Quickstart: Using the client libraries

This quickstart introduces you to Video Intelligence API. In this quickstart, you set up your Google Cloud project and authorization and then make a request for Video Intelligence to annotate a video.

Before you begin

  1. Sign in to your Google Cloud account. If you're new to Google Cloud, create an account to evaluate how our products perform in real-world scenarios. New customers also get $300 in free credits to run, test, and deploy workloads.
  2. In the Google Cloud Console, on the project selector page, select or create a Google Cloud project.

    Go to project selector

  3. Verifica che la fatturazione sia attivata per il tuo progetto.

    scopri come attivare la fatturazione

  4. Enable the Cloud Video Intelligence API.

    Enable the API

  5. Create a service account:

    1. In the Cloud Console, go to the Create service account page.

      Go to Create service account
    2. Select a project.
    3. In the Service account name field, enter a name. The Cloud Console fills in the Service account ID field based on this name.

      In the Service account description field, enter a description. For example, Service account for quickstart.

    4. Click Done to finish creating the service account.

      Do not close your browser window. You will use it in the next step.

  6. Create a service account key:

    1. In the Cloud Console, click the email address for the service account that you created.
    2. Click Keys.
    3. Click Add key, then click Create new key.
    4. Click Create. A JSON key file is downloaded to your computer.
    5. Click Close.
  7. Set the environment variable GOOGLE_APPLICATION_CREDENTIALS to the path of the JSON file that contains your service account key. This variable only applies to your current shell session, so if you open a new session, set the variable again.

  8. Install and initialize the Cloud SDK.

Install the client library

Go

go get -u cloud.google.com/go/videointelligence/apiv1

Java

Node.js

Before installing the library, make sure you've prepared your environment for Node.js development.

npm install --save @google-cloud/video-intelligence

Python

Before installing the library, make sure you've prepared your environment for Python development.

pip install --upgrade google-cloud-videointelligence

Additional languages

C#: Please follow the C# setup instructions on the client libraries page and then visit the Video Intelligence reference documentation for .NET.

PHP: Please follow the PHP setup instructions on the client libraries page and then visit the Video Intelligence reference documentation for PHP.

Ruby: Please follow the Ruby setup instructions on the client libraries page and then visit the Video Intelligence reference documentation for Ruby.

Label detection

Now you can use the Video Intelligence API to request information from a video or video segment, such as label detection. Run the following code to perform your first video label detection request:

Go


// Sample video_quickstart uses the Google Cloud Video Intelligence API to label a video.
package main

import (
	"context"
	"fmt"
	"log"

	"github.com/golang/protobuf/ptypes"

	video "cloud.google.com/go/videointelligence/apiv1"
	videopb "google.golang.org/genproto/googleapis/cloud/videointelligence/v1"
)

func main() {
	ctx := context.Background()

	// Creates a client.
	client, err := video.NewClient(ctx)
	if err != nil {
		log.Fatalf("Failed to create client: %v", err)
	}
	defer client.Close()

	op, err := client.AnnotateVideo(ctx, &videopb.AnnotateVideoRequest{
		InputUri: "gs://cloud-samples-data/video/cat.mp4",
		Features: []videopb.Feature{
			videopb.Feature_LABEL_DETECTION,
		},
	})
	if err != nil {
		log.Fatalf("Failed to start annotation job: %v", err)
	}

	resp, err := op.Wait(ctx)
	if err != nil {
		log.Fatalf("Failed to annotate: %v", err)
	}

	// Only one video was processed, so get the first result.
	result := resp.GetAnnotationResults()[0]

	for _, annotation := range result.SegmentLabelAnnotations {
		fmt.Printf("Description: %s\n", annotation.Entity.Description)

		for _, category := range annotation.CategoryEntities {
			fmt.Printf("\tCategory: %s\n", category.Description)
		}

		for _, segment := range annotation.Segments {
			start, _ := ptypes.Duration(segment.Segment.StartTimeOffset)
			end, _ := ptypes.Duration(segment.Segment.EndTimeOffset)
			fmt.Printf("\tSegment: %s to %s\n", start, end)
			fmt.Printf("\tConfidence: %v\n", segment.Confidence)
		}
	}
}

Java


import com.google.api.gax.longrunning.OperationFuture;
import com.google.cloud.videointelligence.v1.AnnotateVideoProgress;
import com.google.cloud.videointelligence.v1.AnnotateVideoRequest;
import com.google.cloud.videointelligence.v1.AnnotateVideoResponse;
import com.google.cloud.videointelligence.v1.Entity;
import com.google.cloud.videointelligence.v1.Feature;
import com.google.cloud.videointelligence.v1.LabelAnnotation;
import com.google.cloud.videointelligence.v1.LabelSegment;
import com.google.cloud.videointelligence.v1.VideoAnnotationResults;
import com.google.cloud.videointelligence.v1.VideoIntelligenceServiceClient;
import java.util.List;

public class QuickstartSample {

  /** Demonstrates using the video intelligence client to detect labels in a video file. */
  public static void main(String[] args) throws Exception {
    // Instantiate a video intelligence client
    try (VideoIntelligenceServiceClient client = VideoIntelligenceServiceClient.create()) {
      // The Google Cloud Storage path to the video to annotate.
      String gcsUri = "gs://cloud-samples-data/video/cat.mp4";

