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Unique identifier OMICS_13002
Name Motmot
Software type Toolkit/Suite
Interface Graphical user interface
Restrictions to use None
Input data Video in real-time
Operating system Unix/Linux, Mac OS, Windows
Programming languages C, Python
License BSD 3-clause “New” or “Revised” License
Computer skills Medium
Stability Stable
Source code URL http://code.astraw.com/projects/motmot/development.html
Maintained Yes

Taxon


  • Invertebrates
    • Drosophila melanogaster

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Maintainer


  • person_outline Andrew D. Straw

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Motmot citations

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On the role of initial velocities in pair dispersion in a microfluidic chaotic flow

2017
Nat Commun
PMCID: 5589773
PMID: 28883492
DOI: 10.1038/s41467-017-00389-8

[…] tors (Vario-Orthomate 543513 and 543431, Leitz), sampling at 70 Hz, 968 × 728 px, covering 810 × 610 μm laterally and the full depth of the tube. The camera control was based on a modification of the Motmot Python camera interface package, expanded with a home-made plug-in, to allow real-time image analysis in the RAM, recording only the time-lapse positions of the tracers to the hard drive. […]

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Figure–ground discrimination behavior in Drosophila. II. Visual influences on head movement behavior

2014
PMCID: 3922834
PMID: 24198264
DOI: 10.1242/jeb.080192

[…] Basler A601f camera with a 94 mm zoom lens (Edmund Optics, Barrington, NJ, USA) was mounted on a micromanipulator above the arena (). An IR LED was placed below the fly and images were captured using Motmot, open-source software for video acquisition (). The frame rate was controlled by a 5 V pulse from a waveform generator (Hewlett-Packard 33120A, Palo Alto, CA, USA), and this 5 V pulse was recor […]

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Drosophila TDP 43 dysfunction in glia and muscle cells cause cytological and behavioural phenotypes that characterize ALS and FTLD

2013
Hum Mol Genet
PMCID: 3766182
PMID: 23727833
DOI: 10.1093/hmg/ddt243

[…] ted to a PC via an analogue capture card (Integral Technologies, Flashbus MV Lite). Recordings were carried out during the same time slot. Recorded videos were converted to fly movie format using the motmot package () and loaded into Ctrax software () to analyse the positions of the flies throughout the video. Position data for the 30-min file was exported as a Matlab-compatable (Mathworks) matrix […]

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Loss and gain of Drosophila TDP 43 impair synaptic efficacy and motor control leading to age related neurodegeneration by loss of function phenotypes

2013
Hum Mol Genet
PMCID: 3605831
PMID: 23307927
DOI: 10.1093/hmg/ddt005
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[…] ected to a PC via an analog capture card (Integral Technologies, Flashbus MV Lite). Recordings were carried out during the same time slot. Recorded videos were converted to fly movie format using the motmot package () and loaded into Ctrax software () to analyze the positions of the flies throughout the video. Position data for the 30 min file was exported as a Matlab-compatable (Mathworks) matrix […]

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Open Source Tracking and Analysis of Adult Drosophila Locomotion in Buridan's Paradigm with and without Visual Targets

2012
PLoS One
PMCID: 3415391
PMID: 22912692
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0042247

[…] ack single or multiple individual walking flies from movie files. We can cite for instance Ftrack, (www.chronux.org), Ctrax (http://ctrax.sourceforge.net) or Flytrax, (http://code.astraw.com/projects/motmot). Ctrax and Flytrax provide full, open source access to their code. Together with our companion paper , we add to this arsenal of open source software tools for tracking larval and adult insect […]

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Multi camera real time three dimensional tracking of multiple flying animals

2010
PMCID: 3030815
PMID: 20630879
DOI: 10.1098/rsif.2010.0230

[…] arena (e.g. ). Apart from the low-level camera drivers, the same software is running on each of these systems.We used the Python computer language to implement flydra. In particular, the open source Motmot camera software serves as the basis for the image acquisition and real-time image processing []. The motmot.libcamiface documentation contains information about what cameras are compatible, and […]

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Motmot institution(s)
Bioengineering, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USA
Motmot funding source(s)
This work was supported by grants from AFOSR (FA9550-06-1-0079), and ARO (W911NF-09-D-0001 and DAAD 19-03-D-0004), and the NIH (R01DA022777-04).

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