video has surfaced showing a drone loaded with fireworks raining hellfire on a supposed “party” in Brazil, sending “revelers” scattering. It may be fake, but that doesn’t make it any less epic (and, possibly, dangerous). The video has spread quickly on social media. Its backstory is that a neighbor – who was annoyed by the noise of an open-air, late-night bash – sent a drone, armed to the propeller blades with fireworks, to chase away the revelers.
The video, set to a jolly tune, shows a flying drone strafe a group of people with a barrage of fireworks, seemingly scaring them off.
DJI has announced a successor to its Ronin S handheld gimbal that’s smaller, lighter, and cheaper, starting at $439 and available today. It’s called the Ronin SC, with the “c” standing for “compact,” and it’s more tailor-made for mirrorless cameras than its predecessor.
The Ronin SC largely shares the design of its predecessor, with a single stalk that leads up to a big 3-axis gimbal, all made of magnesium, steel, aluminum, and composite plastic. There’s a joystick and some buttons, which let the user change how those gimbals move (or control the movement directly). And this time around there are lock switches on each arm of the gimbal, which not only will help users store the Ronin with less chaos, but also should make it easier to initially balance.
LARGELY THE SAME DESIGN, BUT SHRUNK DOWN
The big selling point is that the Ronin SC has essentially been shrunk down to a more manageable 2.4 pounds, nearly half the weight of the Ronin S. That means its payload capacity is more limited — it can only carry a total of 4.4 pounds worth of cameras and lenses, compared to the Ronin S’s nearly eight pound capacity.