How to Detect Faces in a Video with JavaScript?

How to Detect Faces in a Video with JavaScript?

In this tutorial, you will learn how to use Face Detection in Videos in 5 minutes using JavaScript. Eden AI provides an easy and developer-friendly API that allows you to detect faces in videos.

What is Video Face Detection?

Video Face Detection is a technology that can automatically identify human faces in digital video footage. This can be used for security or for various purposes like photo editing or cropping. For example, video face detection can be used to automatically unlock a device when the user's face is recognized.

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Get Started with Video Face Detection 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 Face Detection API with JavaScript

You are now ready to process your video file into Eden AI Video Face Detection API.

1. Get a Video Face Detection API Key on Eden AI

To perform Video Face Detection in videos, you'll need to create an account on Eden AI for free. Then, you will be able to get your API key directly from the homepage with free credits offered by Eden AI.

2. Let’s Detect Faces in your Video File

Now that you have initialized the required JavaScript modules and got your API key, you will be able to detect faces in videos. With Eden AI, you can choose from a wide range of different engines you want for Video Face Detection. You can access the list of Video Face Detection providers available on Eden AI directly on our documentation.

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'll 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 Video Face Detection task:

Benefits of using Video Face Detection API with Eden AI

Using Video Face Detection 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 specific 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 Face Detection request with specific parameters, check out our documentation.

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