Zhiyun-Tech CRANE 3 LAB Handheld Stabilizer

The Zhiyun-Tech Crane 3 Lab Handheld Stabiliser is known as the secret weapon that represents cutting-edge innovation, being the one and only gimbal on the market to feature integrated wireless FHD image transmission, focus and zoom control, touch control and an all-inclusive control panel. The Zhiyun-Tech Crane 3 Lab can truly be enjoyed by professional filmmakers with all its intuitive features in store, to deliver smooth, stabilised video footage.

The Crane 3 Lab Gimbal features a crafted latch design with a latch provided on each axis – making it extremely easy to balance, and also provides a super-fast setup. The Crane 3 Lab from Zhiyun-Tech is designed with great ergonomics – enabling you to hold the handle of the gimbal in a handy underslung position for a free flowing momentum; compatible with almost all the best-selling DSLRs and video lenses on the market – holding an impressive payload of 4.5 kg; an intuitive OLED screen that allows you to have full access and control over your camera & stabiliser parameter settings; and a powerful 2600 mAh battery capacity that will keep you powered for up to 7.5 hours of runtime.

Merged into this sophisticated stabilising kit are aviation motors and a spanking brand-new structure, where you can appreciate 50% noise reduction and 100% increase in motor torque; 150% improvement in response speed which enables the gimbal to mobilise focus and zoom control synchronically.

  • 4.5 kg Payload
  • Innovative Top Handle Gimbal Design
  • Can Be Used Two-Handed
  • Easy Switching to Underslung Mode
  • Dual Servo Support, Zoom/Focus Handwheel
  • Multi Featured iOS/Android ZY PLAY App
  • 1080p Wireless Transmission to Phone/App
  • Axis Latch Lock Easy Balancing System
  • Supports Optional Phone Holder
  • Onboard Controls & OLED Status Screen
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Versatile and Ergonomic Structure

The entire appearance of the Zhiyun-Tech Crane 3 Lab has been redesigned, where professional filmmakers will appreciate the handling while filming. The structure allows you to handle the gimbal in a handy underslung position – offering extreme effort-saving and being very much flexible.

Wireless FHD Image Transmission

The one and only gimbal on the market to feature integrated wireless FHD Image Transmission is the Zhiyun-Tech Crane 3 Lab. Here you’ll find that the handheld stabiliser supports video streaming up to 1080P. Both Android and iOS systems are compatible – meaning that you can utilise it as a monitor, that offers live preview and real-time parameter setting, as well as framing and taking shots from any given angle.

Aviation Grade Motors

The brand-new structure adopts enhanced technology into this beautiful and powerful design, where you can enjoy 50% noise reduction and 100% increase in motor torque which is an advantage in the film industry for professional filmmakers. There’s also a 150% improvement in response speed so that the gimbal can mobilise focus and zoom control synchronically.

ViaTouch Control System

With this amazing system that was brought to the Zhiyun-Tech Crane 3 Lab, you’ll now have full control where you can take care of every detail simply on the monitor of your smart device. The ViaTouch Control System will give you the freedom of making various gimbal movements and camera settings; and it will be just as easy when filming on your DSLR camera.

Advanced Filmmaking Features

Be a bit more spontaneous when it comes to creativity, with all the exciting and professional features that’s instore while filming. Some of the professional features include motionlapse, timelapse, long exposure timelapse, and the panorama mode.

All in One Control Panel

The Zhiyun-Tech Crane 3 Lab also incorporates a newly control panel with multiple buttons and thumbwheels that’s been added for full control on both the gimbal and camera including mode switch, camera control and various customised gimbal settings.

  • Zhiyun-Tech CRANE 3 LAB Handheld Stabilizer
  • TransMount Crane 3-Lab Handheld Tripod
  • Quick Release Camera Plate
  • 3 x 18650 Battery
  • Battery Charger
  • 6 x USB Control Cable
  • 2 x HDMI Cable
  • Cable Storage Case
  • Carrying Case
Number of Axes3-Axis (Pitch, Roll, Yaw)
Rotation RangeYaw (Pan): 360°
Pitch (Tilt): 273° (-93 to 180°)
Roll: 360°
Load Capacity4.54 kg
Ports1 x USB Micro-B
Wireless ProtocolWi-Fi (Unspecified Type)
Battery Type3 x 18650
Battery Runtime7.5 Hours
Battery ChemistryLithium-Ion
Operating Temperature -10 to 45°C
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