Changes in metadata analytics stream AXIS OS 10.10
February 8, 2022
There are changes introduced to the metadata analytics stream in AXIS OS 10.10, scheduled for release in March 2022. See the AXIS OS portal for more information about upcoming features in OS releases.
In AXIS OS 10.10 we have restructured the AXIS Object Analytics and Motion Object Tracking Engine (MOTE) metadata producers.
Note: The names “objectanalytics” and “Axis object analytics” will likely be deprecated and replaced by other names in a later release to distinguish the metadata producer from the Axis Object Analytics ACAP. The Axis Object Analytics ACAP will remain unchanged.
The configuration of the metadata producers changes.
Note: Metadata configuration page is only available in the new GUI. See WebGUI under System -> Metadata to configure the metadata producers.
The metadata analytics stream now supports enabling several metadata producers at the same time.
Note: From 10.9, Axis video motion tracker frame elements includes <Source="VideoMotionTracker">. Before 10.9 no source was included in the frame elements.
When upgrading from 10.6 – 10.8 the enabled metadata producer will be configured according to the run status of the AXIS Object Analytics ACAP.
In AXIS OS 10.10 release, the metadata from the Axis object analytics provider will add two new classifications and associated bounding boxes for:
Note: The additional classifications will only be available on DL cameras.
We are introducing these changes to improve the structure around metadata producers. The metadata producers are now configurable via the WebGUI. AXIS Object Analytics becomes more independent and can focus on more dedicated use cases.
Axis Object Analytics ACAP was never designed to be used as a metadata producer, but in order to meet the market demand, it was a temporary solution. Now we have a proper metadata producer in AXIS OS, and the metadata producers are configurable. On top of that, AXIS Object Analytics can focus on what is designed for, to keep the data internally without exposing it to analytics stream and provide better detections.
A new firmware component replaces the AXIS Object Analytics ACAP as metadata producer. This new producer will continue to use <Source="objectanalytics"> in the metadata frames and will use the metadata producer name “Axis object analytics” in the 10.10 release.
The names “objectanalytics” and “Axis object analytics” will likely be deprecated and replaced by other names in a later release to distinguish the metadata producer from the Axis Object Analytics ACAP. The Axis Object Analytics ACAP will be unchanged.
The configuration method changes as well as the factory default and upgrade behaviors. If you have guides on how to configure object classification in Axis products based on AXIS Object Analytics, that also need to be updated.
For coming releases, it is good to be aware that: