Ikan Adds Blitz 400 Wireless Transmitter Video System

We are excited to announce the addition of the Blitz 400 wireless transmitter and receiver system to our line of products. The Blitz 400 is a wireless uncompressed zero delay HD video system that has a 400 foot range. Made out of durable machined aluminum, the Blitz 400 is an easy-to-use lightweight system that offers a […]

Learning Advanced Skills in Cinematography

“You’re not a DP until you have been fired.” That was a common thing that Bryan Raymond, the Sales Director at Ikan, heard at the ASC Master Class he attended in Los Angeles, California. (For those new to the film industry, DP stands for Director of Photography.) What’s the ASC Master Class? It’s an intensive […]

Jeff Berlin – How a Tilta Camera Cage is like Flying

This is a guest post by Jeff Berlin, a Los Angeles based photographer and cinematographer. He is a Sony Artisan and an experienced aviator.  A few years ago, I was flying an airplane called a Cirrus SR22 from Los Angeles to Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras for a project. If you’re unfamiliar with this airplane, I’ve […]

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 […]

Filming With Gimbals in Los Angeles – DS1 Beholder

With gimbals and Steadicams, there’s no excuse to have shaky video footage now unless cinematographers are going for that shaky cam effect. Not familiar with what a gimbal stabilizer is or what gimbals are? Well, handheld 3-axis gimbals are used in stabilization systems that are designed to give the camera operator the independence of handheld […]

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 […]

BIRTV ’16, Vendor Meetings and Factory Tours in China

Last month, a couple of us from Ikan traveled to Beijing, China to attend BIRTV (China’s version of NAB) as well as to tour the facilities of our top vendors and manufacturers across China. We take a trip to China every year because it helps us see what’s going on in that country and what would be […]