DJI Launches The Ronin 4D – The World’s First 4-Axis Cinema Camera

DJI, the world leader in civil drones and creative camera technology, today launches a comprehensive cinematography system that heralds the next generation of film production. DJI Ronin 4D combines the new full-frame Zenmuse X9 gimbal camera, a 4-axis stabilization system, a LiDAR focus system and an unrivaled video transmission and control system in one unit. Designed and built to the exacting standards of professional filmmakers, DJI Ronin 4D makes high-end productions more efficient, enables spectacular camera movements in the most convenient way, and enables creative professionals to tell their stories with visual language. brand new.

The Most Powerful Cinematic Imaging System DJI Ever Created

Great filmmaking begins with the perfect shot, which is why DJI developed its most powerful cinematic imaging platform to date. A flagship proprietary chipset powers an intelligent image processing system, CineCore 3.0, which offers an internal 8K RAW codec with accurate color reproduction, advanced assist functions with a high-performance artificial intelligence engine, and multi-link monitoring and control with low latency image processing.

Complementing the imaging system is a new full-frame Zenmuse X9 gimbal camera, available in 8K and 6K versions, allowing cinematographers to capture images in full cinematic quality. In addition to the commonly used H.264 codec, both the X9-8K and X9-6K can internally record Apple ProRes and ProRes RAW, leaving more freedom for editing on post. Zenmuse X9-6K supports up to 6K / 60fps and 4K / 120fps, and Zenmuse X9-8K up to 8K / 75fps, giving creators multiple options to capture cinema-quality images.

To create captivating and atmospheric shots, the native dual 800/5000 EI and more than 14 stops of dynamic range help capture scenes with rich degrees of color, regardless of the shooting setting. Even in challenging lighting situations, DJI Ronin 4D’s proprietary DJI Cinema Color System (DCCS) delivers natural skin tones and enables effortless tonal consistency in a project when using different film cameras.

DJI launches Ronin 4D: the world's first 4-axis cinema camera

Additionally, X9 is equipped with an interchangeable lens mount design that allows connection to DJI’s proprietary DL mount, Leica M mount, and other mounts with short flange focal lengths. This gives cinematographers the opportunity to use ultra-wide aperture lenses, anamorphic lenses, and vintage manual lenses, creating the desired look.

The industryThe first active 4-axis vertical stabilization system

DJI Ronin 4D has been designed with an innovative, industry-first active Z-axis to effectively eliminate vertical camera shake. This technology allows the operator to shoot while walking, running or moving dynamically, without the need to practice rhythm or rely on external equipment. Videos taken in complex spaces such as stairs or uneven terrain are smooth without any trace of the operator’s footsteps. DJI Ronin 4D even captures wide, gliding shots with ease, without the need for a dolly.

DJI launches Ronin 4D: the world's first 4-axis cinema camera

Building on DJI’s years of leadership in aerial and wearable stabilization, DJI Ronin 4D achieves this unprecedented fluidity with a new advanced algorithm that processes inputs from a set of downstream ToF sensors, dual forward and downward visual sensors, built-in IMU. and barometer. .

ActiveTrack Pro applies the most distinctive DJI technology to obtain complex and advanced tracking shots easily and efficiently.

LiDAR transforms the professional focus experience

A newly designed LiDAR rangefinder continuously generates precise laser measurements to revolutionize filmmaking with a sharper, faster and more reliable focusing experience. Simultaneously projects more than 43,200 points of scope reaching up to 10 meters, locating subjects quickly and accurately, even in low-light environments. Because LiDAR measures the distance to the subject without relying on surface textures or searching for edges, you get a faster focusing speed without compromising image quality in any way.

DJI launches Ronin 4D: the world's first 4-axis cinema camera
DJI LiDAR range finder

DJI Ronin 4D offers three focus modes to meet the needs of each creator: manual focus, autofocus, and DJI’s exclusive Automated Manual Focus (AMF). In manual focus, DJI Ronin 4D provides LiDAR Waveform, an assistive tool that enables cinematographers to locate focus points and focus with extreme precision. Autofocus maintains sharp focus on the subject in more dynamic and unpredictable situations such as making documentaries.

Ultra-low latency, long-range, anti-interference transmission

Using DJI’s new O3 Pro transmission technology, the 4D video transmitter outputs a 1080p / 60fps signal to remote monitors with a transmission range of up to nearly 20,000 feet. It also includes AES 256-bit encryption that protects the industry-leading end-to-end low latency and video streaming for a seamless, real-time monitoring experience as operators freely move around the TV.

DJI launches Ronin 4D: the world's first 4-axis cinema camera

In addition to 2.4GHz and 5.8GHz, O3 Pro also supports the DFS frequency band, which significantly improves stability and anti-interference performance, even in crowded signal environments and locations with complex architectural structures. This system also enables multiple receivers with one transmitter and allows users to quickly switch between multiple Ronin 4Ds.

The additional high-brightness remote monitor integrates a wireless video receiver into a 7-inch, 1,500-nit monitor. The built-in gyro sensor also turns the monitor into a motion controller for motion-based camera control. The monitor’s built-in microSD card slot supports proxy footage recording up to 1080p / 60fps.

Storage, sound recording and battery life

To meet the needs of a wide range of users, DJI Ronin 4D offers three storage methods. USB SSD provides 4K projects with cost effective solution. The CFexpress Type-B card offers compatibility and stability. DJI’s proprietary PRO SSD 1TB offers the best performance and highest stability for internal recording at the highest resolution and frame rate.

DJI launches Ronin 4D: the world's first 4-axis cinema camera

Like the Ronin 2 and Inspire 2, DJI Ronin 4D uses the TB50 smart battery, which offers up to 2.5 hours of recording time. Even in extreme weather conditions, the TB50 battery remains reliable with the help of automatic heating technology.

Pricing and availability

DJI Ronin 4D is available in combinations of 8K and 6K. The 6K version features the main body, a Zenmuse X9-6K gimbal camera, LiDAR rangefinder, high-brightness main monitor, grips, top handle, TB50 smart battery and carrying case; It is priced at US $ 7,199 and will be available on and other channels from December.

The 8K version features a more powerful Zenmuse X9-8K gimbal camera and a 1TB PRO SSD; It is priced at $ 11,499 and will be available on and other channels at a later date. To utilize Ronin 4D to its full potential, the 4D Video Transmitter, High Brightness Remote Monitor, and DJI PRO SSD 1TB are available separately.

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