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Top 5 Video Production Industry Trends 2011 – Part 2

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2011 Video Production Industry Year in Review This is part two in a five part series listing my picks for the top five video production industry news stories for 2011. My first selection was the failure of Final Cut Pro X and the rise of…

Adobe CS5.5 Max Render Quality & NVIDIA GPU acceleration

Key Lesson:   GPU acceleration gives the same level of render quality as Maximum Render Quality, even if you don't check the Maximum Render Quality box.  But instead of a performance hit, you gain a 6-7x performance boost. Let me…

Sony NEX-FS100 training DVD review in EventDV Magazine

As many of you are aware I sold my Sony HVR-Z7U and HVR-Z5U professional HD video cameras in favour of a pair of new Sony NEX-FS100 video cameras.  The image from the FS100 is absolutely amazing, thanks to the massive Super35 sensor that dwarfs…

2011 BCPVA VIA awards – in the news

Last month I was attending the National Association of Broadcasters trade show in Las Vegas on behalf of the BCPVA and EventDV Magazine. As a BCPVA delegate I was charged with selecting BCPVA Video Innovation Awards. A month later, news of the…

BCPVA Video Innovation Awards at NAB 2011

While working the Las Vegas Convention Centre floors for NAB, the video industry's largest trade show, I had two important roles.  I was representing EventDV Magazine & EventDV Live as a contributing editor and product reviewer and at the…

Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 review by Shawn Lam

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Monday April 11, 2011 - Las Vegas, NV Today Adobe announced a updates to much of their Creative Suite, including Production Premium, with CS5.5. So while many news sites are simply listing off the highlights from Adobe's Press Release, I…

Adobe CS5 review in EventDV Magazine

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How fast is the new Adobe Premiere Pro CS5? I benchmarked Premiere Pro CS4 and CS5 on two of my editing systems and published my results in the October edition of EventDV Magazine. Without any hardware upgrades, CS5 was faster than CS4, thanks…

Vancouver Video Producer Wins Video Award

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Orlando Florida - Vancouver video producer Shawn Lam, owner of Shawn Lam Video, was awarded a WEVA Creative Excellence Award at the WEVA 20th anniversary awards gala held at Disney World. The awards ceremony recognizes the top video production…

EventDV live – 2nd edition

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The 2nd edition of EventDV Live was released today. Here is the link to EventDV Magazine's "Live" e-mag edition, which, as the name implies, targets the live video production market. EventDV Live is a quarterly trade publication. In this…

Shawn Lam featured on NVIDIA blog

I just got an email from the Senior PR Manager at NVIDIA to let me know that my EventDV coverage of NVIDIA during The NAB Show with Shawn Lam was featured in their latest blog post, summarizing their activities at NAB 2010. Here are the…