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), [...]

30 06, 2016

Production Gear, Tripods, and the Film Industry

June 30th, 2016|

Are you interested in filming, field production, or gear for making videos? Michael Webb, our VP of Product Development, recently spoke on The Sean Green Show to discuss ikan’s latest products, gear, and the broadcast and film industry. In case you didn’t know, ikan manufacturers and distributes a variety of equipment for film, video, and photography such as lights, monitors, filters, tripods, gimbals, and camera rigs. We distribute various brands including E-Image, Tilta, BON, and Lightstar. Video Production Gear Trends On the show, Michael and Sean discussed some trends in video production gear. One trend they saw was an increasing [...]

23 06, 2016

LMFAO Unboxes Fly-X3-Plus Gimbal Stabilizer at NAB

June 23rd, 2016|

Every year, we always look forward to NAB in Las Vegas. The NAB Show, an annual trade show produced by the National Association of Broadcasters, is where people from various industries including Broadcast, Digital Media, Film, Entertainment, Post-Production, Sports, Live Events, and more come together to embrace the immersive experiences that are reshaping the new reality of media. At NAB, you never know what you’ll see and experience. This year, we were excited to meet Redfoo from the hip-hop electronic dance music duo, LMFAO, when he stopped by our booth. (The duo was best known for hits such as “Party [...]