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Mass Editing Trail Camera Timestamps is Here!

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We’ve all been there. After pulling our trail camera SD cards, we run home, load them onto our computer, only to realize the timestamps are completely wrong. Either we didn’t account for Daylight Saving Time, the camera somehow defaulted back to its original settings (some three years earlier!), or we just forgot to set the time after changing batteries.

While DeerLab has allowed you to update a photo’s individual timestamp, we admit the process was a real pain when needing to do this for hundreds, if not thousands, of trail cam photos.

But we have good news. Those days are over!

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Moon Phase Reports for Bucks

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Does deer activity change from one moon phase to another? How about during certain daylight hours of moon phases? Do all bucks move the same way during specific phases or do they move differently due to their own unique personality?

Deer activity, or the lack of activity, during particular moon phases is probably being debated as you read this. Some swear by it and won't hunt without certain moon conditions while others think it’s a joke. No matter what side you lean on DeerLab's new Moon Phase reports will provide data specific to your bucks, allowing you to come to your own conclusions.

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Manage Trail Camera Locations with Ease

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Sometimes managing where your trail cameras are can be a pain, especially if you’re moving them around to target particular bucks, or if you have a number of cams on one or more properties. Once you start using over 10 cameras it becomes quite a chore. Some DeerLab customers have over 200 cams. Can you imagine?

To help hunters manage their cams, as well as all their photos, stats, and reports from various camera locations, we just released a new feature called Camera Statuses that's now available in everyone's account. Check out this short video tutorial to see how Camera Statuses work.

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See How Bucks Move with Different Wind Directions and Speeds

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There's several whitetail studies around on how wind affects or doesn't affect the pattern of deer movement. Some studies say they do, some say they don't. No matter the findings, the reports usually come from a property several states away.

If only they did a wind study on the property you hunt!

Well, DeerLab now puts the data in your hands. We just released a new feature allowing you to see if wind affects your profiled bucks. You get to decide.

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How DeerLab Patterns Bucks

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Behind the scenes DeerLab crunches data for hundreds of thousands of trail camera photos. For every photo we extract the timestamp, which in turn lets us pull numerous weather data points from your local weather station, calculate the appropriate moon phase, etc. This data provides an immense amount of benefits and is very valuable when trying to understand activity patterns for specific bucks.

Unlike other apps out there that give you stats from all your trail cam photos, DeerLab's takes a number of factors into account. Why? Not doing so would have you sitting in the wrong stand and the wrong time.

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Create and Share Trail Camera Photo Websites with DeerLab’s Albums

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Share Trail Camera Photos

DeerLab is excited to announce the release of Albums, a first-of-its-kind feature which enables hunters to easily create and share public websites showcasing their trail camera photos managed by DeerLab’s web-app.

Outfitters, hunt leases and avid trail camera owners now have a simple way to publish their trail camera photos. Best of all, multiple Albums can be created to show only specific groups of photos. You can make an album of hit-list bucks or just display one or more tagged photos.

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Patterning Buck Movements with Trail Camera Photos: Introducing Buck Profiles

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Pattern-bucks

If you can predict a buck’s movement you will undoubtedly improve your odds in harvesting one. But patterning a buck’s movement is difficult. Especially a mature buck. While we know they mostly move at dawn and dusk they are still elusive. And unique. One buck’s daily movements might be completely different than another buck’s movements.

There’s been some fascinating GPS-based whitetail research that highlights these facts. Matt Ross, a wildlife biologist with QDMA, summarized some compelling mature buck movement findings which are a must-read for the avid hunter.

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Improved Photo Processing and Filtering

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Today I wanted to share an update we’ve made on how we process the photos you upload. While not the sexiest update this fits right into our goal of saving you time when dealing with trail camera photos.

In the past when uploading photos to a specific camera we would show a “Processing” graphic instead of the actual photo if it had an issue or was currently being processed. 99.9% of the time the photo would update and appear but in rare circumstances, if the photo was missing Exif data (where the time stamp resides), or if it was corrupt, our processing graphic would just become an eyesore in your photo gallery.

To save you time organizing trail camera photos that don’t have time stamps or are corrupt we now automatically filter them as either Completed (Time Stamp Found), Incomplete (Time Stamp Missing), In Process (Currently Syncing Weather) or Corrupt. Here’s some more information about about each status.

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