Power Gems ballasts on location for Sky One drama
EB1812P 18K Power Gems ballasts stocked by PKE Lighting were spotted on location in Manchester for the filming of a high-speed car chase for Curfew, a new Sky One drama starring Sean Bean. The technical base was right outside our old building, and just round the corner from our new building. Must be... Read Full Article
DCS flicker testing of Power Gems ballasts
When Digital Cinema Society got in touch with Power Gems, we were quick to agree to participate in objective flicker testing of our high speed ballasts.
James Mathers, Cinematographer and Founder of DCS, was keen to investigate the issue of flicker when shooting at extremely high frame rates with... Read Full Article
MBS Studios says Power Gems ‘invaluable partner’
Power Gems has been an invaluable partner in supporting MBS's rental businesses around the world, according to Jeremy Hariton, Executive Vice President of the MBS Group.
If twenty years in business has taught us anything, it’s never to assume you know what your customers are thinking. So it’s... Read Full Article
Power Gems and HMI flicker – Digital Cinema Society findings
The first day back at Power Gems HQ in Manchester, UK, and 2017 started as 2016 ended, with flicker-free filming at high speed as the hot topic for debate.
In December, we published the Power Gems newsletter (subscribe here) and the most-read-article by far, was Using HMI Lighting in High Speed F... Read Full Article
Power Gems demonstrates how to avoid issues when shooting at high speed
With the advent of digital cameras, high speed shooting up to 1000 frames per second and beyond, has become both affordable and easier. Meanwhile, the expectations of the viewing audience get higher as technology improves the definition and detail captured in each shot. These factors combine to put ... Read Full Article
Can I shoot high speed with my old HMI fixtures?
Power Gems has noticed that operating HMI fixtures at 1000Hz for high speed shooting is on the rise. The result of people considering this feature when they purchase their new lens-less PAR and high-speed ready ballast. But what about those older fixtures in your stock, can they be used for 1000Hz o... Read Full Article