1393: how to optimize video quality

I frequently get asked how to make the video images better for recording and presenting surgical cases. There are two important things to consider: recording the video and then processing the video. When recording the video, the most critical step is getting the camera in the same focal plane as your oculars. If the video is blurry on the recording, then no amount of processing can bring it back to being sharp. When recording it is also important to keep the microscope centered, realizing that your view through the oculars is wider than it is in the video camera. The eye can be off centered in the video, yet still easily seen in your oculars — but that makes for a poor video. Finally, the light settings are important when recording the video. You want to increase the coaxial illumination over the paraxial illumination in order to emphasize the red reflex. For processing, we can adjust the brightness, contrast, color balance, color temperature, and to a degree, the perceived sharpness. These adjustments are highlighted in this video so you can understand the difference that it can make. Oh and by the way, this video also shows a routine complete cataract case which is pretty slick 🙂

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  1. Uday, Thanks for the shout-out! You inspired me to buy a state of the art video recording system for the Leica microscope. I record cases with an iPhone 12 using the MicroRec adapter (no financial interest).

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