15 09, 2016

Want To Go Behind The Scenes of Sports Broadcasting?

September 15th, 2016|

The official start of the fall season is just around the corner. You know what that means: cooler weather, sweaters, football, and for some, pumpkin spice everything. One thing that many Houstonians and Texans in general are excited about is football. This football season is extra special because Houston will be hosting Super Bowl LI, the championship game of the NFL. Hosting such a huge sports event takes a ton of hard work and people working around the clock. Camera operators, cable wranglers, sportscasters, sports producers, and more have to make sure that they are doing their jobs well. In [...]

27 11, 2013

NEW On-Camera LEDs from ikan

November 27th, 2013|

Looking for a light to attach to your camera to illuminate your shots? The Drawing Board has just released a new episode covering the latest on-camera lighting solutions from ikan—the iLED6 and the iLED312-v2. The iLED6 is a powerful and versatile on-camera light with a color temperature of 5600K.  It has a high 93 CRI rating, and is a great LED solution for live events such as red carpets, weddings, concerts, BTS live shows, and interviews.  It has inclusive and adjustable barn doors, along with a built-in tungsten gel and diffuser gel. The iLED6 features an easy-to-access rotary knob for [...]

6 09, 2013

LED Studio Lights updated with Touchscreen Dimming

September 6th, 2013|

ikan is proud to present new versions of our groundbreaking 500 & 1000 LED Studio lights, the ID500-v2 and ID1000-v2 These 500 and 1000 Daylight LED bulb studio lights feature an LCD touch screen panel, which allows for precise control of the built-in dimming feature, and is particularly useful in recreating specific lighting setups.  Intensity adjustments can also be made with the included wireless remote control, which comes in handy when lights are out of reach. For additional control of your output, the ID500-v2 and ID1000-v2’s are equipped with barn doors with integrated intensifiers and gel clips.  Chimeras designed specifically for each [...]

12 07, 2013

ikan Releases Featherweight 1024 LED Panels

July 12th, 2013|

Today we released the first product video for our new series of Featherweight LED panels, covering the IFD1024 (Single Color Daylight) & IFB1024 (dual color, variable 3200-5600k). Thanks to Ariel Santschi for the work on putting this one together. IFD1024 & IFB1024 Featherweight Daylight & Dual Color LED Lights from ikan on Vimeo. Some key points about these lights include: About 40% lighter than their ID1000 counterparts More LEDs for more light Improved quality of LEDs used on panel Digital and analog controls for intuitive use by anyone, includes Digital readout LCD display, also Includes Yoke Mount, Barn [...]

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 [...]

1 06, 2011

Tip of the Week: Build A Lighting Kit

June 1st, 2011|

ID-1000's in service on-set. As promised last week, I am serving up a few more BTS pictures of the music video shoot from the third week of May.  And as with last week's tip of the week, this one centers on some of the gear we used for the shoot. Now, I am sure that there are a great many folks who will read this article and will feel that tungsten lamps or HMI should be a go-to choice rather than LED.  And in some cases, I would tend to agree. However, having both tungsten and HMI instruments [...]