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calcOpticalFlowPyrLK alternatives

asked 2013-10-22 07:15:54 -0500

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updated 2013-10-22 07:24:18 -0500

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Hi. I use calcOpticalFlowPyrLK function for pattern tracking for my Augmented Reality application.

It's very fast and stable, but i found, that Pyramid Optical Flow is not rotation invariant.

Is there alternative methods with the same speed? I tried calcOpticalFlowFarneback, but it is not fast enough

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answered 2014-08-05 02:25:02 -0500

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  1. Large scale and rotation is difficult for OF algorithms like the LK or Farneback. However, you may use previous estimation to warp current images toward the template image or the other way around.
  2. I tested the speed of the LK and Farneback OF method in OpenCV. For calculating a dense flow field, the Farneback approach is in fact much faster than the LK algorithm. The reason that the LK is faster is because a sparse flow is usually computed.
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