The Ronin-M 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer and Steadimate 15 Kit from B&H offers a professional-level camera stabilization platform. This kit includes both the DJI Ronin-M 3-Axis Brushless Gimbal Stabilizer and the Steadicam Steadimate 15 Support System. Working together, these two devices allow the operator to shoot freely and unencumbered. The system checks linear and vertical motion, as well as compensating for pan, tilt, and movement along the horizon axes, so all unwanted motion is absorbed and eliminated.
By itself, the Ronin-M is a camera stabilization system designed to give the operator close to the freedom of unencumbered handheld shooting but without the hand-shake. The Ronin-M supports camera configurations up to 8 pounds. It utilizes brushless motors that work on three axes and features a computer-assisted precision of control of ±0.02°. In addition to handheld shooting, the gimbal can be used in vehicle mounting scenarios and other contexts where vibrations or other abrupt movements would make tripods and rigid camera support systems unsuitable.
Adding in the Steadimate 15 Support System adds another layer of stabilization and freedom for movement. The Steadimate 15 system is a classic arm and vest kit with a Steadimate gimbal mount that allows you to attach the Ronin-M. It incorporates a rotating joint that allows for tilt-axis manipulation while the Ronin-M is mounted. In addition to more freedom of movement and motion absorption, the Steadimate 15 system reduces arm fatigue by distributing the weight of the gimbal setup over the operator's torso. Having the weight more evenly distributed allows for the operator to more easily accomplish long takes and complex maneuvers with fewer breaks before or after shots.