It is not simply an upgrade but reconstruction. CRANE 3S is constructed with brand new SUPER motors which allow for Max. 6.5kg payload for a wide range of camera setups.

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*The figure is concluded from the extreme payload test. The compatible cameras include Canon EOS 1DX, Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras, Canon Cinema EOS, Sony FS & FX series, and RED Digital Cinema Cameras. Please refer to the Compatibility List for full details.

My 'Crane 2 Servo follow focus CMF-01' is failed to start. When I connect it to computer via micro usb cable to upgrade firmware, I browsed to version 1.77 of gimbal Crane 2, instead of version 1.71 for the Follow Focus (I was confused). Then it turned off automatically, and I could not turn it on. The Crane 2 is a 3-axis stabilizer and the latest addition to the company's professional gimbal portfolio. A plastic dial is embedded into the handle, and ± 0.02 degrees focus precision is also possible via a cable connected to the camera, which allows for more than a feature to be controlled without ever touching the camera.

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Wider compatibility is the goal but flexibility is provided. For larger cinema camera combos, users can attach an extension module onto roll axis for more space, while for smaller DSLR combos, the extension module can be detached for greater portability.
On CRANE 3S, the handle is detachable with two options provided: TransMount EasySling Handle and TransMount SmartSling Handle. You can either mount EasySling handle to extend the grip for more comfort upright & underslung operation, or choose to mount SmartSling handle featuring an intuitive control panel and OLED screen, for direct camera & gimbal parameter adjustment, or combine them together!
*The control features of TransMount SmartSling Handle may vary on different cameras. Please refer to Compatibility List.
To complete challenging shooting tasks, CRANE 3S offers a versatile solution thanks to its cross-compatibility. The handle mods are easily separated and both provide multiple thread holes of different sizes to mount accessories. The modular design allows greater compatibility on CRANE 3S, like with motorized dolly, jib, cable cam, Easyrig, etc.
CRANE 3S provides ultimate reliability that users can count on. The reinvented locking system can lock the three axes without noticeable swinging. The modular design is integrated with double locks to ensure the camera is 100% safe on the gimbal during traveling or storage.

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Besides battery insertion, CRANE 3S offers a DC-IN port which supports up to 25.2V input for direct charging. The new exciting TransMount PowerPlus Battery Pack can house 6*18650 batteries, giving more strength to your gimbal to adapt to constant intense motions, and serving as a compact yet fast-charging power bank for your devices.
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Runtime with inserted batteries*
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*With inserted batteries, CRANE 3S can run up to 12 hours. Powered by TransMount PowerPlus Battery Pack only, CRANE 3S can run up to 18 hours. These figures are concluded from still test in the lab. For camera combos well over 3kg, we recommend pairing with PowerPlus Battery Pack for even stronger motor torque under intense motions and longer runtime.
To facilitate powerful features in various shooting environment, CRANE 3S is driven by a new algorithm system which enables phenomenal responsive speed and smoothness. In fast action shoot, CRANE 3S is able to resist high winds and G-forces without compromise.
The properly 55° tilted roll axis is designed for unblocked view and allows enough space to mount large cinema camera combos.
To meet the needs of cinematography, larger lens supports are added into the zoom & focus system. The focus wheel is equipped with a white board for marking a focus range. Zooming can be realized synchronously through SmartSling Handle.
(*Zooming is realized through TransMount SmartSling Handle which is not included in CRANE 3S-E package

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ZHIYUN cares for the needs of all filmmakers. With ZHIYUN gimbals and TransMount Image Transmission System, there are three control options available for filmmakers work in film crew or work solo: control from gimbal, from smartphone or from motion sensor controller.
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ViaTouch 2.0 bridges the communication gap between your stabilizer, camera and monitoring devices via a dedicated phone app, allowing you to intuitively adjust various camera and gimbal parameters with perfect synergy. (*ZY Play APP and TransMount Image Transmission Transmitter are required to utilize the feature.)
Timelapse feature of the gimbal is enhanced with TransMount Image Transmission System. Now, not only can you remotely monitor the shots but also you will be able to continue shooting after exiting the app.