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Computer Vision System Toolbox Functions

Alphabetical List By Category

Feature Detection and Extraction

Local Feature Extraction

detectBRISKFeaturesDetect BRISK features and return BRISKPoints object
detectFASTFeaturesDetect corners using FAST algorithm and return cornerPoints object
detectHarrisFeaturesDetect corners using Harris–Stephens algorithm and return cornerPoints object
detectMinEigenFeaturesDetect corners using minimum eigenvalue algorithm and return cornerPoints object
detectMSERFeaturesDetect MSER features and return MSERRegions object
detectSURFFeaturesDetect SURF features and return SURFPoints object
detectKAZEFeaturesDetect KAZE features
extractFeaturesExtract interest point descriptors
extractLBPFeaturesExtract local binary pattern (LBP) features
extractHOGFeaturesExtract histogram of oriented gradients (HOG) features
matchFeaturesFind matching features
showMatchedFeaturesDisplay corresponding feature points
binaryFeaturesObject for storing binary feature vectors
BRISKPointsObject for storing BRISK interest points
cornerPointsObject for storing corner points
SURFPointsObject for storing SURF interest points
MSERRegionsObject for storing MSER regions
KAZEPointsObject for storing KAZE interest points

Feature Matching

matchFeaturesFind matching features
showMatchedFeaturesDisplay corresponding feature points

Image Registration

detectBRISKFeaturesDetect BRISK features and return BRISKPoints object
detectFASTFeaturesDetect corners using FAST algorithm and return cornerPoints object
detectHarrisFeaturesDetect corners using Harris–Stephens algorithm and return cornerPoints object
detectMinEigenFeaturesDetect corners using minimum eigenvalue algorithm and return cornerPoints object
detectMSERFeaturesDetect MSER features and return MSERRegions object
detectSURFFeaturesDetect SURF features and return SURFPoints object
detectKAZEFeaturesDetect KAZE features
extractFeaturesExtract interest point descriptors
extractHOGFeaturesExtract histogram of oriented gradients (HOG) features
matchFeaturesFind matching features
showMatchedFeaturesDisplay corresponding feature points
imwarpApply geometric transformation to image
estimateGeometricTransformEstimate geometric transform from matching point pairs
vision.BlockMatcherEstimate motion between images or video frames
vision.LocalMaximaFinderFind local maxima in matrices
vision.TemplateMatcherLocate template in image
binaryFeaturesObject for storing binary feature vectors
BRISKPointsObject for storing BRISK interest points
cornerPointsObject for storing corner points
KAZEPointsObject for storing KAZE interest points
MSERRegionsObject for storing MSER regions
SURFPointsObject for storing SURF interest points
affine2d2-D affine geometric transformation
affine3d 3-D affine geometric transformation
projective2d 2-D projective geometric transformation

Geometric Transformations

estimateGeometricTransformEstimate geometric transform from matching point pairs
imwarpApply geometric transformation to image

Deep Learning, Object Detection and Recognition

Deep Learning for Computer Vision

trainRCNNObjectDetectorTrain an R-CNN deep learning object detector
trainFastRCNNObjectDetectorTrain a Fast R-CNN deep learning object detector
trainFasterRCNNObjectDetectorTrain a Faster R-CNN deep learning object detector
rcnnObjectDetectorDetect objects using R-CNN deep learning detector
fastRCNNObjectDetectorDetect objects using Fast R-CNN deep learning detector
fasterRCNNObjectDetectorDetect objects using Faster R-CNN deep learning detector
semanticsegSemantic image segmentation using deep learning
segnetLayersCreate SegNet layers for semantic segmentation
fcnLayersCreate fully convolutional network layers for semantic segmentation
pixelLabelImageSourceData source for semantic segmentation networks
evaluateSemanticSegmentationEvaluate semantic segmentation data set against ground truth
semanticSegmentationMetricsSemantic segmentation quality metrics
pixelLabelDatastoreDatastore for pixel label data
pixelClassificationLayerCreate pixel classification layer for semantic segmentation
crop2dLayerNeural network layer in a neural network that can be used to crop an input feature map
labeloverlayOverlay label matrix regions on 2-D image

