David Tridgell, Anthony Tridgell, Alexander Tridgell
To describe a method for recording HighDefinition video utilising readily available consumercomponents and open source software for A$1000.00or less.
A Slingbox, router, open source softwareand a Windows or Linux laptop was configured torecord 1080p video from component or compositevideo output from a Leica operating microscope for usein surgical training.
High resolution video was recorded reliablyand repeatedly using this system. The system can bereadily adapted to incorporate an archive system.
Modern video acquisition systems allowrecording of high resolution video directly to digitalmedia but many legacy devices exist and commercialvideo recording systems can cost A$10,000.00 ormore. A need exists for affordable video capture fromlegacy devices and this system is affordable, reliableand scalable.