AUDIOLOGY FORUM: VIDEO OTOSCOPY
VIEWING INFORMATION FAQ
1. Is the frontispiece image clear or fuzzy?
Some earlier laptop LCD screens, VGA monitors and an 8 bit / 256 color setting on SVGA monitors will NOT produce acceptable images. Most current LCD flat screen technology is minimally 16 bit and optimally 24 bit color resolution
A 1024 x 768 screen dpi (dots per inch) resolution with 16 or 24 bit color resolution (64k colors) is recommended. Greater image definition can be obtained if your video board and monitor are capable of processing 24 bit color (16,777k colors) at 600 x 800 or, ideally, 1024 x 768 resolution.
At resolutions of 640 x 480 and 600 x 800, a lot of horizontal and vertical image scrolling may be necessary. To maximize viewing area, uncheck TOOLBAR, STATUS BAR, URL BAR, LOCATION BAR and DIRECTORY Buttons on your web browser.
2. Viewing suggestions
This hypertext² (hypertext text) on Video Otoscopy is in a state of perpetual evolution. If you plan to revisit this website, use the hard disk cache feature of your browser to retain previously downloaded images, thereby reducing subsequent access time. Remember to click on the shift/RELOAD symbol to see hypertext additions which are new or have been revised since your previous site visit.
Click on each link to view video otoscopy pictures. Images have been derived either directly through 640 pixels x 480 lines x 24bit color A-D capture of "live" S-Video [Y/C] STARMED (Starkey/Jedmed) video otoscopic field input or indirectly through 600 X 600 dpi optical resolution X 30 bit or 1200 X 1200 optical resolution X 36 bit [internal] color scanning of color hard copy of existing case material. Images have been cropped, resized or edited for optimal web viewing. I have endeavored to keep image download time to a maximum of one minute at 28.8 kbps, barring Internet "traffic jams".
3. Which browser to use
These pages are compatible with the latest versions of NETSCAPE but are optimized for MS INTERNET EXPLORER v. 5 in a 1024 X 768 dpi screen size with 24 bit color resolution. Formatting also obtains for 800 X 600 dpi.
4. How can I obtain the latest version of MICROSOFT EXPLORER?
Click on EXPLORER to obtain the latest version of Microsoft INTERNET EXPLORER. At any given time of day, the Microsoft site is more accessble and efficient for FTP file downloading.
5. Can image and text files be downloaded and printed for personal use?
Yes. Downloading, storage and hard copy reproduction of text and images is permitted for personal use only. Images and text are copyrighted and other use or reproduction is NOT permitted without written license from R.F. Sullivan and C.A.Sullivan, Inc.
6. How do I print images?
A minimum color computer printer resolution of 600 x 600 dpi is recommended for hard copy reproduction. The EPSON Color stylus series of ink jet printers presently provides 1440 x 1440 dpi color density on coated paper. The quality of hard copy VO images is excellent for reports.
7. Downloading some of your images and .htm files seems unbearably slow. Why?
My access reviews from viewers using local ISPs, AOL and some university servers, range from good to excellent. Potential sources of download delay include YOUR access provider limitations; backbone traffic delays - which are time-of-day sensitive, as well as my VERIO web-hosted server demand.
As the single largest source for browsing AUD. FORUM/VO is AOL, users should be aware that AOL access can be restricted to AS SLOW AS 9600 BAUD in some locations. My suggestion is to find a local, seldom accessed industrial website with dull, graphic-based home pages and use it as a benchmark for your own access speed. If it is slow in downloading, the problem is most likely on your Internet service provider (ISP) end.