Government Video Expo 2016 Recap

After a whirlwind of trade shows these past couple of months, we are finally back from our last trade show of the year – the Government Video Expo 2016. This expo showcases video, broadcast, streaming, display, and delivery technologies and also provides a range of educational opportunities for media professionals in TV and production for federal, state and local government, law enforcement, and education. We saw a bunch of resellers at the show including Adorama, CEI, and WPS along with a few manufacturers and drones. The gimbals were again the hot items at the expo. In addition, attendees liked the [...]

December 20th, 2016|

10 Awesome Shots To Get With An EC1 Gimbal Stabilizer

Did you know that you can get a drone shot by using an EC1? The EC1 gimbal stabilizer can also help you get a bunch of different types of shots without a slider, Steadicam, or jib. It can ultimately help you increase the production value on your videos. All you have to do is grab the EC1 and a monopod to simulate the shots. Here are some tips to get you started and make sure to watch the full video below for all 10 tips: Fake drone – You can easily create a drone shot with the EC1 and a [...]

December 13th, 2016|

Ikan Unveils New Kit with VL35 4K Monitor and EVF

We are combining the popular VL35 on-camera monitor with an all-new viewfinder attachment. Based on customer feedback and high demand for an EVF, we are proud to announce the EVF35-KIT. This kit incorporates the VL35 4K on-camera monitor with a viewfinder attachment to help you get the sharpest and clearest image from the VL35. With the EVF35-KIT, customers will get the VL35 monitor, the EVF35 viewfinder designed specifically for this monitor, a Canon E6 battery plate, a drawstring carrying pouch, and more. The VL35 monitor has a resolution of 800×480, 4K and Ultra HD support via HDMI, peaking, false color, pixel-to-pixel, and [...]

December 6th, 2016|

Ikan Visits CA & Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders BTS

Palm trees, the FBI, and 4K monitors….these are just three things that Ikan Product Manager Barry Garcia saw on his recent trip to California. Barry started his trip by flying into LAX, the largest and busiest airport in the Los Angeles area. From there, he went to Burbank to meet up with the President of Postium, which is the South Korean company that created the line of BON monitors that we distribute in North America (excluding Canada). The Postium president was in California to showcase two new monitors: a 24” 4K monitor as well as a 17” HD monitor. It [...]

November 29th, 2016|

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 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 [...]

November 22nd, 2016|

12 Tips for Taking Awesome Holiday Family Photos

It’s that time of year – the weather is starting to get a bit cooler, stores are decked out with holiday decorations, and family gatherings are approaching. With families coming together from near and far, many will attempt the annual dreaded family photo. While it can be frustrating, we have some tips to help you take better photos and survive this holiday season. (Note: These tips can also apply to general group photos) Planning the Image 1. Notify everyone of group photo – Before everyone meets up for the holidays, make sure to let everyone know that you’re taking photos [...]

November 15th, 2016|