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ThirdEye systems xs

You can use our ThirdEye dental cameras  both in your own dental office, in the dental office of one of your colleagues, at educational training courses or at dental congresses in your own country or abroad. All you need is one of our ThirdEye dental camera sets (camera, mini camera stand, cable and connection box), some Impregum® for temporary mounting of the miniature camera stand  and some cable ties to fix the camera cable along the dental light linkage. A video monitor (lcd or plasma tv) and/or a video projector should be available anywhere in the world. If you want to record the live transmission on site, you can use a small and lightweight dvr (=digital video recorder), a dvd recorder or your laptop´s hard disc.

The whole system easily fits in your hand baggage and doesn´t weigh more than 2 kilograms !


systems overview

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your perfect system


Systems overview

Possible configurations with ThirdEyeHD

  1. with full-HD tv monitor for patient education and demo (freeze frame monitor).

  2. with full-HD tv monitor and HD recorder (with YUV-in) or dvr* for easy documentation.

  3. with full-HD tv monitor and  H.264 encoder and fast (at least DualCore) computer/laptop for documentation
    with sophisticated video editing.

  4. with full-HD tv monitor and full-HD component distributor/amplifier (3 fold) and  H.264 encoder and full-HD video projector for live transmissions in seminar room and synchronous recording to computer´s/laptop´s hard disc.

*dvr = digital video recording device (capable recording full-HD video)




Possible configurations with ThirdEyeHDmini

this camera will be delivered with an HD-SDI* to component or HD-SDI to HDMI converter*

(* till more and affordable HD-SDI monitors will be available in Europe, too)

  1. with tv-monitor* for patient education

  2. with digital HD recorder* (connected to computer or laptop via USB) to record videos

  3. with HD-SDI card (PCIexpress card slot needed) for hd recording (no converter needed)

  4. with component distributor/amplifier to connect another monitor or video projector in seminar room 

    for live transmissions on large video screens or plasma/LED monitors

* monitors/projector need component (YUV) or HDMI inputs




Possible configurations with ThirdEyePhoto

  1. with computer/laptop and external microphone (or foot switch) with HD tv monitor 

    for patient education (10 MP photos and 1.280x720p HD videos )

  2. with computer/laptop and external microphone (or foot switch) with HD tv monitor and external (USB or SATA) hard disc for easy documentation of procedures (10 MP photos, HD videos)

  3. with computer/laptop (with HDMI-out) and external microphone (or foot switch) and full-HD video projector for HD live transmissions in seminar rooms and synchronous HD recording.

* dvr =  digital video recording device




System components



monitor mountings

recording without computer

recording with computer

foot switch

photo editing

video editing

Your perfect system



We strongly recommend using full-HD monitors or tv devices with 1.920x1.080 pixels.

Modern monitors or tv devices normally have component(YUV), HDMI  and VGA inputs.

If you buy a new dental unit we do not recommend buying an integrated monitor. Why ?
A monitor, which is new and up-to-date today might be old-fashioned next year. If you have a monitor, installed, that came with the dental unit, you might not be able to exchange the monitor against a better one.

Where to place the monitor in the surgery ?

The position of the monitor in your surgery depends on your wishes and your requirements. You want to use the monitor to show intraoral details (cavities, bleeding, crowns...) to your patients ? In this case the monitor should be mounted to the dental light tubing beside the dental chair. If you have enough space on the ceiling above or on the 
wall opposite the dental chair, then you might decide to buy a big screen LCD or plasma tv That´s a good idea, if you want to show your patients some DVD videos for relaxation.

Attention: Plasma monitor screens may not be put horizontally beneath the ceiling  !

You want to use the monitor merely as your preview monitor during treatments or surgeries ?  In that case we recommend to place the monitor on a cabinet or cart behind the head rest of the dental chair. Thus both the dentist and his/her dental assistant have the best view during the surgery.



Monitor mountings

There are many possibilities to integrate a monitor in the dental treatment.

  • Wall mount

    view according to placement, behind the patient´s head, opposite the patient or lateral of dental chair

  • Ceiling mount ( best view for the patient only; show DVD video presentations)

  • mounted to dental light tubing (perfect view for dentist, assistant and patient)

A good buying source for monitor mounts apart from dental suppliers you can find at (German website, we can help finding the right monitor mount!)


