Extracting the foreground objects in a video

This chapter is about reading, writing, and processing video sequences. The objective is to be able to analyze a complete video sequence. As an example, in this recipe, you will learn how to perform temporal analysis of a sequence in order to extract the moving foreground objects. Indeed, when a fixed camera observes a scene, the background remains mostly unchanged. In this case, the interesting elements are the moving objects that evolve inside this scene. In order to extract these foreground objects, we need to build a model of the background, and then compare this model with a current frame in order to detect any foreground objects. This is what we will do in this recipe. Foreground extraction is ...

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