DJI Ronin 4D-8K Camera Set to Revolutionize Cinematography

A New Era in Filmmaking Technology

DJI, the renowned leader in civilian drone and creative camera technology, has set a new benchmark in imaging excellence with the launch of the DJI Ronin 4D-8K. This groundbreaking device, unveiled on December 14, 2023, represents the pinnacle of cinematography equipment, integrating DJI's most sophisticated technologies into a singular, innovative platform.

“Empowering creators with cutting-edge technology has always been at the heart of DJI's mission,” said Paul Pan, DJI Senior Product Line Manager. “The Ronin 4D-8K stands as a testament to our dedication to delivering unparalleled imaging solutions and providing creators with the tools they need to bring their visions to life with exceptional clarity and brilliance.”

Groundbreaking Features and Flexibility

The Ronin 4D-8K stands out as a professional cinema camera, offering unparalleled quality and versatility. Its full-frame 8K/60fps and 4K/120fps capabilities ensure exceptional image quality. It features 800/4000 Dual-Native ISO and an impressive 14.7 stops of dynamic range, adapting seamlessly across various lighting conditions.

Notably, its 9-stop physical ND , DL/E/L/PL/M interchangeable lens mounts, autofocus on manual lenses, and Automated Manual Focus (AMF) for quick and accurate focusing with the innovative focusing system, making it a versatile tool for filmmakers.

Dji Unveils The Ronin 4D-8K Camera

DJI's Advanced Color Science

At the heart of the DJI Ronin 4D-8K's superior performance is DJI's Cinema Color Science (DCCS). This technology ensures natural skin tones and vibrant color reproduction, even in complex lighting.

Enhancing the DJI Cinema Color Science (DCCS), the CineCore image processing platform, is a crucial feature DJI developed for superior digital intermediate creation in post-production.

Similar to the Inspire 3, this platform's distinctive chip and sophisticated processor design enable support for high-resolution 8K video in a variety of professional codecs, including Apple ProRes RAW, ProRes 422 HQ, H.264, and CinemaDNG.

The D-Gamut color space in CineCore is specially tailored to produce more vibrant greens and accurate skin tones. It boasts an extensive dynamic range of over 14 stops, with the D-Log curve offering meticulous detail in both highlights and shadows, even under challenging lighting conditions.

This feature aligns seamlessly with the color standards of ARRI cinema cameras and is compatible with the ACES workflow. DCCS, with its film-like symmetrical dynamic range distribution, maintains smooth and natural transitions in the brightest areas of the image, solidifying its status as the preferred option for filmmakers who prioritize exceptional image quality and versatile color grading options.

ACES Compatibility: A Game Changer

The Academy Color Encoding System (ACES), a joint initiative by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, expert filmmakers, and color scientists, provides filmmakers with a unified and standardized approach to color management.

ACES guarantees a consistent color experience from the initial image capture through to the final screening. Now officially certified for use with DJI's Ronin 4D, Inspire 3, and Zenmuse X7, ACES maintains the integrity of the filmmaker's artistic vision throughout the production process, ensuring color accuracy across different professional tools and screening protocols.

Pricing, Availability, and Support

The DJI Ronin 4D-8K package comprises the Ronin 4D Main Body, Zenmuse X9-8K Gimbal Camera, a DJI DL PZ 17-28mm T3.0 ASPH Lens, 1TB PROSSD, PROSSD Mount, Hand Grips, Top Handle, High-Bright Main Monitor, TB50 Intelligent Battery, LiDAR Range Finder, 4D RAW License Key, among other items, all priced at $12,838.

Additionally, the Zenmuse X9-8K Gimbal Camera can be purchased separately for $3,599. This purchase includes the Zenmuse X9-8K Gimbal Camera Protector Case, X9 Gimbal Base Cap, and a DL Mount Body Cap.

Furthermore, DJI has introduced DJI Care Pro for the Ronin 4D-8K, offering extensive coverage for accidental damages. This protection plan includes unlimited free repairs within the coverage limits for water, drop, and improper use damages, as well as other types of accidents. It also provides International Warranty Service and two maintenance sessions conducted by DJI's skilled technicians.

DJI Ronin 4D

With the Ronin 4D-8K, DJI has once again proven its commitment to empowering creators with cutting-edge technology. This camera is not just a tool but a revolutionary step in the world of cinematography, offering unmatched quality, flexibility, and creative freedom.

The Ronin 4D-8K is poised to redefine filmmaking, enabling creators to realize their visions with unprecedented clarity and precision.

Dji Unveils The Ronin 4D-8K Camera
Dji Unveils The Ronin 4D-8K Camera
Dji Unveils The Ronin 4D-8K Camera

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Haye Kesteloo
Haye Kesteloo

Haye Kesteloo is the Editor in Chief and Founder of DroneXL.co, where he covers all drone-related news, DJI rumors and writes drone reviews, and EVXL.co, for all news related to electric vehicles. He is also a co-host of the PiXL Drone Show on YouTube and other podcast platforms. Haye can be reached at haye @ dronexl.co or @hayekesteloo.

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