      // Create an operation that will contain the response when the operation completes.
      AnnotateVideoRequest request =
          AnnotateVideoRequest.newBuilder()
              .setInputUri(gcsUri)
              .addFeatures(Feature.LABEL_DETECTION)
              .build();

      OperationFuture<AnnotateVideoResponse, AnnotateVideoProgress> response =
          client.annotateVideoAsync(request);

      System.out.println("Waiting for operation to complete...");

      List<VideoAnnotationResults> results = response.get().getAnnotationResultsList();
      if (results.isEmpty()) {
        System.out.println("No labels detected in " + gcsUri);
        return;
      }
      for (VideoAnnotationResults result : results) {
        System.out.println("Labels:");
        // get video segment label annotations
        for (LabelAnnotation annotation : result.getSegmentLabelAnnotationsList()) {
          System.out.println(
              "Video label description : " + annotation.getEntity().getDescription());
          // categories
          for (Entity categoryEntity : annotation.getCategoryEntitiesList()) {
            System.out.println("Label Category description : " + categoryEntity.getDescription());
          }
          // segments
          for (LabelSegment segment : annotation.getSegmentsList()) {
            double startTime =
                segment.getSegment().getStartTimeOffset().getSeconds()
                    + segment.getSegment().getStartTimeOffset().getNanos() / 1e9;
            double endTime =
                segment.getSegment().getEndTimeOffset().getSeconds()
                    + segment.getSegment().getEndTimeOffset().getNanos() / 1e9;
            System.out.printf("Segment location : %.3f:%.3f\n", startTime, endTime);
            System.out.println("Confidence : " + segment.getConfidence());
          }
        }
      }
    }
  }
}

Node.js

Before running the example, make sure you've prepared your environment for Node.js development.

// Imports the Google Cloud Video Intelligence library
const videoIntelligence = require('@google-cloud/video-intelligence');

// Creates a client
const client = new videoIntelligence.VideoIntelligenceServiceClient();

// The GCS uri of the video to analyze
const gcsUri = 'gs://cloud-samples-data/video/cat.mp4';

// Construct request
const request = {
  inputUri: gcsUri,
  features: ['LABEL_DETECTION'],
};

// Execute request
const [operation] = await client.annotateVideo(request);

console.log(
  'Waiting for operation to complete... (this may take a few minutes)'
);

const [operationResult] = await operation.promise();

// Gets annotations for video
const annotations = operationResult.annotationResults[0];

// Gets labels for video from its annotations
const labels = annotations.segmentLabelAnnotations;
labels.forEach(label => {
  console.log(`Label ${label.entity.description} occurs at:`);
  label.segments.forEach(segment => {
    segment = segment.segment;
    if (segment.startTimeOffset.seconds === undefined) {
      segment.startTimeOffset.seconds = 0;
    }
    if (segment.startTimeOffset.nanos === undefined) {
      segment.startTimeOffset.nanos = 0;
    }
    if (segment.endTimeOffset.seconds === undefined) {
      segment.endTimeOffset.seconds = 0;
    }
    if (segment.endTimeOffset.nanos === undefined) {
      segment.endTimeOffset.nanos = 0;
    }
    console.log(
      `\tStart: ${segment.startTimeOffset.seconds}` +
        `.${(segment.startTimeOffset.nanos / 1e6).toFixed(0)}s`
    );
    console.log(
      `\tEnd: ${segment.endTimeOffset.seconds}.` +
        `${(segment.endTimeOffset.nanos / 1e6).toFixed(0)}s`
    );
  });
});

Python

Before running the example, make sure you've prepared your environment for Python development.

from google.cloud import videointelligence

video_client = videointelligence.VideoIntelligenceServiceClient()
features = [videointelligence.Feature.LABEL_DETECTION]
operation = video_client.annotate_video(
    request={
        "features": features,
        "input_uri": "gs://cloud-samples-data/video/cat.mp4",
    }
)
print("\nProcessing video for label annotations:")

result = operation.result(timeout=180)
print("\nFinished processing.")

# first result is retrieved because a single video was processed
segment_labels = result.annotation_results[0].segment_label_annotations
for i, segment_label in enumerate(segment_labels):
    print("Video label description: {}".format(segment_label.entity.description))
    for category_entity in segment_label.category_entities:
        print(
            "\tLabel category description: {}".format(category_entity.description)
        )

    for i, segment in enumerate(segment_label.segments):
        start_time = (
            segment.segment.start_time_offset.seconds
            + segment.segment.start_time_offset.microseconds / 1e6
        )
        end_time = (
            segment.segment.end_time_offset.seconds
            + segment.segment.end_time_offset.microseconds / 1e6
        )
        positions = "{}s to {}s".format(start_time, end_time)
        confidence = segment.confidence
        print("\tSegment {}: {}".format(i, positions))
        print("\tConfidence: {}".format(confidence))
    print("\n")

Additional languages

C#: Please follow the C# setup instructions on the client libraries page and then visit the Video Intelligence reference documentation for .NET.

PHP: Please follow the PHP setup instructions on the client libraries page and then visit the Video Intelligence reference documentation for PHP.

Ruby: Please follow the Ruby setup instructions on the client libraries page and then visit the Video Intelligence reference documentation for Ruby.

Congratulations! You've sent your first request to Video Intelligence API.

How did it go?

Clean up

To avoid incurring charges to your Google Cloud account for the resources used in this quickstart, follow these steps.

  • Use the Cloud Console to delete your project if you don't need it.

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