Computer Vision Software

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by Mac Lad, May 15, 2005.

  1. macrumors member

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    Hi all,

    I am wondering if anyone has an experience doing calculations in computer vision (pattern recognition, motion detection, edge detection, etc.) and image processing in Mac. I have used Matlab for this kind of applications, but it's not usable for real-time processing. For example, I would like to track the movement of my hand gesture through webcam, and I don't think Matlab is fast enough. I would also like to know if there are any video-grabbing software for Mac.

    I have looked into the program Lush (lush.sourceforge.net) and it seems to be fast enough for what I am doing. It also has an interface to Video4Linux, but I don't think that'll work with Mac (or does it?). Should I resort to using C or C++? (I am actually not knowledgeable in either language, so I prefer not :p).

    Please share your experience, your thoughts, and your help. Thanx a bunch!
     
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    GeeYouEye

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    I don't know whether you can use a webcam as an input source, but take a look at processing.org
     
  3. macrumors newbie

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    vxl

    Take a look at:

    http://vxl.sourceforge.net/

    I use it on mac os x and linux for video processing from firewire cameras and its worked pretty well.

    It is c++ though.

    Also, don't be so sure matlab isn't fast enough. For basic applications like tracking your hand, a good matlab program will certainly be fast enough.
     
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    robbieduncan

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    Sure you can! We did this at Uni. With Logitech Quickcams (in greyscale). We didn't use Macs though :(
     

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