2 also has a 1.4 inch touch screen on top of the joystick. On this screen you can check the Gimbal settings, the camera information and transmit the images that are being recorded live. However, the main function of the screen is to use it as active without connecting the smartphone on top of the camera.
In addition to these two incredible models, DJI is also developing new technology, the Titan Stabilization Algorithm, which aims to use machine learning to study how users use the product, and decrease the time for manual user input.
There was also an improvement in the software, a technology called SuperSmooth was developed, specifically made to make movements smoother when shooting with narrower lenses.
The improvements will also help a lot in the work of professionals who need high quality in their recordings. An example of this, is the follow focus, which is in the front part of the handle and is above the index finger.
Both models are compatible with Arca Swiss & Manfrotto plates. With the new axis, it is possible to adjust the camera with the balance knob, even after having made the assembly, thereby helping and reducing the time of adjustments and configurations between recordings.
The difference between the Gimbal Ronin SC 2 for the RS 2, is that the Ronin SC 2 was developed for smaller cameras. The whole model has a different designer, it can be foldable and many software and hardware functions implemented in RS2, being able to support almost 3 times its original weight.
Both models have a long recording time, up to 12 hours. These new models from DJI you get, in addition to having a long recording time, recharging can also be done quickly, with 15 minutes of recharging, equivalent to 2 hours of use.
Another very interesting feature in these Gimbals, is a function called “Time Tunnel”, which captures images in a hyperlapse during its 360-degree rotation.