Changing Your Educational & Collaboration Paradigm
The traditional microscope ocular viewing experience is rapidly evolving to the large Ultra High Definition display where the most subtle details are now revealed in stunning clarity, detail, color fidelity and speed once reserved only from the eyepiece view.
Now a relaxed, engaging, ergonomic and collaborative viewing experience is possible. Not only does 4K resolution reveal a higher level of detail within the specimen subject matter, the color fidelity opens up new opportunities to visually explore sample staining and a more accurate representation of the subject matter traditionally reserved from microscope oculars.
The Value of 4K & HD Video in MicroSurgery
1. Video Documentation
Video documentation capabilities can be a strong marketing tool if you're looking to recruit or retain surgeons.
2. Patient Education
Patient education. Nothing explains surgery to patients like high definition video.
3. Clinical Education
In addition to training staff on new procedures and techniques, surgeons can improve their own skills and share their cases from conference podiums in presentations.
1. Publishing: Upload Directly to YouTube & Vimeo Directly from Your Editing Program
Many video editing programs these days let you upload or publish a video directly to your YouTube or Vimeo account (some also allow Facebook, iTunes, etc). So, if you don’t have an account then you’ll need to sign up for one and have your username and password ready. For this example I’ll show you using iMovie and Windows Live Movie Maker, but the steps should remain very similar regardless of the program you’re using.
2. Exporting: Settings for Best Online Playback
1. Setting Up the Project
If you’re organized from the beginning, it’s going to make your life so much easier. I recommend creating a 3-level hierarchy of folders on your computer or hard drive. Video Projects could be your main folder, and within that create folders named after the projects you’re working on. For example Procedure 1, Procedure 2, and so on. Lastly, I recommend creating folders for your types of media within each project folder, such as Video, Images, Audio and any other media you have.
Now, copy your video, images, audio, and/or other files to these folders accordingly and you’re ready to open up the editing program. The benefit of doing this each time is that you’ll always have your original media stored somewhere on your computer in an organized fashion when you need to find it later.
2. Importing Your Media
When you open a video editing program for the first time it can be intimidating. There are lots of buttons and windows and knobs that you might not have any idea what they do. Don’t be intimidated, just remember that in just about any video editing interface you’ll find the same basic windows. They might be arranged in a different way, but your program should have some form of the following:
General Exporting Tips
It’s all too common to get an error when trying to insert your video in PowerPoint & Keynote. My goal is to give you a basic recipe for exporting from your editing program that will help you insert your video successfully. Since you could be using any number of editing programs, I’m listing some video export settings you’re most likely to see and my recommendations for those settings.
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