Sharing our content

November 25, 2022News

As we look over our long list of surgeries filmed, animations produced, and surgical chapters added to our atlas, we are saddened to see another long list of data points–the number of copyright strikes we have had to submit to YouTube for users who have taken our content and posted it to their own channels … Read More

Tutorial: The basics of Fusion in DaVinci Resolve

October 31, 2022Process, Tutorial, Vlog

Lately we’ve been exploring some of the compositing and graphics features of the “Fusion” component of the free video editing software DaVinci Resolve by Blackmagic design. In previous blogs we’ve shown how we use DaVinci Resolve to edit surgical footage, gave an overview of all the features DaVinci Resolve offers, and demonstrated how to add … Read More

Scratching the surface of “scratch narration”

September 16, 2022Conferences, News, Process

Audio narration is key to delivering your educational message when using video. If you are submitting a video to a conference, audio narration of your dictated script may be a requirement. At the end of your video production when you are ready to render out your final video file, you’ll want to be using high-quality … Read More

Association of Medical Illustrators 2022 Annual Conference

August 17, 2022Conferences, News

Last month was the first in-person conference of the Association of Medical Illustrators since the covid-19 pandemic. TVASurg production team member Paul Kelly attended the conference and even made a podcast episode on it! You can listen to find out more about the talks and presentations by using the embedded player below, or check out … Read More

PSA: Back up your backup

July 25, 2022Process, Tutorial

We’ve recently experienced a minor hardware issue with our data storage (spoiler: everything is fine and intact), and wanted to share our experience in redundant back ups (or as our manager would put it, ‘backing up the backup’).

An update on our surgical filming gear

June 27, 2022Process

We’re always looking for the best way to capture surgery, and so our standard video gear has changed since we started filming in the operating room (OR) in 2011. For a more in-depth discussion about our filming process in the OR, check out what we’ve documend in this blog. With the expansion of our atlas … Read More

Taking a breather

May 30, 2022News

We hope everyone is doing well! As Covid-19 restrictions continue to ease up here in Toronto, the production team took the opportunity to take a breather and catch up on a night of drinks. The fun-filled presentation of the cocktails are a definite aesthetic inspiration, and we’re happy to continue being in good company, especially … Read More

Tutorial: Adding text to videos using DaVinci Resolve

April 13, 2022Process, Tutorial, Vlog

DaVinci Resolve by Blackmagic is a fantastic video editing application that’s completely FREE!! We’ve shown an overview of our process on using DaVinci Resolve for surgical video production in a past blog, and recently released a video presentation we gave at the Association of Medical Illustrators on using education and design principles in our videos. … Read More

Tutorial: DaVinci Resolve 101

March 21, 2022Process, Tutorial, Vlog

In a previous blog post, TVASurg team member Jean Lin described the basic workflow we use for editing surgical video footage using DaVinci Resolve, and in the summer of 2021, Jean and Paul presented an in-depth analysis of this workflow at the Association of Medical Illustrators virtual annual conference. In June of 2021, the Biomedical … Read More