The most interesting feature of the Zhiyun Crane 2S PRO Kit is the dual camera mount allowing for a second camera to be mounted above. This offers the operator the ability to have cameras set at different ISO’s, different angles, different focal lengths or the chance to capture lower-res B-Roll (please see the video link below).
Widely recognized as the exemplar of 3-axis handheld gimbals for professional filmmakers, the CRANE 2 series is proud to present you the newest masterpiece that witnessed numerous hardworking days and nights of ZHIYUN R&D team—CRANE 2S. Featuring high load capacity and modular design, the CRANE 2S is keen on delivering reliable and excellent performance, even in the most challenging environments.
Crafted for Perfection
To meet the needs of different work tasks, videographers have to constantly switch among different cameras and CRANE 2S is ready to embrace the challenge. Highly optimized in motor control algorithms and motor power, CRANE 2S handles large cameras such as the BMPCC 6K, Panasonic S1H, Canon EOS 1DX Mark II, Nikon D850 with total ease. More than that, you can also mount multiple accessories on it.
On-Site Efficiency Matters
To make sure that you won’t miss any decisive shots, CRANE 2S features brand new FlexMount System which greatly simplifies the setup process while at the same time secures your camera with a double safety mechanism. You can even adjust the tightness of the safety lock to suit your specific needs.
Vertical Shooting Made Easy
With mobile traffic gaining the upper hand, it’s foreseeable that videographers will receive more work requests on vertical content. CRANE 2S comes standard with a vertical quick-release mount and a safety knob for high-quality vertical shooting.
Expand for Limitless Possibilities
Designed for high-efficiency team collaboration, CRANE 2S is equipped with a dedicated slot for installing image transmission transmitter. Multiple mounting points are available on the gimbal for creative adaptation: One 1/4″ screw hole on the back of the quick release plate for the camera to shift between different devices such as sliders and tripods; Two 1/4″ screw holes with crown gear and one 3/8″ screw hole.
Digital Focus Control
CRANE 2S supports digital focus control via the built-in focus wheel on the gimbal. In addition, the rotation dampening of the focus wheel is improved to enhance videographers’ muscle memory for pulling focus.
Mechanical Focus Control
CRANE 2S is pushing boundaries not just in terms of loading performance, but also with its film grade focus control ability. With its upgraded built-in focus wheel and focus motors that feature ultra-low delay and high precision, you will never miss any decisive shots.
Stay Focused All the Way
Together with TransMount Image Transmission System, focus pullers will be able to focus and zoom while live monitoring the shots. Even more, they will also be able to change gimbal parameters and modes if needed.
Bigger Screen to Boost Your Productivity
The new 0.96″ OLED screen offers a bigger vision. With it, you will be able to go through the entire menu within seconds and switch between different modes swiftly.
Axis Locking Mechanism 2.0
The upgraded axis locking mechanism 2.0 adopts a two-phase locking design that guarantees zero swinging of the gimbal during travelling or storage.
Maximized Payload. Minimized Weight
To enhance the practicality of CRANE 2S as a reliable and sturdy workhorse, the handle of it is built with carbon fibre, lightening the physical burden of videographers without compromising loading capacity of the gimbal.
Removable Batteries for Maximized Runtime
The CRANE 2S is outfitted with 3 removable 18650 Li-ion batteries which offer a 12-hour runtime. For time-demanding tasks, videographers can easily prolong the runtime of the gimbal with backup batteries.
Say Hi to Buttery Smooth Movement
Six gimbal modes, from basic to advanced, are all easily accessible on CRANE 2S: Pan Following, Locking, Following, Full-Range POV, Vortex, Go mode.
More Than Timelapse
Advanced cinematic features such as Panorama, Timelapse, Motionlapse, and Long Exposure Timelapse can be easily achieved with CRANE 2S.
The TransMount ecosystem of accessories is here to better serve videographers with TransMount image transmission system, quick setup kits, monopod, servo zoom/focus motors, etc.
Features of the Zhiyun Crane 2S
- Stronger motors
- Auto balancing mode
- Axis locks
- New quick release plate adapter making it easier and quicker to switch between gimbal to tripod or slider
- New vertical mode
- Added 1/4″ attachment ports to add monitors, mics, lighting etc
- 2x USB C ports to allow for both follow focus and zoom connectivity
- New and improved hand wheel for follow focus and zoom functionality
- New carbon handle replacing the aluminium shaft in the previous model which saves weight and will not get cold when shooting in colder conditions
- 12-hour battery life
What’s in the box?
- CRANE 2S Stabilizer x 1;
- Quick Release Plate x 1; Quick Release Plate Base x 1;
- 18650 Battery Charger x 1; 18650 Li-Ion Batteries(2600mAh) x 3;
- Tripod x 1; Backing Base x 1; Lens Support x 1; 1/4-20 Screw x 3;
- Camera Control Cable(Type C-Micro/Type C-Mini/Type C-Type C/Type C-Multi) x 1;
- Internal Hexagonal Wrench M1.5/Wrench M2/Wrench M4 x 1;
- Activation Card x 1; Quick Start Guide x 1;
- Storage Box x 1;
- Underslung Mode Handle
- Image Transmission Transmitter 2.0
- Servo Zoom & Focus Motors 2.0
- Dual Camera Setup Accessory
- TransMount Phone Holder with Crown Gear