Ghost-written for a leading surgeon, this Apple white paper had to provide a lot of detail on both surgical equipment and computer systems so that doctors reading it could make informed choices about buying their own digital video system.
A rigid endoscope, such as those utilized for laparoscopy, can be securely mounted in a sterile fashion into an open operative field. This has advantages over a camcorder. The recording source may be placed directly into the operative field, near the subject to be recorded. The view will not be blocked by the surgeon’s head, and it also brings its own light into the operative field. By adding an Apple MacBook Pro notebook (which includes the iMovie application for basic movie editing), or a Mac Pro desktop system with Apple’s Final Cut software, you can quickly and easily build a first-rate system for creating compelling surgical videos.
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