The Zhiyun Crane, when it was released in 2016, was immediately popular and changed how filmmakers viewed gimbals in general. Unlike many of the gimbals on the market at the time, the Zhiyun Crane was exceedingly lightweight, easy to use with one hand, and compact. The Zhiyun Crane V2, available on BorrowFox for only £20 a day, built on the successes of the original model to create an even better lightweight gimbal for filmmakers.
The Crane V2 has three operation modes: pan and follow, locked, and pan-and-tilt follow mode. The controls of the gimbal are easy to use one handed – they are laid out in a square inch that are easily accessible. There are thumb screws that are used to balance the camera and do not require any extra set of tools. The batteries for the gimbal last around 12 hours so, as long as they are fully charged, the Crane V2 should last for an entire shoot.
The Zhiyun Crane V2 can hold cameras up to 4 pounds. Setting up the gimbal is easy: simply attach the camera to the mounting plate, balance the camera, and then the stabilizing motors will take care of the rest. The results are spectacular, especially for a gimbal that is so lightweight. The Crane V2 is friendly to first timers as the controls and the set up are easy. With just a little bit of practice, you can capture flawless pans, tilts, and follows. For the low price it can be rented for on BorrowFox, there is no reason not to test out the Zhiyun Crane V2 on your next shoot.