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 [...]

8 11, 2016

Powered By Ikan – Behind The Scenes With Red Feather

November 8th, 2016|

What do you get when you combine Jeeps, horses, bandits, a plane, and explosions…an action movie? No, actually you would get the scenes of a promo video that we at Ikan got to experience. A couple of weeks ago, we got a chance to go behind the scenes with Red Feather while they were shooting a promo video in Texas. Red Feather is a full service creative and production house that describes themselves as a close knit family of makers, thinkers, and doers. We were fortunate to have Red Feather invite us out to join them on their promo video [...]

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 [...]

13 10, 2016

Jeff Berlin – How a Tilta Camera Cage is like Flying

October 13th, 2016|

This is a guest post by Jeff Berlin, a Los Angeles based photographer and cinematographer. He is a Sony Artisan and an experienced aviator.  A few years ago, I was flying an airplane called a Cirrus SR22 from Los Angeles to Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras for a project. If you’re unfamiliar with this airplane, I’ve found the best way to describe it to non-pilots is to ask them to picture a 3-Series BMW but with wings. The SR22 is the best-selling single-engine piston aircraft in the world, and rightly so. And it’s a lot of fun to fly. On this [...]

11 10, 2016

Ikan in the Ministry: Video Equipment for Churches

October 11th, 2016|

When you think of video equipment and lighting, the first thing that usually comes to mind is a movie set. However, there are many places other than a movie set that rely on good video equipment. One place that depends on great audio and video equipment is a church. What kind of production equipment does Ikan offer to help make a church’s TV ministry look even better than ever? DMX Lighting Assuming that the church already has cameras, another important thing to have is DMX lighting. For a church, lighting can make a big difference in conveying different themes, emotions, [...]