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Starting CVEDIA-RT for the first time


Download the correct version of RT based on the platform you are running it.




After downloading the zip file, extract all its content in a folder and run the file CVEDIA-RT.bat

Other OS

CVEDIA-RT can run on many different platforms on OS. Please check the Systems and Platforms menu on the left for the running options that match your environment.

Running options

For a details list of running paramenters, check the Running Options page.


When CVEDIA-RT starts, it checks for the solutions inside the default project path: assets/projects

On a base installation the default demo projects are loaded and presented on the left Instances panel:



A project is a folder that contains one or more solutions.

A solution defines the heuristics and the features accessible when running the instances listed inside the solutions.

An instance represents a specific input source (such as a camera stream, a video file, etc.) and contains all the settings used for running video analytics and exporting events.

Solutions and instances

The Instances left panel displays all the currently loaded solutions and instances, and their state.

Starting an instance

Clicking on a solution folder reveals all the instances associated with that solution:


Clicking on the button of an instance, CVEDIA-RT will load all the AI modules and scripts associated with it.


When the instance is started, CVEDIA-RT starts processing all the related scripts. This will usually produce data in the output sink that can be visualized in the Ouput and Data panels.

Instance state

The currently selected instance will be highlighted with a green box.

Instance List

The instances have a dot showing their state. This state can have the following values:

  • ⦿ Gray: Instance stopped and loaded correctly
  • ⦿ Orange: Instance stopped and has warnings or errors
  • ⦿ Green: Instance running
  • ⦿ Blue: Instance paused

Instance panels

After starting an instance, you will have a new blue entry in the top menu, with the name of the currently selected instance.


From here you can access the following panels:

1. Input

The Input panel allows viewing the input source images and customizing regions and triggers to use in the instance.

Input Configuration

Clicking on the cog of an area or of a tripwire, you can access to additional settings:

Trigger Cog Icon

Ttrigger Settings


To make your settings persistent, click on the top menu item File -> Save Instance before stopping the running instance.

2. Output

The Output panel displays all the available visualization modules for the solution and the images that result from the instance's process pipeline.

Output Panel

For more information check the Output Preview page.

3. Data

The Data panel displays all the data and the events that result from the instance's process pipeline.

Data Visualizer

For more information check the Data Visualizer page.

4. Config

The Config panel exposes the generic settings of the instance and of the loaded modules for an instance. For more information see below.

The Data dropdown list exposes all the configurable modules. Each module has a different configuration panel. Check the Modules section for more information.

Module Config


To make the changes made in the Config panels persistent, click on the top menu item File -> Save Instance before stopping the running instance.

Input sources

To use your camera or video files, you can create a new instance or edit the input source of an existing one.

For more information check the Source Configuration page.

Managing panels

CVEDIA-RT UI is designed is a way so that you can rearrange all the opened panels as it pleases. To better improve usability, all the windows are dockable and resizable, allowing multiple UI configurations.

It's also possible to open multiple panels of the same type simultaneously to compare different stages of the current instance pipeline. For example, you can open two Output panels to show different data.


Saving current UI configuration

UI configuration can be saved by clicking on the top menu item Layout -> Save layout. It's also possible to save multiple layout using Layout -> Save layout as... and later switch between them.

Save Layout

Next Steps

Now that the basics are covered, there is more information available on using and configuring CVEDIA-RT available at the User Guide.