My latest paper has just been published in the Journal of Open Source Software! It is the paper that accompanies my Python package pirecorder, which facilitates controlled and automated image and video recordings with optimal settings for the raspberry pi, specifically developed for biological research.
So far, researchers have often relied on writing their own recordings scripts to take still photographs and videos from the command line.
Although some specific software solutions exist, what was missing is a complete solution that helps researchers, especially those with limited coding skills, to easily set up and configure their raspberry pi to run large numbers of controlled and automated image and video recordings.
pirecorder was developed to overcome this need. You can get a quick overview of the package and what it is capable of in the video below:
Pirecorder is open source via GitHub, https://github.com/JolleJolles/pirecorder, easy to install using pip (
pip install pirecorder), and comes with its own dedicated documentation website: https://jollejolles.github.io/pirecorder/.
The accompanying paper is published in the Journal of Open Source Software:
Jolles, J.W. (2020). pirecorder: controlled and automated image and video recording with the raspberry pi. Journal of Open Source Software 5(54), 2584. doi: 10.21105/joss.02584.