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Presenting Full HD HD Resolution Comparison

Image 1® HD offers the highest standard ever for

endoscopic imaging—1080p60. It acquires and
displays surgical images in 16:9 for the widest and
most natural aspect ratio possible. The technology
uses progressive scanning at 60 frames per second to
capture fast-moving objects and produce sharper still
images during endoscopic procedures. And it uses 3
CCD technology, the proven standard in today’s OR. Because the camera head can be
mounted to the proximal end of any telescope, every specialty benefits of our Image1 ®
HD solution.

The launch of Image 1® HD marks a significant improvement over standard definition

(SD) and even over early low-end HD video technologies.

Image 1® has traditionally offered resolution of 720 x 480 (horizontal x vertical) pixels
in a 4:3 format and interlaced scanning, represented by the lightest colored frame in the
image in the sidebar to the right. Our new FULL HD technology offers images with a
resolution of 1920 x 1080 — an amazing 2 million pixels — in a 16:9 format, which is
represented by the dark blue frame. Compared with our SD systems, Image 1 ® HD with
1080 resolution and progressive scanning provides six times more pixel resolution
twice as often to give 12 times more information in each second of video you see.

The middle frame illustrates the 720p HD standard with a 16:9 aspect ratio offered by
some early low-end HD systems. KARL STORZ has chosen 1080p because it
represents the highest standard available today for acquiring and displaying endoscopic
video images. It is FULL HD.
Surgeons benefit from wider 16:9 “natural vision” Natural Vision

FULL HD offers the best viewing experience

because surgeons can see more because a 16:9 wide
screen provides a wider lateral view!

Consider the panoramic view you experience by

looking through the windshield of your car. The
broader image area allows you to react faster to
hazards and avoid accidents.

The image to the right represents the view captured by a 16:9 sensor. The areas visible
to the left and to the right marked by the dashed line represent the expanded viewing
area compared with a standard definition 4:3 aspect ratio. In fact, our 16:9
HD Tonal range & depth provides quasi-3D view
WideView™ monitors can increase the surgeon’s lateral view by 32%.

Image 1® FULL HD can emulate 3-D views

A critical element in successful procedures and ensuring positive outcomes is the

ability of endoscopy systems to clearly render human anatomy, enabling surgeons to
easily recognize landmarks and assess pathologies. HD endoscopy, with its superior
clarity and color contrast, enhances visualization.

Images reflecting the 1080p60 standard are capable of emulating 3D views because of
their higher depth perception and color contrast that help surgeons better differentiate
anatomical planes. Anatomical structures that are not normally visible on flat SD
images become more distinguishable and can be recognized more easily.

How do surgeons benefit in the OR?

Image 1® FULL HD offers the widest reach because it can benefit most surgical
Circular Images

Instrument handling and precise positioning are easier with the extended peripheral
views afforded by HD endoscopy. Laparoscopic surgeons over-frame the sensor—
magnifying the image until it completely fills the monitor.

The video to the right compares a clinical image shown in a 4:3 standard format with
the 16:9 FULL HD standard. Both are captured from a circular endoscopic image.

With laparoscopic instruments normally coming from the left and right, a 16:9 aspect
ratio enables the surgeon to see more of those instruments laterally. Information that is
lost on the bottom and top of the original endoscopic image is less critical and can be
easily accessed by moving the camera.
For example, during suturing procedures, the surgeon relies on having a clear view of Suturing Advantages
the tips of the suturing instruments to complete the procedure quickly and effectively.

For applications where over-framing is not needed, endoscopic images on the monitor
are circular. Although there is no advantage to using a 16:9 wide screen aspect ratio
sensor here, there is no disadvantage either. The image from the 16:9 HD sensor is
displayed as a 16:9 image on the 23” HD monitor, with superior color contrast and
depth perception of the images. Because the image is acquired in a 16:9 aspect ratio,
there is no stretching for display on a 16:9 WideView™ monitor and, therefore, no
distortion. In order to maintain image magnification of the standard 19” monitor,
KARL STORZ has chosen the 23” 16:9 WideView™ monitor that matches the height
of 19” 4:3 monitors.

The Image 1® Hub—

The Image 1® platform represents a single hub that provides effective control of HD visualization components and image management
systems to optimize workflow by delivering:

• Flexibility and control

• Fewer carts to manage and store
• More efficient processes
• True OR standardization
• User control of medical devices
directly from the camera head

Image 1® is the hub of our HD visualization system, accepting various single-chip and three-chip camera heads, as well as video scopes.
In addition to facilitating OR standardization, the Image 1® visualization hub can help optimize workflow during surgery by providing
full functionality while requiring fewer carts to manage. As surgery progresses from intubation through successive steps to assessment
stages with a flexible video GI scope or to special operative procedures, such as photodynamic diagnosis, changes between SD and HD
camera heads and access to necessary functions can be accomplished simply and easily. Optical fiber cables are used to guarantee
maximum bandwidth for distributing and routing FULL HD images within the operating room.

The Image 1® platform is also the control hub, facilitating the management of most display functions and providing efficient image
management capabilities for capturing and printing images. Controlling a KARL STORZ light source or such functions as Picture-in-
Picture” viewing is simplified. Most ancillary products are controlled through the easy-to-use three-button menu on the camera head.

These advanced image capabilities enable endoscopic surgeons to maintain exceptional control over the management and distribution of
HD surgical images.
The KARL STORZ HD Solution

Why should you partner with KARL The KARL STORZ HD Solution
KARL STORZ delivers the superior solution for surgeons
The introduction of new making a transition to FULL HD technology. It begins with
surgical technologies can our reputation for offering the best optical chain available.
pose major challenges in We then offer:
terms of service and
technical support. The  The best viewing experience
utility of even the most
 The widest reach
innovative systems can be
offset by malfunctions and downtime.  Optimized workflow

 Lower cost of ownership

At KARL STORZ, our customers are our first priority. We are
committed to extending and strengthening the long-term value
that customers derive from our products, ensuring a lower cost
of ownership. Specifications

One key to achieving this is to back our products, including HD Camera Head H3, H3-M
our latest HD technology, with the best Type 3 CCD
Chip Size 1/3"
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Scan Method Progressive
Frame Rate 60 fps
Parfocal Zoom (H3 only) 2X Magnification
Control Buttons 3, Programmable
4.5" x 1.72" x 1.25"
Dimensions (l x h x w)
(11.4cm x 4.4cm x 3.2cm)
Weight Approx. 8.95 oz
Camera Processor Image1 HD Hub
Dimensions(w x d x h) 12" x 12.5" x 3.5"
Weight 7.4 lb (3.35 kg)
Camera Input Receptacles 2 (HD, SD)
HD Camera Output 1080p
1920x1080 @ 60fps,
DVI OUT Signal
WideView 16:9
DVI OUT Sockets 2
SD Camera Output 480i
720x480 @ 60 fps,
4:3 Aspect Ratio

SDI OUT Optional

DV OUT Optional
Camera Input/Output
Ethernet YES
RS-232 YES
HD Display WideView
Size 23", 26"
Aspect Ratio 16:10
Native Resolution 1920x1200 (WUXGA)
Luminance 400 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio 700:1
Number of Colors 16.8 Million
Viewing Angle 178°
Response 10 - 16 ms
Picture in Picture function YES
Video Input
S-Video, Composite
Video Output
S-Video, Composite