DJI released new firmware update for their gimbals DJI Ronin-S and Ronin-SC. These updates can be downloaded now for free from DJI update websites (links are below). They add new features, improve existing ones (like the 3D Roll 360), and fix some minor bugs. Perhaps the most exciting new update is that the Ronin-S now supports both ActiveTrack 3.0 and Force Mobile features. Both gimbals also now support Force Mobile on Android phones. DJI released firmware update for Ronin-S and Ronin-SC When DJI released their compact gimbal Ronin-SC, a smaller brother of the Ronin-S, it introduced two new smart features called ActiveTrack 3.0 and Force mobile. They utilise smartphone with DJI app to control the gimbal and keep desired objects in the picture. Many users were requesting this feature to come to the larger Ronin-S as well. It seems DJI has listened as they released new firmware update which, among other improvements, brings these features. For more information about the Ronin-S please check Nino’s ultimate review, if you haven’t already. DJI Ronin-S Firmware Update V126.96.36.199 The new firmware V188.8.131.52 for DJI Ronin-S was released on the 26th September. Here is the full list of improvements and new features: Added ActiveTrack 3.0 (requires Ronin app v1.2.4 or later). ActiveTrack 3.0 can make the Ronin S accurately follow selected subject using a mobile device. The new algorithms include deep learning and optimized calculations for human figures. Similar to the technology found in some DJI drones and the Osmo Series, ActiveTrack 3.0 uses the mobile phone’s camera view and sends this information to the Ronin-SC. Users can mount the mobile phone to the top of the camera’s hotshoe with the included phone holder mount, open the Ronin app and select the subject to follow automatically. Ronin-SC Gimbal – Active Track Feature. Source: DJI Added Force Mobile (requires Ronin app v1.2.4 or later). Force Mobile (similar to Force Pro) synchronizes the movement of the connected mobile device with the Ronin-S gimbal. This works at a max distance of 82 feet (24.9 m – tested in an open unobstructed environment) using the new Bluetooth 5.0 connection. Ronin-SC Gimbal – Force Mobile feature. Source: DJI Added quick switch to 3D Roll 360 mode. (Press M button three times to enter, and press three times again to exit.) Added Auto 3D Roll 360. (When the gimbal is in 3D Roll 360 mode, push the joystick left or right twice to enable Auto 3D Roll 360. The gimbal rotates continuously without needing to hold the joystick. Press the trigger twice to stop Auto 3D Roll 360.) Added video recording, autofocus, and focus pull support for Sony a7R IV cameras with supported E-mount lenses using a Multi-Camera Control Cable (MCC-C). To use autofocus on the A7R4, press halfway down on the camera control button of the gimbal. Added photo capture, video recording, zoom, and focus pull support for Sony a7R IV cameras using a Multi-Camera Control Cable (Multi USB). Optimized 3D Roll 360. Added Track mode settings for Command Unit. Optimized follow experience in Flashlight mode. Optimized the Profile LED display by changing the pulsing frequency when gimbal in sleep mode, and the LED will become red to indicate low battery warning when battery level is less than 20%. Sleep mode can be enabled by pressing once or twice of the gimbal power button. Optimized zoom adjustment when using Sony cameras’ multi-port with Power Zoom lens, The zoom speed can be set from 1 to 100 (requires DJI Ronin v1.2.4 app or later). Fixed other minor bugs. DJI Ronin-SC Firmware Update V184.108.40.206 DJI’s smaller gimbal Ronin-SC also received a new firmware update. It brings support for the new Sony a7R IV camera, FUJIFILM cameras, Force mobile for Android phones, and other improvements. Full list of new features is here: Added video recording, autofocus, and focus pull support for Sony a7R IV cameras with supported E-mount lenses using a Multi-Camera Control Cable (Type-C). To use autofocus on the a7R IV, press halfway down on the camera control button