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DJI Reveals New Filmmaking Tools at NAB 2018, Providing Professional Gimbal Control Solutions For Every Level of Filmmaker
LAS VEGAS, Apr. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

DJI Master Wheels And Force Pro Offer Precise And Intuitive Control Over 
Gimbals 

DJI, the world's leader in creative camera technology, introduced new cinema 
grade tools at NAB 2018 with DJI Master 
Wheels(https://www.dji.com/master-wheels)and DJI Force Pro 
(https://www.dji.com/force-pro) that offer professional gimbal control 
solutions for every type of filmmaker and scenario. Built to deliver precise 
gimbal movements, these new products offer filmmakers reliable tools that help 
capture complex shots with ease while adding a cinematic quality to any scene. 
Master Wheels and Force Pro control DJI's Ronin 2 and Ronin-S gimbals, 
expanding the creative possibilities for cinematographers of varying experience 
levels.

Master Wheels: A professional level, high-precision gimbal control system that 
applies a 3-wheeled form to control pan, tilt and roll. Smooth, stable and 
precise movements create a professional look, while an easy to use and 
functional design make filming complex footage simpler. 
Force Pro: A motion sensing system that uses DJI's industry-leading 
remote-control technology to precisely synchronize the movement of Force Pro 
with the gimbal, helping capture cinematic scenes with ease. Intuitive and easy 
to learn, Force Pro breaks down the barriers that come with understanding the 
operation of more complex gimbal control systems.
"Creating these gimbal systems demonstrates our dedication to every level of 
filmmaker, whether you are an amateur just beginning your journey or a seasoned 
veteran with decades of experience," said Paul Pan, Senior Product Manager at 
DJI. "Force Pro offers simplicity and functionality for filmmakers seeking a 
more intuitive tool, and Master Wheels brings the highest degree of precision 
control when working with a gimbal setup."

Master Wheels - Bring Precise Control To Your Scene 

DJI Master Wheels are a high-precision gimbal movement tool that utilizes three 
weighted wheels to adjust pan, tilt and roll with extreme accuracy. Ultra-high 
resolution optical encoders detect the subtlest of wheel adjustments while 
complex algorithms translate that movement to enhance the level of accuracy of 
the gimbal. Master Wheels employ the latest sensor positioning technology along 
with dual-band low-latency 2.4/5.8GHz wireless transmission technology to 
ensure a stable and reliable connection from the main console to the moving rig 
with a latency as low as 10 milliseconds and an operating distance of over 1.9 
miles.

Crafted for efficiency and ease of use, Master Wheels have an intuitive user 
interface offering quick access to gimbal settings along with the status of 
equipment. Three user customizable buttons offer the ability to save shortcuts 
while on-board motion capture storage enables the filmmaker to easily repeat 
the motion of the rig, allowing filmmakers to dedicate their attention to other 
aspects of the scene such as the actresses and actors. Built-in three-stop 
switches are capable of adjusting direction for each axis while dials 
manipulate speed, smoothness and dampening. Additionally, Master Wheels can 
change vital camera settings from the main console for a rapid response to any 
modifications an operator might need to make.

A modular design makes Master Wheels functional and versatile, helping to 
achieve the shot, no matter the situation. The three stainless steel wheels and 
the control modules have the ability to be swiftly detached from the main 
console and connected with a wire for space constrained shooting situations. 
The wireless transmitter can also be detached and remotely mounted via a 
5-meter cord in order to gain a stronger signal when needed. 

Filmmakers have the flexibility to attach various accessories using multiple 
1/4" and 3/8" threads located on the main console such as external monitors. 
For added comfort during operation, the angle of one control module can be 
manually adjusted based on the preference of the user. Master Wheels can be 
mounted on a variety of platforms including inside vehicles, tripods and more 
with a dedicated Mitchell mount on the base of the main console. 

Compatibility with an ecosystem of DJI products, as well as support for 
third-party gimbals, broaden the versatility of Master Wheels on set. Operators 
can direct gimbal movements using DJI's professional products including the 
Ronin 2 and Ronin-S, taking full advantage of the latest in gimbal technology. 
DJI TB50 intelligent batteries, the same model used on the Ronin 2 and Inspire 
2, power the system for up to 18 hours. For filmmakers with non-DJI equipment, 
Master Wheels support various third-party gimbals and can be powered through 
the DC-IN port to utilize V-Lock batteries from third-party manufacturers.

