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Biographical Information
Shawn Lam
Principal, Shawn Lam Video

Shawn Lam (video@shawnlam.cais a professionally accredited and multi-award winning Vancouver based video producer and technical director. He has written over 50 articles for Streaming Media Producer and predecessor EventDV Magazine and is a respected video production expert and sought-after product reviewer.  His Vancouver-based video production company, Shawn Lam Video Inc., specializes in corporate and event video production, including online video, video switching, webcasting, and video SEO. In additional to serving 5 terms as the President of the British Columbia Professional Videographers Association, Shawn has taught video production business at B.C.I.T and has spoken at several international video production conferences. Shawn was a contributing author to the Adobe Premiere Pro CC Visual QuickStart Guide (Peachpit Press, 2013). He lives in the Vancouver suburb of Port Coquiltam, with his wife and three kids and enjoys mountain biking, hiking, and going on adventures with his kids.

Articles By Shawn Lam

NAB Interview: Canon's Chuck Westfall on the Canon XF205 Pro Camcorder

Almost Live with Streaming Media reports from NAB 2014 with an up-close look at the new Canon XF205 Pro Camcorder.
Featured Articles, Posted 17 Apr 2014

NAB Interview: Edelkrone's Mert Bengisu on the SliderPLUS Pro

Almost Live with Streaming Media reports from NAB 2014 with an up-close look and live-action demo of the Edelkrone SliderPLUS Pro, an innovative and newly enhanced slider that can cover twice its length when mounted on a tripod thanks to an ingenious retraction-rails design.
Featured Articles, Posted 17 Apr 2014

NAB Interview: Sony's Juan Martinez on the NEX-FS700R and Latest E-Mount Lenses

Almost Live with Streaming Media reports from NAB 2014 with the latest on the Sony NEX-FS700R and new developments in the E-Mount lens ecosystem.
Featured Articles, Posted 14 Apr 2014

NAB Interview: Teradek's Michael Gailing on the Teradek Serv

Almost Live with Streaming Media reports from NAB 2014 with a first look at Teradek's Serv, a new HD/SD, multi-feed, low-latency monitoring device.
Featured Articles, Posted 14 Apr 2014

Equipping a Studio for Web Video Production: Three Models to Match Your Budget

Whether you're an independent production facility or a corporate or institutional outfit bringing professional online video production and webcasting in-house, what will it cost to create a flexible and functional studio? In this article, we'll spec out three different studios at three different price points—$5,000, $15,000, and $25,000.
Featured Articles, Posted 10 Apr 2014

Streaming Media's Gear of the Year, 2013-14

Rather than tempt you with the Next Big Thing, in this "Gear of the Year" feature we invited three contributing writers—and producers in their own right—to choose four products each, all released in the last year, that have proven themselves indispensable to professional online video production and webcasting workflows, or represent the best currently available choices in their particular category.
Featured Articles, Posted 09 Apr 2014

Meet the SMPLive Presenter: Shawn Lam of Shawn Lam Video--Updated with complete session video from Streaming Media Producer Live!

Shawn Lam of Vancouver video production company Shawn Lam Video discusses his full-day workshop at Streaming Media West, "Shoot, Switch, Stream: Live-Switched Webcast Production," November 18, 2013 in Huntington Beach, California. Article now updated with the complete video of Shawn's advanced session, "Producing Synchronized Webcasts from Multiple Locations."
Featured Articles, Posted 15 Jan 2014

HD Webcast Production: Choosing Video Scalers and Converters

In this ongoing Streaming Media Producer series on webcast video production, Shawn Lam covers the video format converters he uses in his own HD webcast workflows, and one new converter that just might be the video converter, scaler, and distribution amplifier to rule them all.
Featured Articles, Posted 11 Dec 2013

Adorama Flashpoint 7-inch LCD Monitor

All of the items Adorama's Flashpoint product line are priced in the $200-$400 range, but quality-wise they're very good. They're not the most refined and precision instruments available, but they get the job done, and this 7-inch, 1280x800-resolution LCD monitor, which lists for $400, is no exception.
Featured Articles, Posted 01 Dec 2013

Review: Adorama Flashpoint DV DSLR Matte Box Pro Complete Bundle 3

In this review we're going to look at the Adorama Flashpoint line of Cinema DSLR Gear. We're going to start off with a broadly compatible and modular system including the Mattebox, the Shoulder Rig, and the Follow Focus, and finish off (in a separate review) with Adorama's 7-inch LCD monitor.
Featured Articles, Posted 25 Nov 2013

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