The Zhiyun-Tech Crane is a 3-axis gimbal stabilizer designed primarily for mirrorless cameras, ideal for low-cost individual filming applications. Supporting 360-degree unlimited rotation along the 3 axes with perfect stabilizing performance, it empowers you to shoot steady and smooth streams easily and alone with all imaginable angles of view. The Crane features three pioneering 32-bit high-speed MCUs (motor control units) running in parallel at 4000 Hz, and the highly integrated control panel allows for switching between different modes. It weighs only 2 pounds (950g) (excluding batteries) while its payload reaches up to 4.9 pounds (1800g). It can also be operated wirelessly via Bluetooth with a specialized palm-size remote control (sold separately) or mobile app.
The Zhiyun Crane is the first handheld gimbal of its kind with an integrated CCI (Camera Control Interface) joystick. This allows you to manipulate the pitch, roll, or yaw of the gimbal manually at any time. At a later date, the camera's shutter and focus will also be able to be controlled by the buttons on gimbal's handle. 3 operational modes provide you the freedom to film footage however you'd like, while the tool-less mounting components save time and effort.
3-Axis 360° degree brushless motors offer you unlimited rotation. With advanced automotive-grade magnetic encoders attached to each motor, the gimbal can keep level within an unprecedented 0.02 degrees of ensuring a level horizon once a camera is properly balanced. Due to this, multiple shooting requirements are easily met, such as inverted shooting, and low-angle shots.
The Zhiyun Crane also offers a built-in wireless control module which can be connected with Zhiyun's remote control (sold separately) or the Zhiyun smartphone app, which can be used to pan/tilt/roll the gimbal as well as update firmware and calibrate remotely. An innovative battery tray design supports 18650 batteries, with the option to also use 26650 batteries (not included), providing 6 hours or 12 hours of battery life respectively.
Weighs only 950 grams, with a powerful maximum payload weight of 1200 grams for almost all mirrorless and DSLR cameras. With the 1/4" screw thread at the bottom of the gimbal handle, the Zhiyun Crane can be combined with multiple filming accessories, such as tripods or extension rods, offering much more versatility.
The Zhiyun Crane is the first to achieve three 32-bit MCUs running in parallel at an incredible 4k hertz. Powerful MCUs (microcontroller units) combined with Zhiyun's efficient attitude control algorithms and advanced servo control algorithms allow the gimbal to sense, compute, and control the camera to a stunning 0.01-degree accuracy, all within 0.25 milliseconds.