Place Recognition Python* Demo¶
This demo demonstrates how to run Place Recognition models using OpenVINO.
Only batch size of 1 is supported.
How It Works¶
The demo application expects a place recognition model in the Intermediate Representation (IR) format.
As input, the demo application takes:
a path to an image
a path to a folder with images
a path to a video file or a device node of a webcam
The demo workflow is the following:
The demo application reads input frames.
Extracted input frame is passed to artificial neural network that computes embedding vector.
Then the demo application searches computed embedding in gallery of images in order to determine which image in the gallery is the most similar to what one can see on frame.
The app visualizes results of it work as graphical window where following objects are shown.
Top-10 most similar images from the gallery.
By default, Open Model Zoo demos expect input with BGR channels order. If you trained your model to work with RGB order, you need to manually rearrange the default channels order in the demo application or reconvert your model using the Model Optimizer tool with the
--reverse_input_channels argument specified. For more information about the argument, refer to When to Reverse Input Channels section of Converting a Model Using General Conversion Parameters.
Preparing to Run¶
For demo input image or video files, refer to the section Media Files Available for Demos in the Open Model Zoo Demos Overview. The list of models supported by the demo is in
<omz_dir>/demos/place_recognition_demo/python/models.lst file. This file can be used as a parameter for Model Downloader and Converter to download and, if necessary, convert models to OpenVINO Inference Engine format (*.xml + *.bin).
An example of using the Model Downloader:
python3 <omz_dir>/tools/downloader/downloader.py --list models.lst
An example of using the Model Converter:
python3 <omz_dir>/tools/downloader/converter.py --list models.lst
Run the application with the
-h option to see the following usage message:
usage: place_recognition_demo.py [-h] -m MODEL -i INPUT -gf GALLERY_FOLDER [--gallery_size GALLERY_SIZE] [--loop] [-o OUTPUT] [-limit OUTPUT_LIMIT] [-d DEVICE] [-l CPU_EXTENSION] [--no_show] [-u UTILIZATION_MONITORS] Options: -h, --help Show this help message and exit. -m MODEL, --model MODEL Required. Path to an .xml file with a trained model. -i INPUT, --input INPUT Required. An input to process. The input must be a single image, a folder of images, video file or camera id. -gf GALLERY_FOLDER, --gallery_folder GALLERY_FOLDER Required. Path to a folder with images in the gallery. --gallery_size GALLERY_SIZE Optional. Number of images from the gallery used for processing --loop Optional. Enable reading the input in a loop. -o OUTPUT, --output OUTPUT Optional. Name of the output file(s) to save. -limit OUTPUT_LIMIT, --output_limit OUTPUT_LIMIT Optional. Number of frames to store in output. If 0 is set, all frames are stored. -d DEVICE, --device DEVICE Optional. Specify the target device to infer on: CPU, GPU, HDDL or MYRIAD. The demo will look for a suitable plugin for device specified (by default, it is CPU). -l CPU_EXTENSION, --cpu_extension CPU_EXTENSION Optional. Required for CPU custom layers. Absolute path to a shared library with the kernels implementations. --no_show Optional. Do not visualize inference results. -u UTILIZATION_MONITORS, --utilization_monitors UTILIZATION_MONITORS Optional. List of monitors to show initially.
Running the application with an empty list of options yields the short version of the usage message and an error message.
To run the demo, please provide paths to the model in the IR format, to directory with gallery images, and to an input video, image, or folder with images:
python place_recognition_demo.py \ -m <path_to_model>/netvlad-tf.xml \ -i <path_to_file>/image.jpg \ -gf <path>/gallery_folder
> NOTE : If you provide a single image as an input, the demo processes and renders it quickly, then exits. To continuously visualize inference results on the screen, apply the
loop option, which enforces processing a single image in a loop.
You can save processed results to a Motion JPEG AVI file or separate JPEG or PNG files using the
To save processed results in an AVI file, specify the name of the output file with
aviextension, for example:
To save processed results as images, specify the template name of the output image file with
pngextension, for example:
-o output_%03d.jpg. The actual file names are constructed from the template at runtime by replacing regular expression
%03dwith the frame number, resulting in the following:
output_001.jpg, and so on. To avoid disk space overrun in case of continuous input stream, like camera, you can limit the amount of data stored in the output file(s) with the
limitoption. The default value is 1000. To change it, you can apply the
-limit Noption, where
Nis the number of frames to store.
> NOTE : Windows* systems may not have the Motion JPEG codec installed by default. If this is the case, you can download OpenCV FFMPEG back end using the PowerShell script provided with the OpenVINO install package and located at
<INSTALL_DIR>/opencv/ffmpeg-download.ps1. The script should be run with administrative privileges if OpenVINO is installed in a system protected folder (this is a typical case). Alternatively, you can save results as images.
The application uses OpenCV to display gallery searching result and current inference performance.