Testimonials, reviews, or evaluations of ikan products from DPs, Directors, bloggers, other production companies, individuals, and more. Video, in print, or on the web

6 10, 2016

Filming With Gimbals in Los Angeles – DS1 Beholder

October 6th, 2016|

With gimbals and Steadicams, there’s no excuse to have shaky video footage now unless cinematographers are going for that shaky cam effect. Not familiar with what a gimbal stabilizer is or what gimbals are? Well, handheld 3-axis gimbals are used in stabilization systems that are designed to give the camera operator the independence of handheld shooting without camera vibration or shake. Basically, you can use gimbals with a DSLR camera, mirrorless camera, or a smartphone to shoot stable and smooth videos. Ikan offers a full line of handheld gimbals for DSLRs, mirrorless cameras, smartphones, or GoPro cameras. In addition, we [...]

29 09, 2016

Testing the CV600 Spectrometer at Planes of Fame

September 29th, 2016|

Jay P. Morgan of The Slanted Lens recently tested out our CV600 spectrometer while interviewing a WWII veteran, Wilbur Richardson, about his book, Aluminum Castles. The CV600 is a color spectrometer as well as an exposure meter. In the video, Jay used the CV600 spectrometer to balance the different temperatures in the hanger at the Planes of Fame air museum in California. Since the CV600 is small and compact, it’s easy to take it with you wherever you need to go. In the spectrometer, you can choose what you want to measure such as the CCT, Lux, TLCI, or foot-candle [...]

5 11, 2015

Lynda.com Reviews Ikan Gear

November 5th, 2015|

Check out what Lynda.com has to say about a couple of ikan shoulder rigs for GoPros and Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras!

15 10, 2015

PT3700 17″ ikan Teleprompter Review

October 15th, 2015|

Chris Kennelly on YouTube reviewed the PT3700 17" Teleprompter. Take a look at what he had to say. You can also find more information about the PT3700 here on our website. Features Adjustable Glass Frame Based on 15mm Rod System Lightweight & Compact Design Ships in Reusable Foam for Easy Transport High Quality Monitor w/ Metal Construction High Quality American Made 70/30 Teleprompter Glass Includes MAC and PC Software HDMI, Composite and VGA Screen Size 17" Camera Types Small to Mid-Size The PT3700 teleprompter system is designed for professionals needing to work quickly and efficiently, in the field or [...]

27 08, 2015

GeekBeat FLY-X3-PLUS Smartphone Gimbal Review

August 27th, 2015|

Our buddies over at GeekBeat made an awesome review for the FLY-X3-PLUS. Not only was it a review, but they made a short using the gimbal. Take a look. Thanks for the amazing video John! The FLY-X3-PLUS now comes with all 3 mounts for GoPro, Large, and Small Smartphones.

9 12, 2013

Filmmaking in Honduras with Elizabeth Nelson and ikan

December 9th, 2013|

Elizabeth Nelson is a cinematographer and filmmaker who uses the art of filmmaking to aid missionary work and bridge powerful stories beyond the differences between cultures and languages.  She traveled to Honduras recently to help aid Plan Escalon, whose mission is to offer education, food, shelter, dental, and medical care to young children in hopes of battling the country of Honduras' extreme poverty.  Elizabeth took several ikan products with her to help document this story; The Traveler Backpack, D7w monitor, and iLED144 on-camera light, and these small items absolutely blew her away! The ikan Traveler Backpack is designed to fit a large amount [...]