Application nodes - AWS Panorama

Application nodes

Nodes are models, code, camera streams, output, and parameters. A node has an interface, which defines its inputs and outputs. The interface can be defined in a package in your account, a package provided by AWS Panorama, or a built-in type.

In the following example, code_node and model_node refer to the sample code and model packages included with the sample application. camera_node uses a package provided by AWS Panorama to create a placeholder for a camera stream that you specify during deployment.

Example graph.json – Nodes

"nodes": [ { "name": "code_node", "interface": "123456789012::SAMPLE_CODE.interface" }, { "name": "model_node", "interface": "123456789012::SQUEEZENET_PYTORCH_V1.interface" }, { "name": "camera_node", "interface": "panorama::abstract_rtsp_media_source.rtsp_v1_interface", "overridable": true, "overrideMandatory": true, "decorator": { "title": "IP camera", "description": "Choose a camera stream." } } ]


Edges map the output from one node to the input of another. In the following example, the first edge maps the output from a camera stream node to the input of an application code node. The names video_in and video_out are defined in the node packages' interfaces.

Example graph.json – edges

"edges": [ { "producer": "camera_node.video_out", "consumer": "code_node.video_in" }, { "producer": "code_node.video_out", "consumer": "output_node.video_in" },

In your application code, you use the inputs and outputs attributes to get images from the input stream, and send images to the output stream.

Example – Video input and output

def process_streams(self): """Processes one frame of video from one or more video streams.""" frame_start = time.time() self.frame_num += 1 logger.debug(self.frame_num) # Loop through attached video streams streams = self.inputs.video_in.get() for stream in streams: self.process_media(stream) ... self.outputs.video_out.put(streams)

Abstract nodes

In an application manifest, an abstract node refers to a package defined by AWS Panorama, which you can use as a placeholder in your application manifest. AWS Panorama provides two types of abstract node.

  • Camera stream – Choose the camera stream that the application uses during deployment.

    Package namepanorama::abstract_rtsp_media_source

    Interface namertsp_v1_interface

  • HDMI output – Indicates that the application outputs video.

    Package namepanorama::hdmi_data_sink

    Interface namehdmi0

The following example shows a basic set of packages, nodes, and edges for an application that processes camera streams and outputs video to a display. The camera node, which uses the interface from the abstract_rtsp_media_source package in AWS Panorama, can accept multiple camera streams as input. The output node, which references hdmi_data_sink, gives application code access to a video buffer that is output from the appliance's HDMI port.

Example graph.json – Abstract nodes

{ "nodeGraph": { "envelopeVersion": "2021-01-01", "packages": [ { "name": "123456789012::SAMPLE_CODE", "version": "1.0" }, { "name": "123456789012::SQUEEZENET_PYTORCH_V1", "version": "1.0" }, { "name": "panorama::abstract_rtsp_media_source", "version": "1.0" }, { "name": "panorama::hdmi_data_sink", "version": "1.0" } ], "nodes": [ { "name": "camera_node", "interface": "panorama::abstract_rtsp_media_source.rtsp_v1_interface", "overridable": true, "decorator": { "title": "IP camera", "description": "Choose a camera stream." } }, { "name": "output_node", "interface": "panorama::hdmi_data_sink.hdmi0" } ], "edges": [ { "producer": "camera_node.video_out", "consumer": "code_node.video_in" }, { "producer": "code_node.video_out", "consumer": "output_node.video_in" } ] } }