dylan7 dylan7 - 23 days ago 23
Python Question

Haar Training: error (-215)_img.row * _img.cols == vecSize in function

I am trying to train a Haar Cascade to detect hands. I have a vec file of size 1000.
I have 40 positive images and 600 negative images. I have tried both dropping my positive images and negative images. When I run the following command I receive the following error:

opencv_traincascade -data classifier -data classifier -vec samples.vec -bg negatives.txt
-numstages 20 -minHitRate 0.999 -maxFalseAlarmRate 0.5 -numPos 1000\ -numNeg 600 -w 80
-h 40 -mode ALL -precalcValBufSize 1024\ -precalcIdxBufSize 1024





PARAMETERS:
cascadeDirName: classifier
vecFileName: samples.vec
bgFileName: negatives.txt
numPos: 1000
numNeg: 1000
numStages: 20
precalcValBufSize[Mb] : 256
precalcIdxBufSize[Mb] : 256
stageType: BOOST
featureType: HAAR
sampleWidth: 24
sampleHeight: 24
boostType: GAB
minHitRate: 0.999
maxFalseAlarmRate: 0.5
weightTrimRate: 0.95
maxDepth: 1
maxWeakCount: 100
mode: BASIC



===== TRAINING 0-stage =====
<BEGIN
OpenCV Error: Assertion failed (_img.rows * _img.cols == vecSize) in get, file /home/lie/Desktop/Install-OpenCV-master/Ubuntu/2.4/OpenCV/opencv-2.4.9/apps/traincascade/imagestorage.cpp, line 157
terminate called after throwing an instance of 'cv::Exception'
what(): /home/lie/Desktop/Install-OpenCV-master/Ubuntu/2.4/OpenCV/opencv-2.4.9/apps/traincascade/imagestorage.cpp:157: error: (-215) _img.rows * _img.cols == vecSize in function get


Aborted (core dumped)

I tried lowering my positive count and doing the whole process over again and still received the same error. Any suggestions?

By the way: I am following the tutorial at : http://coding-robin.de/2013/07/22/train-your-own-opencv-haar-classifier.html

Thank you

Answer

The error does not seem to be a result of large number of positive or negative samples. People do train very large data sets!

From the parameters described above, it can be noticed that the dimension of the positive samples that form the samples.vec is 24x24, which is denoted by the statement:

sampleWidth: 24
sampleHeight: 24

But while calling the opencv_traincascade function, you try to set the dimension as 80x40. Try changing this to -w 24 -h 24

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