Tech

Filming

Portable Fog Machines for Propmaking and Photography!

Want to add fog or fake smoke to your projects? We round up several off-the-shelf ways to add haze or a whispy smoke effect to your photography and prop or costume builds, including two battery-powered devices.

Inside an Arriflex 16mm Film Camera!

Continuing the deep dive into his 16mm camera collection, Sean takes out and takes apart the venerable Ariflex ST--one of the first professional 16mm cine cameras that has endured through the decades.

How Lightfield Displays Will Make Holograms Possible

Let's talk holograms! We test the new Lume Pad tablet with lightfield display--a glasses-free 3D technology that allows for quick switching between traditional 2D and holographic views.

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!

Behind the Scenes: Editing Spatial Audio in Virtual Reality!

Go behind the scenes in our video production with a look at two pieces of technology we've recently been using to make our videos. Joey tests the Hollyland Lark 150 wireless microphone system as an alternative to the wireless mic packs we've previously used, and clips one on himself in a demonstration of the VR spatial audio mixing tools he's been using for the editing of our Tested VR videos!