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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: Matrox Monarch LCS

Shawn Lam interviews Matrox's Wayne Andrews regarding the Matrox Monarch LCS, a Streaming Media Best of NAB 2016 award-winning new, dual-input, dual-encoder addition to the popular Matrox Monarch series of streaming and recording appliances.
Featured Articles, Posted 28 Apr 2016

Blurred Lines: How to Manage and Integrate On-site and Off-site Audience and Presenter Interactions in Live Webcasts

Recording a presentation that is delivered to a live audience for later on-demand viewing is nothing new. Neither is webcasting live presentations. But more and more the lines of what is considered the norm for presentations is getting blurred as online participants interaction is being incorporated with the live audience and presenters are delivering their talks remotely to both a live and an online audience. This article discusses the challenges producers face when managing both live and online audiences and presenters concurrently.
Featured Articles, Posted 26 Apr 2016

Almost Live from NAB: Datavideo KMU-100

Shawn Lam interviews Datavideo's Craig Moffat regarding the Datavideo KMU-100, a new device that enables 4K shooters to take up to 4 images from their camera's 4K output as discrete 1080 outputs in real-time and send them to a switcher or monitor. With support for two 4K inputs, the KMU-100 can output up to 8 separate images.
Featured Articles, Posted 21 Apr 2016

Review: Sony PXW-FS5

I've waited 5 years to write this review, about a new camera model that delivers everything I'm looking for in a professional video camera: Sony's large-sensor, interchangeable-lens, 4K-capable PXW-FS5 XDCAM Super35.
Featured Articles, Posted 12 Apr 2016

Sony Breaks New Focal Length Ground in Professional Video--and No One Notices

On February 3, Sony announced a new camera, three new lenses, and two teleconverters. The media jumped all over the specs on the new Sony a6300 mirrorless camera, but the big news for live producers concerns the lenses.
Featured Articles, Posted 03 Feb 2016

How to Choose Video Converters and Scalers for Live 4K and HD Production

Signal conversion is required in most live HD video productions, and this article will discuss how to convert modern and legacy video signals to the most common outputs required in modern HD and 4K broadcasts.
Featured Articles, Posted 02 Nov 2015

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

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