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Template module for video frame processing.
"""Template code for video frame processing.
- video source from files or webcams.
- automatically flip the frame if reading from webcam.
- built in video writer to output the processed result.
- built in FPS metter.
For more:
from argparse import ArgumentParser
import cv2
# Take arguments from user input.
parser = ArgumentParser()
parser.add_argument("--video", type=str, default=None,
help="Video file to be processed.")
parser.add_argument("--cam", type=int, default=None,
help="The webcam index.")
parser.add_argument("--write_video", type=bool, default=False,
help="Write output video.")
args = parser.parse_args()
if __name__ == "__main__":
# Initialization. This is a good point to initialize your objects like
# detectors or something else.
# Setup the video source. If no video file provided, the default webcam will
# be used.
video_src = if is not None else
if video_src is None:
print("Warning: video source not assigned, default webcam will be used.")
video_src = 0
cap = cv2.VideoCapture(video_src)
# If reading frames from a webcam, try setting the camera resolution.
if video_src == 0:
cap.set(cv2.CAP_PROP_FRAME_WIDTH, 640)
# Get the real frame resolution.
frame_width = int(cap.get(cv2.CAP_PROP_FRAME_WIDTH))
frame_height = int(cap.get(cv2.CAP_PROP_FRAME_HEIGHT))
frame_rate = cap.get(cv2.CAP_PROP_FPS)
# Video output by video writer.
if args.write_video:
video_writer = cv2.VideoWriter(
'output.avi', cv2.VideoWriter_fourcc(*'avc1'), frame_rate,
(frame_width, frame_height))
# Introduce a metter to measure the FPS.
tm = cv2.TickMeter()
# Loop through the video frames.
while True:
# Start the metter.
# Read frame, crop it, flip it, suits your needs.
frame_got, frame =
if not frame_got:
# Crop it if frame is larger than expected.
# frame = frame[0:480, 300:940]
# If frame comes from webcam, flip it so it looks like a mirror.
if video_src == 0:
frame = cv2.flip(frame, 2)
# Do your processing here.
# Stop the metter. You can use `tm.getFPS` to get the FPS.
# Show the result in windows.
cv2.imshow('Preview', frame)
# Write video file.
if args.write_video:
if cv2.waitKey(1) == 27:
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