GetPersonTracking - Amazon Rekognition


Gets the path tracking results of a Amazon Rekognition Video analysis started by StartPersonTracking.

The person path tracking operation is started by a call to StartPersonTracking which returns a job identifier (JobId). When the operation finishes, Amazon Rekognition Video publishes a completion status to the Amazon Simple Notification Service topic registered in the initial call to StartPersonTracking.

To get the results of the person path tracking operation, first check that the status value published to the Amazon SNS topic is SUCCEEDED. If so, call GetPersonTracking and pass the job identifier (JobId) from the initial call to StartPersonTracking.

GetPersonTracking returns an array, Persons, of tracked persons and the time(s) their paths were tracked in the video.


GetPersonTracking only returns the default facial attributes (BoundingBox, Confidence, Landmarks, Pose, and Quality). The other facial attributes listed in the Face object of the following response syntax are not returned.

For more information, see FaceDetail.

By default, the array is sorted by the time(s) a person's path is tracked in the video. You can sort by tracked persons by specifying INDEX for the SortBy input parameter.

Use the MaxResults parameter to limit the number of items returned. If there are more results than specified in MaxResults, the value of NextToken in the operation response contains a pagination token for getting the next set of results. To get the next page of results, call GetPersonTracking and populate the NextToken request parameter with the token value returned from the previous call to GetPersonTracking.

Request Syntax

{ "JobId": "string", "MaxResults": number, "NextToken": "string", "SortBy": "string" }

Request Parameters

For information about the parameters that are common to all actions, see Common Parameters.

The request accepts the following data in JSON format.


The identifier for a job that tracks persons in a video. You get the JobId from a call to StartPersonTracking.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 64.

Pattern: ^[a-zA-Z0-9-_]+$

Required: Yes


Maximum number of results to return per paginated call. The largest value you can specify is 1000. If you specify a value greater than 1000, a maximum of 1000 results is returned. The default value is 1000.

Type: Integer

Valid Range: Minimum value of 1.

Required: No


If the previous response was incomplete (because there are more persons to retrieve), Amazon Rekognition Video returns a pagination token in the response. You can use this pagination token to retrieve the next set of persons.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Maximum length of 255.

Required: No


Sort to use for elements in the Persons array. Use TIMESTAMP to sort array elements by the time persons are detected. Use INDEX to sort by the tracked persons. If you sort by INDEX, the array elements for each person are sorted by detection confidence. The default sort is by TIMESTAMP.

Type: String


Required: No

Response Syntax

{ "JobStatus": "string", "NextToken": "string", "Persons": [ { "Person": { "BoundingBox": { "Height": number, "Left": number, "Top": number, "Width": number }, "Face": { "AgeRange": { "High": number, "Low": number }, "Beard": { "Confidence": number, "Value": boolean }, "BoundingBox": { "Height": number, "Left": number, "Top": number, "Width": number }, "Confidence": number, "Emotions": [ { "Confidence": number, "Type": "string" } ], "Eyeglasses": { "Confidence": number, "Value": boolean }, "EyesOpen": { "Confidence": number, "Value": boolean }, "Gender": { "Confidence": number, "Value": "string" }, "Landmarks": [ { "Type": "string", "X": number, "Y": number } ], "MouthOpen": { "Confidence": number, "Value": boolean }, "Mustache": { "Confidence": number, "Value": boolean }, "Pose": { "Pitch": number, "Roll": number, "Yaw": number }, "Quality": { "Brightness": number, "Sharpness": number }, "Smile": { "Confidence": number, "Value": boolean }, "Sunglasses": { "Confidence": number, "Value": boolean } }, "Index": number }, "Timestamp": number } ], "StatusMessage": "string", "VideoMetadata": { "Codec": "string", "ColorRange": "string", "DurationMillis": number, "Format": "string", "FrameHeight": number, "FrameRate": number, "FrameWidth": number } }

Response Elements

If the action is successful, the service sends back an HTTP 200 response.

The following data is returned in JSON format by the service.


The current status of the person tracking job.

Type: String



If the response is truncated, Amazon Rekognition Video returns this token that you can use in the subsequent request to retrieve the next set of persons.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Maximum length of 255.


An array of the persons detected in the video and the time(s) their path was tracked throughout the video. An array element will exist for each time a person's path is tracked.

Type: Array of PersonDetection objects


If the job fails, StatusMessage provides a descriptive error message.

Type: String


Information about a video that Amazon Rekognition Video analyzed. Videometadata is returned in every page of paginated responses from a Amazon Rekognition Video operation.

Type: VideoMetadata object


For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common Errors.


You are not authorized to perform the action.

HTTP Status Code: 400


Amazon Rekognition experienced a service issue. Try your call again.

HTTP Status Code: 500


Pagination token in the request is not valid.

HTTP Status Code: 400


Input parameter violated a constraint. Validate your parameter before calling the API operation again.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The number of requests exceeded your throughput limit. If you want to increase this limit, contact Amazon Rekognition.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The resource specified in the request cannot be found.

HTTP Status Code: 400


Amazon Rekognition is temporarily unable to process the request. Try your call again.

HTTP Status Code: 500

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific AWS SDKs, see the following: