I have to admit, I’m surprised it’s taken this long for DJI to get into ground rover territory. But according to new patents released by DJI, two new products may be coming in 2020, one of which looks like a radio-controlled vehicle of some kind featuring a built-in gimbal and camera. The other appears to be a gimbal along similar lines to the Freefly Movi Pro and DJI’s own Ronin 2, but utilising one of DJI’s own Zenmuse cameras instead of your DSLR or mirrorless camera.
Released in 2014, the DJI Ronin pretty much revolutionised the video production industry. A handheld motorised gimbal for creating smooth and seamless free camera moves with big cameras. Or, mount it to a drone, and shoot from the air with something better than an action camera.
Now, DJI have announced it successor, the Ronin 2. It features greater compatibility with other stabilisation systems, more refined setup and balancing, and an even bigger payload capacity. It also features power distribution for cameras, and a touchscreen UI. DJI say that the Ronin 2 has been completely redesigned from the ground up, with a big focus on workflow efficiency and time saving.