Today everyone wants to take photos like a pro with any device, this has even become an obsession. So for the more adventurous there are companies like DJI that want to make this task easier. That’s why today you will learn how to use the PS4 and Xbox controllers with DJI Ronin S and SC as simple as connecting a PS4 controller to Android via bluetooth.
You are not reading wrong, literally this company created stabilizers, which allow the adaptation of console controls within them. Which adds comfort when using them and also gives a new variant when using this product.
It is a bit like when you use a controller on PC, such as when playing Fortnite with a generic controller on PC.
The new Ronin SC
Before you gain the necessary knowledge to be able to use the PS4 and Xbox controllers with DJI Ronin S and SC, it is good to have a little context of how this invention works in general.
What is it for? Because its basic function is to allow you to take photos without shaking , that is, the camera does not move. But this one goes much further, as it has a focus motor, a wheel, a battery grip and a holder to place the cell phone.
The difference between the S and SC models is that the second came out as an alternative for those a little more compact, being this lighter and smaller.
It weighs only 1.1 kg and is made of aluminum, magnesium and other composite materials, and due to its design it can be operated with one hand, which adds great comfort.
The Ronin SC also comes in a pro model (which is worth more), but as you have already read, it has a rotating wheel that can be operated remotely and a focus ring.
In addition to this, it is proven that it can hold up to 2 kilos , and that it also has some intelligent functions such as recording panoramas and timelapses automatically (you can even make a movement program that allows you to take a shot several times).
Using PS4 and Xbox controllers with DJI Ronin S and SC
The versatility of the controls of these consoles is such that you can even use and connect the PS4 controller to the PC to play on Windows or Mac and also connect a PS4 or Xbox controller or controller to an iPhone.
Now if it’s time to unravel the craziness of the initial statement, how to use the PS4 and Xbox controllers with DJI Ronin S and SC?
As of the latest firmware update, 126.96.36.199 for the Ronin-S and 188.8.131.52 for its younger brother the Ronin-SC, you can use both the Xbox and PlayStation controls to control various functions on the stabilizers.
With the buttons and levers of the controls, you can rotate the ring, adjust the focus, you can start a recording and stop it, as well as taking photos and changing profiles (that is, everything).
It is so useful that it is even better to use these, to the very official touch application that the company offers, for your mobile (improves precision and you can control the gimbal remotely).
How do they connect?
The best of all is that connecting them is the easiest part of everything, first you have to download the corresponding firmwares obviously.
Then and in the case of the Sony remote, you have to leave the power and share buttons pressed at the same time, until the control starts to flash. Then activate bluetooth on your phone and then go to the mobile application of the DJI company, select the PS4 controller and that’s it.
In the case of the Xbox control it is the same, only that what you must leave pressed is the connection button for three seconds, so it will be paired with the bluetooth.
With this you already know how to use the PS4 and Xbox controllers with DJI Ronin S and SC, you know what they work for and you also acquired knowledge about one of the best stabilizer models on the market, that is, a productive reading.