Whether you’re a solo operator with your Crane 2 gimbal atop a monopod or boom, or a camera assistant tasked with directing the camera, the Zhiyun-Tech Remote Control for Crane 2 can help you control your camera while the stabilizer itself is out of reach. Connect the remote control itself to the stabilizer either wirelessly with Bluetooth or with a wired USB connecting using the included cable. The USB port on the remote is also used to recharge the internal lithium-ion battery which will yield approximately 25 hours of use.
The controls on the remote mimic the control set on the Crane 2 gimbal stabilizer. Use the side knob to control lens focus with compatible cameras. The central dial is used for menu and parameter control. The focus knob features a luminescent marking disk that can be marked for repeatable focus pulls.
If you have your camera on a monopod or boom, use the included clamp to secure the remote to your monopod or boom. If you’re a second operator, the included lanyard will keep the control close at hand. In either situation, not only can the remote control the gimbal and all of its functions like follow focusing, start/stop, and on-the fly exposure adjustment, but also can fine tune gimbal motor response. Additionally, the remote control can be used to direct the gimbal. Use the joystick to move the camera in the desired direction. Alternatively, press the G-Mode button to use the built-in motion control to direct the gimbal by moving the remote itself.