Import Project from Annotate

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Creating a Project in Annotate is a good place to start using Active. From Annotate you can configure the Dataset, Ontology, and workflow for your Project. Once that is done, move to Active to provide a streamlined dataset for your annotators.

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CRITICAL INFORMATION

Your organization's Encord Admin (the person whose authentication key is used when setting up your Active deployment on Encord) must be added as an Admin to your Annotate Projects, for Annotate Projects to be imported into Active. If the Encord Admin is not added as an Admin to your Annotate Project, the Annotate Project does not appear in the Project list when you click the Import Annotate Project button in Active.

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CRITICAL INFORMATION

We strongly recommend only importing Annotate Projects that use Workflows. The current feature set in Active is optimized to work with Annotate Projects that use Workflows. While Annotate Projects that use Manual QA can be imported into Active, there are a number of features that Manual QA projects do not support.

Data Import Behavior

Active imports your data in stages. This allows you to start working with your data as quickly as possible without delay. Active imports data in the following stages:

StageImportDescription
1Data importAll images/video frames and all Metadata. This takes just a few minutes.
2Label importAll labels/annotations (instance and frame level) on the images/video frames. Label import time depends on the number of labels for import.
3Metric calculationCalculations to unlock filtering and sorting by all quality metrics, and Overview shortcuts.
4Embedding calculationCalculations to unlock Embeddings and similiarity search.
5Advanced metric calculationCalculations to unlock embedding reductions (view and filter) and the more complex metrics.

Stage 1: Data Import

Import images / video frames, and metadata from your Annotate Project into Active in just a few minutes!

Once Stage 1 completes you can:

  • View all of the images/video frames in your Project on the Explorer page

  • Filter your images/video frames by metadata

  • Create Collections based on your data

  • Send to Annotate:

    • Send priorities and add and send comments

    • Create Datasets and Projects

You must WAIT for a later stage to:

  • View labels/annotations

  • Filter by anything except by metadata

  • Use Overview shortcuts

  • Sort your data using any criteria except Random

  • Search your data using natural language and image search

  • Use Embeddings

  • Access the Analytics page

  • Access the Model Evaluation page

Stage 2: Label Import

During Stage 2, all image and video frame labels/annotations (instance and frame-level), are imported into your Project. More labels take longer to import.

Once Stage 2 completes you can:

  • Perform all tasks from the previous stages

  • View all labels/annotations on your data in the Explorer page

  • Filter all data by Class

  • Access to the Label view on the Explorer page

  • Send to Annotate:

    • Reopen tasks

    • Perform bulk Classification

You must WAIT for a later stage to:

  • Filter by anything except by metadata and class

  • Use Overview shortcuts

  • Sort your data using any criteria except Random

  • Search your data using natural language and image search

  • Use Embeddings

  • Access the Analytics page

  • Access the Model Evaluation page

Stage 3: Metric Calculation

During Stage 3, Active performs metric calculations for flitering and Overview shortcuts.

Once Stage 3 completes you can:

  • Perform all tasks from the previous stages

  • Filter your data using any criteria

  • Use Overview shortcuts

You must WAIT for a later stage to:

  • Sort your data using any criteria except Random

  • Search your data using natural language and image search

  • Use Embeddings

  • Access the Analytics Page

  • Access the Model Evaluation page

Stage 4: Embedding calculation

During Stage 4, Active performs calculations for embeddings and search capabilities.

Once Stage 4 completes you can:

  • Perform all tasks from the previous stages

  • Similarity search for images and frames

  • Natural language and image searches

  • Use Embeddings

  • Sort your data using any criteria

Stage 5: Advanced Metric Calculation

Stage 5 completes the import and unlocks all other remaining features for Active. For example, embedding reductions, metrics that depend on embeddings, and filtering on embedding reductions.

Import an Annotate Project

To import an Annotate Project:
  1. Log in to the Encord platform.
    The landing page for the Encord platform appears.

  2. Create a Project (Annotation Project or Training Project) in Encord Annotate.

  3. Click Active from the main menu.
    The landing page for Active appears.

  4. Click the Import Annotate Project button.
    The Select an Annotation Project dialog appears.
    Start import

  5. Click the Import button for the Annotate project you want to import.
    The Confirm Project Import dialog appears. The dialog provides an estimate on how long the import may take.
    Import info

  6. Specify the Sample rate (in FPS) for the import of videos.

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    Note

    Select None imports the entire video, without modification to the FPS of the video.

  7. Click Confirm.
    Confirm import

  8. Close the Select an Annotation Project dialog.
    The landing page for Active appears with progress of the import for the project. Stage 1 (Data import) of the Project import completes in a few minutes.

  9. Click the Project to monitor the status of the import.
    The landing page for the Project appears with the Explorer tab selected and displaying the stage of the import.
    Import stages

    Import stages progress

Once all five stages of the import complete, you are ready to filter, sort, and search data/labels, create collections and optimize your model performance.

Next Steps

Data Cleansing/Curation and Label Correction/Validation

Clickable Div 2. Create Collection 3. Send to Annotate 4. Sync with Annotate 5. Update Collection

Model and Prediction Validation

Clickable Div 2. Import Predictions 3. Review Prediction Metrics 4. Create Collection 5. Send to Annotate 6. Sync with Annotate 7. Update Collection