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 [...]

8 11, 2016

Powered By Ikan – Behind The Scenes With Red Feather

November 8th, 2016|

What do you get when you combine Jeeps, horses, bandits, a plane, and explosions…an action movie? No, actually you would get the scenes of a promo video that we at Ikan got to experience. A couple of weeks ago, we got a chance to go behind the scenes with Red Feather while they were shooting a promo video in Texas. Red Feather is a full service creative and production house that describes themselves as a close knit family of makers, thinkers, and doers. We were fortunate to have Red Feather invite us out to join them on their promo video [...]

11 10, 2016

Ikan in the Ministry: Video Equipment for Churches

October 11th, 2016|

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 Ikan offer to help make a church’s TV ministry look even better than ever? DMX Lighting Assuming that the church already has cameras, another important thing to have is DMX lighting. For a church, lighting can make a big difference in conveying different themes, emotions, [...]

27 09, 2016

IBC 2016: Gimbals, Light Panels, and More

September 27th, 2016|

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 the booth and check out the city. Ikan Booth at IBC We had a booth in Hall 12 at IBC where we showed off some of our latest products including our line of gimbal stabilizers, our Lyra and Rayden LED lights, teleprompters, NiSi cinema filters, [...]

15 09, 2016

Want To Go Behind The Scenes of Sports Broadcasting?

September 15th, 2016|

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, the championship game of the NFL. Hosting such a huge sports event takes a ton of hard work and people working around the clock. Camera operators, cable wranglers, sportscasters, sports producers, and more have to make sure that they are doing their jobs well. In [...]

9 08, 2016

Camera Equipment For A Video Production [Infographic]

August 9th, 2016|

So you just got a great new camera or camcorder…..now what? Well, depending on what you purchased, we have specific camera equipment that can pair well with your camera or camcorder. Whether you're trying to be the next famous cinematographer like Robert Richardson or just want to make some high quality home videos, we have camera equipment that will fit with your DSLR or mirrorless camera. For these infographics, we highlighted some products that would go well with popular mirrorless or DSLR cameras such as the Sony a7S Mark II, Sony FS7, Canon 5D Mark III (or any Canon DSLR), [...]