Recording Videos

There are many ways to record video from the da Vinci surgical robot, which include using of a Stryker SDC, Panasonic recorder, or a customized solution provided by C-SATS.




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  1. CD/DVD drive
  2. USB port
  3. Eject button for CD/DVD drive
  4. Remote control
  5. Power button
  6. LCD touch screen


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Select from the following options:

  1. Press New Case to begin a new patient case.
  2. Press Current Case to load the current patient information, images, and videos.
  3. Press Archive to view cases that were saved to the hard drive, a USB dongle, or a disc.
  4. Press Load Patient List to preload patient information before surgery.


Patient information can be added prior to surgery to save time. To load patient information, press the Load Patient List button on the Home screen.

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  1. Press the Home button to return to the home screen.
  2. Enter the patient information.
    • Enter the patient’s name
    • Enter the patient ID
    • Enter the birth date
    • Enter the sex
  3. Select the Surgeon from the drop-down menu. To add or delete an item on the list, press add or delete.
  4. Select the procedure from the drop-down menu.
  5. Navigational buttons
    • Press the down arrow to access the secondary screen. See the section in this manual called "Entering Patient Information."
    • Press the Add button to add the patient information.
    • Press the MWL button to display the modality work list.
    • Press Patient List to see a list of all patients that have been preloaded into the system.
  6. Keyboard


To display the Capture screen, press the New Case or Current Case button on the home screen.

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  1. Press Home to return to the home screen.
  2. Select a Patient ID from the drop-down menu.
  3. Video recording time.
  4. Press Patient Information to enter patient information.
  5. Press Capture to display the capture screen.
  6. Press Album to edit or view images or videos.
  7. Press Save to display the save screen.
  8. Video size.
  9. Navigational buttons
    • Press Single Channel/Dual Channel to toggle between single and double channel mode.
    • Press Video Settings to change video options.
    • Press Printer Settings to change printer options.
  10. The number of videos captured.
  11. The number of images captured.
  12. The number of copies to be printed.
  13. The number of images to be printed per page.
  14. Operational buttons.
    • Press Print to print images that have not previously been printed.
    • Press Stop to stop recording.
    • Press the Record/Pause button to toggle between recording and pausing the video mode.
    • Press the Capture button to begin capturing images.
  15. Press the left /right arrow buttons to scroll through images.


Press the Record button on the Capture screen to record video.

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  1. Press the Record/Pause button to toggle between recording and pausing the video mode.
  2. Press the Stop button to stop recording.


  1. Turning device on/off

    • Press the Power button for 2 seconds or longer. The Power lamp (green) illuminates and the power turns on.

    • For turning the power off, press the Power button for 2 seconds or longer when the power is on. The Power lamp flashes, the power turns off, and then the lamp goes off.

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  1. Insert a SD Memory Card into the side of the recorder.

    • Close the door to the card slot
    • Supports up to 32GB SDHC card

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  2. Format the SD Memory Card (NOTE - All data will be erased from memory card).

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    • Press Menu and select Card Function by using the Up/Down buttons.

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    • Press Enter, select Card Format, and press Enter.

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    • Select Yes by using the Up/Down buttons and press Enter.

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    • After you see "SD Card Format Completed" press the Menu button to return.

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  1. Record.
    • Press the REC/PAUSE button to start recording.
    • Press the REC/PAUSE button once again to finish recording.
    • During recording, REC indicator (Yellow LED) is ON, also “REC” on the display.
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+ Custom Solutions

Please contact us to discuss custom solutions.