This Zhiyun-Tech Crane 3 Lab Creator Accessories Kit has everything you need to get started with your Zhiyun Crane 3 Lab gimbal. It consists of a smartphone holder, focus and zoom combo kit, a small handheld tripod, a large multifunctional camera belt, a quick setup kit, and a quick release baseplate.
The articulating smartphone holder secures phones up to 6.3" wide to the Crane 3 Lab, and it folds up when not in use. The quick setup kit consists of two adapters that allow you to put together and break down your gimbal quickly, rather than screwing the joints together. The handheld tripod is a compact tripod that can also be used as a handgrip on the top or bottom of your Crane 3 Lab when folded up.
The large camera belt allows you to conveniently mount various accessories to keep your hands free and offers additional support for your Crane 3 Lab. The quick release baseplate can attach to the camera belt or tripod to allow for quick camera changes to and from the Crane 3 Lab. Finally, the focus and zoom combo kit allows you to control your camera's focus and zoom from your smartphone while mounted on the Crane 3 Lab.
The TransMount Phone Holder with Crown Gear from Zhiyun-Tech is compatible with the Crane 3-Lab and WEEBILL LAB. It secures on the side of the gimbal and is adjustable to hold phones up to 6.3" wide when the phone is held in landscape orientation. It also articulates forward/backward and can be folded up when not in use.
The Zhiyun-Tech TransMount Max Servo Zoom/Focus Controller can be used interchangeably for zoom and focus control on the Crane 3-Lab and WEEBILL LAB gimbals. It has a powerful-enough motor to control zoom, whereas the lighter-weight TransMount Lite is designed for focus control only.
The Crane 3-Lab supports up to two motors at the same time, and it's recommended to use the TransMount Max and TransMount Lite together if requiring both zoom and focus control on the Crane. The WEEBILL, however, supports only one motor, so the TransMount Max is recommended as the only solution because it can be used interchangeably for both functions.
Featuring a toolless design, the TransMount Max attaches on the gimbal using just the included thumbscrews. It can be controlled via the gimbal handwheel or the companion smartphone app. Secure it to the supplied support bracket and mounting rod using two thumbscrews, and attach this assembly to the bottom of the gimbal's baseplate with the third thumbscrew. Then connect the servo to the gimbal with the provided USB cable, and connect the camera to the gimbal with one of the camera control cables the gimbal comes with. The USB cable connection provides zero-latency signal transmission.
The Zhiyun-Tech TransMount Lite Servo Focus Controller is designed specifically for focus control. For zoom control please see the TransMount Max, which has a stronger motor that's capable of handling zoom adjustments.
The TransMount Lite is intended for use with the Crane 3-Lab, although it's also compatible with the WEEBILL LAB. The Crane supports two motors at the same time; ideally, you would use the slightly lighter TransMount Lite for focus control and the optional TransMount Max for zoom control. The WEEBILL LAB, however, supports only one motor, so the better option for it would be the TransMount Max, because it can be used interchangeably between focus and zoom control.
Featuring a toolless design, the TransMount Lite attaches on the gimbal using just the included thumbscrews. It can be controlled via the gimbal handwheel or the companion smartphone app. Secure it to the supplied support bracket and mounting rod using two thumbscrews, and attach this assembly to the bottom of the gimbal's baseplate with the third thumbscrew. Then connect the servo to the gimbal with the provided USB cable, and connect the camera to the gimbal with one of the camera control cables the gimbal comes with. The USB cable connection provides zero-latency signal transmission.
The Zhiyun-Tech TransMount Crane 3-Lab Handheld Tripod is a replacement mini tripod that attaches to the bottom of the Crane 3-Lab gimbal.
