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Looking for a place to discuss camera trap troubleshooting, compare models, collaborate with members working with other technologies like machine learning and bioacoustics, or share and exchange data from your camera trap research? Get involved in our Camera Traps group! All are welcome whether you are new to camera trapping, have expertise from the field to share, or are curious about how your skill sets can help those working with camera traps. 

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Snapshot USA Symposium for Student Research

Roland Kays
Are you a student using Snapshot USA data in research and class projects? Present your work (and Mammal Memes) at the Snapshot USA Student Research Symposium! Taking place on November 13th from 1-3 PM EST, this is your...

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Recommendations needed: software for collating camera trap images

Just looking for recommendations for collating camera trap images. We will be retrieving 30 cameras in coming weeks and would like to use a program to upload the SD cards directly...

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Hi there!  Have you considered https://www.wildlifeinsights.org/ ? 

It's designed to help field researchers upload and verify their camera trap images quickly using AI. 

It's still at an early stage but at the very least will help you sort through empty images quickly and tag your photos systematically for future AI support.  If you're keen and would like some guidance you can message me directly and I'm happy to help get you connected.  I'm not part of the WI team, but I work alongside folks who do.

Cheers,

Sami

 

The MegaDetector may be of use to you. @sarabeery would be a good resource! 

https://github.com/microsoft/CameraTraps/blob/master/megadetector.md

https://colab.research.google.com/github/microsoft/CameraTraps/blob/master/detection/megadetector_colab.ipynb?fbclid=IwAR24wafHhHDDdt503pBISsl184vuNYlbo6K7WaqpdLJyonhMja6nQJGRcsE

https://github.com/microsoft/cameratraps

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Training Opportunity: HarvardX TinyML Course

edX
Want to build your professional skills in TinyML? Harvard University and Google TensorFlow are offering a new online Professional Certificate program of 3 skill-building courses, designed to cover the essential "...

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Webinar: Advances in Fisheries Electronic Monitoring

SAFET
2020 Seafood and Fisheries Emerging Technology Conference kicks off their webinar series this Thursday, Sept. 24th at 5 PM PT/ 8 PM ET. Register now for New Models, New Applications: Advances in Fisheries Electronic...

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Meet the Scientists of Black Mammalogists Week!

Black Mammalogists Week
To celebrate the first Black Mammalogists Week (starting Sunday, September 13th), we talked to four of the amazing Black scientists behind this event! Find out what they had to say about their favorite (and most...

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Tech Tutors: Review Session

WILDLABS Team
Missing Tech Tutors? Us too! Catch up on every episode from Season 1, check out some of our community highlights, and find out what we loved most about launching this series in this mid-week Tech Tutors review session....

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Model Question: Bushnell Trophy Cam HD Low-Glow 119719CW

Hello! I hope everyone is safe and well so far during this pandemic. I was just wondering if anyone knows if Bushnell Trophy Cam HD Low-Glow 119719CW can record in hybrid...

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I don´t know about that specific model number, but all "modern" Bushnell's I've seen had that option. But have in mind that after the picture the camera needs some time to start the video, sometimes up to 9 seconds, which for many animals might be excesive. In my case working with carnivores in the high Andes, we missed most of the videos.

Maybe they improve on this, the experience I'm mentioning was with a model bought two years ago named Bushnell Trophy Cam Aggressor (Low-Glow), 36 LEDs 14MP (I don't know the model number).

 

I hope it helps.

Bests

Hi Juan, 

Thank you for your reply. Finger cross that the model we are buying can operate in hybrid mode. We currently use Trophy Cam Agressor 119776 and 119774, and both can shoot in hybrid mode. I can actually find a manual for these two models to confirm this functionality.

And good to know about the delay. We've been quite lucky thus far with the two models above. Typically, I notice the lag hovers around 1 sec only. 

Have a nice day!

Best wishes,

Just in case anyone out there who's wondering the same as I did. I finally have this specific model in hand, and no it doesn't record in hybrid mode. 

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Stereoscopic Camera Project

Intro Hi all!  It was suggested to me to post up on here about a stereoscopic camera project I'm working on, as I want to see if there's any way I...

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Should have posted this up first, but here's an earlier case prototype that I quickly put together to test its durability outside in the elements.  It worked quite well, even when raining.  Always save your old compost bags, very useful for waterproofing things (unless they have those tiny holes in!)

This is awesome, Tom! I think it would definitely be really helpful for individual identification of animals, as the 3D would give you a better perspective on distinctive markings, coloration, size, etc.

Thanks Carly!  I was thinking similar things, you can identify shape a lot better when you see an object with depth rather than without.

The two cameras can be configured to be a long distance apart or closer together too which means animals right up close or really far away can be identified easier.  It also means that you can have the vision of a mouse or an elephant .. or a lemur! 

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