Relatively recently I started writing a project in which faces are detected through raspicam in python using opencv, but the result disappoints me, I get literally 5 fps, but if you remove face detection, then the fps becomes 30 fps, that is, the problem is specifically in the cascades apparently.

Sorry for such a translation, I do not communicate in English and use a translator.

I'm using raspberry pi 3b. Here is the code I am using:

import io
import picamera
import cv2
import numpy as np

stream = io.BytesIO()
cv2.namedWindow("Camera Feed")

face_cascade =cv2.CascadeClassifier('/home/pi/haarcascade_frontalface_default.xml')

with picamera.PiCamera() as camera:
    camera.resolution = (420, 320)
    camera.framerate = 24

    for _ in camera.capture_continuous(stream, format='jpeg', use_video_port=True):
        buff = np.frombuffer(stream.getvalue(), dtype=np.uint8)
        image = cv2.imdecode(buff, 1)
        gray = cv2.cvtColor(image, cv2.COLOR_BGR2GRAY)
        faces = face_cascade.detectMultiScale(gray, scaleFactor=1.1, minNeighbors=5, minSize=(30, 30))

        for (x, y, w, h) in faces:
            cv2.rectangle(image, (x, y), (x + w, y + h), (0, 0, 255),
            text = "FINDED"
            font = cv2.FONT_HERSHEY_SIMPLEX
            font_scale = 0.7
            font_thickness = 1
            text_size = cv2.getTextSize(text, font, font_scale, font_thickness)[0]
            text_x = x + (w - text_size[0]) // 2
            text_y = y + h + text_size[1] + 10
            cv2.putText(image, text, (text_x, text_y), font, font_scale, (0, 0, 255), font_thickness)

        cv2.imshow("Camera Feed", image)
        if cv2.waitKey(1) & 0xFF == ord('q'):

  • You should move to python3 with with picamera2.
    – Dougie
    Aug 7 at 13:35
  • @Dougie sorry, can you help me with that? I dont understand "You should move to python3 with with picamera2", i think problem in bad processor in raspberry pi, and problem with opencv
    – Lyricss
    Aug 9 at 18:36
  • i think problem in bad processor in raspberry pi then nothing will help Aug 11 at 8:55


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