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, [...]

15 09, 2016

Want To Go Behind The Scenes of Sports Broadcasting?

September 15th, 2016|

The official start of the fall season is just around the corner. You know what that means: cooler weather, sweaters, football, and for some, pumpkin spice everything. One thing that many Houstonians and Texans in general are excited about is football. This football season is extra special because Houston will be hosting Super Bowl LI, the championship game of the NFL. Hosting such a huge sports event takes a ton of hard work and people working around the clock. Camera operators, cable wranglers, sportscasters, sports producers, and more have to make sure that they are doing their jobs well. In [...]

9 08, 2016

Camera Equipment For A Video Production [Infographic]

August 9th, 2016|

So you just got a great new camera or camcorder…..now what? Well, depending on what you purchased, we have specific camera equipment that can pair well with your camera or camcorder. Whether you're trying to be the next famous cinematographer like Robert Richardson or just want to make some high quality home videos, we have camera equipment that will fit with your DSLR or mirrorless camera. For these infographics, we highlighted some products that would go well with popular mirrorless or DSLR cameras such as the Sony a7S Mark II, Sony FS7, Canon 5D Mark III (or any Canon DSLR), [...]

4 08, 2016

Shooting A 4K Film? Try these Monitors and Filters

August 4th, 2016|

Are you filming in 4K? Even if you aren’t, you might as well be prepared for it. As everything starts moving towards 4K, you’ll need to invest in equipment that is compatible with it. Once display equipment, such as your TVs and projectors, catch up to cameras and other equipment used to capture footage, you’ll want to have everything that you need for 4K. At Ikan, we have products that can support 4K and 6K filmmaking. When you have the right equipment, you have the right tools for the job. 4K Compatible Camera Monitors We have a complete line of [...]

12 07, 2016

Ikan Releases 4K Compatible On-Camera Monitors

July 12th, 2016|

We showed off our new 4K compatible monitors at this year’s NAB conference in Las Vegas and garnered a lot of buzz. The complete line of affordable 4K compatible on-camera monitors, the VL35, the DH5e, and the VXF7, range from 3.5-7 inches and are now available to purchase. These monitors support more pixels, a better resolution, and ultimately clearer pictures. The VL35 is a great compact on-camera field monitor that is lightweight and supports 4K resolution. With a 3.5” screen, the VL35 works well for filmmakers that have to work in tight spaces. The monitor pairs well with the Blackmagic Design [...]

2 06, 2016

BON Monitors Now Exclusively Available through Ikan

June 2nd, 2016|

We are now the exclusive distributor in North America (excluding Canada) for Bon’s entire line of broadcast, field, high brightness, and recordable monitors as well as other video accessories. Bon, a world-renowned South Korean monitor manufacturer, is known for their image quality and reliability, as well as packing each monitor with loads of industry-leading features that are useful to video professionals. The current Bon product lineup includes 10 bit processing monitors (the BEM and BSM Series), 12 bit processing monitors (BXM Series), as well as premium OLED Reference Monitors (TXM Series).  Their Postium Rackmount Monitors will also be available with features [...]