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 [...]

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, [...]

20 09, 2016

Ikan Releases Latest Gimbal Stabilizer EC1

September 20th, 2016|

We are excited to be releasing our latest gimbal stabilizer, the EC1, which is an improved version of the DS1 and now has even more features. It has a redesigned quick release baseplate system, which makes it easier and faster to balance. Also, the EC1 is compatible with DSLR and mirrorless cameras up to 4.5 pounds and now features new 360 degree motors. Four Different Operating Modes The EC1 has four different operating modes: the lock mode and three different follow modes. When in the lock mode, the camera doesn’t move and will stay in its position no matter how [...]

13 09, 2016

What Did Guy Kawasaki Think About Our Gimbals?

September 13th, 2016|

If you’re from the marketing world or if you’re a fan of Apple, you’ve probably heard of Guy Kawasaki. For those not familiar with Guy, he is most well-known for being one of the Apple employees who was originally responsible for marketing the Macintosh computer line in 1984. His work helped popularize evangelism marketing and technology evangelism. In fact, he was the chief evangelist of Apple. Guy Kawasaki is currently the chief evangelist of Canva, an online graphic design tool and is on the board of trustees of the Wikimedia Foundation. To add to his already impressive credentials, he is [...]

16 08, 2016

5 Pieces of Video Equipment YouTube Stars Need

August 16th, 2016|

Did you know that the first YouTube video was uploaded by YouTube Co-founder Jawed Karim, documenting his trip to the zoo? His video, ‘Me at the Zoo’, was only 18 seconds long. Fast forward now to the present day and you have videos that are 15 minutes or longer once you’ve verified your account. We’ve come a long way since the early days of YouTube. Now, there’s a whole community of YouTube stars and even conferences such as VidCon that celebrate online video. People are getting discovered on YouTube and getting placed into stardom. One famous YouTube star, PewDiePie, expressed [...]

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), [...]