Policount - english version

Polinomia is pleased to announce the release of the software Policount (Automatic Video Counts) in English language.

Traffic counts from video

Policount has been developed with the objective of allowing quick and economical traffic measurements . 
The software detects and counts all moving objects on your own video. It can be configured individually and independently up to 15 counting cells. You can classify traffic by selecting, for each cell, 3 different classification thresholds. Policount returns, in database format or txt, transits recorded in individual cells. The post processing of the data allows any logical combination and responds to a wide range of needs traffic monitoring. 

Click here: video tutorial Policount

In Demo package you will find a little video test and the user’s manual, too. The demo doesn't count. Only flash the cell instead of counting!  NOTE ABOUT Windows Defender: You could receive a Windows Defender message about unknow software author. Click on "details" to permit software installation. There is no malware or virus! The alert is produced by code protection we applied.

                                                                                 

From the video ... 

Shooting Video with camera 

You can to capture video recordings from any source. Video quality affects processing time and results accuracy. Policount is able to handle only compressed video format xvid, available in softwere tools.

The configuration definition of the cells counting is very flexible. For each cell, you can define the thresholds for classifying transit, if you want . Configurations can be saved and reloaded in case of repeated use. 




... to data

The counting 

Policount recognize moving objects (blobs) and count their passage on each of the cells. Policount record the blob area for each transit so is able to classify by area. The individual transits are stored in Access mdb database or csv textfile associating information such as the passage of time (frame), the area  size of the blob, the cell name, the location and the number of consecutive frames during which the blob is within the cell.


Compared to other counting techniques (manual, radar, plates), the video analysis  allows a number of advantages, including the opportunity to review the sequences, reduce costs, restitution, cycling and pedestrian flows detecting, monitor and improve 'reliability’ of the results. 


Output

The returned data are organized so that they can be processed by any datasheet software. Two simple tables are stored in database and every transit is tracked in a single row, with all details on. So you are able to analyze your own tables in a post processing data sheet. 


How to get DEMO and buy Policount

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 The price for a single license of software Policount (you can use it without any limitation of time/counts, for ever, offline without sending any video) depends on your business type/country. 
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Policount FAQ

 

1. Is the counting in congestion possible?

The recognition of movements is based on blob area movement. In case of high density of traffic could be not possible the counting of single blob. You can try (in this case) to draw a cell in different area where the headway between two objects is higher.


2. Is the turning movements possible?

Turning movements are not recognised, at the moment. Policount recognise only the transit in every cell drawn in the video area. So this is possible in case of turning lanes (used only by car turning in that way)

 

3. What about output tables?

The output of the software Policount consists of two tables 'CELLE' and 'PASSAGGI' containing information about the movements identified and recorded.

The table CELLE consists of the following fields:

Unique ID: number that identifies the cell

NAME: name of the cell 

MOVIE: name of the movie avi loaded

THRESHOLD1, THRESHOLD2, THRESHOLD3: size of the blob used to classify vehicles

CONTATORE1, CONTATORE2, CONTATORE3: number of vehicles passed through the threshold

X1, Y1, X2, Y2, X3, Y3, X4, Y4: coordinates of the four vertices of the cell

 

The table PASSAGGI consists of the following fields:

ID unique: number that identifies the transit

ID_CELLA: cell crossed by vehicle

FRAME: video frame number in which the vehicle leaves the cell

AREA_BLOB: size of the blob at the time of the cell

X_coordinate, y_coordinate: coordinates of the centroid of the blob in the time of exit from the cell

Time_stamp: date and time that is logged by the software transition

STAY: number of frames during which the centroid of the blob is inside the cell

 

4. Can you decide different blob area thresholds in different cells?

Yes, you can decide a different classification parameter in every virtual cell of counting and classification

 

5. Can Policount measure the speed?

Policount desn't offer in this release speed measurement, but the number of photograms in every cell of every object counted (how many frames the blob STAY in cell). This is a speed estimator, if you want.... but we are working on for next release.

 

6. What about video resolution?

The video MUST be offline, xvid compressed. Every resolution is possible, but we suggest 1280 x 720 and 30 fps. We suggest to cut long video in many video of max 1 hour.

You can use every cam you want. I used GoPro Hero3  and Qumox SJ4000 wifi, for example.

 

7. Is the setting simple? How much time I’ll spend for setting?

The parameter set is very simple:

1) you can set the tresholds of area blob for each cell, for classification (you can do this in post processing in DB, too)

2) you can set the minimum stay in cell of a Blob to be considered valid (2 frames is the default value)

3) you can set  the minimum area blob accettable for all cells