Boston based LLM Design dangle a Ronin M outside a Helicopter for a some what quick test.
When the budget is available for an aerial shoot, we always recommend rigging up a helicopter with the full cineflex rig, and dragon 6K camera because you have the best resolution, the most control, and the most stable footage you can buy. But for some of our projects that require heli footage, it just doesn’t make sense to spend that kind of capital. So today we went up in the air to test an alternative solution, and we had great success. The Ronin M, with a 5D MKIV shooting 4K and a 24-70mm 2.8 lens. It worked very well given the conditions. It was gusting unlike anything we’ve seen before, and for the most part, the Ronin kept up. Now, that’s not to say it’s with out it’s limitations. For instance you can’t have as many long sustained shots, on a windy day like today, some light post production stabilization is required and maneuvering the rig can take a couple of fly by’s to get exactly right. But when it comes right down to it, it passed with flying colors.