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DeepStream SDK 6.4

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DeepStream is a GStreamer-based SDK for creating vision AI applications with AI for image processing and object detection. DeepStream includes Graph eXecution Format (GXF), a framework that supports multiple clock domains and brings GPU-accelerated state machines.

Release Highlights

Release notes

DeepStream 6.4 Highlights:

  • New Single-View 3D tracking capability available on NvTracker
  • NvDCF tracker now supported with PVA backend on Jetson devices
  • Improved ReID accuracy on NvTracker
  • Support for AV1 encoder
  • Further improvements to REST-APIs that control DeepStream pipeline on the fly
  • Two new plugins for image decoding and encoding (CUDA accelerated)
  • Support for GStreamer 1.20.3

GXF and Graph Composer 3.0/3.1 Highlights:

  • New Python and C++ APIs
  • Event-triggered data-out support
  • New GXF distributed execution option with UCX support
  • New data formats supported by GXF (Bayer, RAW16, and 3D RGBD)
  • Support for multiple clock sources
  • Remote server for Graph Composer
  • Improvements to Graph Composer sub-graphs

DeepStream 6.4 and GXF 3.1 now support Ubuntu 22.04 and Jetpack 6.0 Developer Preview!

For full details, check the new NGC Collection page and the DeepStream 6.4 Release notes.


DeepStream is available in three different flavors of containers:

  • Triton: Single container for both x86 and Jetson. (Multi-arch)
  • Samples: Single container for both x86 and Jetson.(Multi-arch)
  • Development: This container is x86 only, including Graph Composer.

In addition, all dockerfiles are available on GitHub.

For full details, check the new NGC Collection page.

Product Advisory

If you’re planning to bring models that use an older version of NVIDIA® TensorRT™ (8.6.1), make sure you regenerate the INT8 calibration cache before using them with the latest release of DeepStream.

You can find details regarding regenerating the cache in the Read Me First section of the documentation. For new DeepStream developers or those not reusing old models, this step can be omitted.

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DeepStream 6.3 applications are fully compatible with DeepStream 6.4. Please read the migration guide for more information.

Python Bindings

The Python bindings source code and pre-built wheels are now available on GitHub.

Introduction to DeepStream SDK

Quick Start Guide

Get step-by-step instructions for building vision AI pipelines using DeepStream and NVIDIA Jetson or discrete GPUs.

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Introductory DeepStream Webinar

The next version of DeepStream SDK adds a new graph execution runtime (GXF) that allows developers to build applications requiring tight execution control, advanced scheduling, and critical thread management.

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Introductory Jetson and Graph Composer Webinar

Learn how NVIDIA DeepStream and Graph Composer make it easier to create vision AI applications for NVIDIA Jetson.

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Get Started

Find everything you need to start developing your vision AI applications with DeepStream, including documentation, tutorials, and reference applications.

Getting Started with C/C++

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Getting Started with Python

Learn how the latest features of DeepStream are making it easier than ever to achieve real-time performance, even for complex video AI applications.

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GitHub Repository
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Python Bindings
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Getting Started with Graph Composer

Learn how NVIDIA DeepStream and Graph Composer make it easier than ever to create vision AI applications for NVIDIA Jetson.

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