When DJI created the Ronin 4D 6K and 8K production cameras with built-in vertical stabilization, in addition to the 3-axis gimbal stabilization, the cameras made quite the splash. Now, new firmware expands the already impressive feature set of the camera system and the accompanying High-Bright Remote Monitor.
Some of the more exciting updates that higher-end users will love include added support for Apple ProRes 4444XQ and 422 LT recording, use of Jam Sync through the external timecode generator and the 3.5mm microphone port, clean HDMI output through the HDMI port, and output of 4K 4:2:0 60 fps HDMI footage when recording at 4K. Not to be forgotten are the more nuanced updates to the anamorphic display and focus puller.
Improvements to the playback capabilities ensure that what you capture is within your frame, as well as the safe area. Footage can be viewed right from the camera, now directly on the High-Bright Remote Monitor instead of on an additional monitor, for a simplified workflow. This firmware update also expands the control and functionality of the right-hand grip while also fixing some early noise and shaking issues that some users were encountering.
It is always exciting to see a manufacturer support and update its gear, attending to issues, fixing problems, and expanding the capabilities so the gear stays relevant. If you are intrigued by the possibilities that the new firmware brings, head on over to the DJI Ronin 4D 6K and DJI Ronin 4D 8K pages to check out all the cameras have to offer.