Balancing the Ronin 2. With comprehensive performance improvements the Ronin 2 can move smoothly while recording a video when it’s handheld or mounted to a car or a drone. Mounting camera balancing and tuning have been tweaked and refined for ease and speed. Before using the Ronin 2 take the following steps to balance it. Before balancing the Ronin 2 ensure that all required accessories are mounted to the gimbal: camera, hood, image transmission device, DJI Focus, lens, USB cable, power cable, etc. If you are using the Ronin 2 for the first time we recommend balancing the camera and lens and getting family with the balancing steps first. Cameras that can be mounted to the Ronin 2 include: RED, ARRI, Alexa, Mini, ARRI Alexa XT, Sony FS series, etc. Starting balancing. Tighten your axis lock, pitch axis lock and roll axis lock respectively. Mounting the camera. Remove the component on the top of the camera fixing the frame. Mount a fixing board to the top of the camera and the other one to the bottom. Slide them into the camera fixing frame and remove the lens cover. Ensure that the camera is basically balanced. Mount the component back on the top of the camera fixing frame, tighten the knob on the upper fixing board of the camera. Do not tighten the knob firmly as we need to balance the roll axis and pitch axis later and then tighten the buckles on both ends of the component. Note that the buckle on the lower fixing board of the camera must be tightened after the camera is basically balanced.
Balancing the pitch axis. Loosen the pitch axis lock, rotate the camera to make the lens face straight upwards, let go and check whether the camera is balanced. Loosen the pitch axis adjustment buckle and then the buckles on both sides of the camera fixing frame. You can adjust the 2 knobs on the bottom of the camera fixing frame. Ensure the scales on both sides are the same. Make sure the camera stays steady with its lens facing straight upwards. Rotate the camera to make the lens face straight forwards, let go and check whether the camera is balance. Loosen the knob on the components on the top of the camera fixing frame. Adjust the knob on the bottom until the camera can stay steady at any angle when being moved upwards or downwards. Now the pitch axis is balanced. Tighten the knob on the component on the top of the camera fixing frame, the buckles on both sides of the camera fixing frame and the pitch axis lock. Balancing the roll axis. Loosen the roll axis lock and check which direction the camera leans to. Loosen the knob on the component on the top of the camera fixing frame, adjust the roll axis knob and ensure that the gimbal’s roll axis is level.
If the camera can stay level at any angle when being moved to the left or right the roll axis is balanced. Tighten the knob on the component on the top of the camera fixing frame, (the buckle shown in the video which is the pitch axis adjustment buckle) and the roll axis lock. Balancing the Yaw axis. Loosen the yaw axis lock. Lift up 1 side of the Ronin 2’s grip and check which direction the gimbal leads to. Loosen the Yaw axis buckle, adjust the turning knob to make the camera move forwards or backwards until the Yaw axis is balanced. Lift up 1 side of the Ronin 2’s grip. If the camera can stay steady at any angle the Yaw axis is balanced. Tighten the Yaw axis buckle and lock. Now the Ronin 2 is balanced.