How to use different sequences with VOT methodology

  1. Convert your sequence to unified naming convention of VOT %08d.jpg (i.e. 8 digits, leading with zeros), i.e. image names 00000001.jpg, 00000002.jpg, etc.

    Under LINUX, you can use following script:

    #!/bin/bash
    t=1;
    for i in `ls *.jpg | sort -g`; do
        printf -v newName '%08d.jpg' $t
        cp $i $newName;
        let t=t+1;
    done
    

    Under Windows, you can use the following Visual Basic script.

    Set objFS = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
    file_directory=".\"
    file_extension="jpg"
    Set name_directory = objFS.GetFolder(file_directory)
    idx=0
    For Each file_name In name_directory.Files
      If objFS.GetExtensionName(file_name) = file_extension Then
        idx=idx+1
        If idx < 10 Then
          string_replace = "0000000" & idx
        Else
          If idx < 100 Then
            string_replace = "000000" & idx
          Else
            If idx < 1000 Then
              string_replace = "00000" & idx
            Else
              If idx < 10000 Then
                string_replace = "0000" & idx
              Else
                If idx < 100000 Then
                  string_replace = "000" & idx
                Else
                  If idx < 1000000 Then
                    string_replace = "00" & idx
                  Else
                    If idx < 10000000 Then
                      string_replace = "0" & idx
                    End If 
                  End If 
                End If 
              End If 
            End If 
          End If 
        End If
        file_name.Name = string_replace & "." & file_extension
      End If  
    Next
    

    Copy it into the directory where your files are located and run the following line in the command line:

    cscript //nologo script_rename_files.vbs
    
  1. If it is necessary, change the format of the groundtruth annotations according to the VOT annotation format. The groundtruth file should be named groundtruth.txt and placed next to the image files in the sequence directory.

  2. Move your sequence directory to the vot-workspace/sequences directory.

  3. Modify the vot-workspace/sequences/list.txt file to include only directory names of the sequence that you want to use.