1 12, 2010

Introducing the VH7 HD Monitor

December 1st, 2010|

Now you kan! For those in need of a high quality, cost effective entry level high definition monitor, ikan proudly introduces the VH7. The ikan line of HD monitors is all about connections and the VH7 is no exception. Equipped with an HDMI, VGA, and 2 COMPOSITE INPUTS, ikan’s VH7 will exceed the expectations of even the most demanding users.  This 7 inch monitor boasts a sparkling resolution of 1024x600 with both 16:9 and 4:3 aspect ratios, and can be powered with the provided AC107 DV battery plate for use with your of choice of Sony, Canon, or Panasonic style [...]

5 08, 2010

The “HDSLR Revolution” Short Film Competition

August 5th, 2010|

The past year has been a revolutionary year in digital filmmaking. HDSLR cinematography has swept through the industry and continues changing the game, and ikan has been there from the beginning. Prizes: Now, with this year's short film competition, we're embracing and empowering the shift in technology that's taking place in the world of filmmaking. Just as last year, the competition is totally free to enter, but we’ve boosted our prize packages to over $17,000! Judges: In addition to great prizes, ikan is honored to have one of the finest groups of judges in the industry. These men are giants [...]

27 01, 2010

The ikan V5600 Travels To The Colombian Dry Forest

January 27th, 2010|

Director/Producer/Cameraman Federico Pardo used the ikan V5600 Deluxe Kit during the production of the documentary COTTON-TOP.   In the following essay, Fredrico describes the challenges of shooting in the treacherous jungles of Colombia and how the ikan V5600 performs in the harshest of conditions. The film was shot in November of 2009 in the Tropical Dry Forests of Colombia were physically challenging and the overall ruggedness of the production required a lightweight and reliable external monitor. IKAN production tool for this natural history documentary shot on the new DSLR Canon 7D. As one of the pioneers on DSLR filmmaking I would highly recommend [...]

18 01, 2010

Trains, Cameras and the Constitution

January 18th, 2010|

It was Labor Day in 2009 when I became aware of just how bad things have gotten in the US.  Don't get me wrong, I don't think I've been naïve.  I've been a student of free speech and the political landscape of the US since high school, but Labor Day was the first time I have come into contact with a violation of my civil rights in a very real way. Our office had a loaner 5D Mark II, and I took it for the weekend for a test drive.  I've had a fascination with the Houston light rail since they started laying track, and [...]

10 12, 2009

Win an ikan V5600 for Christmas!

December 10th, 2009|

Santa says we have to give away gear if we want presents ourselves. Therefore, ikan is giving away a free V5600, 5.6 inch, HiDef monitor for Christmas. To qualify, you have to tell us how the ikan V5600 will make a difference in your life in 2010. Don't limit yourself to merely posting text -- make a video, use pictures but make sure you post them by 12/23/09 on our Facebook page  at  http://www.facebook.com/ikanseeit We'll announce the winners 12/25/09.  Again, no medium will be rejected; just be creative.  Please feel free to post any questions or comments. Merry Christmas from [...]