22 12, 2011

Camera & Studio LED Lux & Kelvin Tests

December 22nd, 2011|

For those of you who've been interested (or dogged us) for Kelvin rating and luminosity output for our Studio LED lights--the ID400, ID500, ID1000, Multi-K XL--and haven't been able to get the answers you need from our product videos, I've updated some detailed charts for you. We recently collated our in-house testing data for your education and disclosure (in case you thought we were hiding something ;) We also ran the gamut with our On-Camera LED lights, to make sure all bases are covered. I share this information with you for a few specific reasons. For any confusion about flourescent-to-LED [...]

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 [...]

8 04, 2011

Flagship VX7e & Multi-K XL at NAB, #ShortFilmContest

April 8th, 2011|

Our Press Release (via PDF) of the our Flagship On-Camera Monitor, the VX7e and newly-Flagship LED Light the Multi-K XL: press release 08apr11.vx7e_multi-k xl (changing formats temporarily, let us know what you think on twitter.com/ikancorp) Don't forget about the #SocialMediaSale next week--you might find a tasty deal waiting for you on Wednesday! Currently, we're selling E-Image EL-7063-AA tripods 40% off--check our facebook or twitter for the deal. Also, check out our latest sale, thanks to the guys here at ikan--iLED ONE 3=Piece kit for $299.99 One more thing: You remember our sales during NABShow, yes? Just for the record: in Falling [...]

15 03, 2011

Cinemáge Acquired, On-camera LED Lux Ratings & More

March 15th, 2011|

There's much to cover today! If you've ever whipped out your light meter to test your on-camera ikan light, executed the strong test from 3, 6, and 10 ft, then I give you some kudos. But, if you're still shopping and need a breakdown for your color temperatures or trying to get some variety in your shots, this chart might help you see things more clearly (yeah I said it): All current model on-camera lights from ikan. Bulbs mentioned under "iLED1" are compared against store-bought off-the-shelf bulbs MR16 For simplicity's sake, lights mentioned above can be found at their corresponding [...]

30 12, 2010

Gratis 7 reviews equipment in “RISING FROM ASHES”

December 30th, 2010|

Sometimes your product sells itself. Sometimes people like to help, go beyond the expected and act from grace. That's the way Gratis 7 Media group is. If you haven't heard of them, I highly recommend you go educate yourself. Their latest film, RISING FROM ASHES, documents the struggles of creating a Rwandan national cycling team and the life of the local peoples--in a place which many's freshest memories are of the genocide in 1994, between the Hutu and Tutsi ethnic groups. (For a refresher on the conflict , "Origins of Tutsi and Hutu" ...What's more, they even reviewed the ikan [...]

20 12, 2010

(Part 3/3) Rising From Ashes: A Feature Documentary

December 20th, 2010|

  The "Rising from Ashes" team's massive entourage of gear. (Part I, Part II) Part III of the series "RISING FROM ASHES: A FEATURE DOCUMENTARY" Last week on the ikan Blog, we began our interview with documentary filmmaker/Director, TC Johnstone, regarding his latest feature entitled: “Rising to Ashes”--a powerful, well-shot, beautiful, full-of-hope documentary which captures the struggle of Rwanda’s only competitive cycling team, as they grow from grassroots bicyclists to national heroes, determined to raise high and represent their culture for the world to share. Let's continue: IK: How did you develop (or find, even) a team of filmmakers [...]