Getting the hang of it
- Jun 7, 2020
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It's not really built in. You still have to run Deepstack separately. (Just being picky with terminology ) That said, BI integration does meet most needs.i still use AI Tools for LPR, but have settled on BI Native, it starts Deepstack as a service, frees up a ton of memory, ignore station objects works so much better for myself compared to AI Tool's Dynamic. To be clear this wasn't the fault of AI Tools, but a fault in the way Blue Iris sometimes send low quality then high quality images (despite constant recording and ample pre-record buffer)
if you use BlueIris native integration it’s built in, including face detection.
Alll my custom use cases are now met by BI native. Still have 1 can on AI tools out of loyalty.
If you have specific needs, the AI Tool is still very good. It's nothing to do with loyalty really. It's to do with what meets your needs best.
For me, the BI Integration doesn't have the granularity due to where my camera's are and what I need to detect.
I don't use telegram or any of that stuff as my external triggers are handled by MQTT triggers from Blue Iris.
BI integration tends to miss events that AI Tools will grab, but as I said that is really due to my situation and placement of cameras. I think the BI Integration will grab 98% of events for most home users.
AITools kicks butt with LPR though. Plate Recognizer integration in BI is really hit and miss.
I never had memory issues with AITools. I never found it to use much memory space on it's own and I limited my jpeg snap folder to only keeping images for upto 3 hours to save disk.
The one thing I really hope BI Deepstack integration will include in the future is the ability to have more than one DS server used. I find that 1 DS server struggles to keep up with several cameras in a busy environment. The multiple server and refinement server options in AITools are a god send for me, otherwise the lag / delay in processing would trigger the cameras at the wrong times.