Wednesday, January 29, 2014

8k Video in Endoscope Form Factor

Tech-On reports that Shinko Optical Co was able to make an endoscope based on Hitachi Kokusai Electric 8K video camera (8K x 4K resolution). Tech-On thinks that 8k video might be widely adopted in the medical industry earlier than in the TV broadcasting. The more detailed video is said to eliminate the need in surgical loupes and maintains the details from farther distance. No info is given on the 8k sensor size or its pixel size.

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  1. 24 Megapixels!!!! WOW!

    That is one BIG ASS camera, to coin a phrase! :)

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    1. 8k x 4k = 24 Mpixels?

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    2. Touche'

      I was so shocked with the 8K x 4K I lost my ability to multiply!!! thanks for the correction!

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  2. I am wondering about size and cost of the display that goes into the surgical unit. To resolve UDTV with your eyes requires a large field of view. Seems like something difficult to insert into the hospital ecosystem with a slow adoption rate. By that time, there may be many competitors. I am going to ask around here to my friends at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) and see what they think.

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    1. More likely they would just zoom in on the video image using standard HD monitors.

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  3. maybe they need it for lossless zooming?

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  4. They should have stuck a Nokia 808 up you know who's what. Much cheaper :)

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