Live thermal cameras of natural scenes for research and sharing

I am not sure who is working on but with higher temperatures, the image is often saturated, showing little detail.  If you were to put a computer between the camera and streaming, it can monitor the range of pixel values, and remap the colors to be more informative.  That can be done using browser  Javascript, to give it the widest range of potential algorithms developers world-wide.

For scientific and research topics on YouTube, classifying a video as “for children” is actually contrary to what most people intend.  You would want to allow young people to bookmark “good” sites.

And, comments, questions, discussions for something as unique as a live thermal image of a natural site is what should be encouraged, not discouraged.

It is not difficult these days to adapt ChatGPT AI type tools to review and monitor comments.  With reasonable human supervision, an AI can scan and categorized comments.  I have been monitoring live videos on YouTube for many years now and have watched them grow.  “Bad” comments are extremely rare.

There is one other thermal camera live now.  There might be more.  It is at which is Migration Thermal Camera for Live Bird Migration Station

Again, they could get more out of simple algorithms that monitor the live stream, note and count and categorize things and report statistics and note-worthy times.  it is not hard to run browser javascript to run time lapse of 12 hour live feeds to see in minutes what happened during 12 hours. Also, false coloring can be used to highlight and track things of interest.  If you keep the original data in lossless format for archival and research purposes, then similar groups world wide (conservation, biology, ecology and similar efforts and gain from sharing tools that save time and gather interest.

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Richard Collins, The Internet Foundation

Richard K Collins

About: Richard K Collins

Director, The Internet Foundation Studying formation and optimized collaboration of global communities. Applying the Internet to solve global problems and build sustainable communities. Internet policies, standards and best practices.

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