Zhiyun Crane 2

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  • 2018

  • Product Design
    Consumer Electronics

Designed By:

  • Guilin Zhishen Information Technology Co.

Commissioned By:

Guilin Zhishen Information Technology Co. Ltd.

Designed In:

China

As the first 3-axis camera stabilizer with follow focus control, Crane 2 is designed for professional imaging and film-making. It is designed for DSLR & Mirror-less cameras weighing up to 3.2 kg, including Canon EOS, Sony ILCE with longer lenses. It integrates the latest technology, enabling users to create film-grade footage.


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  • The Zhiyun Crane 2 is the world's first three-axis camera stabilizer with follow focus control. It realizes 100% improvement in response speed and gets a stabilizing performance 2 times above the industrial standard. And its valid payload up to 3.2 kg, works perfectly with most DSLR and mirrorless cameras with lens combos. Users can easily identify the camera and stabilizer parameters and make stabilizer and camera settings via Crane 2 more easily and directly. Crane 2 can support for 18-hour runtime for longtime task and its intuitive interface design help you easily identify the camera and stabilizer status and parameters.

  • Integrated with an unprecedented follow focus wheel on the body, Crane 2 allows ±0.02° precision real-time focus control through cable connection. Empowered by advanced 6th Gen. Instune Algorithm system and optimized motor construction, Crane 2 realizes 50% increase in motor torque, 20% improvement in noise reduction and incredible high payload. With the pioneering three 32-bit high-speed MCU parallel control technology, CRANE 2 gets unparalleled anti-shaking stabilizing performance. With three 18650 rechargeable batteries, Crane 2 can work continuously for 18 hours and support real-time charging for cameras via control cable. Crane 2 equips an Intuitive OLED Display for for instant monitor.

  • The innovation of the Crane 2 camera stabilizer, engineered into a sleek compact body with great portability, offers individual content creators great convenience and easier access to stabilized video footage which were once only achievable with bulky equipment. On the other hand, the great affordability of this new technology provide a more economic alternative for equipment investment, helping individual talents and small workshops today to achieve more possibilities, lowering the budget barrier, and blurring the line between consumer and professional video production. The Aluminium body is low-carbon design and recyclable and battery is rechargeable, more energy-saving and environmental-friendly.

  • Crane 2 comes with a lens supports for long lenses and 1/4"-3/8" threaded hole design at the bottom for easy mounting of various photography equipments. It can be controlled via iOS/Android App, or remote controller and it support convenient real-time charging to cameras (for some Sony models only). It also equipped with a quick release plate by MANFROTTO standard with enhanced portability, and a slow-fall system design for both the camera and lens when power-off. Besides, it comes with a comprehensive accessories kit including tripod, EVA carrying bag and multi-brand camera control cables. The quick control dial on the control panel of Crane 2, designed with considerations on both the operating and aesthetic habits of DSLR users, by pressing or rotating the dial, users can adjust and set various camera parameters without need to connect with any mobile App.The finely knurled handle with non-slip pattern design has greatly increased grip friction, saving worries of device falling for users. It’s also where you can find easy to add on dual handles for more flexible operability. After its initial launch, Crane 2 accounted for more than 50% of market share of handheld stabilizer in China, and it stands for professionalism and quality.