ReXCam: Resource-Efficient, Cross-Camera Video Analytics at Scale

Samvit Jain, Xun Zhang, Yuhao Zhou, Ganesh Ananthanarayanan, Junchen Jiang, Yuanchao Shu, Joseph Gonzalez

Enterprises are increasingly deploying large camera networks for video analytics. Many target applications entail a common problem template: searching for and tracking an object or activity of interest (e.g. a speeding vehicle, a break-in) through a large camera network in live video. Such cross-camera analytics is compute and data intensive, with cost growing with the number of cameras and time. To address this cost challenge, we present ReXCam, a new system for efficient cross-camera video analytics. ReXCam exploits spatial and temporal locality in the dynamics of real camera networks to guide its inference-time search for a query identity. In an offline profiling phase, ReXCam builds a cross-camera correlation model that encodes the locality observed in historical traffic patterns. At inference time, ReXCam applies this model to filter frames that are not spatially and temporally correlated with the query identity's current position. In the cases of occasional missed detections, ReXCam performs a fast-replay search on recently filtered video frames, enabling gracefully recovery. Together, these techniques allow ReXCam to reduce compute workload by 8.3x on an 8-camera dataset, and by 23x - 38x on a simulated 130-camera dataset. ReXCam has been implemented and deployed on a testbed of 5 AWS DeepLens cameras.

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