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OpenCV 3 Computer Vision with Python Cookbook

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  • Get familiar with low-level image processing methods
  • See the common linear algebra tools needed in computer vision
  • Work with different camera models and epipolar geometry
  • Find out how to detect interesting points in images and compare them
  • Binarize images and mask out regions of interest
  • Detect objects and track them in videos

OpenCV 3 is a native cross-platform library for computer vision, machine learning, and image processing. OpenCV's convenient high-level APIs hide very powerful internals designed for computational efficiency that can take advantage of multicore and GPU processing. This book will help you tackle increasingly challenging computer vision problems by providing a number of recipes that you can use to improve your applications.

In this book, you will learn how to process an image by manipulating pixels and analyze an image using histograms. Then, we'll show you how to apply image filters to enhance image content and exploit the image geometry in order to relay different views of a pictured scene. We’ll explore techniques to achieve camera calibration and perform a multiple-view analysis.

Later, you’ll work on reconstructing a 3D scene from images, converting low-level pixel information to high-level concepts for applications such as object detection and recognition. You’ll also discover how to process video from files or cameras and how to detect and track moving objects. Finally, you'll get acquainted with recent approaches in deep learning and neural networks.

By the end of the book, you’ll be able to apply your skills in OpenCV to create computer vision applications in various domains.

  • Build computer vision applications with OpenCV functionality via Python API
  • Get to grips with image processing, multiple view geometry, and machine learning
  • Learn to use deep learning models for image classification, object detection, and face recognition
Page Count 306
Course Length 9 hours 10 minutes
ISBN 9781788474443
Date Of Publication 23 Mar 2018


Alexey Spizhevoy

Alexey Spizhevoy has over 7 years of experience in computer vision R&D. He has worked for 5 years at Itseez, the main OpenCV contributor, before it was acquired by Intel. He has contributed to video stabilization and photo stitching modules into OpenCV library. He has successfully participated in numerous Computer Vision projects in such areas as 3D reconstruction, video conferencing, object detection and tracking, semantic segmentation, driving assistance, and others. He holds a master's degree in computer science, and he is currently pursuing PhD.

Aleksandr Rybnikov

Aleksandr Rybnikov has over 5 years of experience in C++ programming, including 3 years in the Computer Vision (CV) domain. He worked at Itseez, a company that supported and developed OpenCV, and then at Intel. He enriched OpenCV's dnn module by adding support of another two Deep Learning (DL) frameworks and many features, along with improving the existing functionality. As an engineer, he participated in CV and DL projects such as iris recognition, object detection, semantic segmentation, 6-DOF pose estimation, and digital hologram reconstruction. He has a master's degree in physics.