COVID-19 might need triggered the business to grind to a halt, however Chinese language model Zhiyun are pushing on all the identical with the announcement of their latest gimbal.

Zhiyun are undeniably one of many main gimbal producers on the earth, with merchandise designed for every part from DLSRs to smartphones. Their latest product, the CRANE 3S, has simply been introduced and appears to be considerably of a flagship gimbal for them. Whereas it has loads of incremental enhancements over earlier variations, the CRANE 3S can also be the primary gimbal to supply built-in picture transmission.

The focal factors for Zhiyun with the CRANE 3S seem like making it stronger and extra versatile than earlier iterations. They’re attaining this by means of a variety of methods: firstly, there are new “SUPER motors” to help bigger cinema digicam setups; the 3S now has a most payload of a really affordable 6.5 kgs. Secondly, and in distinction to the primary level, the gimbal is not designed purely for these heavier payloads and its new modular system means it may be stripped again for smaller setups. This new design is allegedly extremely appropriate with motorized dollies, jibs, cable cams, and so forth, although no specifics can be found presently. Thirdly, the brand new battery pack system can run for as much as 12 hours which is a welcome enchancment.

The aforementioned first within the gimbal world is Zhiyun’s TransMount Picture Transmission Module which may stream video to as much as three displays, together with smartphones. The respective app — ZY Play — additionally permits you to make changes to the digicam and gimball remotely.

The launch of the system might be carried out by way of a dwell stream on YouTube which you’ll view beneath and might be held on 20th March.


Three choices can be found for buy by means of Zhiyun instantly:

CRANE 3S (with SmartSling Deal with): $739
CRANE 3S-E (with EasySling Deal with): $649
CRANE 3S Professional (with SmartSling Deal with, PowerPlus Battery Pack, Zoom and Focus Controllers, Picture
Transmission Transmitter, and Smartphone Clamp): $1149

These costs appear aggressive to me and the 3S Professional will surely be essentially the most interesting to me. It will be good to see some hands-on although.

To learn all the small print on the CRANE 3S, click on right here.


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