Zenmuse H3-3D – Swapping the USB Ribbon Cable for the Hero Bus

h3_3d_02[1] When considering the low price tag (£250 GBP / $400 USD) The performance of the DJI Zenmuse H3-3D 3-axis gimbal is pretty mind-blowing!

The first version of the H3-3D we saw on the market (the V1) retained the same ‘Hero Bus’ port that was used on the original H3-2D gimbals which allowed you to simply ‘click’ your GoPro 3 or 3+ onto the camera plate and fit the retaining bracket; it was extremely tidy with no extra cables or connectors.

DJI have now released the V1.1 H3-3D and the first thing you’ll notice is that the Hero Bus has been dropped (rumour is DJI didn’t want to pay GoPro the license fee to use the Bus) and replaced with 10pin USB connector to provide power and live video output. Continue reading