I'm on the plane to NAB as I write this so I don't have a lot of details other than this press release – but we're going to stop in the Ikan booth for sure!
Ikan Corp: Taking Mobile Compatibility to the Next Level
Via ikan press:
HOUSTON, Texas, (Apr. 11, 2016) — In a world where everyone demands mobile options, Ikan is now able to provide that for sliders and follow focus systems. At the NAB 2016 show, the PD Movie Remote Air Pro (PD3) will be on display and will be sure to impress attendees as a ground-breaking wireless follow focus system. Also, just released is the Magic Motor for the ES Series Slider from E-Image which will quickly convert a manually operated camera slider into a precise imaging machine controlled wirelessly.
The goal of the PD Movie Remote Air Pro (PD3) from Ikan was to create an innovative wireless follow focus with a rapid response system. In order to achieve such a distinctive design, they incorporated the high quality delicate touch screen of iOS devices, as well as combined the motor and receiver into a single unit for maximum convenience. The PD Movie Remote Air Pro represents a full range of advanced technology achievements that produce the most outstanding performance yet. Best of all, it barely makes any noise! Because of its internal structure, the controller motor accommodates both the driver and receiver making it lighter, thinner and extremely compact. The new Remote Air Pro is also built to withstand harsh environments including severe weather, extreme shaking and long-term operation. The low-profile design, which measures only 19mm, makes it the perfect choice for gimbal and steadicam work and can operate ANY lens on the market! The Remote Air Pro controller handwheel has a resolution of 7200 dpi which is 13.4 times more precise than the first generation Remote Air.
It takes very little time for the Magic Motor to seamlessly integrate with any E-Image ES Series slider. For the first time, three camera control modes allows users to achieve cinematic quality previously unavailable except to the highest levels of video production. The accurate, powerful stepless motor allows the camera to move in both vertical and horizontal positions without hesitation, all the while maintaining steady, anti-shake motion the entire time! But it’s the included shutter control that unlocks the real power of the Magic Motor’s software. It allows you to easily capture beautiful time-lapse video and stop motion images with the simple touch of a button. The Bluetooth app, available for both IOS and Android, provides the option of adjusting almost any parameter of operation. Once you combine this power and precision with an ES series slider, you will undoubtedly understand why it will be one of the best cinematic tools in anyone’s filmmaking belt.
“The need to be able to provide remote control from mobile devices is becoming very popular in the industry. We are extremely excited to show off these two new products at this year’s show,” says Product Manager Julio Ramon.
Founded by Kan Yeung in 2005, Houston, Texas-based Ikan Corp designs, manufactures and distributes a variety of award-winning products used in film, video and photographic production worldwide. Starting with the introduction of a single on-camera HD video monitor, the company has kept pace with the ever-accelerating technology curve and, in a number of instances, has been ahead of the curve. Now, in addition to high-quality video monitors, Ikan Corp offers a full range of lighting equipment, camera support rigs, teleprompters, and accessories for both studio and field production. Ikan products are sold through authorized dealers located in more than 50 countries around the world and at www.ikancorp.com. Ikan Corp’s reputation is emblematic of the company’s mission to “build quality products that creative people want and need at a reasonable price,” as well as Yeung’s philosophy “to always put the customers first and take care of them — no matter the situation.”
(cover photo credit: snap from ikan)