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Crane 2 - 3-Axis Camera Stabilizer with Follow Focus Servo Motor, OLED Display, and QR Plate

  • Manufacturer Number: Crane 2

Integrated with an unprecedented follow focus wheel on the body, Crane 2 allows ±0.02° precision real time focus control through camera cable connection, so you can keep your subject in focus while moving, setting free your camera for more dedicated tasks

  • Description

    Crane 2
    The world’s first 3-Axis camera stabilizer with follow focus control.

    The Zhiyun-Tech Crane 2 delivers an industry first! A newly installed follow focus controller realizes film-grade performance by providing greater motion sensitivity and precision control. The Crane 2 also features a brilliant OLED display, allowing you to clearly see the stabilizer’s status at a glance. Featuring a quick control dial on the OLED panel allows you to adjust camera and gimbal settings instantly.

    Key Features:

    • High-precision real time follow focus control via stabilizer
    • Intuitive OLED display menu to monitor camera status and parameters
    • Innovative quick control dial design for seamless camera settings on TV, AV, ISO and EV
    • 3.2 kg maximum payload accommodating DSLR and mirrorless cameras
    • 18-hour continuous runtime with 6000 mAh capacity and convenient real-time charging to cameras (for some Sony models only)
    • Integrated Function with Simplified Design
    • 3-level focus adjustment for precise and fast control
    • Upgraded Manfrotto standard quick-release plate allows for quick and easy installation
    • Slow-fall system design for camera protection when power-off
    • Comprehensive accessories kit including tripod, EVA carrying bag and multi-brand camera control cables

    Real Time Follow Focus

    Integrated with an unprecedented built in follow focus wheel on the body, Crane 2 allows ±0.02° precision real time focus control through camera cable connection, so that you can always keep your subject in focus while moving and enhancing the quality of your video capture.

    Intuitive OLED Display

    The OLED display menu on the control panel provides constant interaction between you, your camera and your stabilizer. The intuitive interface design helps you easily identify the connection status, battery level, control mode and multiple camera parameters, giving you full control over every detail.

    Innovative Quick Control Dial Design

    The quick control dial on the control panel provides you with an integrated extension of your camera. You can either press or rotate the dial to make various camera parameter settings such as TV, AV, ISO and EV, giving you seamless camera control independently from any software applications.

    3.2 kg Maximum Payload

    Empowered by the 6th Generation Instune Algorithm System which realizes 50% increase in motor torque and 100% improvement in response speed, the Crane 2 sets a new industry benchmark by providing smooth and unrestricted shooting for DSLR and mirrorless cameras even under extreme conditions.

    18 Hour Runtime for Extended Shooting

    Three high energy efficiency 18650 rechargeable batteries give the Crane 2 maximum runtime of 18 hours with 6000 mA capacity. The Crane 2 will also allow some Sony cameras to operate in real-time even without batteries.

    Integrated Function with Simplified Design

    With both functionality and operability in mind, Crane 2 is ergonomically designed with a user-friendly control panel, an integrating joystick, quick control dial and follow focus controller.  All of these features with an intuitive OLED display, provides simple single-handed operation.

    Additional Features:

    • Wireless HD image transmission to smartphone
    • ViaTouch control system
    • Versatile new gimbal structure 45 degree motor and swivel handle allow the gimbal to reconfigure for optimum shooting styles
    • Follow-focus ensures that you are always in focus
    • 3 Levels of Focus Adjustment

      Designed with 3 levels of focus adjustment, Crane 2 allows precise and fast focus control by rotating the follow focus controller on the side of the unit.
       

    • Quick Release Plate by MANFROTTO Standard

      Crane 2 comes standard with a durable quick release plate that meets the MANFROTTO standard, which allows you to mount your camera quickly to the stabilizer or tripod.  This provides a secure connection but allows you to make adjustments to avoid rebalancing.
       

    • Slow-Fall System for Camera Protection

      A built-in slow-fall system design protects the camera from damaging falls when powering off the stabilizer.
       

    • Complete Kits to Go

      Crane 2 comes standard with a comprehensive accessories kit, including camera control cables to connect with various cameras brands, an Aluminum alloy tripod, and EVA carrying bag.

     

    What's Included:

    Crane 2 Gimbal Stabilizer
    Tripod
    Follow Focus Servo Motor
    18650 Battery Charger
    3x 18650 Li-ion Batteries (one set)
    Micro to Micro USB Cable
    Micro to Mini USB Cable
    Sony Camera Control/Charging Cable
    Panasonic Camera Control Cable
    Micro USB Cable
    User Manual
    Shoulder strap
    Carrying Case

  • Specifications

    Crane 2

    Operation Voltage

    Min.
    9.8V

    Standard
    11.1V

    Max.
    12.6V

    Operation Current

    Min.
    110mA

    Max.
    6000mA

    USB Output Voltage 5V 
    USB Output Current 1A 
    Camera Charging Output Voltage 8V 
    Camera Charging Output Current 2A 
    Following Deviation in Static State

    Min.
    ±0.01°

    Max.
    ±0.3°

    Following Deviation in Motion State

    Min.
    ±0.05°

    Max.
    ±0.1°

    Tilt Angle Range

    Min.
    -135°

    Max.
    +185°

    Roll Angle Range 360°
    Pan Angle Range 360°
    Operation Temperature

    Min.
    -10°C

    Standard
    25°C

    Max.
    45°C

    Battery Runtime

    Min.
    12h

    Max.
    18h

    Valid Payload

    Min.
    500g

    Max.
    3200g

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