Easy Setup – Slow Execution by using the CPUs only
CUDA support in
OpenCV for Python can be tricky as you will need to make several changes to your PC. On many occasions, it can fail if you are not comfortable troubleshooting the procedure. For this reason, we are presenting an alternative solution that is easy to implement and should work on most machines. The problem with this solution is that it will ignore your GPU and utilize your CPUs only. This means that executions will most probably be slower than the GPU-enabled one.
Conda / Anaconda
First of all, we installed and activated
anaconda on an
Ubuntu 20.04LTS desktop. To do so, we installed the following dependencies from the repositories:
sudo apt-get install libgl1-mesa-glx libegl1-mesa libxrandr2 libxrandr2 libxss1 libxcursor1 libxcomposite1 libasound2 libxi6 libxtst6;
Then, we downloaded the
64-Bit (x86) Installer from (https://www.anaconda.com/products/individual#linux).
Using a terminal, we followed the instructions here (https://docs.anaconda.com/anaconda/install/linux/) and performed the installation.
Python environment and OpenCV for Python
Following the previous step, we used the commands below to create a virtual environment for our code. We needed
python version 3.9 (as highlighted here https://www.anaconda.com/products/individual#linux) and
source ~/anaconda3/bin/activate; conda create --yes --name HarpyTM python=3.9; conda activate HarpyTM; pip install numpy scipy scikit-learn opencv-python==22.214.171.124;
Please note that we needed to limit the package for
opencv-python to 126.96.36.199 because we were getting the following error on newer versions:
python3 Monitoring.py ./data/DJI_0406_cut.MP4 [INFO] setting preferable backend and target to CUDA... Traceback (most recent call last): File "/home/bob/Traffic/HarpyTM/Monitoring.py", line 51, in <module> detectNet = detector(weights, config, conf_thresh=conf_thresh, netsize=cfg_size, nms_thresh=nms_thresh, gpu=use_gpu, classes_file=classes_file) File "/home/bob/Traffic/HarpyTM/src/detector.py", line 24, in __init__ self.layers = [ln[i - 1] for i in self.net.getUnconnectedOutLayers()] File "/home/bob/Traffic/HarpyTM/src/detector.py", line 24, in <listcomp> self.layers = [ln[i - 1] for i in self.net.getUnconnectedOutLayers()] IndexError: invalid index to scalar variable.
git clone https://github.com/rafcy/HarpyTM; cd HarpyTM/; # We manually create the following folders and set their priviledges as we were getting errors when they were autogenerated by the code of HarpyTM. mkdir -p results/Detections/videos; chmod 777 results/Detections/videos;
After successfully cloning the project, we modified the
config.ini to meet our needs, specifically, we changed all paths to be inside the folder of
HarpyTM and used the full resolution for the test video:
[Video] video_filename = ./data/DJI_0406_cut.MP4 resize = True image_width = 1920 image_height = 1080 display_video = False display_width = 1920 display_height = 1080 [Export] save_video_results = True video_export_path = ./results/Detections/videos/ csv_path = ./results/ export = True display_track = True [Detector] #darknet darknet_config = ./data/Configs/vehicles_ty3.cfg darknet_weights = ./data/Configs/vehicles_ty3.weights classes_file = ./data/Configs/vehicles.names cfg_size_width = 608 cfg_size_height = 608 iou_thresh = 0.3 conf_thresh = 0.3 nms_thresh = 0.4 use_gpu = True [Tracker] flight_height = 150 sensor_height = 0.455 sensor_width = 0.617 focal_length = 0.567 reset_boxes_frames = 40 calc_velocity_n = 25 draw_tracks = True export_data = True
Finally, we were able to execute the code as follows:
After the execution was done, we found in the folder
./results/Detections/videos/ the video showing the bounding boxes etc. The resulting video was uploaded here: