Video Format

Using in-the-wild videos implies non-uniform video formats.
Recordings are resampled to 25.0 FPS via ffmpeg in order to ensure homogeneus frame rate (desiderable for ML models). Skeletons are computed for those resampled recordings.

Skeleton postprocessing

Openpose provides independent skeleton predictions for each frame. As there is no temporal coherence you may find flickering, misspredictions or other artifacts.

We found empirically that this produces unstability in training pipes. That is why we apply the following postprocessing to OpenPose results:

  • Linear interpolation in missing frames: Misspredicted joints are interpolated linearlly taking into account the distance to the previous and post detected frames. This prediction is based on the relative position of the joints wrt the precedent joint. This ensures estability in the absolute position. For example, if a finger is missing for lot of frames, an absolute interpolation wouldn’t consider arm position and would generate bad coarse interpolation. Relative interpolation just takes into acount finger movement.
  • Savgol filtering We didn’t apply but suggest to use savgol filters to deal with flickering.

Skeleton format

Each video consist of Nx3x47 joints where N is the number of frames.
Not all the joints of openpose are provided but the relevants ones for playing an instrument. namely, hands and upperbody.
The general distribution is:
Body Joints
Hands distribution are the following:
Open P ose Hand

The joints 3 and 6 of the general body corresponds to the joint 0 of each hand. Right hand are joint 7:27 and the left hand the rest.