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Right method for color object tracking

asked 2015-09-16 11:13:56 -0500

Eisen gravatar image

updated 2015-09-16 11:15:17 -0500

Hi, I am trying to detect colored balls like ps3 move controller balls from 2 mt distance.I have 10 camera in same room hanging from the ceiling.Room is dark and balls have led inside.I have 4-5 balls.(red,blue,green,yellow,pink). I want track their position with opencv.Whats the right mehtod for doing this in opencv ? Can u give link , example for this ?

Why am i doing this ? I attach this balls to humans head and track their position.After that transfer their position to my program.For example i will see red person in x:39 y:69 blue person x:49 y:59 ....

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answered 2015-09-18 15:16:45 -0500

you can use color detection + Kalman filter

  • transform the video frames into HSV color space using cvtColor
  • find a lower and upper bound of HSV values of the color of your balls
  • use inRange to detect the ball, this gives you a binary image where the ones are the pixels of the ball
  • then you may calculate the average of positions of ball pixels to find the center position of ball

you can then feed the position of ball into Kalman filter tracker.

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answered 2015-09-16 11:30:21 -0500

updated 2015-09-17 07:01:55 -0500

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Meanshift / Camshift algorithms could also be a part of the solution in my opinion.

Eduardo gravatar imageEduardo ( 2015-09-18 03:59:04 -0500 )edit
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