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OpenCV with Python By Example by Prateek Joshi

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Chapter 9. Object Tracking

In this chapter, we are going to learn about tracking an object in a live video. We will discuss the different characteristics that can be used to track an object. We will also learn about the different methods and techniques for object tracking.

By the end of this chapter, you will know:

  • How to use frame differencing
  • How to use colorspaces to track colored objects
  • How to build an interactive object tracker
  • How to build a feature tracker
  • How to build a video surveillance system

Frame differencing

This is, possibly, the simplest technique we can use to see what parts of the video are moving. When we consider a live video stream, the difference between successive frames gives us a lot of information. The concept is fairly straightforward! ...

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