I want to share a little snippet in case anyone is interested in writing video files from cpp context using FFMPEG, I've made it for usage with OpenFrameworks.
It's basically a simple wrapper around the encoding mechanism of FFMPEG, so you can easily just say which file to write to and start dumping images into it. It will take care of choosing the codec, writing headers and trailers, encode (compress) the frames and write them to the file.
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I wanna share some code for 2D curve tracking with a particle filter, implementing the body of work of Tony Heap and David Hogg. These guys presented a relatively easy to implement method for tracking deformable curves through space and change in form using a Hierarchical Point Distribution Models (HPDM), which is another elegant way to store shape priors. Granted, it is not perfect, but for a simple 2D shape like a hand it works pretty good, and rather fast as well.
Let's dive in then,
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This time I'll discuss a basic implementation of a Structure from Motion method, following the steps Hartley and Zisserman show in "The Bible" book: "Multiple View Geometry". I will show how simply their linear method can be implemented in OpenCV.
I treat this as a kind of tutorial, or a toy example, of how to perform Structure from Motion in OpenCV.
See related posts on using Qt instead of FLTK, triangulation and decomposing the essential matrix.
Update 2017: For a more in-depth tutorial see the new Mastering OpenCV book, chapter 3. Also see a recent post on upgrading to OpenCV3.
Let's get down to business...
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I've been working on implementing a face image relighting algorithm using spherical harmonics, one of the most elegant methods I've seen lately.
I start up by aligning a face model with OpenGL to automatically get the canonical face normals, which brushed up my knowledge of GLSL. Then I continue to estimating real faces "spharmonics", and relighting.
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Just reporting on a small achievement, part of a big project: Creating a browser plugin to display the Kinect depth map on screen.
The integration was fairly easy, which leads me to think that both FireBreath and OpenNI/Nite are pretty neat framework that are robust..
So let's see how it's done
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I would like to present something I have been working on recently, a work that immensely affect what I wrote in the blog in the past two years...
To use it:
Go on this page,
Watch the short instruction video,
download the application (MacOSX-Intel-x64 Win32)
and make yourself a model!
It takes just a couple of minutes and it's very simple...
This work is an academic research project, Please please, take the time to fill out the survey! It is very short..
The results of the survey (the survey alone, no photos of your work) will possibly be published in an academic paper.
Note: No information is sent anywhere in any way outside of your machine (you may even unplug the network). All results are saved locally on your computer, and no inputs are recorded or transmitted. The application contains no malware. The source is available here.
Note II: All stock photos of models used in the application are released under Creative Commons By-NC-SA 2.0 license. Creator: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kk/. If you wish to distribute your results, they should also be released under a CC-By-NC-SA 2.0 license.
Just wanted to share of some code I've been writing.
So I wanted to create a food classifier, for a cool project down in the Media Lab called FoodCam. It's basically a camera that people put free food under, and they can send an email alert to the entire building to come eat (by pushing a huge button marked "Dinner Bell"). Really a cool thing.
OK let's get down to business.
Continue reading "A simple object classifier with Bag-of-Words using OpenCV 2.3 [w/ code]"
I've seen some examples of people who build motion parallax capable screens using Kinect, but as usual - they don't share the code. Too bad.
Well this is your chance to see how it's done, and it's fairly simple as well.
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