of the gimbal. Added photo capture, video recording, zoom, and focus pull support for Sony a7R IV cameras using a Multi-Camera Control Cable (Multi USB). To use autofocus on the a7R IV, press halfway down on the camera control button of the gimbal. Added photo capture, video recording, and autofocus for FUJIFILM X-H1, X-T2, X-T3, X-T20, X-T30, X-E3 cameras using a FUJIFILM camera control cable (RSS-F). Added a quick switching function to Portrait mode. Press M button twice to enter/exit Portrait mode. Portrait mode requires using Ronin-SC in Flashlight mode and the joystick control is not available. Portrait mode can be disabled on the Ronin app Status page (requires Ronin app v1.2.4 or later). Note that the tilt axis will rotate 90° when switched to Portrait mode. Make sure the camera will not collide with the gimbal. Added Force Mobile when using with the Android version of the Ronin app (requires Ronin app v1.2.4 or later). Added disable 3D Roll 360 feature in the Ronin app (requires Ronin app v1.2.4 or later). Fixed issue where the roll axis occasionally drifts after exiting sleep mode. Optimized zoom adjustment when using a Sony camera’s multi-port with a power zoom lens. The zoom speed can be set from 1 to 100 (requires DJI Ronin v1.2.4 app or later). Ronin-SC Gimbal is compatible with various accessories. Source: DJI Active Track 3.0 and Force Mobile Support It is worth noting, that not every smartphone can be used for the new Fore Mobile and ActiveTrack 3.0 features. Below are current lists of supported phones for both features. DJI says these lists are being updated as more mobile phones are tested and verified. ActiveTrack 3.0 Supported iOS and Android Phones: Apple – iPhone XS Max, iPhone XS, iPhone XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 6S Samsung – Galaxy S10+, Galaxy S9+, Galaxy S9, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S5, A9 Note 9 Google – Nexus 6P Huawei – P20 Pro, P10, P9, Mate10, Mate 9 Pro, Nava3e, MT7-TL00 Honor – Honor V10, Magic2 vivo – X21A, vivo X 27, NEXS OPPO- Find X, oppo R15 MI – MI8, max2, max3, MIX3, MIX2S LG – V20 Force Mobile Supported iOS and Android Phones: Apple – iPhone XS Max, iPhone XS, iPhone XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 6S Samsung – Galaxy S10, Galaxy S9+, Galaxy S7, Galaxy Note 8 Google – Google Pixel 2 Huawei – P30 Pro, P20, Mate20 Pro, Mate20, Mate20X, Mate10, Mate7, P9 Plus, 8X Honor – V20, Magic 2 vivo – X21, X27, X21A, Nex A OPPO – Find X, R15, A3, R9m MI – MI8, MIX3 Redmi – Note5 OnePlus – 7Pro, 6T LG – V20 Nokia – X5 How to Update? DJI made a Youtube videos to guide users through the updating process specific for each gimbal. Here is the manual for the Ronin-S: Make sure that the DJI Ronin App is the latest version when updating the firmware. Make sure Ronin-S is powered off and update the firmware through the DJI Pro Assistant for Ronin by connecting the USB-C port on Ronin-S to your computer. Do not disconnect the gimbal from the computer while updating. After the update is complete, unplug the USB-C cable from Ronin-S and proceed to power on the gimbal. If Ronin-S has a camera attached and is turned on while updating the firmware, make sure to protect the camera and lens as the motors will shut off during the update. If the firmware update fails, restart the Ronin-S and retry. Here is the second video and manual for the Ronin-SC: Update the firmware through the DJI Ronin app. Make sure that the DJI Ronin app is the latest version when updating the firmware. If Ronin-SC has a camera attached and is turned on while updating the firmware, make sure to protect the camera and lens, as the motors will shut off during the update. If the firmware update fails, restart Ronin-SC and retry. What do you think of the new firmware for DJI Ronin-S and Ronin-SC? Do you use DJI products? Are you satisfied with them? Let us know in the comments underneath the article. The post DJI Ronin-S and Ronin-SC Firmware Updates – ActiveTrack 3.0 and Force Mobile now Available on Ronin-S appeared first on cinema5D.