Zhiyun Crane 2S
As a continuation of the Crane-2, the Zhiyun-Tech CRANE 2S has been greatly improved to better suit the needs of filmmakers. With a new generation 9th Instune algorithm that improves the responsiveness of each axis, the CRANE 2S is capable of stabilizing large cameras such as Blackmagic Pocket 6K, Panasonic S1H and Canon EOS 1DX Mark II along with accessories. (Visit the Zhiyun website for a complete list of compatible cameras and lenses.)
To support a collaborative process, the CRANE 2S offers dedicated mounting points for connecting an optional Zhiyun-Tech TransMount transmitter. Another new feature, built in to support the growing demand for social media content, is a vertical quick-release bracket that allows you to configure your camera vertically. In addition to this, a new FlexMount system is used to mount your camera as standard. This technology simplifies the assembly and setup process while securing your camera with a double security mechanism. The shaft locking mechanism for balancing a chamber has also been improved with a two-stage locking design. The shaft locking mechanism also ensures that there is no movement of the gimbal components during travel or storage.
The gimbal grip handle is made of carbon fiber so the gimbal feels lighter in the hand. The integrated flywheel on the side of the handle has been updated to allow for very low lag when controlling an additional lens motor, sold separately, so you can make adjustments with more precision. (When you use a focus and zoom motor, you can set the steering wheel to control your choice of one or the other.) At the bottom of the handle is a 1/4 "-20 thread that allows you to attach the included mini tripod to use as a stand or as an extension that can be held with the other hand for added control.
With the companion mobile app for iOS / Android, advanced cinematic functions such as panorama, time lapse, motion lapse, and long exposure time lapse can be performed with the gimbal for creative results. Many of the gimbal's parameters can be adjusted through this app, while many key modes and parameters can be accessed directly from the 0.96 "OLED screen just above the handle.
The CRANE 2S also supports a variety of dedicated Zhiyun-Tech TransMount accessories, including servo motors. The quick release plate included with the gimbal is compatible with many common tripod heads so you can efficiently move your camera between the gimbal and tripods, sliders, and other camera mounts. A lens control and various camera control cables are also included to allow for a complete workflow. The CRANE 2S runs for up to 12 hours on three included batteries, which are rechargeable with an included triple charger.
Ninth Instune algorithm with high axis responsiveness
Support for large cameras such as Blackmagic Pocket 6K, Panasonic S1H and Canon EOS 1DX Mark II
Six modes: Pan Tracking, Lock, Tracking, Full Range Point of View, Vortex, and Go modes
Dedicated mounting points for connecting an optional Zhiyun-Tech TransMount transmitter
FlexMount camera mounting system with double safety mechanism
Vertical Quick Release Camera Bracket
Quick release plate compatible with many tripod heads and sliders
Two-stage shaft locking mechanism for balancing a chamber and for storage / travel
Carbon fiber handle
Low-delay flywheel performance when used with optional lens motors
Up to 12 hours of autonomy with three removable batteries included
360 ° panoramic movement
0.96 "OLED screen
Long exposure panorama, time-lapse, motion-lapse and time-lapse via iOS / Android companion app
1/4 "-20 thread at the bottom