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TrueVision Announces 3D High-Def Visualization, Recording and Editing System for Surgical Education

TrueVision® packages its patented, award winning technology at comparable 2D HD video system pricing; offers upgrade path to its computer based surgical guidance platform

SANTA BARBARA (September 20, 2011) — TrueVision® 3D Surgical, the leader in 3D visualization and computer-based guidance for microsurgery, announced its new product for recording, editing and presenting 3D surgical video. The product targets surgical education in neurosurgery, ophthalmology, spine, orthopedic, ENT and any other discipline which uses a surgical microscope.

The TrueVision® 3D High Definition Visualization, Recording, and Editing System is a real-time, computer-based, stereoscopic, 3D high-definition system that attaches to microscopes for display of the surgical field on 3D flat panel displays in the operating room.

The advanced technology is also used to record, edit and playback 3D surgical video and to stream live stereoscopic video of the surgical field, making it an unparalleled teaching tool. It plays back stereoscopic surgical video to 3D-equipped conference rooms and theaters for any size audience.

"The benefits of 3D over 2D visualization are well understood within surgical education." says Forrest Fleming CEO of TrueVision 3D Surgical. "This is another step towards TrueVision's goal of supplanting 2D video with 3D HD video that is cost-effective and easy to use."

The company is offering an aggressive pricing strategy to market the system as competitive with the current 2D HD offerings available today. The system can be easily upgraded to the TrueVision® 3D Visualization and Guidance System to run "smart" applications as they come available. TrueVision® was awarded "The Best of 2010" and a "Top Products of 2010" by Cataract and Refractive Cataract Surgery Today. TrueVision® Visualization, Recording and Editing system is listed with the FDA as a class 1 medical device. The TrueVision® 3D Visualization and Guidance System is listed with the FDA as a class 2 medical device.

• Retrofits to most surgical microscopes
• Primary or secondary visualization in the operating room
• Easy to use, plug and play with "one-touch" recording and playback
• Over 4 hours of 3D HD recording
• TrueEdit® click and drag editor, outputs 2D or 3D HD
• Upgrade path to "smart" surgical applications
• It is the leading 3D system for microsurgery and the standard for 3D surgical education all over the world
• Open architecture for future computer based applications

The System Includes:
TrueZoom® 3D surgical camera
• Resolution up to 1920 x 1080 pixels for each eye (progressive scan)
• Aspect Ratio 16:9 or 4:3
• Instant 2X zoom with panning, no loss in resolution
• Image has up to twice the depth of field compared to oculars
• Wide dynamic range and high color accuracy
• No alignment, focus, or synchronization necessary

TrueIPU™ 3D/2D image processing and recording unit
• PC Intel Core i7 processor
• 3 TB RAID ARRAY storage
• 6 GB RAM memory
• H.264 or MPEG-4 video compression
• 2x DVI HD video outputs

3D HD flat panel
• 46 inch low-latency
• 1920 x 1080p resolution
• Line-by-Line, and Side-by-Side 3D format
• Passive display 3D polarization
TrueWare® 3D Imaging Software OS
• Multiple 3D window panes for surgical view and patient data
• Open software architecture to process, integrate and display any digital stream
• User selectable frame rate for recording, 60, 45 or 30 FPS
• 3D video recording and editing file management system

TrueEdit® 3D video editing software
• Edits 3D video from TrueVision® (raw or compressed)
• Multiple file formats; mix and match images, AVI, MOV and MPEG-2 files
• Convert between file formats and into 2D
• Intuitive graphical user interface; click and drag video and images
• Video transitions; fade, dissolve
• Text overlay
• Fast rendering
• One-Click assemble editing
• Final preview (know how long the video is before rendering the edits)

About TrueVision® 3D Surgical
TrueVision® 3D Surgical is the leader in digital 3D visualization and guidance for microsurgery. Santa Barbara, California-based TrueVision® has developed and patented an intelligent, real-time, 3D surgical visualization and computer-aided guidance platform. The company is focused on developing a suite of 3D guidance applications for microsurgery to improve surgical efficiencies and patient outcomes. The first smart application is the Refractive Cataract Toolset®, a guidance tool for astigmatic correction and advanced IOL placement. Visit for more information.

Robert Reali
TrueVision 3D Surgical