Hands-On Review: Zhiyun CRANE 3S PRO Gimbal Stabilizer

Jake Estes takes the Zhiyun CRANE 3S Pro out for a spin—literally! This camera stabilizer boasts a large 14.3-lb payload, an updated axis-locking system, external power input, and the ViaTouch 2.0 motion control system, connectivity with the Zy Play App and more. It can also accommodate a wide range of cinema camera sizes by utilizing a separately available extension module to extend the horizontal arm, which is now positioned at a 55° angle. Have you ever used a Zhiyun gimbal? What are your thoughts? Share them or ask questions in the Comments section!

Special thanks to @Armando Ferreira for allowing us to use some of his footage.

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Could this be used with the Black magic 4K? I’m thinking about buying the bundle from you guys but if it doesn’t I’ll try to find another bundle with a different camera. I heard there was probability that the app doesn’t work fully with the camera? 

Hi Kyler - 

Correct. The app is not compatible with the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K B&H # BL4KPKCAM.

could this be used on a PXW-z280?

Hi Jessica - 

Yes it can be used with the 

Sony PXW-Z280 4K 3-CMOS 1/2" Sensor XDCAM Camcorder  B&H # SOPXWZ280  

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