Ikan

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With the plethora of LED fixtures available, and most major manufacturers throwing their hat into the Fresnel ring, ikan decided to stand back, consider what the market would bear, and strategically place its product where it was needed most, at a price point that would turn potential buyer's heads. Adding a couple of... READ MORE
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2 months ago
Hands-on Review
If the words “Studio Lights” conjure images of large, heavy fixtures permanently installed in a grid and pumping out enough heat to melt your talent, then ikan's ID508-v2 and IB508-v2 Studio Lights might just change that picture. These portable lights are at home in a studio, as well as part of a location light kit, and produce little to no heat while being powered by the included batteries or... READ MORE
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3 months ago
Hands-on Review
An on-camera monitor can be a tremendously valuable tool for professional video production. Most cameras have a built-in display, but often times a camera’s built-in display is rather small and—especially when it comes to shooting with HDSLRs—they are sometimes fixed in one position on the back of the camera. An on-camera monitor will provide a larger and higher-quality picture, and can be... READ MORE
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1 year ago
Hands-on Review
As far as shooting goes, there may be nothing more satisfying than getting the shot you want, or getting that image or camera move exactly the way you see it in your mind. Conversely, there may be nothing as disappointing as coming close to your shot, but just not nailing it. This could be caused by any number of factors—the camera isn’t in the right position, you have an uncomfortable hand... READ MORE
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1 year ago
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LED lights are gaining increasing acceptance in the professional video-production industry. When LED video lights were first introduced, they were seen as a smaller, lighter, and often times more convenient alternative to traditional tungsten fixtures, but they were generally considered inferior when it came to the brightness and the quality of light that they produced. However, significant... READ MORE
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1 year ago
Hands-on Review

We recently had a chance to work with the new Tilta rigs from ikan and found them to be well thought out, well crafted, and to provide improved physical handling for many of today’s HDSLR, digital video, and cinema cameras. With the rise of the large LCD viewfinder, single sensor, and shrinking electronics, camera manufacturers are moving away from the classic shoulder-mount configuration of the past.

 

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1 year ago
Hands-on Review

We recently had a chance at B&H to spend some time with new Featherweight LED lights from ikan, and you can color us impressed. We took a hands-on look at two varieties—the IFD series, which is daylight only, and the IFB series, which is a daylight/tungsten bi-color series.

 

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1 year ago
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ikan introduces the VideoForge 4K test pattern generator, for professionals who need 4K test patterns to calibrate their 4K display equipment. The generator features an HDMI output and four mini BNC connectors that provide Single, Dual, and Quad HD output.

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1 year ago
Hands-on Review

The MK350 handheld spectrometer is a marvel of engineering. It slices, dices, and makes coffee. Okay, it doesn’t make coffee, but it is the first self-contained handheld spectrometer—awesomely impressive, as prior spectrometers were either bulky desk units with separate probes or required connection to a computer to give you readings.

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1 year ago
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Industry leader ikan has announced two new LED studio lights, expanding its already impressive inventory of fixtures and lighting kits. The unique aspect of both lights is the inclusion of an LCD touch screen control panel, which replaces the knobs and switches located on the back of the older units.

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1 year ago
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ikan's new D-series monitors include the D5, the D5w, the D7 and the D7w. The D5 and the D7 feature either a 5.6- or 7-inch IPS LCD display with 1280 x 800 resolution. The “w” tacked onto the D5w and the D7w models denotes the addition of built-in waveform, vectorscope and RGB parade. These LCD panels benefit from In-Plane Switching technology, which enables improved viewing angles and color rendition.

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1 year ago
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ikan has recently released updated versions of their VK7 and VX7 field monitors. The new VK7i and VX7i monitors feature 7” IPS LCD screens with higher native resolution, wider viewing angles and more accurate color rendition versus the older models. In addition to the original feature set, which includes Peaking, False Color, RGB adjust, Clip Guides and DSLR scaling, the new models also include a dual tally system.

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1 year ago
Hands-on Review
A few years ago, HDSLRs revitalized the wedding video industry. Today, the second generation of HDSLRs offers a variety of great new features for shooting HD video. The most serious decision you can make as a wedding videographer, which will have an effect on both your workflow and style of shooting, will be your choice of camera. 5D Mark III The Canon... READ MORE
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1 year ago
Hands-on Review
Wedding videography, like event videography in general, is an art form in full bloom. Relatively recent advances in video technology have arguably raised the wedding video's potential to equal that of still photography. To be fair, perhaps the burgeoning popularity of Internet videos is equally responsible for the medium's newfound stature. Nevertheless, videographers who know how to take best... READ MORE
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1 year ago
Hands-on Review

As 2012 draws to a close, we have the opportunity to take a look back at a year which saw many innovations in the world of HDSLR video. One of the most prominent trends of 2012 has been the continuing blending of still and video acquisition technologies into the same tools.

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2 years ago

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