High Speed Photography

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

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