In this video we are going to compare the Zhiyun Crane 2 with the DJI Ronin-S with features that are important for me as an active traveling filmmaker, we are not going to compare which is more stable nor talk about some of the more obvious features like 45 motor angle and camera roll, but more real world use example like transporting it, total weight with full setups and more.

Summary:
0:20 Space needed fitting Crane 2 or Ronin-S in a camera backpack
1:14 Recharging and backup Battery option for Crane 2 and Ronin-S
1:37 Follow Focus compatibility with Cameras and Lenses
1:52 Quick release and Manfrotto plate compatibility
2:25 Weights and full setup weights between Crane 2 and Ronin-S



In many of the comparisons videos out there people are nitpicking on which be more stable, yet technology of both companies are quite advanced as they been making gimbals for several years now, both are actually quite similar and impossible to see then seeing bias reviews of them saying which is more stable. However I found several point that are actually far more important to me as a travel filmmaker, wedding videographer and a Youtuber. Because I often travel alone I need to be able to keep a good setup that fits all into one backpack as I would not have people assisting me with carrying extra gear around. I actually have a quite nice setup in my Manfrotto Veloce VII backpack where I can fit in my Canon C100 MarkII, Canon 650D, several lenses and fit the Zhiyin Crane 2 in nicely.

While trying out the DJI Ronin-S we found here a major problem that it would take up far too much space to fit into the same backpack. Its taking over half my back making it impossible to take so many camera bodies and lenses.

Eventhough the Zhiyun Crane 2 and DJI Ronin-S comes with it own case to transport in, but personally I rather have everything inside one backpack without needing to carry an extra case, which will just get in the way when I am filming and traveling.




Zhiyun Crane 2 – https://amzn.to/2MncH8r
DJI Ronin-S – https://amzn.to/2P8YtGG

Effects used in this video:
Pop in Text – https://youtu.be/nrFARhwb3bc
Seamless Split – https://youtu.be/L6XedXe0Kq8
Call Out Text tracking – https://youtu.be/pasIWS_VScg
Cinematic Slow Zoom – https://youtu.be/xy-tiRFFlj8
Seamless Bounce – https://youtu.be/-hB35kKZycg

Gear used to film this video:
Panasonic G7 – https://amzn.to/2OVKMuv
Panasonic 25mm f1.7 – https://amzn.to/2B2KZJM
Samsung Galaxy S9+ – https://amzn.to/2M7rjbZ
Yongnuo YN360 – https://amzn.to/2Ond4gx
Manfrotto Compact Action – https://amzn.to/2MtgHkl
Manfrotto Befree Live – https://amzn.to/2Mfk41E
Turn Table – https://amzn.to/2nkxn2K
Rode NT-USB – https://amzn.to/2vuFQ7N

Edited with Adobe Premiere Pro – http://goo.gl/k2EagF

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Zhiyun Crane 2 vs DJI Ronin-S comparison

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