Publication: A Camera Support for Operating Theatre Videography

March 8, 2012 § Leave a comment

The paper “A Camera Support for Operating Theatre Videography”, authored by myself and professor Håvard E. Danielsen has been published in the current issue (Vol. 35, No. 1) of the Journal of Visual Communication in Medicine.

This is my first journal publication, so I’m very pleased to see it in print!

The online version of the paper can be found here (requires subscription). If you do not have institutional access or a subscription and would like to read the paper, please contact me and request a copy.

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We describe the design, construction and evaluation of a custom-made camera support to gain better access for recording videos of open surgery.

Filming Surgery in 1957

January 28, 2011 § Leave a comment

CC-BY National Museum of Health & Medicine. Click for larger version.

The last week I have been in contact with the kind people of the Otis Historical Archives at the National Museum of Health & Medicine regarding a post I’m writing. In the process they dug up this very interesting photo from an OR in 1957. « Read the rest of this entry »

Surgical Self-filming

December 23, 2009 § 1 Comment

My sister’s father-in-law is a retired corporate photographer. The last time I met him he told me this crazy story about a guy he used to work with. This guy used to be a videographer, and when he recently was going to have a total hip replacement, he decided he was going to film the operation – himself (photo credit)! « Read the rest of this entry »

Filming Dental Implants

September 8, 2009 § 3 Comments

dental_implantI recently got a question from an American dentist, concerning the filming of dental implant procedures (image credit). As this may be interesting to others, I post the question and answer here. « Read the rest of this entry »

Nice article on surgical video

April 4, 2009 § Leave a comment


Mike Cohen, a video producer based in Connecticut, USA, has written a comprehensive article on surgical videography with lots of production tips on both open and laparoscopic surgery (photo credit). The article features some great pictures. Nice to see someone else writing about the same stuff as myself. Be sure to check it out!

Canon 5D MkII put to the clinical test

February 24, 2009 § 1 Comment

My Canon 5D MkII mounted on a DV Rig Pro.

My Canon 5D MkII mounted on a DV Rig Pro. Photo by Øystein Horgmo © All rights reserved.

I was scheduled to film an Isolated Limb Perfusion (ILP) this week and decided it was a nice opportunity to test the Canon 5D MkII’s video abilities in a clinical setting. How would it handle the combination of high contrasts and shades of red of an operation? « Read the rest of this entry »

Cleaning video equipment

January 28, 2009 § Leave a comment


I recently got a question via the contact form concerning the cleaning of video equipment before entering an OR. As this may be interesting to others, I post the question and my answer here. « Read the rest of this entry »

Head-up display

January 20, 2009 § Leave a comment

Heads in the way


One of the biggest obstacles when it comes to filming surgery is the surgeon’s head. It might be useful to perform the operation (or so I’ve been told), but it constantly gets in the way of the camera. « Read the rest of this entry »

The medical photographer’s ultimate tool?

January 2, 2009 § 2 Comments


There’s been quite a lot of buzz surrounding the release of the new Canon 5D Mark II digital SLR camera (MkII). With 21.1 megapixels and a full 35 mm size frame CMOS sensor, the camera is a powerful SLR. But it’s the possibility to record HD video that is the groundbreaking feature of this camera.

Is the MkII the ultimate tool for the medical photographer? « Read the rest of this entry »

FCP markers to FLV cue points

September 25, 2008 § Leave a comment

I just want to share this excellent little application, that lets you convert markers in Final Cut Pro to cue points in a Flash Video file. Saves a lot of time and makes placing cue points a much more accurate business.

The app is made by John Skidgel, and you can download it for free from his website. Read this post on how to use it. It’s an AIR app, so you’ll need to download Adobe AIR (also free) to make it work.

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