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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

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 our writers found when four of our top writers 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

Gearing Up for 4K Production, Part 2: Cameras and Lenses

In part 2 of our 3-part series on gearing up for 4K live production, we'll explore the cameras and lenses available today for professional 4K production.
Featured Articles, Posted 29 Dec 2014

Gearing Up for 4K Production, Part 1: Connectivity, Codecs, and Capture

We'll begin this 3-part series with a look at the two 4K formats and a discussion of why you'd want to shoot in 4K today even though most viewers and potential clients aren't demanding it, and start to examine the links in the 4K live production chain with an eye to connectivity, codecs, and capture.
Featured Articles, Posted 22 Dec 2014

How to Integrate Real-Time Social Media with Streaming Video

Viewers interacting with a second screen while consuming content is not something that we, as producers, have much control over, but by integrating real-time social media with streaming video we can try to maintain viewer engagement and encourage them to use their second screens to interact with the content producers and other viewers, instead of with their wider social media network.
Featured Articles, Posted 07 Oct 2014

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

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