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 [...]

6 09, 2016

Touring Italy with the FLY-X3-PLUS Smartphone Gimbal

September 6th, 2016|

“I didn’t find photography. Photography found me. And then it healed me.” This quote says it all when describing Me Ra Koh. So who is Me Ra? Me Ra Koh, aka the photo mom, first turned to photography in her time of grief after losing her baby. Photography became her outlet to deal with the pain. By taking photos, she found her passion for writing other people’s stories through images. Her photography has been published in notable publications such as the New York Times, Women’s World, American Photo, and more. She also has a Disney Jr. show, Capture Your Story [...]

2 08, 2016

Using Gimbals to Live Stream the Tokyo Marathon

August 2nd, 2016|

What do you get when you combine a marathon runner, Japan, and a FLY-X3-GO? You get Joseph Tame! Joseph, a Tokyo-based performance artist, marathon runner, and public speaker, wanted to run and livestream the 2016 Tokyo marathon in a full 360-degree video. He wanted to utilize the FLY-X3-Plus gimbal stabilizer as he ran. However, it turned out that the FLY-X3-GO was better suited for what he wanted so he used that gimbal instead. The FLY-X3-GO gimbal for GoPro is easy to use and has a long battery life – a perfect combination for livestreaming a marathon. Joseph was the first [...]

21 07, 2016

Armor-Man 2 On Set With Ron Sim and Peyton Manning

July 21st, 2016|

This past spring, we were excited to get a message from Sarorn Ron Sim, Director of Photography. He had met the Ikan team at the NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) show last year and was reaching out to us about the Tilta Armor-Man 2. Ron wanted to try out the Tilta Armor-Man 2 in a video shoot that he was doing with Peyton Manning in Indianapolis. Yes, the Peyton Manning – a two-time Super Bowl champion and one of the greatest quarterbacks of all-time. In addition, he holds many NFL records, including a combined 200 regular and postseason career wins, [...]

14 07, 2016

Exploring Chernobyl with Philip Grossman and Ikan

July 14th, 2016|

At Ikan, we enjoy meeting people and learning how videographers, filmmakers, and photographers use our products on various projects. It’s interesting to see and/or hear about their experiences. Sometimes, their stories can even take you to the most unexpected places. Philip Grossman, a cinematographer, camera geek, and historian, has an interesting story that takes place near the city of Pripyat (formerly located in the USSR). In 2011, Philip left his job in corporate America to pursue photography. He got a once in a lifetime opportunity to photograph the Chernobyl Nuclear Exclusion Zone which has now turned into a long term [...]

13 04, 2016

Join Us At NAB 2016: New products, FREE gear, & more

April 13th, 2016|

Schedules are set, booth layouts are designed, and the excitement of all the latest and greatest gear is in the air….it must be NAB time! Next week is the best time of the year for all things film, production, and video as hundreds of thousands will make their yearly trip to Las Vegas, Nevada for the annual NAB Show.  The show, held at the Las Vegas Convention Center April 18-21, includes attendees from over 160 countries and 1,789 exhibitors.  This year, we will be making a big presence by again hosting their own booth (C9911) in Central Hall [...]