Smartsystem has released the Matrix R2 Sled designed specifically for operating the DJI Ronin 2 in a hybrid steadycam set up. It has a telescopic carbon fiber post that can go from 530mm (20.86″) to 940mm (37″) and has toolless adjustment.
The Matrix R2 Sled features integrated wiring for power distribution from the bottom of the sled and also comes with the recently introduced SmartCAM Horizon that keeps the monitor’s horizon level when operating the steadycam.
The Matrix R2 Sled comes with the YAW locker to securely lock off the pan motor and has a quick release to receive the Ronin 2. A tilt-able battery plate lets you position the batteries for optimal balance.
If you want to operate a traditional style steadycam, the Matrix R2 sled can be reconfigured to the standard SmartSystem sled.
The Matrix R2 Sled is available and shipping now at a retail price of $9,509.95. This will be in addition to the cost of the DJI Ronin 2.
In the bundle:
1x Matrix R2 Telescopic post with 40mm of diameter. From 530mm (collapsed) to 940mm (fully extended) range
1x Micrometric head able to be fixed on the upper part as on lower part of the sled
1x Ronin™2 Plate Adapter for Matrix Sled
1x Ronin™2 Battery holder (tilt-able from +90° to -90° – 100mm distance centre-to-centre of 15mm carbon fiber rods)
1x Ronin™2 Yaw Locker
1x Extended Docking Bracket for a perfect balancing (static and dynamic)
1x Vlock Plate with 1/4 and 3/8 threaded holes and Push Pull connecters (fuse protected)
1x Standard monitor holder as fixed replacement of SmartCAM Horizon
1x Hard Case
Are you a steadicam operator? Have you tried a hybrid setup? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.