Amazon Rekognition
Developer Guide

GetFaceSearch

Gets the face search results for Amazon Rekognition Video face search started by StartFaceSearch. The search returns faces in a collection that match the faces of persons detected in a video. It also includes the time(s) that faces are matched in the video.

Face search in a video is an asynchronous operation. You start face search by calling to StartFaceSearch which returns a job identifier (JobId). When the search operation finishes, Amazon Rekognition Video publishes a completion status to the Amazon Simple Notification Service topic registered in the initial call to StartFaceSearch. To get the search results, first check that the status value published to the Amazon SNS topic is SUCCEEDED. If so, call GetFaceSearch and pass the job identifier (JobId) from the initial call to StartFaceSearch.

For more information, see Searching Faces in a Collection.

The search results are retured in an array, Persons, of PersonMatch objects. EachPersonMatch element contains details about the matching faces in the input collection, person information (facial attributes, bounding boxes, and person identifer) for the matched person, and the time the person was matched in the video.

Note

GetFaceSearch 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 Persons array is sorted by the time, in milliseconds from the start of the video, persons are matched. You can also sort by persons by specifying INDEX for the SORTBY input parameter.

Request Syntax

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

Request Parameters

The request accepts the following data in JSON format.

JobId

The job identifer for the search request. You get the job identifier from an initial call to StartFaceSearch.

Type: String

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

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

Required: Yes

MaxResults

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

NextToken

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

Type: String

Length Constraints: Maximum length of 255.

Required: No

SortBy

Sort to use for grouping faces in the response. Use TIMESTAMP to group faces by the time that they are recognized. Use INDEX to sort by recognized faces.

Type: String

Valid Values: INDEX | TIMESTAMP

Required: No

Response Syntax

{ "JobStatus": "string", "NextToken": "string", "Persons": [ { "FaceMatches": [ { "Face": { "BoundingBox": { "Height": number, "Left": number, "Top": number, "Width": number }, "Confidence": number, "ExternalImageId": "string", "FaceId": "string", "ImageId": "string" }, "Similarity": number } ], "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", "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.

JobStatus

The current status of the face search job.

Type: String

Valid Values: IN_PROGRESS | SUCCEEDED | FAILED

NextToken

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 search results.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Maximum length of 255.

Persons

An array of persons, PersonMatch, in the video whose face(s) match the face(s) in an Amazon Rekognition collection. It also includes time information for when persons are matched in the video. You specify the input collection in an initial call to StartFaceSearch. Each Persons element includes a time the person was matched, face match details (FaceMatches) for matching faces in the collection, and person information (Person) for the matched person.

Type: Array of PersonMatch objects

StatusMessage

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

Type: String

VideoMetadata

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

Type: VideoMetadata object

Errors

AccessDeniedException

You are not authorized to perform the action.

HTTP Status Code: 400

InternalServerError

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

HTTP Status Code: 500

InvalidPaginationTokenException

Pagination token in the request is not valid.

HTTP Status Code: 400

InvalidParameterException

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

HTTP Status Code: 400

ProvisionedThroughputExceededException

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

HTTP Status Code: 400

ResourceNotFoundException

The collection specified in the request cannot be found.

HTTP Status Code: 400

ThrottlingException

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: