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.

18 09, 2013

BMCC & BMPC 4K Handheld Camera Rigs

September 18th, 2013|

Blackmagic design took the film/video production world by storm when they unveiled the Blackmagic Cinema Camera at NAB 2011, and 2013 is no different, as many of us are waiting anxiously on our Blackmagic Production Camera to arrive (rumored to begin shipping in about a month).  But with all of the visually stunning footage these cameras are able to capture, their form factor and battery design leaves much to be desired.  Accessorizing your Blackmagic Camera is a must if you plan on using it professionally. For example, since the Blackmagic Camera is not equipped with a removable power solution, the [...]

14 12, 2011

Chris Cloyd’s “Lady Madonna Project”

December 14th, 2011|

  Some months ago the ikan brand had a chance to travel to Nigeria, with Anna Schwaber and Director Chris Cloyd for his documentary entitled the "Lady Madonna Project," for the Western African Development Support Organization (WADSO). Initally, Anna piqued my interest by sending this, written by Chris: "We will be filming a documentary piece on the dedication of the Madonna Hospital that WADSO helped fund and complete. The story will explore the culture and the problems facing the town of Umuahia particularly in healthcare or the lack thereof while also staying with the Bishop of the Diocese. Working so [...]