The TransMount Quick Release Baseplate from Zhiyun-Tech is designed to let you easily move your camera between the gimbal and the TransMount Multifunctional Camera Belt or Gimbal Bag. On one side, the baseplate accepts the mounting plate of the WEEBILL LAB, Crane 3-Lab, or Crane 2, and on the other side it features a latch that lets you attach onto the straps provided on the outside of the belt and bag. In this way, when you pack away your gimbal or put it away temporarily, you can keep the camera handy without having to remove the gimbal mounting plate. The latch, which is made of metal, securely locks when you push it in and unlocks at the press of
The TransMount Quick Setup Adapter from Zhiyun-Tech is a quick release adapter for instantly attaching mini tripods and monopods to the Crane 3-Lab or WEEBILL LAB gimbal. It consists of two parts—one screws onto the tripod/monopod and the other to the gimbal's tripod mount, and the two simply click into each other. To detach them, you just need to pull back on a collar. The adapter prevents having to screw and unscrew a tripod/monopod each time. Featuring a 1/4"-20 male/female design, the adapter can also be used independent of the gimbal for various accessories, such as monitors.
Two units are recommended for the WEEBILL LAB because the WEEBILL offers two locations for attaching a mini tripod—one on top and one on the bottom. With an adapter attached at each of the two locations, your mini tripod can easily be moved between one and the other to switch between standard and underslung modes.
The Quick Setup Adapter features a robust aluminum construction.
Designed to support the TransMount Mini and Telescopic monopods, the large-sized Zhiyun-Tech TransMount Multifunctional Camera Belt provides a point of stability for anything you mount on the monopod, including a gimbal. When the belt is used with a monopod and gimbal such as the WEEBILL LAB, the additional point of balance allows for substantially more stable and comfortable jib-type shots and lets you control the gimbal's focus wheel more easily. The belt also has military-grade strips along its length for hanging accessories such as lens bags and the TransMount Baseplate.
For securing the monopod, the belt features a receptacle suspended on a hanging strap. The receptacle has a removable quick release 1/4"-20 mounting platform that screws into the bottom of the monopod and then pops in and out of the receptacle by quick release functionality. Two registration pins on the receptacle lock into a groove on the 1/4"-20 mounting platform to lock the two together.
|Supported Smartphone Dimensions||Up to 6.3" / 16 cm in Width When Held in Landscape Orientation|
|Dimensions||2.5 x 3.9 x 1.1" / 6.3 x 9.9 x 2.8 cm|
|Weight||5.2 oz / 148 g|
|Package Weight||0.335 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||5.3 x 2.5 x 1.1"|
|Dimensions||4.8 x 5.4 x 2.6" / 12.2 x 13.6 x 6.5 cm|
|Weight||11.6 oz / 330 g|
|Package Weight||0.795 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||5.3 x 5 x 2.6"|
|Dimensions||4.8 x 5.4 x 2.6" / 12.2 x 13.6 x 6.5 cm|
|Weight||11 oz / 312 g|
|Package Weight||0.75 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||5.4 x 5 x 2.5"|
|Dimensions||2 x 2 x 6.7" / 5 x 5 x 17 cm|
|Weight||9 oz / 255 g|
|Package Weight||0.61 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||7.6 x 2.1 x 2"|
|Dimensions||3 x 0.7 x 3.1" / 7.7 x 1.7 x 7.9 cm|
|Weight||4 oz / 113 g|
|Package Weight||0.7 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||4 x 3 x 0.26"|
|Mount Types||1/4"-20 Threaded Screw on Top|
1/4"-20 Hole on the Bottom
|Material of Construction||Aluminum|
|Dimensions||1.6 x 1 x 1.6" / 40.5 x 26.5 x 40.5 mm|
|Weight||2 oz / 56 g|
|Package Weight||0.13 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||2.75 x 1.65 x 1.05"|
|Mount Type||1/4"-20 Screw-On Removable Mounting Platform|
Two Registration Pins for Groove on the Included 1/4"-20 Mounting Platform
|Dimensions||36 x 2.4" / 92 x 6 cm|
|Package Weight||0.6 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||6.3 x 5 x 3.3"|