is easy-to-use Windows software for behavior analysis of multiple or individual animals based on contrast, e.g. no markers are needed. Use any camera system to record digital video files (.avi) and your own PC for automated tracking and analysis of behavior. Works on pre-recorded files.
Typical applications include behavioral phenotyping in Zebrafish (micro plates), rodent assays (maze, open field), schooling fish tracking, insect swarm tracking, and basic locomotory behavior tracking of anything from micro-organisms to large adult animals (home cages, aquariums etc)..
– Multiple identical unmarked animals (up to 24).
– Focal animal in a single arena, e.g. open field test.
– Focal animals in 1-24 arenas, e.g. 24-well micro-plate analysis.
– Pair of animals, e.g. inter individual distance.
– Orientation of focal animal with two markers, e.g. head and rear.
Calculated behavior parameters:
-Direction of movement
-Direction of orientation
-Time spend in zones
- Number of visits in zones
- Number of contacts to points of interest
Operates on the principle of contrast (color or b/w), i.e. the object to be tracked is placed against a contrasting background and the software assigns a x, y coordinate pair to the centroid of the contrasting object.
Batch file analysis for multiple trials
Create video file with behavior data overlay
Define zones and points of interest (POI)
Save all settings in files, e.g. zones, masks, POIs, thresholds etc. Removes undesirable objects/areas with mask tool
Calibrate data in metres, cm or millimetres.
Time-stamped data saved in Excel compatible *.txt file
Raw data file with X,Y-positions only
Analysis data file with summary and calculated parameters
Input video file format: .AVI
PC: min. 4GB RAM and 2-core 2 gHz CPU.
Software installation USB key
USB dongle (one license for a limited number of PCs only)
NI vision runtime license
If you need a video camera for research applications, we offer quality megapixel cameras for GigE or USB interface, and a range of lenses.
to download the demo version of this software and test it with your video please click here
Note: upgrades from DV1 video tracking software and DV5 Daniotrack software available. Contact Qubit for more information.