Capture images from optical flow

asked 2017-03-03 05:45:18 -0500

Jake gravatar image

Hi,

I wonder how I can capture images, say 5 fps from this tutorial code I found:

import cv2
import numpy as np
cap = cv2.VideoCapture("myvideo.avi")

ret, frame1 = cap.read()
prvs = cv2.cvtColor(frame1,cv2.COLOR_BGR2GRAY)
hsv = np.zeros_like(frame1)
hsv[...,1] = 255

while(1):
    ret, frame2 = cap.read()
    next = cv2.cvtColor(frame2,cv2.COLOR_BGR2GRAY)

    flow = cv2.calcOpticalFlowFarneback(prvs,next, 0.5, 3, 15, 3, 5, 1.2, 0)

    mag, ang = cv2.cartToPolar(flow[...,0], flow[...,1])
    hsv[...,0] = ang*180/np.pi/2
    hsv[...,2] = cv2.normalize(mag,None,0,255,cv2.NORM_MINMAX)
    rgb = cv2.cvtColor(hsv,cv2.COLOR_HSV2BGR)

    cv2.imshow('frame2',rgb)
    k = cv2.waitKey(30) & 0xff
    if k == 27:
        break
    elif k == ord('s'):
        cv2.imwrite('opticalfb.png',frame2)
        cv2.imwrite('opticalhsv.png',rgb)
    prvs = next

cap.release()
cv2.destroyAllWindows()
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Comments

it will depend heavily on how long your Optical Flow is requiring. Cant you just like save each 5 frames or so? Does it have to be 5 FPS exactly? Try working with the value inside the waitKey operator.

StevenPuttemans gravatar imageStevenPuttemans ( 2017-03-03 08:29:37 -0500 )edit