Here comes the DJI Ronin
When it comes to Aerial Cinematography or Aerial Photography, stability is key. That is where camera gimbal technology comes in to play. In 2013 Freefly, a company that makes aerial photography platforms for the aerial photography industry, released the Movi, a camera gimbal inspired by radio control aerial photography camera gimbal stabilization. The idea was to take a the camera gimbal off of the drone or flight platform and put it on the ground in the hands of film makers. It is has been debated by many people that the technology used in the Movi was inspired by the technology invented by aerial equipment manufacturer DJI. Just a year later and just before NAB Show, DJI releases the DJI Ronin (Video of Ronin Here). FLYSAFE radio control aerial photography training recently made a post from the floor of NAB showing off the Ronin. The Ronin is a 3 axis camera stabilization system that electronically uses brushless stepper motors and a highly advanced processor to keep a decent size camera suspended. This technology has not been tested on any drone or aerial flight platforms but could prove to be a great tool in aerial cinematography and aerial photography for years to come.