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 for the first time.
Power Gems has been in Los Angeles for the past 25 years, but more stuff shoots in Atlanta, which is why we have a facility there too, providing technical support and help to lighting rental companies and local studios. It looks like Cine Gear has recognised Atlanta at the US’s third-largest destination for the film industry right now, by adding another hub for their Expo. We hope they’ll be back next year following the show’s success, held right in our backyard.
During the 2-day event, over 100 companies exhibited, including Power Gems, giving the thriving Atlanta media production community the chance to witness and use the latest filmmaking tools and techniques available.
We had a great turnout at our booth, where Patrick McGuane and Kevin Neak (our man in Atlanta) gave a sneak preview of the new LED range of power supplies. We have designed two products: a constant current LED power supply system which is flicker free under all conditions and a more compact and cost-effective PWM system, giving you a choice of Power Gem solutions.
Of the new additions to the Power Gems range, Patrick says: “We were curious to see how the LED power supplies would be received. The new products are quite a departure from our usual high speed ballasts, and Cine Gear has given us the time and place to explore what the world of broadcasting and filmmaking needs. We’ve spent the summer preparing to manufacture a new and competitive product, we can’t wait to reveal more in the coming weeks.”
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