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 […]

Shooting A 4K Film? Try these Monitors and Filters

Are you filming in 4K? Even if you aren’t, you might as well be prepared for it. As everything starts moving towards 4K, you’ll need to invest in equipment that is compatible with it. Once display equipment, such as your TVs and projectors, catch up to cameras and other equipment used to capture footage, you’ll […]

Using Gimbals to Live Stream the Tokyo Marathon

What do you get when you combine a marathon runner, Japan, and a FLY-X3-GO? You get Joseph Tame! Joseph, a Tokyo-based performance artist, marathon runner, and public speaker, wanted to run and livestream the 2016 Tokyo marathon in a full 360-degree video. He wanted to utilize the FLY-X3-Plus gimbal stabilizer as he ran. However, it […]

PT-ELITE-V2-RC – Popular iPad Teleprompter Upgraded

Our best-selling iPad teleprompter has now been upgraded to the PT-ELITE-V2-RC! The latest version supports Apple iPads, Samsung Android, Windows tablets, Amazon Kindle Fire, and tablets ranging from 5×7.5 inches to 8×10.5 inches. This universal tablet teleprompter has been designed to be lighter, faster, and easier to use. The latest PT-ELITE-V2-RC teleprompter has impressive features such […]

How to Choose an Ikan Lighting Kit

When choosing a lighting kit, it’s always best to consider what you’re shooting and your overall goals for the video or photo. Since there are a variety of lighting kits to choose from at Ikan, we wanted to make it easier for you to compare them. We started out by just offering 2-point and 3-point […]

Armor-Man 2 On Set With Ron Sim and Peyton Manning

This past spring, we were excited to get a message from Sarorn Ron Sim, Director of Photography. He had met the Ikan team at the NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) show last year and was reaching out to us about the Tilta Armor-Man 2. Ron wanted to try out the Tilta Armor-Man 2 in a […]

How to Choose the Best Gimbal

Remember those old home movies that your parents would take of the family? Do you remember the shaky, blurry footage? Well, now instead of shaky video footage that causes headaches, you can actually shoot videos that are clear and professional. The good news: the stabilizing technology that was previously exclusive to Hollywood is now available […]