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Video Production Advice: Dance Recital Video Cameras

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Video Production Advice Earlier this week I was asked for advice from a videographer in Louisiana was considering upgrading from the SD Roland VR-5 video mixer to the HD Blackmagic Design ATEM 1 M/E video switcher. Only a few days later…

Video Production Advice: Sony FS100 or Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera

Video Production Advice I get a lot of questions from video producers around the world. I do my best to respond to them all but moving forward rather than simply replying directly I'm going to start publishing the questions and responses…
Sony NEX-FS700

Sony NEX-FS700 Review Pre-Release

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When I bought my pair of Sony NEX-FS100 video cameras last August I knew there were going to be trade-offs when I compared the way I shot video on the camcorders I had used over the previous ten years and my new FS100 workflow.  For starters,…

Top 5 Video Production Industry Trends 2011 – Part 4

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External video recorders improve video recording quality This is part four in a five part series listing my picks for the top five video production industry news stories for 2011. At NAB two types of solutions to replace tape-based workflows…

Sony FS100 Prime lens vs Zoom lens

I already know that prime lenses can be sharper than zoom lenses but I wanted to see for myself just how much of a difference a prime lens would make, specifically on the Sony NEX-FS100 Super35mm video camera.  My hypothesis going into this,…

Richmond bodyshop video

Here is a quick video I wanted to share that I filmed at Richmond Chrysler with GM Mike Gignac. This is only one of a series of seven videos we produced for their website that introduce their clients to their facilities and services. I really…

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…

Sunset Ice – Sony Z7U and Z5U CMOS 30P footage

Sunset Ice - 2009 Figure Skating from Shawn Lam on Vimeo. Video by the Vancouver Video Production Company of Shawn Lam Video of the Sunset Skating Club 2009 Ice Show - Sunset Around the World. Featuring guest pair skaters Nicole Orford…

Sony HVR-Z5U review – EventDV April 2009

Exactly a year after getting my Sony HVR-Z7U I purchased the new HVR-Z5U - now I have a matching pair. In general the Z5U is the same as a Z7U except the Z5 comes with a fixed G series 20x lens instead of the Z7's interchangeable 1/3" bayonet…

Matrox RT.X2 LE review in March EventDV magazine

Update - April 9, 2009: Vancouver Video Production Blog workflow featured on Matrox RTX2 User Forum. After six months of workflow testing I completed my Matrox RT.X2 LE review for EventDV Magazine in December. The article appears in…