Lighting

Ikan Goes to Vegas – NAB 2017

Did you attend NAB 2017? So did we and 103,443 of our closest friends! If you weren’t able to attend, this recap will give you the details on what you missed and everything you need to know about Ikan’s new releases from this year’s show in Vegas. This year, we had our biggest booth yet. […]

NAB New York 2016 Recap & #MannequinChallenge

“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 […]

Ikan Introduces Bright Mylo LED Lights

We would like to introduce a bright new addition to our line of LED lights: the Mylo. Available in either Bi-Color (MB8) or Daylight (MW8), Mylo LED lights offer a wide variety of lighting options within a compact package for cinematographers. The Mylo boasts 800 LED lights with 45 degree lenses on top – double the […]

Ikan in the Ministry: Video Equipment for Churches

When you think of video equipment and lighting, the first thing that usually comes to mind is a movie set. However, there are many places other than a movie set that rely on good video equipment. One place that depends on great audio and video equipment is a church. What kind of production equipment does […]

Lighting Trends in Cinematography and the CV600

Lighting has a huge impact on the end product whether it be an indie film, a photo, or a blockbuster movie. Figuring out how to correct the lighting can be hard especially if you don’t have the right tools. With the current trends in lighting and color always changing, cinematographers will need the proper tools […]

Testing the CV600 Spectrometer at Planes of Fame

Jay P. Morgan of The Slanted Lens recently tested out our CV600 spectrometer while interviewing a WWII veteran, Wilbur Richardson, about his book, Aluminum Castles. The CV600 is a color spectrometer as well as an exposure meter. In the video, Jay used the CV600 spectrometer to balance the different temperatures in the hanger at the […]

IBC 2016: Gimbals, Light Panels, and More

Earlier this month, we packed our bags and traveled to Amsterdam for IBC 2016, an annual conference for the electronic media and entertainment industry. This year, we had a team of four attend and work the Ikan booth. After about a 9 hour flight from Houston to Amsterdam, we arrived jetlagged, but ready to set up […]

Want To Go Behind The Scenes of Sports Broadcasting?

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, […]

5 Pieces of Video Equipment YouTube Stars Need

Did you know that the first YouTube video was uploaded by YouTube Co-founder Jawed Karim, documenting his trip to the zoo? His video, ‘Me at the Zoo’, was only 18 seconds long. Fast forward now to the present day and you have videos that are 15 minutes or longer once you’ve verified your account. We’ve […]

The Right LED Light Panel for You

The actor Paul Lynde once said, “A room is like a stage. If you see it without lighting, it can be the coldest place in the world.” Whether you’re in a room or in a grand concert hall, not having the proper lighting will ruin the whole experience. The same goes for lighting on a […]