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OpenCV By Example

By : Prateek Joshi, David Millán Escrivá, Vinícius G. Mendonça
Book Image

OpenCV By Example

By: Prateek Joshi, David Millán Escrivá, Vinícius G. Mendonça

Overview of this book

Open CV is a cross-platform, free-for-use library that is primarily used for real-time Computer Vision and image processing. It is considered to be one of the best open source libraries that helps developers focus on constructing complete projects on image processing, motion detection, and image segmentation. Whether you are completely new to the concept of Computer Vision or have a basic understanding of it, this book will be your guide to understanding the basic OpenCV concepts and algorithms through amazing real-world examples and projects. Starting from the installation of OpenCV on your system and understanding the basics of image processing, we swiftly move on to creating optical flow video analysis or text recognition in complex scenes, and will take you through the commonly used Computer Vision techniques to build your own Open CV projects from scratch. By the end of this book, you will be familiar with the basics of Open CV such as matrix operations, filters, and histograms, as well as more advanced concepts such as segmentation, machine learning, complex video analysis, and text recognition.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
OpenCV By Example
About the Authors
About the Reviewers

Reading videos and cameras

This section introduces you to reading a video and camera with this simple example:

#include <iostream>
#include <string>
#include <sstream>
using namespace std;

// OpenCV includes
#include "opencv2/core.hpp"
#include "opencv2/highgui.hpp"
using namespace cv;

// OpenCV command line parser functions
// Keys accecpted by command line parser
const char* keys =
    "{help h usage ? | | print this message}"
    "{@video | | Video file, if not defined try to use webcamera}"

int main( int argc, const char** argv )
    CommandLineParser parser(argc, argv, keys);
    parser.about("Chapter 2. v1.0.0");
    //If requires help show
    if (parser.has("help"))
      return 0;
    String videoFile= parser.get<String>(0);
    // Check if params are correctly parsed in his variables
    if (!parser.check())
        return 0;

    VideoCapture cap; // open the...