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MiniCam Software Now Available For Mac

We are excited to announce the release of our Mac recording software. Videos and images now are now able to stream and save directly to your Mac computer. 

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With the recording software for Mac you can perform the same functions as with the original version:
  • Record videos and add bookmarks to your videos
  • Take 5 MPix still images
  • Share videos and pictures securely with your colleague or patients
  • Upload videos to your private Futudent cloud account
  • Export videos and still pictures for further editing

User experience matters

We kept the user experience as consistent as possible between our Windows and Mac versions, so that the use of Futudent remains as simple as always. We made some minor changes to the Futudent recording software for Mac in order to improve the user experience:
 
Video library

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    Tasks list

    There is a new task list for showing the status of individual video upload and sharing. This way you can continue working as usual while videos are uploaded to your private cloud account or shared with your patient.

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    For more information, please contact info@la-lens.com.
    MiniCam 1080 Goes Mobile!

    Surgical point-of-view recording just went mobile with our new MiniCam 1080 Recording App for Android. We are pleased to release the new app which makes tether-free filming possible for all MiniCam 1080 users, old and new. The new app makes it possible to record and take photos from anywhere in the room, without requiring a USB connection to a computer.

    To get started, simply install the Futudent recording app from the Google Play Store and connect your MiniCam 1080 to any suitable Android phone or tablet. Then put your device in your pocket and start filming as usual.  The device provides power and storage for the MiniCam 1080 and enables an entirely portable camera set-up.

    For our V1 MiniCam HD users, a necessary firmware upgrade is required. It  can be installed free of charge by contacting info@la-lens.com. The app is also free on the Google Play store, making this useful new functionality is available to all users.

    Key Features:

    • 1080p and 720p recordings supported
    • Capture audio
    • Live stream to external monitor (via Chromecast or Miracast)
    • Free to all MiniCam 1080 users
    • Camera firmware upgrade might be needed, please contact info@la-lens.com

    To purchase the MiniCam 1080, please click here.

    Prep for Implant Crown & Bridge

    Check out this video taken with the MiniCam HD loupe-mounted video camera. Filmed from the doctor's perspective, this video shows the doctor packing retraction cord around the patient's gums. It was shot with the standard 2x lens.

    Prep for Implant Crown & Bridge from LA-Lens on Vimeo.

    For more information about the MiniCam HD, please click here.

    Dr. Alejandro Berg Reviews the MiniCam HD

    Thank you to Dr. Alejandro Berg for this fantastic testimonial about our MiniCam HD loupe-mounted video camera.

    Testimonial from Dr. Alejandro Berg (Santiago, Chile): 

    "We had been using an intraoral camera for over 15 years and recently switched to the L.A. Lens MiniCam HD in 2015. The change was so radical that we now call our videos "First Person Dentistry". Now the first thing we are asked in every single lecture we give is, "How was this recorded?". The quality of the videos is such that we are able to review videos in order to improve our diagnosis, techniques, and the correlation with clinical success. It has also helped us to change the way we do treatment planning and improve the way we relate to our patients and colleagues. We could not be happier."

    To find out more about the MiniCam HD, please click here.

    California Dental Association 2016

    Thank you to all the Southern California Dentists and Dental Hygienists who visited the LA Lens booth last week at the CDA. It was great to see so many people interested in using loupe-mounted cameras for easy, uninterrupted documentation of their work. This type of recording allows others to see exactly what the user sees through his or her loupes, in the form of video and photographs.

    If you have any further questions please send them to: info@la-lens.com or please call (844) 332-8383.

    MiniCam HD Survey Results

    We surveyed 591 medical and dental professionals to discover what their main use would be for a loupe-mounted HD video camera. Teaching and lecturing took the lead, with 53.8% of participants choosing this benefit. It is evident that the ability to record videos and take pictures from the user's perspective is an invaluable teaching and learning tool. Users also prosper from the private cloud server, which enables them to quickly and easily email their videos to students, colleagues, and patients. Is teaching/ lecturing what you would choose? Post your comments and let us know!

    The results from the survey are posted below. Thanks to everyone who participated!

    What would be your main use for the MiniCam HD camera?
    53.8%     Teaching/ lecturing
    14.4%     Documentation
    11.5%     Live previewing
    18.2%     Improving patient care
    0%          Increasing sales
    0%          None of the above
    AO Meeting 2016

    Thank you to everyone who came by our booth at the AO Annual Meeting in San Diego this year. We enjoyed giving demos of our loupe-mounted HD video camera and learning about new applications for the MiniCam HD in implant dentistry. If you have any follow-up questions, or if we didn't get the chance to speak to you, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

    Call (844) 332-8383, or email info@la-lens.com. We look forward to hearing from you. See you next year!

    GNYDM 2015

    L.A. Lens had a great time working with our partners and friends from Futudent during the Greater New York Dental Meeting this year! We are excited and encouraged by the positive response to loupe-mounted video cameras and the expansion of video dentistry.

    GNYDM 2015

     

     

    Take 5 Megapixel Photographs with the MiniCam HD Loupe-Mounted Camera

    Did you know… 

    Not only can you use the L.A. Lens MiniCam HD to take HD videos, you can also use it to take high-definition, 5-megapixel photographs. This function is entirely unique to the MiniCam HD and results in higher definition photographs than can be attained with any other loupe-mounted camera on the market.

    For dental and medical professionals who are used to taking high quality photos with DSLR cameras, this 5-megapixel function is key. Still images taken with this setting come out clear, crisp, and in a high enough resolution to be zoomed in and enlarged. Pictured below is a still image taken with the MiniCam HD.

    One of the most exciting benefits of using the MiniCam HD to take your high-resolution images is that the MiniCam HD is entirely hands-free. By tapping the foot pedal, you are able to capture exactly what you see through your loupes in perfect focus. Images are taken from your point of view and you do not have to stop what you are doing to take them. Similar to the video recording function, you are able to take still images using 2x, 4x, or 8x magnification.

    Another valuable feature of the MiniCam HD 5-megapixel mode is the ability to zoom in on the picture, simply by clicking the image, to see greater detail – as pictured below.

    The Futudent software separates your videos and images into two different libraries, so that you are able to easily navigate through both.

    Finally, all photographs are saved automatically to your library where you can choose to share/ upload them to the cloud, export them to your desktop as Jpegs images, or export them to your practice management software.

    For more information about the L.A. Lens MiniCam HD, please click here

    The L.A. Lens Team 

    MiniCam HD Demo at the IDS 2015

    Check out this video taken by Poland's Dentowizja at the IDS in Cologne last month. The video features a demonstration of our MiniCam HD loupe-mounted camera.

     

    To find out more about our MiniCam HD, please click here.

     

    The L.A. Lens Team

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