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Sightseer
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Is there a way to change the sensitivity of the motion detection?

Is it in how long you mask the background?

i am trying to capture hummingbirds and it seems i have it either too sensitive and camera constantly records or the opposite and it never sees a difference and never records.

Thanks

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Re: motion detection

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The first field is the sensitivity.  https://gopro.github.io/labs/control/motion/

 

Sometimes you might have to manually "paint out" regions, using your hand in front the lens to mark the areas you do not want to detect.  Detecting a hummingbird in front of a moving background is tricky.  

Sightseer
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thanks for the reply... how do I "paint out" and area?

I could focus the area on the feeder and maybe it will ignore the tree limbs and other birds in background?

Sightseer
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Okay so use my fingers to cover areas, gotcha on that.

If i set it to mask the background for longer period will it allow for less sensitivity?

IE not triggering due to tree limbs moving?

GoPro
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Long helps, but wind is just too unpredictable, they is always a bigger gust in the future.

Sightseer
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Yeah and being in the North Georgia Mountains doesn't help that at all!!

Sightseer
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I was planning to build a unit to record on detection of motion using the raspberry pi, but now, I am bound and determined to do it now with the gopro qr codes!!