Video Editing Tips for Surgeons, Pt. 3: Video bitrates

November 15, 2017Tutorial

To conclude our series on video editing tips, we’ll be talking about the last piece of the video compression puzzle, the video bitrate. If you haven’t caught up with the series yet, but for Part 1: Resolution, and Part 2: Image Compression. VIDEO BITRATE Herewith our recommended settings for our video outputs:  Container: MPEG4 (mp4) … Read More

Video Editing Tips for Surgeons, Pt. 2: Image Compression

October 16, 2017Tutorial

Following up on last month’s blog post, we’d like to continue our discussion on the technical specifications we look at during the editing and compressing phases of surgical video production, with a focus on image compression. VIDEO COMPRESSION Here again, are the specifications we recommend for final video output, intended for posting online, which are … Read More

Video Editing Tips for Surgeons, Pt.1: Resolution

September 20, 2017Tutorial

Over the course of producing many high-end surgical education videos at The Toronto Video Atlas of Surgery, we have come to develop a set of best practices when it comes to recording, editing, rendering, compositing, compressing, uploading and hosting videos on the web. For this month’s blog post, we’d like to start a discussion on … Read More

SIGGRAPH 2017 in Los Angeles!

August 16, 2017Conferences

Hi, I’m Joy, one of the biomedical communicators on the TVASurg production team. Last month I had an opportunity to attend the SIGGRAPH conference, an annual exhibition of computer graphics and interactive techniques. Even though SIGGRAPH is not a conference catered specifically to medical and scientific communicators like the AMI , there are production workflow … Read More

2017 Animation Short

July 31, 2017Video release

Inspired by the opening credits to HBO’s Westworld, the TVASurg production team wanted to make something special for our 2017 annual animation production. Working with transplant surgeons and medical researchers, we’ve gained insights into both the incredible advances in medical technology, simultaneously tempered with the realities of the challenges to implementing promising new research. While … Read More

Biomedical communications for liver transplants

July 17, 2017Bio

For this month’s blog post, we’d like to reach back and give a shout out to one of our previous interns, Naveen Devasagayam, who worked with the TVASurg team in the summer of 2014 to complete an in-depth patient teaching video on the living donor right hepatectomy procedure. In Naveen’s own words: While completing a … Read More

Publication in Journal of Visualized Surgery

June 16, 2017News, Publications

The Toronto Video Atlas of Liver, Pancreas and Transplant Surgery is happy to announce our publication in the Journal of Visualized Surgery. In collaboration with Dr.s Anne Agur and Jodie Jenkinson of the University of Toronto, “Depicting surgical anatomy of the porta hepatis in living donor liver transplantation” describes the process of developing an animation-enhanced … Read More

Forging the initiative into patient teaching

May 15, 2017Bio

Teaching surgical trainees through our videos is not the only objective we have here at The Toronto Video Atlas of Surgery. Educating patients is just as important to us. Because the videos for surgeons are not appropriate for patients to watch, we decided to repurpose it for patients.    To make our first TVASurg patient … Read More

TVASurg VR Surgical Anatomy Module public beta release

March 15, 2017News

The TVASurg is happy to announce the public beta release of our VR Surgical Anatomy Module. We’d like to invite anyone interested in exploring the role of Virtual Reality in healthcare to download, test out and let us know your thoughts on the module. The module is available in 2 versions, one that supports the … Read More