The What, When & How Of Digital Compositing

In today’s world, the advancement of media has grown manifold over the past few years. With the onset of new technology and new ways to take advantage of media, there are so many methods of getting creative with your work. In online digital store, you can find just about anything from simple storage devices to high tech cameras. One of the areas in which there has been a major advancement is in the entertainment & film industry. From the production equipment to the software’s used for digital compositing, the technology has improved by leaps and bounds.

Let’s take a closer look into digital compositing. Digital compositing is described as the process of digitally assembling multiple images to make a final image, which is usually used for print, motion pictures, etc. In the past few years, there has been a hike in the need for better digital compositing methods. Global production studios, creative teams and individual artists are constantly looking for faster, more flexible and more efficient compositing techniques to make the best of their animation films, games, television content and more.

There are two different forms of digital compositing – Node-based and layer-based. Nose-based compositing depicts the composite as a ‘tree’ structure while layer-based depicts each media object as a separate layer within a timeline. Layer-based compositing usually has its limitations especially when building highly complicated composites like the ones for 3D super structures. But with the increase of the popularity of 3D works these days, many companies are being pressured to create better & more powerful compositing technologies that can be readily available on their online digital stores.

A good compositing software will be able to give the artist freedom & flexibility to work in both 2D and 3D digital compositing environments and create work that is fuelled by innovative visual effects and imagination. So the next time you want to create an excellent piece of art, remember to give your compositing as much attention as every other aspect of your work!

Inside The World Of Sonnet

One of the most celebrated and respected tech providers in the industry, Sonnet Technologies has ruled the technology game for the last 30 years. A leading supplier of thunderbolt card expansion systems, RAID storage systems, pro media readers, storage systems and other interface cards for users in audio, video and broadcast industries, Sonnet is the true pioneer in the tech world. Located in the Silicon Valley, they create the most revolutionary technology that helps improve performance and connectivity for different systems and OS’s including Mac, Windows, and other industry standard systems. Many tech industries try to create their place in their industry and regardless of being innovative; they are unable to stand their ground. Sonnet has been able to pass all these hurdles and become victorious in the pursuit of excellence.

Sonnet mainly creates world-class Thunderbolt, Multi Slot Pro-Readers, Pro Storage and performance extending computer cards. In the category of Thunderbolt products, Sonnet has worked mainly with Apple and Intel to create some of the most sophisticated equipment which includes products like the Echo Express SEL, Echo Express SE I, Echo Express SE II, Echo Express III-D and Echo Express III-R. Thunderbolt also has rackmount solutions that can be seen in the enclosures made for the Mac Mini and Mac Pro. Sonnet also creates a wide range of storage and connecting devices. Their storage devices need connecting cords. The USB cable for AC6151 is one of the most well sold cables, which helps connect the AC6151 transmitter to the receiver. And lastly, Sonnet has a wide range of performance extending computer cards.

The Sonnet range has been recognised multiple times for its excellence in quality and performance. For providing seamless and timeless solutions in the audio, video and media industries, Sonnet is now and forever placed itself as an important player in the industry.


World of Ikan

We create movement, we incite change, we bring out creativity- we are the digital age artists. Tell us your trippiest dreams and we’ll make them a reality with our video production skills. But the greatest of ideas need the greatest of budgets. That’s where Ikan comes in.

The company’s main vision, mission, philosophy and is to build quality products at a reasonable price. If budget is the only thing stopping a creative idea from flowing through, Ikan steps in as a solution. Ikan is known to manufacture and distribute a vast variety of award-winning products that are useful for film, video and photographic production worldwide.

Getting into a partnership with Ikan as a creative individual, you are promised three essential things.
1) A diversified product selection
2) Knowledgeable and dedicated staff
3) Optimism for the future in terms of product and services offered

To exemplify just how convenient Ikan has made the lives of creative individuals, let’s expand upon one of their products – the DS1 Beholder Gimbal for DSLRs.

This is Ikan making your life convenient. The DS1 Beholder Gimbal for DSLRs is a 3-axis handheld camera stabilizer. It has been designed for large DSLRs as well as the mirror-less cameras for the purpose of achieving smooth, stable footage. No more shake, even in a hand-held. The DS1 Beholder Gimbal for DSLRs uses a brushless gimbal motors to stabilize the movement on tilt-and-roll axes to provide smooth image capture while you are out there shooting hand-held. It is suited for walking or in any situation in which the camera is in motion.

This stabilizer can support up to 3.6 pounds which is 1700 grams of camera. See what we meant by convenience? The DS1 Beholder Gimbal for DSLRs can support a number of cameras such as the Sony a7s, the Panasonic GH4, the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera and of course the Canon 5D Mark III.
The specifications of this gimbal are it’s 3/8”-16 thread mount at the bottom of the handle, which is perfect for mounting it onto a monopod, tripod or a slider. There is also a built-in 5-way joystick control which allows a complete command over the pan/tilt and mode choice. There is an option to follow, lock and adjust the Pan-and-Tilt. There is also a USB port on the handle which can be used to power a small LED light or your smartphone!

Ofcourse  Ikan thinks of the peripheral requirements the user might require along with their DS1 Beholder Gimbal for your DSLRs. So along with your main product you also get a quick-release balance plate, an offset camera mount, a USB power Supply for charging and a travel case.

Choose Ikan, Choose Quality

Ikan, one of the best established & internationally reputed tech brands of all time, is a beacon of excellence in quality and service. With their constant efforts to create world-class products that fuel creativity, they have surpassed and exceeded the expectations of all in the industry. All their products live up to their motto – “Build quality products that creative people want and need at a reasonable price.” Founded in 2005, this award winning company creates bestselling products that are used in the film, video and photographic production worldwide.

Ikan’s product list is an endless one. From their LCD monitors to their studio Teleprompters, all their products have always been a step ahead of the tech trends, creating products of the future. With a diversified product selection, knowledgeable and dedicated staff and a futuristic approach, Ikan is a true pioneer of technology. In Ikan’s large list of best sellers and intricately designed products, their range of studio Teleprompters stands out.

What are Teleprompters? A Teleprompter is a display device that is used to prompt the person speaking with an electronic visual, text or script. They are widely used for live news coverage, live speeches made by politicians, live game shows and more. Studio Teleprompters helps create a personal and one-on-one relationship with the watcher.

Ikan, with their commitment to quality, has made an exceptional range of widely celebrated studio Teleprompters. With a product range which includes tablet & Ipad Teleprompters, beam splitter glass Teleprompters, above the lens Teleprompters, studio Teleprompter software & app and Teleprompter accessories, Ikan has everything you could ever need. Made from the best resources and painstakingly crafted, these studio Teleprompters are suitable for DSLR’s to mid-size cameras. With support rods, foldable support frame and smart built, the Ikan Teleprompter is a first rate product. Apart from the hardware, the software, with a full text editor, vertical and horizontal screen flip, adjustable cue markers, live prompter mode and more makes Ikan’s range, without a doubt, the perfect range of studio Teleprompters.

So, next time you want to host a successful game show or are looking for a good range of Teleprompters for your company, choose Ikan. When you choose Ikan, you choose quality.