for a school project next year, I would like to develop a type of video analysis program and I was just wondering what you guys would recommend as far as any open source video api's were.
a non-formal description of my project and usage: I would like to use a simple webcam (or video files) to automatically figure out the velocity, accelerations, and so on of an athlete so that they can be aware of their predicted fastest times, max force is, and at the same time I would like to use it so that a database can be set up in order to track all the results per athlete.
during the fall and spring (i hope) this will be worked on by 4-8 programmers with the help of our adviser, student athletes and coaches in the collegiate level. I'm pretty sure there will be many revisions throughout the summer and fall depending on my group and requests from others.
If you guys have any suggestions, or tips, please let me know.
I have had the same thought in mind (analysing videos), so I started this thread, but I only got one who answered. What I've heard, you can use DirectShow if your porogram is supposed to run in windows. If you're running any other OS, you can take a look at this site, I don't think the library they use there is supported in windows though.
OpenCV is an open source library developed by Intel used for computer vision. You may want to have a look at it.