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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

Sony a7S Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera, Part 3: Video Camera Review

In the last two articles in this 3-part series on the Sony a7S, we covered a lot of ground discussing what to look for in video lenses and lens adapters for the Sony e-mount that is native to the Sony a7S. Now it is time to take a deeper look at the Sony a7S as a video camera, with comparisons to the Canon 5D MKIII and Panasonic DMC-GH4.
Featured Articles, Posted 23 Sep 2014

Sneak Preview: Choosing Cameras for Live Video Switching and Webcasting at Streaming Media Producer Live 2014

Shawn Lam of Shawn Lam Video presents a video trailer for his Streaming Media Producer Live 2014 Technical Track session, "Choosing Cameras for Live Video Switching and Webcasting."
Featured Articles, Posted 22 Sep 2014

Sneak Preview: Gearing Up for 4K Live Production at Streaming Media Producer Live 2014

Shawn Lam of Shawn Lam Video presents a video trailer for his Streaming Media Producer Live 2014 Technical Track session, "Gearing Up for 4K Live Production."
Featured Articles, Posted 15 Sep 2014

Tutorial: Grass Valley ADVC-G1 Converter

Some video switchers have built-in scan converters for converting VGA signals to an internal standard that you can use in your live production workflow. If you don't have that, then you're going to need a converter like the Grass Valley ADVC-G1 that can convert that VGA to your output. In this tutorial we'll explore how the ADVC-G1 works and how you can incorporate it into your workflow.
Sponsored Articles, Posted 02 Sep 2014

Sony a7S Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera, Part 2: Adapting Lenses to the E-Mount

Now that we have covered some of the important characteristics of lenses from a videographer's perspective, we'll discuss several of the lens-and-adapter combinations for E-Mount cameras, like the Sony a7S, that are also relevant for the Sony FS100 and FS700/R.
Featured Articles, Posted 01 Aug 2014

Review: Canon XF205 Professional Camcorder

The Canon XF205 pro camcorder resembles the acclaimed XA25 consumer model introduced last year in several respects, but adds welcome features such as individual rings for iris, zoom, and focus; 2 additional channels of internal microphone recording; 1080/30P HD-SDI output in the XF205, and more. As such, the XF205 comes highly recommended as a camcorder well-suited to webcasting workflows.
Featured Articles, Posted 25 Jul 2014

Tutorial: Mixing, Switching, and Streaming Live with the Roland VR-3EX All-in-One A/V Mixer

In this tutorial we'll explore the robust audio and video mixing, switching, and live-delivery feature set of Roland's versatile next-generation 4-input VR-3EX, HDMI-capable A/V mixer.
Sponsored Articles, Posted 17 Jul 2014

Sony a7S Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera, Part 1: Lens Options

People are buzzing about the Sony a7S, so Streaming Media Producer is launching a comprehensive three-part review. In this first part, we'll examine lens options for the Sony a7S and related cameras, as well as what to look for in a video lens.
Featured Articles, Posted 10 Jul 2014

Tutorial: Live-Switched Production with the Roland VR-50HD Multi-Format AV Mixer

Shawn Lam guides readers/viewers through a simple, powerful, and versatile live-switched production and streaming workflow with Roland's VR-50HD all-in-one multi-format AV mixer.
Sponsored Articles, Posted 24 Jun 2014

How to Develop a Viable 4K Production Workflow

4K content is here today and here to stay. Content acquisition is much easier than the rest of the workflow, led by consumer devices such as the millions of 4K cell phones, 4K POV cameras, and soon 4K Interchangeable Lens cameras that will lead the way for wider professional 4K adoption. 4K screen adoption is increasing rapidly too, and this just leaves some workflow issues for editing and distribution to be solved and adopted before 4K will be viable across a wide range of video production markets.
Featured Articles, Posted 17 Jun 2014

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