From intense chasing shoot to studio filming, different types of shooting environment require both high capacity and flexibility of shooting equipment. Bearing filmmakers in mind, ZHIYUN felt the Crane series can be even better to adapt to strict and unpredictable filming environment. Now introducing the new CRANE 3S, the legendary gimbal built on a heritage of innovation with magnificent motors and brand new modular design, which aims for wider application and intuitive control.

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Extendable Arm. Greater Flexibility

Wider compatibility is the goal but flexibility is provided. For larger cinema camera combos, users can attach an
extension module onto roll axis for more space, while for smaller DSLR combos, the extension module can be detached for greater portability.

Modular Design. Versatile Shooting

On CRANE 3S, the handle is detachable with two options provided: TransMount EasySling Handle and
TransMount SmartSling Handle. You can either mount EasySling handle to extend the grip for more comfort
upright & underslung operation, or choose to mount SmartSling handle featuring an intuitive control panel and
OLED screen, for direct camera & gimbal parameter adjustment, or combine them together!

Cross-Compatibility. You can Imagine

To complete challenging shooting tasks, CRANE 3S offers a versatile solution thanks to its cross-compatibility.
The handle mods are easily separated and both provide multiple thread holes of different sizes to mount accessories.
The modular design allows greater compatibility on CRANE 3S, like with motorized dolly, jib, cable cam, Easyrig, etc

Zero Swinging. Hero Security

CRANE 3S provides ultimate reliability that users can count on. The reinvented locking system can lock the three axes without noticeable swinging.
The modular design is integrated with double locks to ensure the camera is 100% safe on the gimbal during traveling or storage.

Continuous Uptime Supported by PowerPlus

Besides battery insertion, CRANE 3S offers a DC-IN port which supports up to 25.2V input for direct charging. The new exciting
TransMount PowerPlus Battery Pack can house 6*18650 batteries, giving more strength to your gimbal to adapt to constant intense motions,
and serving as a compact yet fast-charging power bank for your devices.


Extensive runtime


Runtime with inserted batteries*


Voltage input



Runtime with PowerPlus*

*With inserted batteries, CRANE 3S can run up to 12 hours. Powered by TransMount PowerPlus Battery Pack only, CRANE 3S can run up to 18 hours.

These figures are concluded from still test in the lab. For camera combos well over 3kg, we recommend pairing with PowerPlus Battery

Pack for even stronger motor torque under intense motions and longer runtime.

Phenomenal Speed. Seriously Smooth

To facilitate powerful features in various shooting environment, CRANE 3S is driven by a new algorithm system
which enables phenomenal responsive speed and smoothness. In fast action shoot, CRANE 3S is able to resist
high winds and G-forces without compromise.

Properly Calculated 55°: Broader Vision

The properly 55° tilted roll axis is designed for unblocked view and allows enough space to mount large cinema camera combos.

Improved Zoom & Focus System

To meet the needs of cinematography, larger lens supports are added into the zoom & focus system.
The focus wheel is equipped with a white board for marking a focus range.
Zooming can be realized synchronously through SmartSling Handle.

CRANE 3S X TransMount Image Transmission System

Synchronized Teamwork

Triple Control, Film at Your Will

ZHIYUN cares for the needs of all filmmakers. With ZHIYUN gimbals and TransMount Image Transmission System,
there are three control options available for filmmakers work in film crew or work solo: control from gimbal,
from smartphone or from motion sensor controller.
For the first time in the industry, a visualized remote motion control system is introduced – ViaTouch 2.0.
Filmmakers will be able to motion control the gimbal while monitor shots via smartphones or monitors.