HOW TO... set-up the DJI Ronin-S 360 mode

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The Ronin-S is so much more than a single-handed gimbal, with built-in features and app support that vastly extend its usability.

One of the most direct options the Ronin-S offers is 360 mode. In itself this isn’t a direct creative mode like those accessed through the app, rather it needs to be configured and saved as a user mode.


Essentially 360 mode is a configuration that enables the pan to rotate around through 360º while the roll is locked.

The effect when the Ronin-S is used in flashlight mode, horizontal to the ground, is that the camera literally spins through 360º at the command of the joystick.

The effect on the footage is a spiralling motion that’s instantly disorientating and captivating at the same time.

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Before you dive in and start adjusting settings through the app, it’s worth switching the user mode to the second user by tapping the M on the grip or selecting user 2 on the app.

This way you can switch between standard and 360 mode quickly, without having to dip back into the settings.

Setting up the Ronin-S 360 mode

    1. Open the Ronin app and ensure it’s connected
    2. Click the number at the top of the screen encased by a circle
    3. Switch the User Profile to User 2 and tap the X to exit
    4. On the home page click Configuration
    5. Select Control Settings and switch to Channels
    6. Set Channel 3 to Roll
    7. Set Channel 1 to n/a
    8. Tap back to exit

If you want more details on the DJI Ronin-S or any other DJI products then check out Modus Brands – UK Distributors of Ronin-S.

Once you’ve run through the 360 setup process, pick up the Ronin-S and orientate it to the Flash Light position. Double-click the trigger to re-centre and then use the joystick to roll.

How to set-up the DJI Ronin-S 360 mode
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How to set-up the DJI Ronin-S 360 mode
The Ronin-S can be configured so that you can film shots in a way that would usually be impossible, such as the 360 roll. Here I'll show you how to set-up the Ronin-S to achieve this effect.
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