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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

Review: Sony PXW-X70 Professional XDCAM Compact Camcorder

Unlike most camcorders in its price range (MSRP $1,999) and compact form fact, the Sony PXW-X70 boasts solid sensor size (1") and a host of other pro features, including dual XLR audio inputs, dual recording slots, 3 ND filters, a full-size HDMI output, 3G HD-SDI output, and NFC and wireless LAN control, along with future upgrading to 4K UHD internal recording.
Featured Articles, Posted 26 May 2015

Almost Live from NAB: Matrox Monarch HDX

In this interview from NAB 2015, Shawn Lam and Matrox's Dan Maloney discuss the Monarch HDX, which ships in June and builds on the success of the Monarch HD streaming and recording appliances by adding more flexibility in the 2 existing encoders, and adds a third encoder for preview.
Featured Articles, Posted 04 May 2015

Almost Live from NAB: Litepanels Caliber 3-Light Kit

Shawn Lam interviews Litepanels' Alan Ipachian atthe VITEC booth at NAB 2015 regarding the Litepanels Caliber, a new 3-light kit featuring Caliber fresnel fixtures
Featured Articles, Posted 04 May 2015

Almost Live From NAB: Teradek VidiU Pro

Shawn Lam and Topher Delancy discuss the Teradek VidiU Pro in the Teradek booth at NAB 2015
Featured Articles, Posted 28 Apr 2015

Almost Live From NAB: Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera and Micro Studio Camera

Blackmagic Design president Dan May gives Streaming Media Producer editor Shawn Lam an early look at two new Micro cameras in the Blackmagic booth at NAB 2015
Featured Articles, Posted 22 Apr 2015

Almost Live from NAB: Marshall Electronics HDMI/HD-SDI-to-USB 3.0 Converters

Marshall Electronics director of sales Devan Cress gives Streaming Media Producer editor Shawn Lam an up-close look at two Streaming Media Best of NAB-winning USB 3.0 converters, the VAC-11SU3 and VAC-11HU3 and discusses viable applications for streaming producers.
Featured Articles, Posted 22 Apr 2015

Streaming Media's Gear of the Year, 2014-15

The 12 products and technologies described in this article reflect what four of our writers found when they unraveled the industry developments of the past 12 months and picked Streaming Media's Gear of the Year.
Featured Articles, Posted 13 Apr 2015

HD Camcorders for Webcasting

The requirements of a professional video camera for live-switching and webcasting can be different than in other markets, but ultimately I am looking for a video camera that both outperforms other camcorders in its class and costs less than you would expect it to.
Featured Articles, Posted 23 Feb 2015

Tutorial: Connecting Content-Creation Workgroups with the ProMAX Platform Portable Y

Whether you need to connect multiple workstations together with shared storage or multiple storage devices to a single workstation, the ProMAX Platform Portable series has you covered.
Sponsored Articles, Posted 12 Feb 2015

Gearing Up for 4K Production, Part 3: Storage, Throughput, Switching, and Delivery

Two big issues that concern almost everyone making the jump to 4K and UltraHD are throughput and storage. How are you going to manage and transfer all those additional bits?
Featured Articles, Posted 12 Jan 2015

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