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 [...]

18 08, 2016

What Teleprompter Should I Get?

August 18th, 2016|

Well, it depends on what you’ll be using it for and where you’ll use it. It’s helpful to have a script displayed on a teleprompter. Knowing the right words to say can sometimes be hard. It can even be more nerve-racking when you’re on national TV. For example, Fox News Host, Megyn Kelly got tripped up during her show due to a teleprompter glitch. Sometimes, things just happen that you can’t control. One thing is for sure: you want to have a teleprompter that works and is reliable. So, what are the best teleprompters from Ikan to use when you’re [...]

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), [...]

28 07, 2016

PT-ELITE-V2-RC – Popular iPad Teleprompter Upgraded

July 28th, 2016|

Our best-selling iPad teleprompter has now been upgraded to the PT-ELITE-V2-RC! The latest version supports Apple iPads, Samsung Android, Windows tablets, Amazon Kindle Fire, and tablets ranging from 5×7.5 inches to 8×10.5 inches. This universal tablet teleprompter has been designed to be lighter, faster, and easier to use. The latest PT-ELITE-V2-RC teleprompter has impressive features such as an EV3 Quick Release Baseplate, a lighter design for easy portability, a foldable glass frame, and an American-made scientific grade 70/30 teleprompter glass. Our beam splitter is manufactured to the highest standards so you should expect extreme clarity and sharpness. With the EV3 Quick [...]

18 11, 2015

PT1200 | 12″ Portable Teleprompter Kit

November 18th, 2015|

The PT1200 is the new(est) version of the popular PT2500 Teleprompter. It features a custom designed 12-inch monitor that strikes the perfect balance between viewing distance and portability. The PT1200 is designed according to the standard 15mm rod system, making the entire setup more durable and lightweight. Best of all, you can assemble it in less than 60 seconds! Features Includes 12" Custom Monitor New Adjustable Glass Frame Perfect Size for Portability and View-Ability 15 mm Rod Based for Versatility and Ease of Use Assembles in 60 seconds Ships in Reusable Foam for Easy Transport Includes MAC and PC Software [...]