ZHIYUN TECH is a pioneer and a world leader in gimbals and stabilizers for both professional filmmakers and personal video creators. Below is our recent interview with Wang Xin, from ZHIYUN TECH:
Q: Could you tell us something more about the company and ZHIYUN’s innovative solutions?
A: ZHIYUN’s innovative solutions and dedication to delivering products that go beyond customers’ expectations strengthen the belief that everyone can be an excellent filmmaker with the right gimbal to equip with their shooting device.
Q: What is stabilizer and what is it used for?
A: A stabilizer is a device designed to hold a camera or a phone to prevent jitter during picture and video shooting, which senses disruptive motion by the built-in gyroscope and compensates for camera instability by the force of three motors.
Q: Your flagship product CRANE 2 has recently won Red Dot award, so could you please share the ideas about designing CRANE 2 and introduce its features to us?
A: The CRANE 2 design is driven by the concept “Form follows Functions”. From the very beginning, I focused on three simple aspects: product, people and environment. These three elements determine how a good product is designed. We are also in the belief that a good product can achieve the greatest functionality without any trade-off in aesthetics.
CRANE 2 is the world’s first 3-axis camera stabilizer with electronic follow focus control. With pioneering algorithm system and optimized motor construction, CRANE 2 minimizes the gear vibrations and motor noise. Weighing only 1.25kg, CRANE 2 has a payload up to 3.2kg, which can handle beefy DSLRs while significantly reducing muscle fatigue caused by prolonged use. The staggering 18-hour run time and replaceable batteries ensure a silky smooth shooting for a long time without unwanted interruptions. Featuring an easy-to-read OLED display, Crane 2 can show directly what mode you are in and camera parameters in real time. The quick control dial on the gimbal allows users to adjust camera parameters without touching the camera screen. The lightweight-yet-sturdy carrying case houses the stabilizer, a tripod, batteries, cables and a charger, perfect for run-and-gun filming.
CRANE 2, considered as a new height in professional camera stabilizer industry, immediately dominates the market. We are so proud that it received Red Dot award 2018, which is absolutely a recognition for our product quality and team effort.
Q: What about some suggestions for shooting with gimbal?
A: ZHIYUN is not only committed to delivering high quality products, but also best services and solutions to our worldwide customers. ZHIYUN has established a service account on Facebook: ZhiYun Support (@officialzhiyunsupport), which offers online help and tutorials on using our products. ZHIYUN has plenty of tips for shooting with gimbals, especially useful for beginners. Please see them on our Facebook.
Q: What are your plans for the future?
A: As a leading manufacturer in the stabilizer industry, ZHIYUN team has never rest on laurels. Since the launch, CRANE 2 has received much positive feedback but the team has listened to suggestions from professionals and customers carefully. This year the whole team is committed to introducing a more powerful gimbal for professional cameras – CRANE 3 to the market. It is built on the legacy of CRANE 2 and more importantly, driven by new design concepts, CRANE 3 is all about innovation, allowing users to stay true to their ambitions and extend the power of perception.