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When I am in the field collecting data via SonoBat Live, it can automatically name the file; some files are named: “assesasHilo 20180728_213107”, “Hilo2/22”, etc.; another files are named as “indefinite_20180728_214318”; so my question is: what mean those names: “assesasHilo…”; “Hilo...”, “Hilo2/2…”, and “indefinite…”?
HiLo may refer to a recording that contains both high frequency and low frequency call pulses in it (the cutoff between High and Low generally being about 35 kHz. ) Seeing both reported may be an indication that the software sees both in the recording. Sometimes a bat may be doing a behavior that crosses into both frequency ranges like this. However, more often it is an indication that there are multiple bats in a single recording, both a High frequency and low frequency animal. The 2/22 means out of 22 pulses that were considered for classification, 2 pulses could be identified at the current confidence threshold setting. “indefinite” results are even weaker than a simple High or Low F decision. Indefinate usually means the quality of the recording is so bad, the signals contained do not rise to the level that SonoBat considers to be useful for measuring or contributing to a classification. If the automated system cannot find enough signal to determine even if it is a HF or LF recording, it will report “indefinite”.
Tell me the proper specs I\'ll need for my new SurfacePro laptop to be able to run SB4 (& SB4 Live)?
For LIVE, use at least a surface pro 4, i7 processor, 4 gb ram, 1.5 ghz speed processor is minimum, anything more will be better. If you are going to be using it yourself, get more ram and faster speed as much as u can afford with speed being the priority. Requires windows 10. We are testing using a surface me device which is smaller screen.
For the SonoBat Viewer (the main analysis app) really any 64 bit Win 10 computer will work.
I currently have an Echo Meter Touch microphone and am ready to upgrade. I am thinking of purchasing Sonobat LIVE for now with the plan to buy a compatible microphone when my budget permits. In the meantime, can I run calls recorded with the EMT through Sonobat LIVE?
SonoBatLIVE is a recording app; you cannot point it to a directory of prerecorded files for analysis. You can do that with the full SonoBat North America app using the SonoBatch tool. If you purchase the entire $1500 SonoBat package you get SonoBatLIVE and the full NA package. As far as we know the Echometer only works with Wildlife Acoustics recording app; it's microphone isn't supported by SonoBatLIVE at this time. SonoBatLIVE works with the Pettersson M500, most of the mics from Binary Acoustic Technologies, and soon a few other European mics.