11 06, 2013

CineFly Video Drops

June 11th, 2013|

For those of you who may have caught sight of the Blackmagic CineFly through our Facebook Page's glamour peeks of new gear--or seen it at NAB earlier this year--and wanted a recap on the little beast priced at $549, I'm happy to say we released our newest product video where we cover all the highlights. With exhaust ports and fully-articulating rosette-mounted arms (something we're integrating more and more into our ELEMENTS line to increase mobility and to shake things up), the CineFly is a formidable rig for the field. And now, the meat: CineFly Cinema Camera Shoulder Rig [...]

7 11, 2012

Introducing the ikan ELEMENTS BlackFly

November 7th, 2012|

The ikan ELEMENTS BlackFly is a light-weight hand held rig that's perfectly suited for mobile or tripod shots. The top of the rig is equipped with multiple 1/4"-20" mounting points for adding accessories. This means you will have more options available,  no matter what additional equipment you choose use. The BlackFly accepts a variety of accessories: ikan field monitors, on-camera LED lights, articulating arms and most types of wireless audio receivers. Our design team has created an exclusive base plate that is an optimum fit for the Blackmagic Cinema Camera  (BMCC). The plate is equipped with exhaust holes that help prevent [...]

18 05, 2012

Pictures from a Zeppelin

May 18th, 2012|

Regretfully, this is the first post I've made since NAB 2012. With all of the awesome things seen, heard about, reviewed, interviewed, blogged, shot, tweeted--especially from the Breakfast Bloggers--I've wanted to sit and read and digest all the tasty goodies that NAB brought this year. Instead, it's been precedent to bring the products seen at NAB to enduser's hands, including the Flyweight series ELEMENTS rigs (seen here on Teradek.tv with Michael Artsis during NABShow), the D Series IPS-panel SDI monitors and, particularly for the sake of this post: our LED China Ball (aka the LED Balloon). After a few failed [...]

16 04, 2012

NAB 2012: New ELEMENTS, Camera support, Backpacks

April 16th, 2012|

Cheers from the NAB show floor! I wanted to kick this post of with a bang, so here we go. USB & LANC Remote grips are in prototype phase and a blast to work with. They're compatible with all 1/4" mounting methods. These videos have no real audio as I was rushed to produce them (meaning they're innately flawed but have some notable substance)! As the title of this post suggests, you'll be able to demo these products at our booth at #nab2012. USB Remote Grips for Canon DSLRs: LANC Remote Grip for Sony and Canon video cameras: [...]

3 04, 2012

Flyweight prototype and other news (Part 2)

April 3rd, 2012|

I doubt that I really left you hanging, salivating at the gourd for what lies in wait regarding the AMAZING AND IMPRESSIVE relatively neat and lightweight shoulder-mount rig I ran around with this weekend. If I did, I apologize. However, I think that it should become a welcome addition to the ELEMENTS EV2 line and is probably the most practical cinema/run-n-gun style rig to date from ikan. We've been playing with a few new, simple, manufactured parts lately in CAD and they had finally come in, so I figured it was time to test these puppies elsewhere, in varied contexts. [...]

30 03, 2012

Flyweight rig, c300 photos, and some life (Part 1)

March 30th, 2012|

It's been about two months (too long for a successful and effective blogger to remain inactive) but the delay has been worth the while, considering the changes in my life thus far. Working on a feature, running with multiple different cameras, building new rigs, crazy long nights without sleep, and generally pushing the limits. I feel like its been worth every minute of neglect, though what traffic occurs here I do apologize for the absence of voice. Could I have written on set of DOLL FACTORY, the horror/comedy feature I just AD'ed? Somewhere in those 70+ hour weeks for the [...]