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Tourist
Posts: 3

GOPRO for surgery *

Hello

 

I am a complete novice to GOPRO need one to record surgery for educational purposes. focus distance woud be 18/24 inches and needs to be head mounted, operations can last up to 3 hours. The media will be used on computer screens and data projectors.

 

i am just wanting to know what GOPRO and accessarys would work best

 

thanks in advance for your help

 

GoPro
Posts: 159

Re: GOPRO for surgery *

Hi @stoutbluff48411,

We appreciate your interest with GoPro. For sure it would be exciting to document a surgery procedure so that you can watch it and share the experience. Since you are going to be mounting the camera on your head, it would be best to use the Head Strap (https://shop.gopro.com/EMEA/mounts/head-strap-plus-quickclip/ACHOM-001.html)

You also mentioned that the surgery will last 3 hours. A fully charged Hero 7 Black battery may last roughly around 45-90 minutes depending on the settings. You may want to check the article below so you can be guided what model best suits you:

https://gopro.com/help/articles/block/hero7-battery-information

I hope this helps.

V.
Tourist
Posts: 3

Re: GOPRO for surgery *

Thanks for your help much appreciate
GoPro
Posts: 159

Re: GOPRO for surgery *

Hi @stoutbluff48411,

You are most welcome.

V.
Adventurer
Posts: 8,928

Re: GOPRO for surgery *

Most my shots I hold my Hero 2 ft   from me so it does get  a goodshot I use 2.7K Linear.   4K is wide only

 

head strap like said but youwant something like this

 

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do you think that is advisable they do make one that is    wider like these

 

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Or simply get a powerbank and tape the  unit to teh side and run a cable to teh camera that you can use your imagination on will not be as heavy if asked.

 

 good luck on the choice you make  Look for a hero 5 Session  be a lot better in weight and still  smaller then the one posted

 

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By the way gopro had a cap a lens riboon that never really hit it off   used to be on the site a few years back

 

 

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Tourist
Posts: 3

Re: GOPRO for surgery *

Thanks very much for you comments and suggestions
Adventurer
Posts: 8,928

Re: GOPRO for surgery *

Post back with what you get so others can learn more....

Sightseer
Posts: 2

Re: GOPRO for surgery *

Hi, further to this post I am using the Hero7 Black for surgery to varying success. I am finding it difficult due to the lighting being so bright on the surgical site. This would be fine if it was a broader area but because we focus the lights specifically on one area about 15cm squared I find the contrast picks out the surrounding area rather than the surgical site, making the surgical site completely white light. Any suggestions for settings i may try for this? Thanks in advance!!

For anyone else who is interested, I find a 256gb microSD with a 12000mAh power bank tucked into my scrubs lasts me more than a day in theatre. Mounted on the head with minimal shake and great images when I do get them. Fantastic for learning and once I get it right, for marketing.
I hope to hear more soon. Cheers, Kent.