FishCam is a flexible, mobile, effective and affordable solution for the long-term monitoring of fish passage even in turbid lowland rivers.
FishCam is able also monitor even small fish < 15 cm, and can be easily combined with a flexible fish weir (an adapted version of the resistant board weir) to cover wider river sections, e.g. in nature-like fish passes or even small streams. By direct video transfer via the internet, videos and data can be made available quickly. It is probably the most effective and affordable solution to time!
We succesfully tested different post-processing methods for live processing of video and post processing of still images to remove turbidity, lightning effects created by the red light used and to enhance contrast and visibility of fish characteristics.
Other news with regard to underwater video surveillance of fish.
Video monitoring is increasingly becoming an internationally important topic, especially for monitoring fish migrations at fish passes.
The FishCam system is the result of about 7 years of research and development in underwater fish monitoring at the second largest river in Europe, the river Danube. Different monitoring setups were tested under clear and very turbid conditions. Lightning options, camera types, camera deployment strategies, software options and data analysis startegies were tested to come up with an optimized and affordable video monitoring system.
FishCam - What is it?
FishCam brings the underwater world live to your home!
New video post processing technique tested succesfully!
"We bring fish to your living room"
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