1- How to download TLT-converter?
2- How to download Project?
3- How to build and run car license plate recognition Project?
OS: Jetpack 4.5
This project is to show how to identify and classify license plates of cars in US and China with DeepStream SDK version 5.0.1.
This sample application only supports mp4 files containing H264 videos as input files.
First, you need to have DeepStream SDK 5.0.1 installed on your computer. You must have an NVIDIA® account for this. The important part of the project is DeepStream SDK 5.0.1.
If DeepStream SDK 5.0.1 is not installed, you can install it from the link below.
Now let's install TLT-converter.
We should put the downloaded tlt-converter file into the deepstream_lpr_app file as seen in the figure.
Download the Project with HTTPS
git clone https://github.com/NVIDIA-AI-IOT/deepstream_lpr_app.git
Prepare Models and TensorRT engine
• For US car plate recognition
./tlt-converter -k nvidia_tlt -p image_input,1x3x48x96,4x3x48x96,16x3x48x96 \models/LP/LPR/us_lprnet_baseline18_deployable.etlt -t fp16 -e models/LP/LPR/lpr_us_onnx_b16.engine
• For Chinese car plate recognition.
./download_ch.sh ./tlt-converter -k nvidia_tlt -p image_input,1x3x48x96,4x3x48x96,16x3x48x96 \models/LP/LPR/ch_lprnet_baseline18_deployable.etlt -t fp16 -e models/LP/LPR/lpr_ch_onnx_b16.engine
The figures are given below clearly show how the codes are run. If you examine it, you can easily conclude.
In this part, we will do the final steps to run our project. The codes are given in order. At the end, the stages are indicated with figures.
We start with ;
For US car plate recognition:
cp dict_us.txt dict.txt
For Chinese car plate recognition
• cp dict_ch.txt dict.txt
Start to run the application by following the instructions above.
./deepstream-lpr-app <1:US car plate model|2: Chinese car plate model> \<1: output as h264 file| 2:fakesink 3:display output> <0:ROI disable|1:ROI enable> \ ...
A sample of US car plate recognition:
./deepstream-lpr-app 1 2 0 parking_sfm.mp4 output.264
• A sample of Chinese car plate recognition:
./deepstream-lpr-app 2 2 0 ch_car_test.mp4 ch_car_test.mp4 output.264
The meaning of the 3 numbers written in the sample A of US car plate recognition section is explained in the beginning in “run the application” section.
We use digit 1 for US car plate model and digit 2 for Chinese car plate model. For the second digit 1: output shown as h264 file, for the second digit 2: fakesink, for the second digit 3: Display output. For the third digit 1: ROI enables, For the third digit 0: ROI disables.
In the figures below, it is shown step by step how it looks on the terminal.
In this example, we use US license plates.
Running our file may take a couple of minutes. You can see how it works below.
At the end of the project, you should see the results as below.
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