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Just got the DJI Ronin, I like it


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Works pretty good, I'll have footage up from a fashion show at some point.

 

I was just wondering though. I don't have any experience in it but it says it supports 3rd party dbus and ppm receivers.

 

I suppose it would be more related to drone technology however would it be possible to make your own remote control?

 

In any case, its great as a BCam although briefcase mode can get a bit finicky.

 

I also suspect I cannot properly balance it because the 5d Mark II I'm using for BCam is too light. I'll be playing with it a bit trying to get it to work.

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Yes, Dbus and PPM are the radio controlled hobby industry control systems. You would be able to buy any cheap RC plane controller and plug it in and do pan/tilt.

 

PLC Electronics also makes a hand wheels box that plugs into a standard RC transmitter (which talks to the Dbus or PPM receiver) so you can control the ronin with hand wheels which is pretty neat.

http://shop.plcelectronicsolutions.com/categories/VERACITY-CONTROL-WHEELS/?sort=pricedesc

 

Pete.

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The thing that would scare me is if brushless gimbal technology keeps moving forward at the rate it is currently going and the wheels loosing their compatibility with the newest and best ones. (granted, given the way they communicate I don't forsee that being an issue, but still)

 

That all being said, the ability to use wheels to control one of the brushless gimbals makes it orders better in terms of usability.

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Well that's your opinion, it's not mine....

I gave it a second thought and have to correct my initial assessment. I guess it's mostly because of the rather non portable nature of these wheels because I don't think that you can always operate remotely, in the sense of: not at the side of the operator of the gimbal. I think you often need to have at last a quick glimpse at the surrounding area of the gimbal.

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Joystick bad, Wheels good.

If you grew up in the business using wheels to operate a camera or a remote head, you would understand that they are the most precise tool (to date) for making a shot. They can move the camera as quickly or as finely as any other instrument and provide the operator a much more finessed tool to adjust the camera.

That being said, what works for one won't necessarily work for another.

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Checked them out. Working.

Thanks for the tip.

Just a sidenote "arsui" this is a real name forum. So please change your name.

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