UBC Animal Welfare Project - Using nest cameras to collect behavioural animal data
Currently, we are running ~ 10 nest cameras simultaneously to collect continuous behavioural data on cats in shelters. As Nest will not allow us to download our stored continuous video streams, we are pulling our data from the home.nest.com website by 1) making “clips” of individual hours to download and/or 2) creating time-lapse of 12-hour chunks to be later behaviourally coded. Both solutions involve a team member working full-time to pulling data manually from the website and having access to the continuous data would remove this need.
Modify this code so it dumps many videos to many video files, instead of just one to one (we have 10-12 nest cameras running @ once) Simplify the auth process so it can be started more easily without copy pasting from cookies in the browser networking inspection tabs. It is tricky to snoop through the cookies and find the data we need to get authenticated. Launch this as a service so it i