How to Detect and Track Objects in a Video with JavaScript?

How to Detect and Track Objects in a Video with JavaScript?

In this tutorial, you will learn how to use Video Object Tracking API in 5 minutes using JavaScript. Eden AI provides an easy and developer-friendly API that allows you to track objects in videos.

Getting Started with Video Object Tracking API

The first step is to set Axios, a promise-based HTTP client for the browser and Node.js, that will allow you to call Eden AI API.

Next, you'll need to initialize the File System module in order to access local files on your computer.

Finally, you'll need to create your multipart/formdata parameters form:

How to use Video Object Tracking API with JavaScript?

You are now ready to process your video files into Eden AI Object Tracking API.

1. Get a Object Tracking API Key on Eden AI

To perform Object Tracking in videos, you just need to create an account on Eden AI for free. On the homepage, you will be able to get your API key with free credits offered by Eden AI.

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Let’s track objects in your videos

Now that you have initialized the required JavaScript modules and got your API key, you will be able to track objects in videos. With Eden AI, you can choose which engine you want to use for the Object Tracking. You can see Object Tracking providers available on Eden AI on our documentation here.

Here is the JavaScript code to add the form data parameters values for your request:

Once the parameters values are passed, you can configure your request:

Then, you need to create launchJob() function that will execute POST request:

Finally, you have to create the getJob() function that will execute GET request with the Job ID of your POST request:

You will first get this response:

Once the request is done (status : finished), you will be able to get the result for Object Tracking task:

Benefits of using Video Object Tracking API with Eden AI

Using Video Object Tracking with Eden AI API is quick and easy.

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Save time and cost

We offer a unified API for all providers: simple and standard to use, with a quick switch between providers and an access to the specificic features of each provider.

Easy to integrate

The JSON output format is the same for all suppliers thanks to Eden AI's standardisation work. The response elements are also standardised thanks to Eden AI's powerful matching algorithms.


With Eden AI you have the possibility to integrate a third party platform: we can quickly develop connectors. To go further and customize your Video Object Tracking request with specific parameters, check out our documentation.

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