Human Pose Estimation Sample (gst-launch command line)¶
This sample demonstrates human pose estimation pipeline constructed via
gst-launch-1.0 command-line utility.
How It Works¶
The sample utilizes GStreamer command-line tool
gst-launch-1.0 which can build and run GStreamer pipeline described in a string format. The string contains a list of GStreamer elements separated by exclamation mark
!, each element may have properties specified in the format
This sample builds GStreamer pipeline of the following elements
v4l2srcfor input from file/URL/web-camera
decodebinfor video decoding
videoconvertfor converting video frame into different color formats
gvaclassify uses for full-frame inference and post-processing of OpenPose’s output
gvawatermark for points and theirs connections visualization
fpsdisplaysinkfor rendering output video into screen
fpsdisplaysinkelement disables real-time synchronization so pipeline runs as fast as possible
The sample uses by default the following pre-trained models from OpenVINO™ Toolkit Open Model Zoo
human-pose-estimation-0001 generates poses keypoints
Before running samples (including this one), run script
download_models.sh once (the script located in
samples top folder) to download all models required for this and other samples.
The sample contains
model_proc subfolder with .json files for each model with description of model input/output formats and post-processing rules for classification models.
./human_pose_estimation.sh [INPUT_VIDEO] [DEVICE] [SINK_ELEMENT]
The sample takes three command-line optional parameters:
[INPUT_VIDEO] to specify input video file.
The input could be
local video file
web camera device (ex.
RTSP camera (URL starting with
rtsp://) or other streaming source (ex URL starting with
If parameter is not specified, the sample by default streams video example from HTTPS link (utilizing
urisourcebinelement) so requires internet conection.
[DEVICE] to specify device for detection and classification.
Please refer to OpenVINO™ toolkit documentation for supported devices.
You can find what devices are supported on your system by running following OpenVINO™ toolkit sample:
[SINK_ELEMENT] to choose between render mode and fps throughput mode:
display - render (default)
fps - FPS only
prints gst-launch-1.0 full command line into console
starts the command and either visualizes video with people’s skeleton or prints out fps if you set SINK_ELEMENT = fps