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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, [...]

22 09, 2016

BIRTV ’16, Vendor Meetings and Factory Tours in China

September 22nd, 2016|

Last month, a couple of us from Ikan traveled to Beijing, China to attend BIRTV (China’s version of NAB) as well as to tour the facilities of our top vendors and manufacturers across China. We take a trip to China every year because it helps us see what’s going on in that country and what would be interesting to bring to the US. We were excited to meet our vendors and manufacturers, see new products, and eat good food. So how was the trip to China? Here’s a recap. BIRTV The Beijing International Radio, TV, and Film Exhibition (BIRTV) is the most [...]

30 08, 2016

Ikan On The Road: 2016 Fall Trade Shows

August 30th, 2016|

Fall is here and we are headed out on the road to a few of the largest trade shows in the world! Our first stop will be at IBC in Amsterdam and then we'll be back in the U.S. for PhotoPlus, NAB New York, and the Government Video Expo. If you're attending, we'd love to meet you. Come by our booth to check out our latest products at the following trade shows: IBC We’re headed to Amsterdam for IBC this year from Sept 9-13th! IBC is the premier annual event for professionals engaged in the creation, management, and delivery of [...]

23 08, 2016

TAB 2016 Recap

August 23rd, 2016|

TAB (Texas Association of Broadcasters), the biggest gathering of radio/TV stations in Texas, was held at the Renaissance Austin Hotel this past August 10-11th. The annual convention and trade show was well attended by Texas broadcasters with over 250 attendees. We were excited to meet all the attendees this year. Due to budget constraints, most of the TAB attendees are not able to attend the yearly NAB show held in Las Vegas, so they really look forward to seeing everybody’s new products displayed at TAB. From our Ikan team, Barry and Dave met with a number of chief engineers and [...]