June 4, 2020

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YOLOv4, YOLOv3, YOLO-tiny Implemented in Tensorflow 2.0, Android. Convert YOLO v4 .weights tensorflow, tensorrt and tflite

repo name hunglc007/tensorflow-yolov4-tflite
repo link https://github.com/hunglc007/tensorflow-yolov4-tflite
homepage https://github.com/hunglc007/tensorflow-yolov4-tflite
language Python
size (curr.) 180304 kB
stars (curr.) 379
created 2020-04-24
license MIT License



YOLOv4 Implemented in Tensorflow 2.0. Convert YOLO v4, YOLOv3, YOLO tiny .weights to .pb, .tflite and trt format for tensorflow, tensorflow lite, tensorRT.

Download yolov4.weights file: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1cewMfusmPjYWbrnuJRuKhPMwRe_b9PaT


  • Tensorflow 2.1.0
  • tensorflow_addons 0.9.1 (required for mish activation)



# yolov4
python detect.py --weights ./data/yolov4.weights --framework tf --size 608 --image ./data/kite.jpg

# yolov4 tflite
python detect.py --weights ./data/yolov4-int8.tflite --framework tflite --size 416 --image ./data/kite.jpg


Yolov4 original weight
Yolov4 tflite int8

Convert to tflite

# yolov4
python convert_tflite.py --weights ./data/yolov4.weights --output ./data/yolov4.tflite

# yolov4 quantize float16
python convert_tflite.py --weights ./data/yolov4.weights --output ./data/yolov4-fp16.tflite --quantize_mode float16

# yolov4 quantize int8
python convert_tflite.py --weights ./data/yolov4.weights --output ./data/yolov4-fp16.tflite --quantize_mode full_int8 --dataset ./coco_dataset/coco/val207.txt

Convert to TensorRT

# yolov3
python save_model.py --weights ./data/yolov3.weights --output ./checkpoints/yolov3.tf --input_size 416 --model yolov3
python convert_trt.py --weights ./checkpoints/yolov3.tf --quantize_mode float16 --output ./checkpoints/yolov3-trt-fp16-416

# yolov3-tiny
python save_model.py --weights ./data/yolov3-tiny.weights --output ./checkpoints/yolov3-tiny.tf --input_size 416 --tiny
python convert_trt.py --weights ./checkpoints/yolov3-tiny.tf --quantize_mode float16 --output ./checkpoints/yolov3-tiny-trt-fp16-416

# yolov4
python save_model.py --weights ./data/yolov4.weights --output ./checkpoints/yolov4.tf --input_size 416 --model yolov4
python convert_trt.py --weights ./checkpoints/yolov4.tf --quantize_mode float16 --output ./checkpoints/yolov4-trt-fp16-416

Evaluate on COCO 2017 Dataset

# run script in /script/get_coco_dataset_2017.sh to download COCO 2017 Dataset
# preprocess coco dataset
cd data
mkdir dataset
cd ..
cd scripts
python coco_convert.py --input ./coco/annotations/instances_val2017.json --output val2017.pkl
python coco_annotation.py --coco_path ./coco 
cd ..

# evaluate yolov4 model
python evaluate.py --weights ./data/yolov4.weights
cd mAP/extra
python remove_space.py
cd ..
python main.py --output results_yolov4_tf

mAP50 on COCO 2017 Dataset

Detection 512x512 416x416 320x320
YoloV3 55.43 52.32
YoloV4 61.96 57.33


python benchmarks.py --size 416 --model yolov4 --weights ./data/yolov4.weights

TensorRT performance

YoloV4 416 images/s FP32 FP16 INT8
Batch size 1 55 116
Batch size 8 70 152

Tesla P100

Detection 512x512 416x416 320x320
YoloV3 FPS 40.6 49.4 61.3
YoloV4 FPS 33.4 41.7 50.0

Tesla K80

Detection 512x512 416x416 320x320
YoloV3 FPS 10.8 12.9 17.6
YoloV4 FPS 9.6 11.7 16.0

Tesla T4

Detection 512x512 416x416 320x320
YoloV3 FPS 27.6 32.3 45.1
YoloV4 FPS 24.0 30.3 40.1

Tesla P4

Detection 512x512 416x416 320x320
YoloV3 FPS 20.2 24.2 31.2
YoloV4 FPS 16.2 20.2 26.5

Macbook Pro 15 (2.3GHz i7)

Detection 512x512 416x416 320x320
YoloV3 FPS
YoloV4 FPS

Traning your own model

# Prepare your dataset
# If you want to train from scratch:
In config.py set FISRT_STAGE_EPOCHS=0 
# Run script:
python train.py

# Transfer learning: 
python train.py --weights ./data/yolov4.weights

The training performance is not fully reproduced yet, so I recommended to use Alex’s Darknet to train your own data, then convert the .weights to tensorflow or tflite.


  • Convert YOLOv4 to TensorRT
  • YOLOv4 tflite on android
  • YOLOv4 tflite on ios
  • Training code
  • Update scale xy
  • ciou
  • Mosaic data augmentation
  • Mish activation
  • yolov4 tflite version
  • yolov4 in8 tflite version for mobile


  • YOLOv4: Optimal Speed and Accuracy of Object Detection YOLOv4.
  • darknet

My project is inspired by these previous fantastic YOLOv3 implementations:

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