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; [...]

25 05, 2012

USB Remote Grip revision 2

May 25th, 2012|

A couple of months ago, as we were prepping for NAB 2012, we started pushing forward a concept for a USB Remote, able to work on DSLR's (currently supports Canon only, looking to expand compatibility). With about two weeks to spare, we got our first prototype of the product. Here's the rough video I made demonstrating the features of the remote: When I said rough, I wasn't joking. However, proof of concept was established and it fit the bill for my purposes. The prototype  been featured on larger sites (read: ones that are maintained), such as Cinescopophilia and Dan [...]

16 04, 2012

NAB 2012: New ELEMENTS, Camera support, Backpacks

April 16th, 2012|

Cheers from the NAB show floor! I wanted to kick this post of with a bang, so here we go. USB & LANC Remote grips are in prototype phase and a blast to work with. They're compatible with all 1/4" mounting methods. These videos have no real audio as I was rushed to produce them (meaning they're innately flawed but have some notable substance)! As the title of this post suggests, you'll be able to demo these products at our booth at #nab2012. USB Remote Grips for Canon DSLRs: LANC Remote Grip for Sony and Canon video cameras: [...]