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29 11, 2016

Ikan Visits CA & Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders BTS

November 29th, 2016|

Palm trees, the FBI, and 4K monitors….these are just three things that Ikan Product Manager Barry Garcia saw on his recent trip to California. Barry started his trip by flying into LAX, the largest and busiest airport in the Los Angeles area. From there, he went to Burbank to meet up with the President of Postium, which is the South Korean company that created the line of BON monitors that we distribute in North America (excluding Canada). The Postium president was in California to showcase two new monitors: a 24” 4K monitor as well as a 17” HD monitor. It [...]

22 11, 2016

NAB New York 2016 Recap & #MannequinChallenge

November 22nd, 2016|

“In New York…concrete jungle where dreams are made of. There's nothin' you can't do. Now you're in New York…” We got the opportunity to visit this concrete jungle again recently for NAB New York. This year, there was a bunch of people at the trade show, which was reflected in the record-breaking attendance numbers: 15,404 people, a nearly 30% increase over 2015’s preliminary registered attendance of 12,055. It was an interesting time to be in New York for this show since we were there when the US election was happening. The show started off slow since it started the day [...]

1 11, 2016

PhotoPlus Recap: Gimbals and NiSi Filters

November 1st, 2016|

Famed American Photographer and Environmentalist, Ansel Adams, once said, “Photography, as a powerful medium of expression and communications, offers an infinite variety of perception, interpretation and execution.” Fortunately for us, we got to spend a few days in a convention hall full of photographers and got to get their perspectives on photography and chat about where cameras and other technology are headed. Our team recently traveled to New York City for PhotoPlus, a conference and expo specifically for photographers. It is the largest photography and imaging event in North America with over 21,000 professional photographers, photography enthusiasts, videographers, and more [...]

20 10, 2016

Ikan Adds Blitz 400 Wireless Transmitter Video System

October 20th, 2016|

We are excited to announce the addition of the Blitz 400 wireless transmitter and receiver system to our line of products. The Blitz 400 is a wireless uncompressed zero delay HD video system that has a 400 foot range. Made out of durable machined aluminum, the Blitz 400 is an easy-to-use lightweight system that offers a reliable connection which is less susceptible to interference. The transmitter comes with accessories so that you can easily mount it to a camera’s shoe mount, rig, or tripod leg. The Blitz 400 system delivers 100 feet more range and is about $1,000 less than its [...]

18 10, 2016

Learning Advanced Skills in Cinematography

October 18th, 2016|

“You’re not a DP until you have been fired.” That was a common thing that Bryan Raymond, the Sales Director at Ikan, heard at the ASC Master Class he attended in Los Angeles, California. (For those new to the film industry, DP stands for Director of Photography.) What’s the ASC Master Class? It’s an intensive five day seminar taught in LA by some of the best cinematographers in the world and it is hosted by the ASC (The American Society of Cinematographers). The seminar is designed for cinematographers with an intermediate-to-advanced skill set and includes hands-on demos of lighting and [...]

27 09, 2016

IBC 2016: Gimbals, Light Panels, and More

September 27th, 2016|

Earlier this month, we packed our bags and traveled to Amsterdam for IBC 2016, an annual conference for the electronic media and entertainment industry. This year, we had a team of four attend and work the Ikan booth. After about a 9 hour flight from Houston to Amsterdam, we arrived jetlagged, but ready to set up the booth and check out the city. Ikan Booth at IBC We had a booth in Hall 12 at IBC where we showed off some of our latest products including our line of gimbal stabilizers, our Lyra and Rayden LED lights, teleprompters, NiSi cinema filters, [...]