In The Operation Theatre

Filming a live surgical or medical procedure during a live surgery meeting demands an experienced crew and a specialised set-up.

We have been performing live surgery since 2011 during our medical training.

Live surgery is an educational tool to show to an expert audience a new surgical technique or approach, diagnostic procedure, tools, decisions, …

Our purpose is to make sure that your public sees what needs to be seen, in the highest possible quality and that a fruitful discussion can be established between the operating doctor or surgeon and the public or moderator.

For these multiple cameras are installed in the OR to cover all aspects and stages of the procedure, from initial preparation to final closure. Our remote-controlled ‘boom’ cameras allow us to ‘fly’ over the operating field and capture high-resolution, close-up images of all steps. The nature of the procedure determines whether we work in 2D-HD, 3D-HD or FullHD.

We connect all relevant medical imaging devices, such as microscopes, echo, fluoroscopy, roadmap and hemodynamics, using high-end scan-converters to upgrade their native resolutions to HDTV (typically 1920×1080, 16:9) or UltraHD.

All the video feeds are transferred to the live mixing desk, which is installed in the vicinity of the OR. The operators’ commentaries are captured using wireless microphones, and patient history slides and graphics/statistics can be inserted into the live transmission. Then, video and audio sources are mixed, picture-in-pictures are created, titles and animations are overlaid and the final video-feed is transmitted. Of course, both the ‘live’ audio signals and the extensive internal communication between the camera operators, mixing desk and conference venue technical staff are handled here too.

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