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Zhiyun Tech Ups Its Game with the Modular CRANE 3S for Cine Camera Setups; More Info at B&H
[March 19, 2020]

Zhiyun Tech Ups Its Game with the Modular CRANE 3S for Cine Camera Setups; More Info at B&H


B&H would like the share the announcement today of the new CRANE 3S 3-Axis Motorized Gimbal Stabilizer by Zhiyun Tech. Zhiyun was the first to introduce an underslung handle to gimbals with the release of its CRANE 3, a highly reinvented version of their flagship gimbal. Continuing to innovate, Zhiyun has designed the new CRANE 3S for larger cine camera setups. It's also modular, supporting various key add-ons, including an extension bracket that attaches to the angled motor arm to make space for cine cameras with large battery packs. Much stronger motors were also incorporated, allowing for an increased payload of 14.3 lb. The new design now provides a total of nine varied mounting points for more direct compatibility with jibs, cable cams, Easyrig systems, and other professional equipment.

Three versions were announced. The CRANE 3S comes with a SmartSling Handle, the CRANE 3S-E with an EasySling Handle, and the nearly fully loaded CRANE 3S PRO includes the SmartSling Handle and multiple other add-ons.

Zhiyun-Tech CRANE 3S Handheld Stabilizer

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1554049-REG/zhiyun_tech_crane_3_s_crane_3s_handheld_stabilizr.html



  • 14.3 lb Payload
  • Redesigned Detachable Handle Design
  • Updated Axis (News - Alert) Locking System
  • ViaTouch 2.0 Remote Motion Control
  • DC Input for Direct Power and Charge
  • Zoom and Focus Wheel, SmartSling Handle
  • Mounting Threads for Accessories
  • Onboard Controls and OLED Status Screen

One of the supported modules is the TransMount Power Plus (News - Alert) Battery Pack, which attaches to the gimbal and holds six 18650 batteries. Besides providing for longer runtimes, the extra battery power will allow the Zhiyun Tech CRANE 3S to better react to intense motions, similar to how stronger audio speakers sound better even at low volumes. A complementary new lens motor system interacts not just with the focus handwheel but also with a zoom rocker on one of the add-on gimbal handles, and it uses a marking disc. The CRANE 3S has a time-lapse feature, and one of the new add-ons is the Time-Lapse Master, which enhances the time-lapse feature and allows for a more efficient professional workflow.

Other features that complete the redesign include a new algorithm that ensures increased responsiveness and smoother motion. Also, the motor arm is now angled at 55 degrees, allowing for an even better view of the camera display. The ViaTouch 2.0 app has been enhanced to bridge communication between the gimbal, camera, and monitoring devices.


The new gimbal also supports Zhiyun's TransMount Image Transmission System. One major capability of this system is remote hand motion control. Standing at a distance from the gimbal, you can move the ITC in any direction with your hands, based on how you see the subject, and the gimbal will mimic the movements.

Check out the new Zhiyun Tech CRANE 3S on the B&H Photo website today!

Read more at B&H Explora here: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/explora/video/news/zhiyun-tech-announces-the-modular-crane-3s-for-cine-camera-setups

About B&H Photo Video

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