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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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Power Gems back from another successful trip to Cine Gear

For over a decade we have exhibited at Cine Gear Expo in Los Angeles and throughout the years we’ve never failed to be impressed. Our markets may have changed – we’ve expanded into solar simulation, high speed photography and events – but film and TV lie at the heart of what we do, and Cine ... Read Full Article

Sneak preview of American Cinematographer advert

Power Gems returns to American Cinematographer with a distinctive advert, featuring our new affordable high speed electronic ballast – the EB1812P (18kW/12kW/9kW/6kW). As you can see from the image, the latest ad builds on Power Gems international credentials. Since 1991 we have specialised... Read Full Article

See you in Munich at CINEC this September?

We will be exhibiting at CINEC this September. The 10th International Trade Show for Cine Equipment and Technology takes place 21-23 September in Munich. Come and say hello, stand 3-B13. Power Gems will be at the specialist trade fair for film professionals, showcasing our range of our affordable... Read Full Article

How we test: Behind the scenes of high speed photography

Earlier this year Power Gems popped over to freezing Toronto to witness our range of high speed ballasts undergo a series of lighting tests. Canada’s largest rental house, William F White wanted to confirm our claim of flicker-free operation at various frame rates for high speed photography. We’... Read Full Article

Power Gems to attend Cine Gear Expo, Hollywood

We’re flying over to America, to attend Cine Gear Expo 2014 in Hollywood, Los Angeles. The annual trade fair for the entertainment industry is not to be missed. It’s a chance to hear first-hand from our customers, to showcase our new gear and full range of electronic ballasts. The doors to th... Read Full Article

Two new location ballasts added to Power Gems product range

Power Gems aims to continually expand its product offering, and this year has seen the introduction of 2 products to our range of ballasts for location filming. Early in the summer we unveiled our new 9kW product which comes fully loaded with features – it is Power Factor Corrected, has DMX as sta... Read Full Article