HD video recordings without computer

To archive your video recordings and photos without a computer you have the following options :

  • digital HD recorder with hard disk (about € 350, only few affordable recorders on the market).

  • professional digital HD recorder with hard disk (starting from € 3.000)

With a digital HD video recorder you can record and save high resolution videos.



HD video recordings to computer hard disk 

If you want to connect the ThirdEyeHD or HDmini dental camera to your computer, view the camera images on a computer monitor and save the recorded videos to hard disk, we recommend an externaldigital HD recorder or a  a built in  video card with capability to record HD videos.
If you want to capture high definition signals with our ThirdEyeHD dental camera you´ll need a HD-capable video capture card or external device (e.g. Blackmagic H.264 encoder). There are not many of these cards or external devices available yet. Now, we recommend the Canopus Pegasus card, which reqires a free PCI express slot in your computer ( Canopus is a branch of Thomson-Grassvalley, a renowned manufacturer of professional broadcast (= television)- and studio equipment.


Foot switches or speech control

If you want to freeze, grab images or start video recordings while you are working you need a footswitch or any othe remote control. Our ThirdEyephoto you can get either with an integrated triple foot switch or a hand-held remote control or you can use voice control*.

* only in quiet surroundings.



Editing and archiving photos

To archive and edit the grabbed photos you´ll need a so-called imaging software. There are many dental office softwares, which have an imaging solution included already. Every manufacturer of intraoral cameras supplies such a software, too. An economy-priced alternative for archiving and editing your grabbed images is the ACDSee® software


Editing and archiving videos

There are many video editing softwares on the market,  which are capable to edit hd videos. 
They reach from cheap to very expensive. It´s up to your requirements and your ambition, which one to choose. Here are only some of the available video editing softwares. Good and cheap choices are Video Studio (Magix) or Vegas Video Studio (Sony). For the professional video editor we recommend Apple´s Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere CS, Canopus Edius or Sony Vegas Pro (which is my favorite). These softwares can fulfill any wish of any video editing maniac. 



The perfect system for your surgery

You want to... (our recommendations are marked in red colors)

Routinely recording videos for documentation of exams, treatments and patient educatuion...


we recommend

  1. ThirdEyeHDmini or ThirdEyephoto or ThirdEyeHD dental camera

  2. digital HD recorder (with integrated hard disk) or connected to computer/laptop 
    or (full-HD)dvr

  3. high contrast (full-HD) LCD monitor in the rear of the dental chair

Showing your patients intraoral details on the monitor screen (without saving the photos)?


We recommend

  1. ThirdEyeHDminiThirdEyephoto or ThirdEyeHD

  2. full-HD (1.920x1.080) LCD monitor (at least 19")

    All advanced LCD monitors should have a freeze function to grab a still image (freeze via remote control).

Showing your patients intraoral details on the monitor screen, saving high-resolution the photos to hard disk...


we recommend

  1. ThirdEyephoto

  2. fast Windows ! computer/laptop (at least DualCore) with fast USB interface

  3. high resolution or HD LCD monitor (>17")

Transmit live surgeries to your seminar room and capture videos simultanously...


we recommend

  1. ThirdEyeHDmini or ThirdEyephoto or ThirdEyeHD 
    (depending on your ambition and size of the video screen)

  2. video or HD video distributor/amplifier (one AV/HD-input; three AV/HD-outputs)
    or computer/laptop with HDMI output (incase using ThirdEyephoto)

  3. LCD preview monitor (in surgery)

  4. (full-HD) LCD/Plasma monitors or video projector in seminar/conference room

For sophisticated  (full) HD video recording...


we recommend

  • ThirdEyeHD →  digital HD recorder (e.g. Hauppauge HD PVR or AJA Kipro)
    or HD capture card (Canopus or Blackmagic capture cards)
    or Blackmagic H.264 encoder pro (external device)

All our ThirdEye dental cameras are optimized for dentists and dental surgeons to tape or capture videos easily and rapidly. 
Our newest product, the ThirdEyephoto now enables you taking high resolution photos easily and rapidly (photos in 2-5 seconds).


Save time, because your time is your money !


Please, tell us your wishes and requirements ! We´d love to give you advice.