Using the RFCx Uploader

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1. Upon opening the RFCx Uploader app, the login screen is presented. Enter your credentials and sign in.

2. After logging in, you can start the upload process by either dragging documents to the right part of the screen, or pressing on + New Site. If you press on + New Site, you will have the option to Create New Site or Import Files. Both options will lead to the same outcome, but the order in which you input your site information or upload files will be switched.

Note: After you have uploaded files to the new site, you can choose which project they will be uploaded to. Additionally, if the files are for a site that you have already created in Arbimon, you can move the files to that site after the upload process has been completed. Reference Support Article 2.3-Merge Playlists.

3. If you press on Create Site, this screen will appear. All that is needed is the site name and the coordinates of the recording and a Folder path is automatically generated.

4. The site has now been added to the menu on the left side of the screen and files can be added to the site. Press on import files or drag and drop them into the right side of the screen to begin uploading them to the site.

5. The added files will remain in Prepared until you press start upload. In most circumstances, the Filename Format can be set to Auto-detect, but you can also choose Unix-Hex, File Header, or Custom. Auto-detect automatically detects several conventional filename formats, including formats used in  AudioMoth devices, both the new and legacy unix time code formats, as well as the Song Meter from Wildlife acoustics and Swift recorder from Cornell. For an explanation of how to use Custom Filename Format, reference RFCx Uploader article Custom Filename.

6. After the upload has started, each file will be queued until it is completed. You will be notified at the bottom of the screen when your files have completed uploading. Click on the link in the notification, or the green Arbimon button in the top right corner to navigate to Arbimon. Click on this will take you to your default personal project in Arbimon. 

7.  Uploads from the RFCx Uploader app are added to a new project called My personal project, which is viewed when either of the Arbimon links from step 6 are pressed. Go to the Data tab at the top of the screen to see the uploaded files.

8. In the Sites tab on the left side of the screen, you will be able to move your files to a different location. Select the site that you would like to work with, then click the edit button, denoted by the pencil symbol. That will open the edit menu on the right side of the screen. There, the name, location, and project can be changed. To change the project that the files are saved in, click in the Project field and search for the desired project. 

9. Navigate to the destination project and click on Data -> Sites and you'll see the site (containing the recordings) that was migrated from your personal project. If you click on Recordings, you'll find your new audio files here as well.

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Tip: The largest file that can be uploaded is 200Mb. Larger files should be split before uploading them.