DJI Ronin Review
Good day to everyone! Today we continue with the reviews, we came this time with one we have made of the DJI digital camera stabilizer, the DJI Ronin.
There are many digital camera stabilizers, but the most we like the work with is DJI Ronin and in this review we are going to explain a little why.
When we go to a store to buy it, we see it on the internet, they show us … the first thing that strikes the attention of Ronin is the box in which it comes. It is a very robust case (pelicase type), prepared for all types of shootings, even in extreme conditions. It is a good guarantee that when we store, or transport our Ronin will not suffer any damage.
- The gimbal properly said
- A Ronin Battery
- Charger for batteries
- A silde base
- The grip bar of the gimbal
- 3/8 “and 1/4” screws
- Three allen wrenches to adjust the stabilizer
- Two 15mm bars, divided into three sections each
- Two clamps for the gimbal holding bar, with which you can put a monitor with a magic arm or other accessory
- A remote control station of the stabilizer
- A small tripod to leave the Ronin when we mount it or rest from working with it
- Side grips for the grip bar of the gimbal
The Ronin set up is very simple. Just follow the instructions in order to be able to do it correctly. Mount it and balance it. And then configure everything with the DJI App which we connect via bluetooth with the device to adjust all the configuration and control parameters.
Although it seems really simple, we have been able to verify that when it comes to work with it on a shooting all can change. It is necessary to have a lot of practice with everything: mounting, balancing, configuration and how to operate it correctly.
Therefore, they are not easy to use stabilizers like Ronin and you always have to be prepared for any unexpected event that can happen in a shooting, and solve very quick any problems that may happen. For this, you must know perfectly each and everyone of the parameters of the Ronin configuration and control.
In order to mount and properly balance the Ronin it is very important that we know the equipment that will be mounted, the camera configuration that will be mounted. For this, it is usually necessary to check before the shooting that the camera equipment can be mounted without problem.
Practically you can mount any type of camera: from an RED Epic, an Alexa Mini, a Sony FS7, through DSLRs, etc. The weight with its optics, wireless follow focus, filters, etc. according to manufacturer can reach up to 7.25kg. We have come to carry that weight, or even a little more, and the truth is that it has worked well.
Balancing the weights well, as long as the cables do not strain or touch with the gimbal, and everything is well balanced, the Ronin will work perfectly. For a correct operation the balance of the gimbal is basic, the battery will last longer, the shot will be better stabilized, everything will work better and we will work better with the Ronin. So why combine a digital camera stabilizer like the Ronin with an isolastic arm (like the Steadycam arms), an exoskeleton, or a ReadyRig (which is an EasyRig that instead of one it has two arms to hook them into the Gimbal adjustment bar)?
- Basically, we have seen that it is much more stabilized, that we can film very stabilized shots. Even going
- The camera operator suffers less, withstands the weight much better for longer and executes the shots with greater accuracy.
- In part It also replaces the stedycams, although saving the distances, because there are things that with steadys can be done and not with the Ronin, and vice versa. For example, steadycams do not have the control of the tilt as the digital camera stabilizers have, with which it is possible to change the inclination angle easier.
So in conclusion, this is a very versatile tool. A lot of different shots can be filmed with the Ronin: we can mount it on a drone, on a camera-car, on a tripod, on a crane, wit an operator handle it, etc.
Infinity of possibilities in a single tool.
And you, what experiences have you had with the digital camera stabilizers? What do you think?