In 2018, ZHIYUN came up with the suffix of “LAB” for the flagship gimbals in ZHIYUN product series. Gimbals tagged with “LAB” are of the best configurations in their own series, representing the cutting-edge innovation from ZHIYUN.
CRANE 3 LAB boasts a versatile and ergonomic structure that revolutionizes the entire appearance. By holding the handle of the gimbal in a handy underslung position, you’ll find CRANE 3 LAB extremely effort-saving and flexible.
Super Functional Design
CRANE 3 LAB is the only gimbal on the market (January 2019) that is integrated with wireless FHD image transmission, focus & zoom control, touch control and an all-inclusive control panel. Designed for professional filmmakers, CRANE 3 LAB is invincible in the industry.
With longer axis arms and an incredible payload, CRANE 3 LAB is compatible with many of the best-selling DSLRs and video lenses on the market.
Aviation Grade Motors
Adopting aviation grade motors and a brand new structure, CRANE 3 LAB enjoys 50% noise reduction and 100% increase in motor torque. With 150% improvement in response speed, the gimbal can mobilize focus and zoom control synchronically, making it the first of its kind in the industry.
ViaTouch Control System
Features ViaTouch, a built-in image transmission system that opens up a new chapter for professional filmmaking.
Control via One Screen
ViaTouch Control System enables users to take care of every detail simply on a phone screen. You can make various gimbal movements and change camera settings while framing the shots simultaneously, all via a same screen. Filming on a camera is just as easy as filming on a phone.
1080P Full HD Image Transmission
The wireless image transmission technology applied to CRANE 3 LAB supports video streaming up to 1080P. Its great compatibility with smartphones and tablets of both Android and iOS systems mean that most digital devices around you can be readily used as a monitor. With live preview and real-time parameter settings, you can frame and take shots from any angle, at any view.
Dual Zoom & Focus Control System
In addition to the hardware modules, zoom and focus control can also be realized through ViaTouch – an iOS and Android based control system. Precise control of zoom and focus is available whether you work alone or with a team.
All-Inclusive Control Panel
Inspired by the control stick grips in cockpits, multiple buttons and thumbwheels are added to CRANE 3 LAB. With these super functional tools and an intuitive OLED screen, you can easily exercise full control over both gimbal and camera including mode switch, camera control and various customized gimbal settings.
Automated Advanced Features
Popular filmmaking features such as timelapse, motionlapse, long exposure timelapse, and panorama are available with CRANE 3 LAB, fully equipped for diversified creativity.
Crafted Latch Design
CRANE 3 LAB is designed with a latch on each axis which makes it super easy to balance. You can lock certain axes while balancing the other and save the current setup for next time. It’s a versatile equipment for the run-and-gun filmmaker to carry around and start instant shooting anywhere, anytime.
The Manfrotto quick release plate of CRANE 3 LAB has no thumb screw on it. Instead, users can use the camera locking latch to hold the camera in place, quickly and conveniently.