30 06, 2016

Production Gear, Tripods, and the Film Industry

June 30th, 2016|

Are you interested in filming, field production, or gear for making videos? Michael Webb, our VP of Product Development, recently spoke on The Sean Green Show to discuss ikan’s latest products, gear, and the broadcast and film industry. In case you didn’t know, ikan manufacturers and distributes a variety of equipment for film, video, and photography such as lights, monitors, filters, tripods, gimbals, and camera rigs. We distribute various brands including E-Image, Tilta, BON, and Lightstar. Video Production Gear Trends On the show, Michael and Sean discussed some trends in video production gear. One trend they saw was an increasing [...]

23 06, 2016

LMFAO Unboxes Fly-X3-Plus Gimbal Stabilizer at NAB

June 23rd, 2016|

Every year, we always look forward to NAB in Las Vegas. The NAB Show, an annual trade show produced by the National Association of Broadcasters, is where people from various industries including Broadcast, Digital Media, Film, Entertainment, Post-Production, Sports, Live Events, and more come together to embrace the immersive experiences that are reshaping the new reality of media. At NAB, you never know what you’ll see and experience. This year, we were excited to meet Redfoo from the hip-hop electronic dance music duo, LMFAO, when he stopped by our booth. (The duo was best known for hits such as “Party [...]

14 06, 2016

All About the Beholder Gimbal DS1

June 14th, 2016|

Do you have a Beholder Gimbal DS1? Are you wondering if the camera you’re about to buy will be compatible with your DS1? Well, we’ve just made it easier to figure out if certain camera and lens combinations will work with the DS1 gimbal. Here’s all you need to know about the DS1 including the compatibility chart, the DGH, and the kits available. Beholder Gimbal - DS1 For those not familiar with a DS1 or a Beholder Gimbal for DSLRs, it is a 3-axis handheld camera stabilizer that is designed specifically for DSLR and mirrorless cameras to capture smooth, stable [...]

8 10, 2015

Next Gen DSLR Rigs with EV3 Quick-Release Baseplates

October 8th, 2015|

Ikan’s new EV3 Quick-Release Baseplate System takes its Elements DSLR Shoulder Rigs to the next level. Both the EV3 Flyweight Rig (ELE-EV3-FLWDSLR) and the EV3 Flyweight Offset Rig (ELE-EV3-OFLY) are designed for use with small DSLRs, mirrorless DSLRs, micro 4/3 cameras, and small camcorders, and feature the EV3 Quick-Release Baseplate, which enables you to quickly and efficiently mount and dismount a camera by simply pressing one lever and a quick-release button. In addition, an anti-rotation plate prevents the camera from rotating out of alignment. The EV3 Flyweight’s straight rig design is perfect for cameras with flip out screens or for [...]

10 07, 2015

TT-03-TL TILTA Shoulder Rig

July 10th, 2015|

The Tilta TT-03-TL DSLR Shoulder Rig with Follow Focus & Counterweight from ikan includes a baseplate with snap-on rod clamps, shoulder pad, offset bracket, rod mounted follow focus unit, universal rod mounted handgrip setup, rod mounted counterweight, tripod adapter, and 15mm rods. This rig is a shoulder mount solution for shooting with almost any available DSLR or mirrorless camera, as well as small video camcorders. The system includes a baseplate that incorporates snap on LWS 15mm rod clamps. The baseplate also features a removable registration pin, with threaded holes that line up with the 5D and 7D. You [...]

9 07, 2013

‘Shoot From the Gut’ on FPSF Media Crew

July 9th, 2013|

It’s a rare breed of shooter who’s able to capture the connection between an audience and the performers at an event like Free Press Summer Fest, which packed Eleanor Tinsley Park with 90,000 people last month. You’ve either got it, or you don’t, according to Free Press TV Creative Director Mark Armes, the driving force behind the summer fest video production crew, which films and photographs the event from literally every angle. Festival shooters instinctively shoot from the gut at the right time and the right place; have an eye for live; marathon amounts of willpower and moxie; [...]