Time/Date stamps - DeerLab

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  • Elizabeth Swoope

    I know when you download pics individually, the date/time on the file is the date/time it was saved on the computer. Have you selected an entire page of pics and downloaded them as a zip file? I’ve done that before but haven’t checked to see what date/time the picture files have.

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  • Elizabeth Swoope

    Never mind on that suggestion. All pics have the date/time the zip was requested.

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  • jbows

    Scottcoger,

     

    I have 9 cams and love them.  I had the exact same question and got the same response from Jon at Deerlab, and found this post.  I'd love to hear from Spartan on this to see if Spartan and Deerlab can work together without manually changing ever date stamp.  I copied the response from Jon below.

    Spartan Go Cams, as well as any other cell cam manufacturer, will need to save the timestamp EXIF data when creating thumbnails of their images. Currently, they strip this information that's embedded when making the smaller thumbnail. This information could be included but that's a decision from the camera manufacturer.

    I would recommend contacting them and asking to see if they could do this as we do not have control over their images.

    To sync weather data and have everything automated on DeerLab's side you will have to upload photos from a SD card as they have all the EXIF data intact.

    I hope this helps explain why.

     

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  • Elizabeth Swoope

    jbows,

    Thanks for posting that information. I will pass it along to the Spartan folks. 

    My guess is that a change like this would require a firmware update. There may be a technical reason why the information is not included. 

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  • John Lockburner

    My guess is it's not there to help keep file sizes smaller for transmission.

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  • scottcoger

    I think you are probably right on the file size and smaller transmission.  However, the data is there because it's on the spartan 'server' when i login to view the pictures.  So, somehow Spartan has the information.  I'm hoping that Spartan can somehow append it to the photos when we download them, which isn't done wirelessly.  Deerlab has to make an effort to retrieve the information also....they are a premium priced service and this seems like a natural evolution of product R&D.  They don't have to re-code anything...it's just a data retrieval.  

    I'm not an IT person, so there's a good chance I've oversimplified it.  

     

    Great convo....

    selfishly..this needs to happen.  :-)

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  • John Lockburner

    I think that time and date on the portal pictures is the time that they arrived at the portal, not necessarily the exif data. That is probably close enough for your needs though.

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  • jbows

    agreed....we can fly to the moon, I'm sure this is possible.  I have a message into Spartan support as well and will report back when I hear from them.

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  • John Lockburner

    Liz has also brought this up with the group as well so maybe it's something that can happen.

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  • Elizabeth Swoope

    Johnny, 

    Time on the portal is the actual time on the info strip. Just checked.

    jbows,

    You probably won’t hear anything useful from support. That’s not the group who would know what has to be done and how much effort it would take to do it. But at least you’ve made a request and I’ve mentioned it so maybe it will be considered. I doubt it will be a high priority, though. 

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  • Elizabeth Swoope

    This is interesting. The date/time displayed with the thumbnails on the portal matches the date/time on the info strip so that information is transmitted to the portal somehow. Now to see whether there’s a way to keep it with the image. 

    If this happens at all, it won’t be something that will happen soon, but thank you both for calling it to our attention so that it can at least be considered.

     

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