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Using HMI lighting in high speed filming applications

Shooting at high frame rates requires substantial lighting levels which makes HMI sources an ideal choice. However, the process can reveal artefacts in the light which would not be apparent at regular shooting speeds. Dr Phil Ellams of Power Gems gets to the source of the potential issues and offers... Read Full Article

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Cine Gear Expo goes East, to Power Gems’ backyard

Power Gems demonstrated the next generation of high speed ballasts at Cine Gear Expo's inaugural Hollywood-style trade show held at the Pinewood Atlanta Studios in Fayetteville, Georgia on October 6 and 7. The show - usually an LA event, scheduled for June 2019 - opened a new front on the East Coast... Read Full Article

Will Power Gems’ new PWM system for LED be right for you?

In September, Power Gems introduced a constant current LED power supply. As you’ll know LEDs can be driven using the PWM system where the output light is effectively chopped. PWM systems are incredibly compact and lower cost, but as we explained at the time, in Why Power Gems designed a high-po... Read Full Article

Meet Power Gems at Cine Gear Atlanta

We’ll be demonstrating new Power Gems products at Cine Gear Atlanta on 6-7 October at Pinewood Studios in Atlanta, Georgia. Come and get hands-on with: EB180P (1.8kW, 1.2kW, 800W, 575W) ballast which runs ARRI M18s, M8s and 1,200W light fixtures plus 575W fixtures. EB425P which can operate... Read Full Article

IBC and CINEC – Do trade shows still work?

Power Gems was at IBC and CINEC, where Patrick couldn’t help noticing that the first day of each looked more like the last day. It seemed to be quieter…but was it? Well, certainly from our pictures you might think so – the Power Gems team took these before the doors opened! Attendanc... Read Full Article

Power Gems take LED power supplies to CINEC 2018

Visitors to CINEC will be able to catch their first look at the new Power Gems range of high-power LED power supplies, optimised for the global TV and cinema market. CINEC is an international trade show for cinema and film equipment and technology, held every two years at the MOC Events Center in... Read Full Article

Power Gems ballasts at BIRTV 2018

At BIRTV in Beijing, China, Power Gems showcased the next generation of high speed 1000Hz HMI ballasts on our booth. Patrick McGuane grabbed the opportunity – for the third year – to introduce visitors to the delights of crystal locking mode, flicker-free operation and modular design. The... Read Full Article