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EIZO Launches Its First 4K Medical Recorder for Archiving Video of Endoscopy, Microsurgery, and Other High-Precision Procedures

December 09, 2023

The EIZO MIR-1 can natively record video at 4K UHD (3840 x 2160), as well as scale down to Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution. The BNC (12G-SDI) and HDMI® video input connectors support 4K UHD video signals at 60 frames per second for high-quality video from various imaging modalities. It can also capture and store still images in addition to video.

The MIR-1 is equipped with a high-speed SSD (solid state drive) that is highly robust and resistant to vibration and shock. With a large capacity of 2 terabytes, up to 175 hours of 4K video or 885 hours of Full HD video can be stored in its internal memory*.

The MIR-1 supports the H.264 (AVC) and H.265 (HEVC) compression standards. H.264 offers a wide range of compatibility with devices and browsers, and H.265 is a newer standard that offers higher compression rates without sacrificing image quality. Operators can select the compression standard based on the playback or streaming needs of the recorded surgical video.

Two USB 5Gbps ports on the front allow operators to record to external media, such as a USB HDD (hard disk drive) or portable USB SSD, in addition to the internal storage. The MIR-1 also allows data transfer from internal storage to external media. This is useful for reviewing the video in conference rooms or editing for educational use or other purposes.

Details for each recorded surgical procedure, such as patient name and ID, can be registered to the MIR-1 for organized management of video files. The MIR-1 can also register patient ID information from barcode readers.

A recording indicator on the front panel allows the operator to confirm at a glance that the surgical procedure is being recorded. In addition, when used with EIZO’s CuratOR EX-Series of surgical monitors, the MIR-1’s recording status can be displayed on the monitor, allowing the surgeon to check it without looking away from the screen.

The CuratOR MIR-1, when used in conjunction with EIZO’s CuratOR SC430-PTR surgical field camera and EX-Series surgical monitors, provides hospitals with a complete solution for visualization in the OR. This “Imaging Chain” provides high quality and reliable capture, display, and recording of surgical procedures.