System object: vision.HistogramBasedTracker
Set object to track
sets the object to track by extracting it from the [x y width height] region
R located in the 2-D input image,
I. The input image,
I, can be any
2-D feature map that distinguishes the object from the background. For example,
the image can be a hue channel of the HSV color space. Typically,
I will be the first frame in which the object appears.
R, is also used for the initial search window,
in the next call to the
step method. For best
results, the object must occupy the majority of the region,
Track a Face
Track and display a face in each frame of an input video.
Create System objects for reading and displaying video and for drawing a bounding box of the object.
videoReader = VideoReader('vipcolorsegmentation.avi'); videoPlayer = vision.VideoPlayer(); shapeInserter = vision.ShapeInserter('BorderColor','Custom', ... 'CustomBorderColor',[1 0 0]);
Read the first video frame, which contains the object. Convert the image to HSV color space. Then define and display the object region.
objectFrame = im2single(readFrame(videoReader)); objectHSV = rgb2hsv(objectFrame); objectRegion = [40, 45, 25, 25]; objectImage = shapeInserter(objectFrame, objectRegion); figure imshow(objectImage) title('Red box shows object region')
(Optionally, you can select the object region using your mouse. The object must occupy the majority of the region. Use the following command.)
figure; imshow(objectFrame); objectRegion=round(getPosition(imrect))
Set the object, based on the hue channel of the first video frame.
tracker = vision.HistogramBasedTracker; initializeObject(tracker, objectHSV(:,:,1) , objectRegion);
Track and display the object in each video frame. The while loop reads each image frame, converts the image to HSV color space, then tracks the object in the hue channel where it is distinct from the background. Finally, the example draws a box around the object and displays the results.
while hasFrame(videoReader) frame = im2single(readFrame(videoReader)); hsv = rgb2hsv(frame); bbox = tracker(hsv(:,:,1)); out = shapeInserter(frame,bbox); videoPlayer(out); end
Release the video player.
hbtracker — Histogram based tracker
Histogram based tracker, specified as a
I — Video frame
grayscale | truecolor (RGB)
Video frame, specified as grayscale or truecolor (RGB).
R — Initial search window
Initial search window, specified in the format [x y width height].
N — Number of histogram bins
16 (default) | integer
Number of histogram bins, specified as an integer. Increasing the number of bins enhances the ability of the tracker to discriminate the object. However, this approach also narrows the range of changes to the object's visual characteristics that the tracker can accommodate. Consequently, this narrow range increases the likelihood of losing track.