DJI Announce Master Wheels and Force Pro

DJI Announce Master Wheels and Force Pro

DJI have just announced the DJI Master Wheels and the Force Pro for accurate gimbal control. Find out more about these impressive new features.

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[caption id="attachment_12171" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] DJI Announce Master Wheels and Force Pro[/caption] At this year’s NAB show in Las Vegas, DJI have announced two advanced gimbal controls for high-end cinematography; the DJI Master Wheels and DJI Force Pro. Both products are designed to offer precision control at a professional level. These two new products allow users to capture complex shots using the existing DJI ecosystem, the Ronin 2 and upcoming Ronin-S gimbals. Additionally, some third-party integration has also been announced by DJI. Keep reading to find out more about these two impressive gimbal controllers and how they will push filmmaking possibilities even further.

DJI Master Wheels

The Master Wheels are the ideal solution for controlling precise movements of your gimbal.

Key Features

The DJI Master Wheels controller is a wheel-based system that utilises advanced control algorithms, acute sensors and precise optical encoders, to give filmmakers absolute control for the smoothest shots. The wheels can be used to control a gimbals pan, tilt and roll with control over control speed, smoothness, and damping for complete ease and precision. In addition to the highly-sensitive wheel control on the Master Wheels, shots can be repeated with the highest levels of accuracy using the DJI Motion Control. This shows the Master Wheels were clearly made for a film set. Dual-band wireless transmission is available in 2.4 and 5.8 GHz. This guarantees an interference-free connection that’s completely reliable. Latency as low as 10 milliseconds can also be achieved if using a wired connection. The Master Wheels offer a battery life of up to 18 hours removing time constraints on-set. This is through the use of TB50 batteries, which have the same impressive features that are available when using with the Matrice 200 Series and the Inspire 2, such as self-heating functionality. [caption id="attachment_12175" align="aligncenter" width="2560"] DJI Master Wheels[/caption]

Master Wheels Design

The Master Wheels are made from weighted stainless steel to offer perfectly stabilised and balanced control. The modules can be manually manoeuvred to suit the needs of each individual user. This allows for the most ergonomic design that doesn’t limit users to a set design, ideal when demands are high. For even greater personalisation, the Master Wheels feature 1/4-20 and 3/8-16 taps, a CAN BUS port and a Mitchell mount with a baseplate for a huge range of uses. This allows professional cinematographers to mount a variety transmission systems and monitors and fulfil their shot demand without boundaries. [caption id="attachment_12176" align="aligncenter" width="2560"] DJI Master Wheels[/caption]

Availability

The DJI Master Wheels are available on the Heliguy site for pre-order now. Several options are available including single-wheel, dual-axis and triple-axis. The Master Wheels complete set is available here for £7100.00 with a deposit of £710.00. Modules are available here for £2200.00 with a deposit of £220.00. Shipping is expected to take place in June.  [gallery link="none" size="large" ids="12184,12185,12186"]

DJI Force Pro

The new Force Pro allows users to synchronise precise controls for use with the Ronin 2 and Ronin-S.

Key Features

The DJI Force Pro is camera movement controller to remotely control gimbals. This is done by mimicking the movement of the Force Pro on the gimbal accurately using the built-in IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) and compass. Advanced control is available through dials on the Force Pro to control the speed of Force Pro’s movement as well as a touchscreen allowing further camera and gimbal control. Like the Master Wheels, wireless transmission is available in 2.4 and 5.8 GHz as well as a wired connection. A transmission latency as low as 10 milliseconds can be given between the Force Pro and gimbal. A battery life of up to five hours is available through the use of a 4750-mA battery. Various charging options are also available through the SB-C port or CAN BUS port, whilst the Force Pro is in use, helping remove time restraints with your shoot. [caption id="attachment_12179" align="aligncenter" width="2560"] DJI Force Pro[/caption]

Force Pro Design

The DJI Force Pro is designed to be adaptable to suit the needs of the user. Light-weight handles come as standard which allows you to mount the Force Pro as well as accessories, transmission systems and monitors. In addition to the handles, the Force Pro can also be mounted to a variety of different supports such as a tripod. [caption id="attachment_12180" align="aligncenter" width="2560"] DJI Force Pro Tripod Mount[/caption]

Availability

Like the Master Wheels, pre-orders are available for the Force Pro on the Heliguy site now.  The Force Pro is £1100.00 with a deposit of £110.00. Shipping is expected to begin in June 2018. [gallery link="none" size="medium" columns="2" ids="12187,12189"]

Summary

The announcement of the DJI Master Wheels and Force Pro show DJI have been paying a great deal of attention to their already remarkable gimbal range. These two products show a great expansion of DJI’s gimbal ecosystem with a clear focus on absolute control for high-end filmmaking professionals. Like with the recent announcement of the Payload SDK, it’s nice to see DJI opening up their product line to third-parties. This is likely due to their confidence in their own products and solid position as market leaders across their expansive ranges.
To discuss any information from the above post or any DJI or Freefly product, please give one of our team a call on 0191 296 1024 or email us at info@heliguy.com.
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