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DJI RS 2 and RSC 2 Firmware Update – More Supported Camera Features

DJI RS 2 and RSC 2 Firmware Update - More Supported Camera Features

DJI RS 2 and RSC 2 gimbals get firmware updates that add photo capture, video recording, camera settings, focus pull, and ActiveTrack features to supported cameras, such as the Sony a7S III, a1, FX3, ZV-1, Panasonic S1, S1H, S5, and others.

DJI RS 2 and DJI RSC 2 gimbals were announced in October 2020 as a new generation of one-handed stabilizers. As with other products, DJI keeps adding new features and fixes with firmware updates. The recently announced update adds support for many interesting features with supported cameras. Let’s take a look at what is new

DJI RS 2 Firmware Update v01.04.00.00

DJI Ronin-S2 / RS 2. Source: DJI

The new firmware update adds many interesting features to various supported cameras. Here is a full list of new features and improvements:

  • Added photo capture for Sony a7S III and a7C cameras using a Multi-Camera Control Cable (USB-C).
  • Added photo capture, video recording, camera settings, autofocus, and focus pull support for Sony a1 and FX3 cameras with supported Sony E mount lenses using a Multi-Camera Control Cable (USB-C). *
  • Added video recording, camera settings, autofocus, and focus pull support for Sony ZV-1 cameras with supported Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T lenses using a Multi-Camera Control Cable (Micro-USB). *
  • Added photo capture, video recording, camera settings, autofocus, and focus pull support for Canon EOS 7D Mark II cameras with supported EF mount lenses using the Multi-Camera Control Cable (Micro-USB). *
  • Added photo capture, video recording, camera settings, autofocus, and focus pull support for Panasonic Lumix S1R cameras with supported L-mount lens using a Multi-Camera Control Cable (USB-C). *
  • Added video recording, camera settings, autofocus, and focus pull support for BMPCC 6K Pro cameras with supported EF mount lenses using the Multi-Camera Control Cable (USB-C). To use autofocus on the BMPCC 6K Pro, press halfway down on the camera control button of the gimbal (requires camera firmware v7.3.1).
  • Added photo capture, video recording, camera settings, and autofocus for Leica SL2 and SL2-S cameras with supported L mount lenses using the Multi-Camera Control Cable (USB-C). *
  • Added aperture, ISO, and EV settings for FUJIFILM X-T4 in video recording mode.
  • Added ActiveTrack for Panasonic LUMIX S1, S1H, S1R, and S5 using the Multi-Camera Control Cable (USB-C). This requires the latest camera firmware that can be downloaded here.
  • Added Steadicam mode.
  • Increase motor rotational speed when using with Ronin 3D Focus System.
  • Optimized rotational speed when calibrating focus motor.
  • Reduced focus motor noise.
  • Fixed issue: Canon R5 and R6 cameras crashed when camera control command was different from the camera shooting mode.
  • Fixed issue: unable to autofocus with FUJIFILM XT3 and XT4 cameras when in video recording mode.
  • Fixed issue: unable to control shutter with BMPCC 4K, 6K, and 6K Pro cameras when using updated camera firmware v7.3.1.

* to use autofocus on supported cameras, press halfway down on the camera control button of the gimbal.

DJI RSC 2 Firmware Update v01.03.00.00

DJI Ronin-SC2 / RSC 2. Source: DJI

When it comes to the smaller DJI RSC 2, many new features and improvements are the same as with the larger gimbal. Here is the full list of improvements:

  • Added photo capture for Sony a7S III and a7C cameras using a Multi-Camera Control Cable (USB-C).
  • Added photo capture, video recording, camera settings, autofocus, and focus pull support for Sony a1 and FX3 cameras with supported Sony E mount lenses using a Multi-Camera Control Cable (USB-C). *
  • Added video recording, camera settings, autofocus, and focus pull support for Sony ZV-1 cameras with supported Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T lenses using a Multi-Camera Control Cable (Micro-USB). *
  • Added photo capture, video recording, camera settings, autofocus, and focus pull support for Canon EOS 7D Mark II cameras with supported EF mount lenses using the Multi-Camera Control Cable (Micro-USB). *
  • Added photo capture, video recording, camera settings, autofocus, and focus pull support for Panasonic Lumix S1R cameras with supported L-mount lens using a Multi-Camera Control Cable (USB-C). *
  • Added video recording, camera settings, autofocus, and focus pull support for BMPCC 6K Pro cameras with supported EF mount lenses using the Multi-Camera Control Cable (USB-C). To use autofocus on the BMPCC 6K Pro, press halfway down on the camera control button of the gimbal (requires camera firmware v7.3.1).
  • Added photo capture, video recording, camera settings, and autofocus for Leica SL2 and SL2-S cameras with supported L mount lenses using the Multi-Camera Control Cable (USB-C). *
  • Added aperture, ISO, and EV settings for FUJIFILM X-T4 in video recording mode.
  • Added ActiveTrack for Panasonic LUMIX S1, S1H, S1R, and S5 using the Multi-Camera Control Cable (USB-C). This requires the latest camera firmware that can be downloaded here.
  • Optimized rotational speed when calibrating focus motor.
  • Reduced focus motor noise.
  • Fixed issue: Canon R5 and R6 cameras crashed when camera control command was different from the camera shooting mode.
  • Fixed issue: unable to autofocus with FUJIFILM XT3 and XT4 cameras when in video recording mode.
  • Fixed issue: unable to control shutter with BMPCC 4K, 6K, and 6K Pro cameras when using updated camera firmware v7.3.1.

* to use autofocus on supported cameras, press halfway down on the camera control button of the gimbal.

How to update the Gimbal

As with other DJI products, there is quite a detailed tutorial (including videos) on how to install the firmware updates. Follow these steps:

  • Make sure that the DJI Ronin app is the latest version when updating the firmware.
  • Update the firmware using the DJI Ronin app by connecting the gimbal via Bluetooth. Do not disconnect the DJI Ronin app and the gimbal during the update process.
  • Update the firmware for the DJI RavenEye Image Transmission System using the DJI Ronin app by connecting the RavenEye via Wi-Fi. Do not disconnect the DJI Ronin app and DJI RavenEye Image Transmission System during the update process.
  • In case of the DJI RS 2, make sure that the DJI Ronin Tethered Control Handle is the latest version when updating the firmware.
  • If the gimbal has a camera attached and is powered on while updating the firmware, make sure to protect the camera and lens as the motors will power off during the update.
  • If the firmware update fails, restart the gimbal and retry.

Price and availability

The firmware updates are now available for download free of charge. The price for the gimbals currently ranges from $499 to $999.

Do you use DJI RS 2 or DJI RSC 2 for your work? Is there a new feature you have been waiting for with the new updates? Let us know in the comments section underneath the article.

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