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DJI Ronin Steadicam armpost adapter setup thoughts

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#1 Matthew Marshall

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Posted 13 September 2014 - 05:06 PM

Basically thoughts and possible difficulties of this? Cinemilled offers an adapter which forgoes the need for a sled, just DJI Ronin with its stabilization straight to the armpost adapter.

Pictures and video from the Cinemilled Site.

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It seems to have lowmode ability as well. Looks like a good idea to me.

For the more advanced operators. Would this work with a cheaper vest and armpost setup something offbrand. Any manufacturing deficiencies or precision due to not being Tiffen Steadicam should easily be compensated by the DJI Ronin itself I would think.

*edit - nevermind that, they have recommended weight restrictions either way the X-10 looks to be the best bet.

 

 

Looking to use this instead of a typical steadicam rig for more versatility. Thanks in advance!

 

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Alternately to save money I can get different weight springs. Thoughts on taking out existing springs from the merlin steadicam arm and vest and putting new ones in for heavier weight.

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Edited by Matthew Marshall, 13 September 2014 - 05:14 PM.

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#2 Ryan Brooks

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Posted 13 September 2014 - 09:50 PM

Can you tilt down or up?
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#3 Matthew Marshall

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Posted 14 September 2014 - 12:09 AM

I believe with the DJI ronin you can.

At least one way based off whats on the site is stabilized pan and tilt using the supplied 2nd controller. So a second operator can control it using the brushless motors.

Yes I read further down the page. Smooth Track tuning allows you to pan and tilt so in theory yes. Let me check cinemilled.

I dont see anything about it. Upon further inspection it may not since its attached directly to the arm. Great input, ill email them and make certain. Thanks exactly the questions I was looking for!


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#4 Lucas Delbanco

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Posted 19 September 2014 - 06:47 AM

You can tilt the camera stage up and down, and tilt left and right.  All that is done by another operator with a remote control of some sort.  It can also be controlled by a joystick on the gimbal itself, though it is common for there to simply be another operator. 


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#5 Matthew Marshall

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Posted 20 September 2014 - 10:48 PM

Yes well as of right now im a one man show.

Regardless im attempting to get this setup. I'll write a laymans review for everyone of all of it put together.

DJI Ronin + Steadicam Merlin arm and vest (looking into this. if anyone has suggestions for a cheap well put together heavy duty more than 20 lb arm and vest post let me know)

Will add sled at a later date, something like that XD.


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Posted 27 September 2014 - 06:03 PM

Does this only work with the Ronin, or would it also work with other gimbals like the movi? I have a friend who owns a movi and wants me to buy an adaptor to put it on my arm. 


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Posted 29 September 2014 - 11:29 AM

As far as I can tell her its made for the ronin only. Fits right on its connector to the top bar.
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Posted 27 October 2014 - 07:05 AM

Does this only work with the Ronin, or would it also work with other gimbals like the movi? I have a friend who owns a movi and wants me to buy an adaptor to put it on my arm. 


MoVi has their own version: lookup Toad in the Hole and Ninja Star plate.
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