Published on Wed Oct 24 2018

Fast and accurate object detection in high resolution 4K and 8K video using GPUs

Vít Růžička, Franz Franchetti

Machine learning has celebrated a lot of achievements on computer vision. But the traditionally used models work with relatively low resolution images. We propose an attention pipeline method which uses two stages.

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Abstract

Machine learning has celebrated a lot of achievements on computer vision tasks such as object detection, but the traditionally used models work with relatively low resolution images. The resolution of recording devices is gradually increasing and there is a rising need for new methods of processing high resolution data. We propose an attention pipeline method which uses two staged evaluation of each image or video frame under rough and refined resolution to limit the total number of necessary evaluations. For both stages, we make use of the fast object detection model YOLO v2. We have implemented our model in code, which distributes the work across GPUs. We maintain high accuracy while reaching the average performance of 3-6 fps on 4K video and 2 fps on 8K video.