Touring Italy with the FLY-X3-PLUS Smartphone Gimbal

“I didn’t find photography. Photography found me. And then it healed me.” This quote says it all when describing Me Ra Koh. So who is Me Ra? Me Ra Koh, aka the photo mom, first turned to photography in her time of grief after losing her baby. Photography became her outlet to deal with the pain. By taking photos, she found her passion for writing other people’s stories through images. Her photography has been published in notable publications such as the New York Times, Women’s World, American Photo, and more. She also has a Disney Jr. show, Capture Your Story [...]

September 6th, 2016|

How Does The PD Movie Wireless Follow Focus Work?

When you’re shooting a scene, it’s always nice to have a wireless follow focus so that you can easily adjust the lens without constantly having to stand right next to the camera. Trying to understand how a wireless follow focus works? Find out in this blog post. Follow Focus – A Brief Overview When you need to film something or take a photo, a camera is the most essential thing you’ll need. There are three important things to know about a camera lens: Your lens can be adjusted in 3 different ways (Focus, Iris, Zoom). The Focus will slide your [...]

September 1st, 2016|

Ikan On The Road: 2016 Fall Trade Shows

Fall is here and we are headed out on the road to a few of the largest trade shows in the world! Our first stop will be at IBC in Amsterdam and then we'll be back in the U.S. for PhotoPlus, NAB New York, and the Government Video Expo. If you're attending, we'd love to meet you. Come by our booth to check out our latest products at the following trade shows: IBC We’re headed to Amsterdam for IBC this year from Sept 9-13th! IBC is the premier annual event for professionals engaged in the creation, management, and delivery of [...]

August 30th, 2016|

All You Need To Know About NiSi Cinema Filters

When it comes to traditional elements of cinematography, getting great footage is extremely valuable. You can go back in post-production and try to fix some things, but trying to replicate a filter can be a hassle. Filters come in handy because they control the amount of light that goes into a camera. Using a great cinema filter can really help a director of photography or cinematographer. An international company that creates high end cinema filters is NiSi. We are partnering with NiSi to distribute their line of high quality cinema filters and will be the exclusive dealer for North and [...]

August 25th, 2016|

TAB 2016 Recap

TAB (Texas Association of Broadcasters), the biggest gathering of radio/TV stations in Texas, was held at the Renaissance Austin Hotel this past August 10-11th. The annual convention and trade show was well attended by Texas broadcasters with over 250 attendees. We were excited to meet all the attendees this year. Due to budget constraints, most of the TAB attendees are not able to attend the yearly NAB show held in Las Vegas, so they really look forward to seeing everybody’s new products displayed at TAB. From our Ikan team, Barry and Dave met with a number of chief engineers and [...]

August 23rd, 2016|

What Teleprompter Should I Get?

Well, it depends on what you’ll be using it for and where you’ll use it. It’s helpful to have a script displayed on a teleprompter. Knowing the right words to say can sometimes be hard. It can even be more nerve-racking when you’re on national TV. For example, Fox News Host, Megyn Kelly got tripped up during her show due to a teleprompter glitch. Sometimes, things just happen that you can’t control. One thing is for sure: you want to have a teleprompter that works and is reliable. So, what are the best teleprompters from Ikan to use when you’re [...]

August 18th, 2016|