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DJI Ronin M - 3-axis Gimbal system (4.5kg payload - MX Version)

Ronin MX - Lighter weight version of the regular Ronin system (4.5kg payload)

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This 3 Axis Gimbal version of the Ronin is smaller and lighter than the standard Ronin but larger and more sturdy than the Ronin-M and better suited to small DSLR and lightweight cameras.  As with other Ronin systems, It is a handheld 3-axis digital stabilized camera gimbal which enables steadicam-type shots on carbon-fibre/aluminium frame with brushless technology for refined use.

For cameras larger than 4.5kg, consider instead the Ronin Extension arm system which has a higher payload capacity.

As with the regular Ronin system, is features a compact flight case and a speedy installation and balancing process to facilitate less preparation time.

The marketing USP of these systems is to signify the ability to deliver smooth camera movement in any situation and to have capabilities in size and flexibility whilst being quick to setup, easy to transport and solidly built and their ease of setup and build quality is the reason why we stock so many of these units in favour of competitive systems.

The Ronin-MX has been designed to carry many of the cameras used every day on sets worldwide, and SmoothTrack algorithms ensure movements are smooth in every configuration. A repositioned battery improves balance while stability is enhanced by a camera cage that locks mounted cameras in place at the top and  at the bottom. Silent motors prevent on set mics picking up motor noise. 

The DJI Ronin features locking clamps instead of custom allen screws, so the balancing and locking mechanisms are much faster. It has a custom battery design, will battery readout and no loose cables. There are no charging and power dangers of lipo batteries on the Ronin.


Follow mode and remote mode can be switched between extremely easily, and the custom iOS  

High Build Quality

  • Extremely Durable and High Build quality, being manufactured from Aircraft-grade aluminium
  • No loose cables and pre-wired with 2 x 12V D-Tap power outlets to power camera and peripherals.

Multiple Modes of operation

  • UNDERSLUNG MODE: The default gimbal operation is the Underslung mode. The camera can be comfortably held low to the ground, at chest level or anywhere in between. This mode is also used when the Ronin is suspended from a camera jib or crane.
  • UPRIGHT MODE:  Flip the gimbal over to bring the camera closer to eye level for a higher perspective without straining to lift it. Use this mode when sticking the Ronin out of a car’s sunroof or when trying to shoot over a crowd of people.
  • BRIEFCASE MODE: When a slimmer gimbal profile is needed, i.e. when moving through doorways or narrow paths, Briefcase mode is ideal. It allows the gimbal to be held to the side and close to the legs, much like a briefcase.

Smoothtrack Control

Transform tilt and pan movements on the Ronin into smooth and stabilized camera angle changes.

*** Please note, if you are supplying your own camera, then please include a powering cable to D-Tap, if you wish to power from the Gimbal batteries, as none are supplied with VMI kits ***

VMI Gimbal Training

VMI is now providing Gimble training courses which offer a discount on your first hire.

Please note that these devices cannot be hired with the VMI ‘damage waiver’, so you will require to have your own insurance policy in place prior to hiring this unit.

Essential Accessories

Once you have afixed and balanced a camera to the Ronin, then you are ready to shoot and don't need any other accessories but we offer several accessories which will make yours a better and more functional experience! All are optional but all are fully compatible and mounting points for these peripherals are provided, so that you can choose them with confidence that they will work.

SO REMEMBER THOUGH, that you will need to fully accessorise your camera with all peripherals before balancing. Even a memory card, lens cap or camera battery will be sufficient to unbalance the camera, so be clear as to how you want to use the camera and accessorise it fully ahead of the balance process to save you time!

C stand with K clamp and sandbag: a device for resting the camera and device. The sandbag is necessary to drape on the arm of the C stand to counterbalance the weight of the device. A Ronin table stand is provided without charge as part of the basic kit.

ReadyRig Support system. The DJI Ronin when fully fitted is a heavy device and you will need to rest after a long take, so do consider this device which moves the weight from your arms to your torso.

TV Logic 5.6"monitor Bridge-mountings are provided to mount the monitor if you don't want use the camera's own LCD display.

Wireless Lens control systems allow a focus puller to operate focus. Compatible are Redrock wireless LCS, Hocus Axis 1 LCS or Preston FIZ Lite

You may want to have a Director's monitor and this must by design be wireless, so we provide either the Teletest Telesend device, which is small but HDMI input only, so compatible with DSLR cameras such as Canon 5D, Canon C300 and also RED EPIC. For HD-SDI use, we have many wireless video links which can be supplied with a wide range of monitors but is not supplied with one as standard.

This 3 Axis Gimbal version of the Ronin is smaller and lighter than the standard Ronin but larger and more sturdy than the Ronin-M and better suited to small DSLR and lightweight cameras.  As with other Ronin systems, It is a handheld 3-axis digital stabilized camera gimbal which enables steadicam-type shots on carbon-fibre/aluminium frame with brushless technology for refined use.

For cameras larger than 4.5kg, consider instead the Ronin Extension arm system which has a higher payload capacity.

Please read VMI's article MōVI & Ronin Gimbals – all you need to know

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Read the VMI MoVI and Ronin Gimbals - all you need to know article

Specifications

 

General

Built-In Functions
  1. Operation Modes
    -Underslung Mode
    -Upright Mode
    -Briefcase Mode
    -Aerial Mode
    -Jib or Wirecam Mode
  2. Built-in, independent IMU module
  3. DJI Specialized Gimbal Drive Motors with Encoders
  4. Bluetooth Module
  5. USB Connection
  6. 2.4GHz Receiver
  7. Temperature Sensor
  8. DJI Advanced 32-Bit DSP Processor
  9. D-Bus Receiver Supported

Mechanical and Electrical Characteristics

Working Current Static current: 300mA (@16V)
Dynamic current: 600mA (@16V)
Locked motor current: Max 10A (@16V)
Run Time 3 hours
Operating Temperature 5° F ~ 120° F (-15° C ~ 50° C)
Weight Including handle bar: 6.11 lb (2.77 kg)
Including vibration absorber: 4.74 lb (2.15 kg)
Gimbal Dimensions Excluding handle bar : 
280 mm (W) x 370 mm (D)x 340 mm (H)
Including handle bar : 
560 mm (W) x 370 mm (D) x 440 mm (H)

Peripheral

Camera Tray Dimensions Maximum depth from the center of gravity on camera base plate: 120mm
Maximum height measured from top of camera base plate: 130mm
Maximum width: 160mm
Accessory Power Connections 12V Regulated P-Tap x 2, USB 500mW x 1, DJI Lightbridge x 1
GCU Input Power 4S Ronin-M Battery
Connections 2.4GHz Remote Controller, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 2.0
PC Assistant Software Requirements Windows XP or above; Mac OS X 10.9 or above
Mobile Assistant Software Requirements iOS 7.1 or above; Android 4.3 or above

Working Performance

Load Weight (Reference Value)10 lb (4.5 kg)Angular Vibration Range± 0.02°Maximum Controlled Rotation SpeedPan axis: 200°/s
Tilt axis: 100°/s
Roll axis: 30°/s
Mechanical Endpoint RangePan axis control: 360°
Tilt axis control: +270° to -150° 
Roll axis control: ± 110°
Controlled Rotation RangePan axis control: 360°
Tilt axis control: +45° to -135° 
Roll axis control: ± 25°

 

 

 

 

 


 

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