MBARI's Video Annotation and Reference System (VARS)
The Video Annotation and Reference System (VARS) is a suite of tools developed by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute for describing, cataloging, retrieving, and viewing the visual, descriptive, and quantitative data associated with video.
Originally designed for annotating underwater video, VARS can be applied to any video dataset that requires constrained, searchable annotations.
Documentation for VARS is at https://hohonuuli.github.io/vars/
Pre-built binaries can be downloaded from Github.
For the impatient:
- Checkout VARS
git clone https://github.com/hohonuuli/vars.git
- Configure a Github security token. This is need to access custom libraries written by MBARI. Instructions are here
mvn install -P dev
More details can be found in BUILD.md