10 03, 2017

Better Night Photos with NiSi Natural Night Filter

March 10th, 2017|

With so many undesirable wavelengths of light that pollute the night sky such as mercury vapor, sodium, and low CRI LED streetlights, it can be hard to capture a good image at night. The glow from any of these wavelengths or sources of light can prevent your camera from capturing the sky properly, which can ruin your night images. To fix this problem, NiSi has created the Natural Night Filter (NIP-100-NGT) which is designed specifically to block the most common wavelengths of light pollution. The Natural Night Filter by NiSi is a 2mm H-K9L high definition optical glass filter that [...]

22 11, 2016

NAB New York 2016 Recap & #MannequinChallenge

November 22nd, 2016|

“In New York…concrete jungle where dreams are made of. There's nothin' you can't do. Now you're in New York…” We got the opportunity to visit this concrete jungle again recently for NAB New York. This year, there was a bunch of people at the trade show, which was reflected in the record-breaking attendance numbers: 15,404 people, a nearly 30% increase over 2015’s preliminary registered attendance of 12,055. It was an interesting time to be in New York for this show since we were there when the US election was happening. The show started off slow since it started the day [...]

14 07, 2016

Exploring Chernobyl with Philip Grossman and Ikan

July 14th, 2016|

At Ikan, we enjoy meeting people and learning how videographers, filmmakers, and photographers use our products on various projects. It’s interesting to see and/or hear about their experiences. Sometimes, their stories can even take you to the most unexpected places. Philip Grossman, a cinematographer, camera geek, and historian, has an interesting story that takes place near the city of Pripyat (formerly located in the USSR). In 2011, Philip left his job in corporate America to pursue photography. He got a once in a lifetime opportunity to photograph the Chernobyl Nuclear Exclusion Zone which has now turned into a long term [...]

28 06, 2016

Hot New Line of Lights from Lightstar

June 28th, 2016|

At the 2016 NAB Show held at the Las Vegas Convention Center on April 16-21, we showcased new additions from Lightstar to the Ikan lineup of lights. The new Lightstar line of Tungsten Fresnels is extremely lightweight and compact. The small size of these light fixtures makes them reliable and ideal for on-location shoots or small studio setups. Included in the line of lights are the 300W Tungsten Fresnel Lamp Head (LSW-001), 650W Tungsten Fresnel Lamp Head (LSW-002), the 1000W Tungsten Fresnel Lamp Head (LSW-003), and the 2000W Tungsten Fresnel Lamp Head (LSW-004). These Fresnels are constructed out of high quality [...]

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 [...]

13 05, 2016

NAB 2016 Recap – Back From Vegas!

May 13th, 2016|

That’s a wrap on NAB 2016!  We always say each year is the best yet, but we can easily say this year’s show was by far our biggest turnout in terms of new products, free giveaways, and just overall excitement in the booth.  If you weren’t able to get to Vegas for NAB this year, no worries because our daily videos (Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3) give a great breakdown of each day’s events.   We had a guest appearance from Red Foo so check back on the blog soon for an in-depth look at his unboxing of our [...]