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How do you use OpenCV TLD from Python?

asked 2014-12-05 18:04:55 -0600

Cerin gravatar image

According to the release docs for OpenCV 3.0.0, it includes an implementation of the Tracking-Detection-Learning algorithm. There's even some very basic docs for the C++ code.

I downloaded and compiled the 3.0.0-beta, including the Python wrapper, and it seems to have succeeded, and although I can run most of the Python samples (some appear to be broken and/or not updated for 3.0.0), I can't find any way to access and TLD functionality through the Python wrapper. I can't even find references to it in the code.

Is it actually included in the 3.0.0 release, and if so, how do I access it?

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answered 2015-08-28 05:44:03 -0600

tonicze gravatar image

There is no wrapper available (yet?) for TLD. What you could do is to wrap the C++ library with some Python code. For example: Cython or Python C API

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cython won't work with opencv (heavily c++ based)

berak gravatar imageberak ( 2015-08-28 05:48:16 -0600 )edit

answered 2014-12-07 04:43:36 -0600

Viatorus gravatar image

Have a look here:

In the final release it should be also included.

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answered 2016-02-03 22:28:00 -0600

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I've built and installed the contrib version of the 3.1.0. Are there still no wrappers for Python for TLD or has anything changed?

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Hey @ILA did you manage to find any Python wrappers?

dtbaker gravatar imagedtbaker ( 2016-04-06 21:52:25 -0600 )edit

answered 2016-06-27 18:19:35 -0600

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answered 2014-12-08 23:02:19 -0600

Petty gravatar image

Grab the "contrib" repository and follow the instructions on how to add it to your build.

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