Updating the firmware on your DJI Ronin-S is something you should do straight out of the box. There is most likely going to be a firmware update for your Ronin, and getting the latest will save you a lot of headaches and allow you to get the best footage possible! DJI is releasing firmware for new cameras as well as stability fixes every few months it seems, so being able to quickly upgrade (or downgrade Ronin-S firmware) is something you should become familiar with.
Download the Ronin-S software for your operating system from the DJI site here, and run the installer and open the "DJI Assistant for Ronin" on your machine.
Plug in your Ronin-S to your computer via the USB-C port on the front of the Gimbal. Power the Ronin-S on by pressing and holding the battery first (the lower one, by the tripod/extended grip) and then press and hold the power button on the top/side of the gimbal (by the joystick/record button).
With the Gimbal on, software open, select the "UPGRADE" button next to the latest firmware at the top of the list. My Ronin-S gimbal needed multiple upgrades! It was running 220.127.116.11 when I received it, and it took about 5 minutes to update the firmware to 18.104.22.168.
If you have multiple upgrades available, selecting the latest version will get you all of the latest firmware updates. You don't have to install each of them individually - just install the latest version and you're good to go!
I know this isn't the most exciting article, but it is one that I needed to write - because the documentation from DJI isn't the greatest for this. The process isn't that difficult once you know where to download the software and set it up, but it's one of those things that you should be familiar with. Now if you need to upgrade, downgrade or for some reason refresh your Ronin-S firmware in the future - it will be a breeze!
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