Piano as surgical dexterity practice
As part of my daily surgical dexterity practice, I play the piano. But I also need feedback by self-assessing my technique by making videos. Most importantly the sound created with my fingers, arms, and body is important. I do load the videos up onto the internet at times to get feedback from others. I would say that there are plenty of experts out there on the internet who know a lot more about piano playing than I do. But part of my goals is to have my dexterity improve for my cosmetic surgical practice where I inject Botox, Fillers, Veins and I perform Acupuncture too.
Two social sharing platforms are FaceBook and YouTube. I had to compare to see which one had better sound quality. In the end I think the sound quality goes with the video quality. YouTube won out in my opinion. But both platforms do change the volume and degrade the quality of the original file which was taken as a quicktime move with a Canon 60D camera which I got from Costco about a year ago.
Head to head comparison: YouTube vs. FaceBook
My initial conclusions are that YouTube’s sound quality degrades less than FaceBook’s. YouTube has a tendency to lower my volume and FaceBook does the opposite – it raises the volume (when compared to the original quicktime file sitting on my hard-drive). Here’s the YouTube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqCNMfsNBvQ
- Chopin Minute Waltz, Calvin Lee, MD on YouTube
I don’t know if I can share the video from FaceBook, but this would be the link:
I guess you can decide for yourself.
I did the listening through a new beyerdynamic professional headphone. It’s the Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro 80 Ohms.
The box got crushed in the delivery to me, but I think the headphones are fine. This is how it arrived (there was an outside box that got beat up too). The box was torn in several places, but I think miraculously the headphones were flexible enough to take some of the squishing that happened.
Beyerdynamic Headphone specs for the DT 770 Pro, 80 Ohms:
- Transducer type: dynamic
- Operating principle: closed
- Nominal frequency response 5-30,000 Hz
- Nominal impedance 80 Ohms/system
- Nominal SPL: 96 db SPL
- Nominal THD: <0.2%
- Ambient noise isolation: approx. 18 dBA
- Weight without cable: 270g
- Cable: 3m/stright cable
- Connection: gold plated mini jack 1/8″ and 1/4″ adapter