• Derek

Having Trouble Balancing Your DJI Ronin-SC Gimbal? Read on...

A couple of weekends ago, I finally made the decision of getting a gimbal. Not just any gimbal, but the DJI Ronin-SC. I've been messing with the idea of getting a gimbal for my mirrorless cameras for awhile now, but balked at 2 major points: cost & weight.

Enter the Ronin-SC. At $569 and 1.09kg, this might just be the best gimbal out there. The flagship Ronin-S, retails at $769 ("Essentials kit") , $939 ("Standard kit", currently on sale), and weighs 1.86kg.

Where would I take the Ronin? Not to the mall, but probably on a trip to the city, the zoo, or a walk (if that was the main purpose). I would love to eventually take it to a Disney park (which is permitted as the Ronin doesn't extend, so isn't banned like a selfie stick), but it has to fit in my luggage and not give me a sore arm by the end of the day.

Now I haven't had a chance to play with the Ronin-SC much, so I will make a video later on about that.

In this video, I am focussing on one aspect of the Ronin-SC setup that I found very frustrating. Watching the DJI videos on how to balance the gimbal was an exercise in frustration, and led me to searching YouTube for something that makes more sense. Even with some better videos made by users, the app kept telling me that the gimbal needed re-balancing.

After awhile, I finally figured it out. And once you do, it's simple! You can easily re-balance your rig even after changing lenses, in over a few minutes.

If you're having difficulties easily balancing your gimbal, this might just be the video for you. Oh, BTW, I couldn't remember the name of the axes when I made the video, but here they are: Roll, Tilt and Pan. And sorry about the humming noise in the background- that's our refrigerator.


Have a great day!

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