Force Pro - Natural Movements Through Intuitive Design

Utilizing DJI's state-of-the-art remote-control technology, Force Pro precisely 
synchronizes the movement of the operator with the movement the gimbal, helping 
capture smooth imagery even in complex or fast-moving scenes. An embedded 
compass and Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) work in tandem to ensure precise 
movement and prevent the gimbal from drifting to maintain a consistent frame. 
Its low-latency dual-band 2.4/5.8GHz wireless transmission system offers near 
real-time control with a communication latency as low as 10 milliseconds. Force 
Pro can also be physically tethered to the gimbal using a CANBUS cable touting 
a 200Hz signal to eliminate any chance of connection interference while on set.

Designed for ease of use, Force Pro is an intuitive tool that filmmakers will 
quickly become proficient using, even with minimal familiarity operating gimbal 
control systems. Those lacking experience working with more complex products 
such as Master Wheels or even joysticks, the operation of Force Pro is quickly 
understood, breaking down barriers that come with using more advanced equipment 
on set. An optional lightweight handlebar adds to the efficiency of Force Pro, 
offering a total solution for handheld operation with the ability to mount 
various accessories to the handlebar, including monitors, video transmission 
systems, and thumb controllers. Operators can conveniently set two custom speed 
profiles and a built-in ultra-bright OLED screen provides equipment status 
along with the ability to control gimbal and camera settings for fast 
adjustments to a changing scene.

Force Pro is compatible with DJI Ronin 2 and Ronin-S gimbals along with other 
third-party systems. Operators can rely on Force Pro during extended film 
shoots with a battery life of up to 5 hours when fully charged, and recharging 
can be achieved several ways, via the USB-C, CANBUS port, or the built-in DC-IN 
port compatible with third-party V-Lock batteries.

Price and Availability
Master Wheels will be available for pre-order on April 10th, 2018 at authorized 
pro dealers or through DJI flagship stores. The complete 3-Axis Model will 
retail for $12,899 AUD, 2-Axis Model for $9,699 AUD and Single Wheel Control 
Module for $3,999 AUD. Master Wheels will begin shipping in June 2018. For more 
information on all the new features and capabilities of Master Wheels, please 
visit www.DJI.com/Master-Wheels.

DJI Force Pro will be available for pre-order on April 10th, 2018 at authorized 
pro dealers or through DJI flagship stores. Retail cost will be $1,899 AUD and 
will start shipping in June 2018. For more information on all the new features 
and capabilities of Force Pro, please visit www.DJI.com/Force-Pro.

Photos and Videos Available for Download

DJI Master Wheels: http://bit.ly/MaterWheels 
DJI Force Pro: http://bit.ly/DJIForcePro

DJI at NAB 2018

Visit the DJI booth at Central Hall #C2207 to experience the new Master Wheels 
and Force Pro along with the entire DJI professional product portfolio of 
camera drones, image stabilization systems and cinema tools. Onsite activities 
for NAB attendees at the DJI booth include: 


April 9th, 3:00-3:30pm at the DJI Booth in the Central Hall #C2207: DJI invites 
you to come learn about the Inspire 2 and Zenmuse X7 presented by 
Cinematographer and Aerial Pilot Chris Jordan (Midway). 
April 10th, 1:30-2:50pm at N234, North Hall: DJI invites you to attend a 
Learning Lab session with exciting activities including a master panel by 
Cinematographer, Rodney Charters ASC (24, Dynasty) and Aerial Director of 
Photography, Phil Pastuhov (Lord of the Rings) along with guest speakers 
including Cinematographer Jeremy Benning CSC (Long Road Home, The Expanse, 3) 
and Director and Imaging Consultant, Suny Bahar. For more information please 
visit: http://bit.ly/LearningLabNAB. 
April 11th, 11:00-11:30am at the DJI Booth Central Hall #C2207: DJI invites you 
to come learn about the award-winning Ronin 2 stabilizer presented by Camera 
Operator Dave Anglin (Thor: The Dark World, Lady Bird). 
April 11th, 2:00-2:30pm at the DJI Booth Central Hall #C2207: DJI invites you 
to come learn about the brand-new Master Wheels presented by Director Sasha 
Moric (11 Blocks, The Editor). 
April 12th, 11:00-11:30am at the DJI Booth Central Hall #C2207: DJI invites you 
to come learn about the Ronin-S presented by Matthew Harris, founder of The 
Film Poets.
About DJI

DJI, the world's leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, was 
founded and is run by people with a passion for remote-controlled helicopters 
and experts in flight-control technology and camera stabilization. The company 
is dedicated to making aerial photography and filmmaking equipment and 
platforms more accessible, reliable and easier to use for creators and 
innovators around the world. DJI's global operations currently span across the 
Americas, Europe and Asia, and its revolutionary products and solutions have 
been chosen by customers in over 100 countries for applications in filmmaking, 
construction, inspection, emergency response, agriculture, conservation and 
other industries.

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Source: DJI