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Message 4817 - Posted: 10 Nov 2014, 11:23:35 UTC
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I just started last night and for me it seems to be the best thing, to set the speed to 5x, then switch to fullscreen and lean back.

When I think that something has changed, I pause the video and scroll back and forth across some timespan covering the event, until I'm sure what it was that caught my attention.

In my case it was a fly, a small bug and changing light and wind conditions (very often vegetation), not really notable events, but I think it is much easier to identify a relevant change at 5x speed than very smooth changings at 1x speed.

Switching back to 5x speed seems not to be supported in fullscreen (the choices I have there are 1x, 1.5x and 2x from the context menu), so then I have to ESC fullscreen mode, change the speed and re-enter fullscreen.

Is this method OK or is there a better one?

p.s.: For the video on the page, it would be nice to have the option to reduce the brightness of the page background color. The contrast between the (nightly) videos and the white background is very hard.

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Message 4818 - Posted: 10 Nov 2014, 15:35:54 UTC - in response to Message 4817.

p.p.s.: I had one Tern video where the parents exchanged but there's no event for that (so I used "on nest" for the whole time). I also had one where a Grouse started to sort her "stuff" (while sitting on the nest), rearranging the grass - no event for that either. When the Grouse hen leaves the nest, I'm using "off nest" - would that have to be followed by a "not on video" after it has gone away?

The "events" box should be somewhat more talkative and have a brief explanation describing the events in simple words below it (there is enough unused space), so you don't have to stop watching in order to look for FAQs or dictionary.

Oh ... and the exact meaning of "foraging", would we even see if the bird was looking for food somwehere else? Wouldn't it simply be "off nest" and/or "not on video" then? (English isn't my 1st language so I might be missing some detail)

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Message 4826 - Posted: 15 Nov 2014, 4:19:19 UTC - in response to Message 4818.

Forwarding this one on to our biologists, hopefully have a response for you soon!

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Message 4835 - Posted: 17 Nov 2014, 15:52:23 UTC

Ananas,

In terms of how to mark events, I encourage you to watch the video tutorials here: http://volunteer.cs.und.edu/csg/forum_thread.php?id=588

For the best way to watch videos, it's really all up to you. I don't use the full screen feature because I have to focus on a much larger area. If the video is smaller (say a 1/4 of what your computer screen is) you can focus on the entire frame, not just the nest. We allow for the fast viewing speeds because these videos are very long; however, we are interested in the exact times for all events and need the slower viewing speeds. We use those times for computer vision techniques.

I'm not sure I can answer your tern question (I'm the grouse person), but the "sorting stuff" event is not of interest. She is simply trying to get comfortable and camouflage herself and the nest.

Hope this helps!
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Message 4839 - Posted: 23 Nov 2014, 23:51:18 UTC - in response to Message 4818.

Ananas,

To classify an event when 2 parents (terns or plovers) exchange incubation duties (sitting on the nest), click on the event "nest exchange" on the Parent Care category. End the "on nest" event when the first bird leaves the nest and start the "nest exchange" immediately after. Once the second parent is back on the nest, you can end the "nest exchange" event and start a new "sitting on the nest" event. I hope this answers you question when tern and plover parents exchange sitting on the nest events.

Thank you for the question,

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Message 5305 - Posted: 28 May 2015, 16:23:18 UTC - in response to Message 4839.

Ananas,

To classify an event when 2 parents (terns or plovers) exchange incubation duties (sitting on the nest), click on the event "nest exchange" on the Parent Care category. End the "on nest" event when the first bird leaves the nest and start the "nest exchange" immediately after. Once the second parent is back on the nest, you can end the "nest exchange" event and start a new "sitting on the nest" event. I hope this answers you question when tern and plover parents exchange sitting on the nest events.

Thank you for the question,

Alicia Andes


It would be useful to have this explanation in the instructions. I only found it because I eventually surfed here to look at fullscreen issues.

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Message 5374 - Posted: 3 Jun 2015, 10:59:52 UTC - in response to Message 5305.

Ananas,

To classify an event when 2 parents (terns or plovers) exchange incubation duties (sitting on the nest), click on the event "nest exchange" on the Parent Care category. End the "on nest" event when the first bird leaves the nest and start the "nest exchange" immediately after. Once the second parent is back on the nest, you can end the "nest exchange" event and start a new "sitting on the nest" event. I hope this answers you question when tern and plover parents exchange sitting on the nest events.

Thank you for the question,

Alicia Andes


It would be useful to have this explanation in the instructions. I only found it because I eventually surfed here to look at fullscreen issues.


I've added this to the instructions under nest exchange.


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