ShuttleSoft 3 is fast and user-friendly real-time video tracking and analysis software for Windows 10. It is used with our aquatic shuttle box systems for automated preference/avoidance tests in fish or inverts. The software communicates seamlessly with required hardware for video recording, water parameter sensing, and pump control for water parameter regulation.
This major upgraded version features many improvements and additions as well as a much better and faster tracking performance on regular PCs. ShuttleSoft 3 can now record video, log data, and regulate water parameters in up to three shuttle tanks at a time – all from a single PC. And with the possibility of tracking multiple objects, you can now reduce your time spent on shuttle box experiments considerably.
You can track multiple objects simultaneously in up to three tanks. ShuttleSoft 3 can even distinguish objects of same (or different) shape, color, and size, and it can handle occlusions, e.g., collisions or crossing paths. ShuttleSoft 3 works with most video cameras and file formats, and it includes a video recording tool so that you can replay each experiment offline. Videos can be exported as .avi files with or without data overlay.
Exported videos can be analyzed separately from live experiments. This offline feature applies to static shuttle box experiments, and means that you can video record your experiment, and then analyze the video whenever you have time.
ShuttleSoft 3 also boasts an in-depth data analysis dashboard. You can view live data and statistics during live experiments or analyze one or multiple experiments offline. Besides data parameter calculations and statistics, each data parameter is also shown in a customizable graph that can be exported individually. Additionally, you can export all data or a selection hereof as an Excel file for further analysis.
- Distance moved
- Number of passages
- Time and % of time spent in zones
- Preference values for Custom values
- Avoidance and preference values for object’s core temperature
- Maximum and minimum levels of oxygen, temperature, salinity, or pH/CO2
- Avoidance and preference values for oxygen, temperature, salinity, or pH/CO2
Zones, e.g., high zone and low zone, masks, and filter settings are easily created, and can be changed during an experiment to account for changes, e.g., in the ambient light level.