Tested: SLR Magic Cine Lenses for Micro Four Thirds Cameras!

Joey continues his journey testing cine lenses with this set of SLR Magic MicroPrime lenses. He tests these micro four thirds-native lenses on his Panasonic GH5 and compares them to other affordable cine-style lenses like ones made by Rokinon. He also brings in fellow cinematographers Alissa Rooney and Kenny McMillan to chat about how they use cine lenses and what qualities they look for in video image and operation.

SLR Magic MicroPrime CINE MFT-Mount. Disclosure: These lenses were provided by the manufacturer for purposes of review.

Tested: Panasonic Lumix GH6 Camera Review!

Joey goes in-depth with a review of the newly-announced Panasonic Lumix GH6 camera! As a long-time fan of the Panasonic GH5 and its micro four thirds ecosystem, Joey dives into the how this model adds to the already impressive set of video features with improved image stabilization and RAW and prores codec support. Look forward to seeing some Tested videos being shot with this camera in the future!

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Tested: Atlas Orion Anamorphic Cinema Lenses!

Joey reviews the Atlas Orion cinema lenses he used to shoot our recent short film “The Beacon”, and compares the two sets of focal lengths offered in the Orion series. Here’s an overview of how anamorphic lenses work and what you get from using a set of high-quality cinema lenses like these new ones by Atlas.

Atlas Lens Co., Orion Series A Set 40/65/100, Orion Series B Set 32/50/80. Disclosure: This product was loaned to us for purpose of review.

The Making of Tested’s Short Film “The Beacon”!

Joey guides us through the entire production process of making “The Beacon”, our short film featuring Adam’s xEMU spacesuits. From his storyboards he drew up in pre-production outlining the story, to the location scouting journey and eventual one-day shoot. Here’s how he then took that raw footage and gave it life through his edit and sound design, including a foley session back in the cave!

Watch “The Beacon” short film featuring these spacesuits here. Adam Savage’s One Day Builds: EPIC Spacesuit! (Part 1), (Part 2), (Part 3), (Part 4). Behind the Scenes of Shooting, The Beacon.


Behind The Scenes of Tested’s Short Film “The Beacon”!

Here’s what it was like for Adam and the team to make our short film “The Beacon”, featuring Adam’s xEMU-inspired spacesuits to help announce the relaunch of G4. Norm gives you a tour of the stages and setups we used at Fonco Studios to capture those otherworldly scenes, and shows how we made use of camera tests and fun laser tech to get specific looks inspired by our favorite science fiction movies. It’s the Tested version of a one-day film shoot! Stay tuned for an in-depth look in the post-production and editing of this short film by director/editor Joey Fameli!

Watch “The Beacon” short film featuring these spacesuits here!

Adam Savage’s One Day Builds: EPIC Spacesuit! Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4

Learn more about G4’s relaunch and Fonco Studios.

Tested in 2021: Joey’s Favorite Things!

Tested’s Senior Producer, Joey Fameli, shares his favorite things of 2021!

Aputure B7c LED Light, Easyrig Minimax, Senal SMH-1000 Headphones, Jabra Elite Active 75t Bluetooth Earbuds, Pizza Czar: Recipes and Know-How from a World-Traveling Pizza Chef, Sausage Making: The Definitive Guide with Recipes. Disclaimer: Tested may earn an affiliate commission when you buy through the links here.

How We Manage All Our Video Footage + Edit Off a NAS!

Tested’s head of production Joey Fameli explains how he recently upgraded our media management system not only to increase the overall storage capacity and redundancy of our backups, but to also be able to edit full-resolution video directly from the NAS over a 10Gbps ethernet connection! Synology’s DS1621xs+ will allow the team to edit footage simultaneously from the server as well, and levels up our event coverage editing workflow! Tested’s Media Management Workflow video. Find out more about Synology Storage Solutions.

Disclosure: This project was provided to us for the purpose of review.