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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

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.
Featured Articles, Posted 17 Jul 2014

The Sony a7S and E-Mount Video Cameras 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

Almost Live with Streaming Media: NewTek 3Play

Shawn Lam and NewTek CMO Carter Holland discuss the latest developments with NewTek's 3Play professional instant replay and slo-mo server.
Featured Articles, Posted 02 May 2014

Almost Live with Streaming Media: The Blackmagic Studio Camera HD and 4K

Streaming Media Producer contributing editor Shawn Lam and Blackmagic Design Senior Regional Manager Bob Caniglia discuss Blackmagic's new HD and 4K Studio Cameras, introduced at NAB 2014, and touted as "the world's smallest studio camera with the world's largest viewfinder."
Featured Articles, Posted 25 Apr 2014

Almost Live with Streaming Media: Blackmagic URSA

Streaming Media Producer's Shawn Lam and Blackmagic Designs' Bob Caniglia discuss the new Blackmagic URSA camera, which features a Super 35mm UltraHD sensor, comes in multiple lens mounts, and features an innovative dual-sided touchscreen to enable on-camera collaboration for multiple crew members.
Featured Articles, Posted 25 Apr 2014

Almost Live with Streaming Media: Roland Systems VR-50HD All-in-One A/V Mixer

Shawn Lam and Roland's Doug Schouten discuss key features of Roland's VR-50HD an audio/video mixer/switcher with a multi-viewer touchscreen and integrated USB 3.0 output for live streaming.
Featured Articles, Posted 25 Apr 2014

Almost Live with Streaming Media: vMix 4K and vMix Social

vMix developer Martin Sinclair discusses the latest developments with the live production software application, including vMix 4K and vMix Social, and offers users some device about choosing the proper hardware to ensure smooth and efficient operation.
Featured Articles, Posted 25 Apr 2014

NAB Interview: Canon's Chuck Westfall on the EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Lens with Built-in Extender

Almost Live with Streaming Media reports from NAB 2014 with a discussion of a recently introduced 200-400mm professional Canon lens designed with a built-in extender to serve the needs of sports photographers and videographers.
Featured Articles, Posted 21 Apr 2014

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