Zhiyun Tech has just revealed a powerful new gimbal called CRANE S3,which significantly increases the power and versatility of their popular Crane 3 LAB without giving up much in the way of portability. The Crane 3S is basically a larger, more powerful Crane 3 LAB that’s meant to handle beefier cameras. We’re talking digital cinema cameras from RED and Sony that you would normally mount on a large Ronin or MOVI.
From intense chasing shoot to studio filming, different types of shooting environment require both high capacity and flexibility of shooting equipment. Bearing filmmakers in mind, ZHIYUN felt the Crane series can be even better to adapt to strict and unpredictable filming environment.
Now introducing the new CRANE 3S, the legendary gimbal built on a heritage of innovation with magnificent motors and brand new modular design, which aims for wider application and intuitive control.
Re-engineered for More Ambitious Camera Setups
It is not simply an upgrade but reconstruction. CRANE 3S is constructed with brand new SUPER motors which allow for Max. 6.5kg payload for a wide range of camera setups.
Extendable Arm. Greater Flexibility
Wider compatibility is the goal but flexibility is provided. For larger cinema camera combos, users can attach an extension module onto roll axis for more space, while for smaller DSLR combos, the extension module can be detached for greater portability.
Modular Design. Versatile Shooting
On CRANE 3S, the handle is detachable with two options provided: TransMount EasySling Handle and TransMount SmartSling Handle. You can either mount EasySling handle to extend the grip for more comfort upright & underslung operation, or choose to mount Smart-Sling handle featuring an intuitive control panel and OLED screen, for direct camera & gimbal parameter adjustment, or combine them together!
Zero Swinging. Hero Security
CRANE 3S provides ultimate reliability that users can count on. The reinvented locking system can lock the three axes without noticeable swinging. The modular design is integrated with double locks to ensure the camera is 100% safe on the gimbal during traveling or storage.
Continuous Uptime Supported by PowerPlus
Besides battery insertion, CRANE 3S offers a DC-IN port which supports up to 25.2V input for direct charging. The new exciting TransMount PowerPlus Battery Pack can house 6*18650 batteries, giving more strength to your gimbal to adapt to constant intense motions, and serving as a compact yet fast-charging power bank for your devices.
Phenomenal Speed. Seriously Smooth
To facilitate powerful features in various shooting environment, CRANE 3S is driven by a new algorithm system which enables phenomenal responsive speed and smoothness. In fast action shoot, CRANE 3S is able to resist high winds and G-forces without compromise.
Properly Calculated 55°: Broader Vision
The properly 55° tilted roll axis is designed for unblocked view and allows enough space to mount large cinema camera combos.
Improved Zoom & Focus System
To meet the needs of cinematography, larger lens supports are added into the zoom & focus system. The focus wheel is equipped with a white board for marking a focus range. Zooming can be realized synchronously through Smart-Sling Handle.
Triple Control, Film at Your Will
ZHIYUN cares for the needs of all filmmakers. With ZHIYUN gimbals and TransMount Image Transmission System, there are three control options available for filmmakers work in film crew or work solo: control from gimbal, from smartphone or from motion sensor controller.
ViaTouch 2.0 bridges the communication gap between your stabilizer, camera and monitoring devices via a dedicated phone app, allowing you to intuitively adjust various camera and gimbal parameters with perfect synergy. (Zhiyun Play APP and TransMount Image Transmission Transmitter are required to utilize the feature.)
SyncMotion: Visualized Control
For the first time in the industry, a visualized remote motion control system is introduced – ViaTouch 2.0. Filmmakers will be able to motion control the gimbal while monitor shots via smartphones or monitors.