Author Craig Chartier

Craig Chartier

After almost two decades as Vice President of Production Services for the largest rental facility in central Texas, Craig Chartier has returned to his first passion as Director of Photography. Craig was an early adopter of full frame 4K imaging securing the first RED ONE camera delivered in the state of Texas. Recently completing two feature films slated for release later this year, Craig continues to be on the forefront in utilizing the current generation of high definition acquisition. He has served on film festival panels and guest lectured at college film courses.

Sachtler Ace

From NAB 2014, an overview of upgrades to the Sachtler Ace product line. Danna Kinsky has extensive knowledge in both documentary and cinematic techniques with over 15 years of experience in cinematography and still photography, shooting in multiple formats including…

Les Zellan and Cooke Optics

Les Zellan talks about Cooke Optics anamorphic lenses and “The Cooke Look” with Craig Chartier of DV Info Net. Cooke Anamorphic Test by Jon Fauer, ASC: Cooke Anamorphic Test by Jeremy Benning, CSC: Dealer’s Site: ZGC · Manufacturer’s Site:…

Atomos Shogun & Ninja Star

DVi’s Craig Chartier interviews Atomos CEO and founder Jeromy Young about the new Shogun and Ninja Star external field recorders. Here are the product descriptions mentioned in this interview: The new wave of 4K cameras from Japan are arming…

Panasonic AJ-PX270

Panasonic’s Jim Wickizer shows us the new AJ-PX270 camcorder. With Craig Chartier for DV Info Net once again. Here are the product descriptions mentioned in this interview: The Panasonic AJ-PX270 is the first P2 HD handheld camcorder that features…

Panasonic Lumix GH4

Matt Frazer from Panasonic discusses the new Lumix GH4 with Craig Chartier for DV Info Net. Here are the product descriptions mentioned in this interview: Panasonic is proud to introduce an ultimate photo/video hybrid Digital Single Lens Mirrorless (DSLM)…

Freefly Systems

Tabb Firchau of Freefly Systems discusses the MovVI controller with Craig Chartier for DV Info Net at NAB2014. The MōVI Controller has redefined Dual Operator Mode for the MōVI. Control of pan, tilt, and roll has never been more…

Camera Gear
Review: MTF Lens Mount Adapter

Over the past few years, many companies have brought to market lens mount adapters. Some of these adapters are simply machined rings that allow for one type of lens’ flanges to fit onto another manufacturer’s camera body. Most of these…

NAB 2012 End Of Year Round-Up

DVi contributor Craig Chartier saw a lot of really cool stuff at NAB this year. Most of it wasn’t even shipping then, but everything is available now. Just in time for the holiday shopping season, Craig presents his “best products of the year” for 2012 in this four-page buyer’s guide. A lot of these items weren’t available for sale yet when they were first shown at NAB, but all of them can be bought right now, and the links to buy them from B&H, or directly from the manufacturer, or in some cases on Amazon, are included at the end of each description. There are no $10,000 items on this list. They are ranked in no particular order of importance and they cover several areas of production.

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