Ikan Presents Five New Camera Control and Support Tools at NAB 2015
HOUSTON, Texas, (Apr. 8, 2015) — At the 2015 NAB Show held at the Las Vegas Convention Center April 13-16, Ikan International Corp will spotlight five new camera control and support tools for motion picture and broadcast production. With help from a full complement of knowledgeable Ikan staffers, NAB attendees have the opportunity to get ‘up-close and hands-on’ with all the products. The Ikan booth is located in the Central Hall, number C6537.
Highlighted in the 2015 showcase will be the PD Movie Remote Live Multi-Control System, the PD Movie Remote Air Wireless Follow Focus, the PD Movie BlackMagic Armor System, and E-Image Sliders. All the tools have been designed to meet the increasing performance demands for camera technicians and enable elevated production value at a reasonable cost.
The PD Movie Remote Live Multi-Control System is a self-contained, multi-control handgrip and motor system than can control focus, iris and zoom on both cinema and EF camera lenses. Easy one-push calibrates to the mechanical stops of the lens. The system comes in two versions: PDL and PDL-HT, with high torque.
The PD Movie Remote Air Wireless Follow Focus is an adaptable camera control solution offering lens focus and zoom/iris control for precise, reliable, and consistent performance. Designed for standard style lenses, the Remote Air comes in four versions: the single channel PD1, two-channel PD2, and high-torque versions of each, the PD1-HT and PD2-HT.
Custom-fit for BlackMagic Cinema cameras, PD Movie’s BlackMagic Armor System (BA1) has an ergonomic and streamlined design that integrates both power and control. Thumb wheel controls are smartly located in the handles. Features include quiet operation of the focus, zoom control and aperture control motors, along with a built-in camera battery lasting for up to four hours and a unique LED lens shade and eyebrow.
Users can get the look and feel of an expensive production with the sturdy but lightweight 10-layer carbon-fiber sliders from E-Image. A 5x5 inch camera platform moves along 12 Abec-3 bearing wheel guides to yield smooth, fluid shots. Ikan offers the ES-70, with rigid 25-inch rails, and the ES-120, with 48-inch rails.
In line with the company’s mission to provide production solutions for film/video and broadcast creatives at all levels, Product Manager Anthony Fennel likens Ikan’s production tool offerings to the well-known Swiss Army knife®. “Our new lines are both effective and affordable. And when you put them all together there is a synergy that adds that extra level of creativity to any project.”
Founded by Kan Yeung in 2005, Houston, Texas-based Ikan Corp designs, manufactures and distributes a variety of award-winning products used in film, video and photographic production worldwide. Starting with the introduction of a single on-camera HD video monitor, the company has kept pace with the ever-accelerating technology curve and, in a number of instances, has been ahead of the curve. Now, in addition to high-quality video monitors, Ikan Corp offers a full range of lighting equipment, camera support rigs, teleprompters, and accessories for both studio and field production. Ikan products are sold through authorized dealers located in more than 50 countries around the world and at www.ikancorp.com. Ikan Corp’s reputation is emblematic of the company’s mission to “build quality products that creative people want and need at a reasonable price,” as well as Yeung’s philosophy “to always put the customers first and take care of them — no matter the situation.”
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