Object Detectors

acfObjectDetectorDetect objects using aggregate channel features
peopleDetectorACFDetect people using aggregate channel features
fasterRCNNObjectDetectorDetect objects using Faster R-CNN deep learning detector
fastRCNNObjectDetectorDetect objects using Fast R-CNN deep learning detector
rcnnObjectDetectorDetect objects using R-CNN deep learning detector
vision.CascadeObjectDetectorDetect objects using the Viola-Jones algorithm
vision.ForegroundDetectorForeground detection using Gaussian mixture models
vision.PeopleDetector Detect upright people using HOG features
vision.BlobAnalysisProperties of connected regions
trainACFObjectDetectorTrain ACF object detector
trainCascadeObjectDetectorTrain cascade object detector model
trainFastRCNNObjectDetectorTrain a Fast R-CNN deep learning object detector
trainFasterRCNNObjectDetectorTrain a Faster R-CNN deep learning object detector
trainImageCategoryClassifierTrain an image category classifier
trainRCNNObjectDetectorTrain an R-CNN deep learning object detector
detectBRISKFeaturesDetect BRISK features and return BRISKPoints object
detectFASTFeaturesDetect corners using FAST algorithm and return cornerPoints object
detectHarrisFeaturesDetect corners using Harris–Stephens algorithm and return cornerPoints object
detectKAZEFeaturesDetect KAZE features
detectMinEigenFeaturesDetect corners using minimum eigenvalue algorithm and return cornerPoints object
detectMSERFeaturesDetect MSER features and return MSERRegions object
detectSURFFeaturesDetect SURF features and return SURFPoints object
extractFeaturesExtract interest point descriptors
matchFeaturesFind matching features
evaluateDetectionMissRateEvaluate miss rate metric for object detection
evaluateDetectionPrecisionEvaluate precision metric for object detection
bbox2pointsConvert rectangle to corner points list
bboxOverlapRatioCompute bounding box overlap ratio
selectStrongestBboxSelect strongest bounding boxes from overlapping clusters

Image Category Classification and Image Retrieval

trainImageCategoryClassifierTrain an image category classifier
bagOfFeaturesBag of visual words object
imageCategoryClassifierPredict image category
invertedImageIndexSearch index that maps visual words to images
evaluateImageRetrievalEvaluate image search results
indexImagesCreate image search index
retrieveImagesSearch image set for similar image
imageDatastoreCreate ImageDatastore object for collections of image data

Optical Character Recognition (OCR)

ocrRecognize text using optical character recognition
ocrTextObject for storing OCR results

Object Tracking and Motion Estimation

Object Tracking

assignDetectionsToTracksAssign detections to tracks for multiobject tracking
configureKalmanFilterCreate Kalman filter for object tracking
vision.KalmanFilterKalman filter for object tracking
vision.HistogramBasedTrackerHistogram-based object tracking
vision.PointTracker Track points in video using Kanade-Lucas-Tomasi (KLT) algorithm
vision.BlockMatcherEstimate motion between images or video frames
vision.TemplateMatcherLocate template in image

Motion Estimation

opticalFlowObject for storing optical flow matrices
opticalFlowFarnebackEstimate optical flow using Farneback method
opticalFlowHSEstimate optical flow using Horn-Schunck method
opticalFlowLKEstimate optical flow using Lucas-Kanade method
opticalFlowLKDoGEstimate optical flow using Lucas-Kanade derivative of Gaussian method
vision.BlockMatcherEstimate motion between images or video frames
vision.TemplateMatcherLocate template in image

Camera Calibration

Single Camera Calibration

cameraMatrixCamera projection matrix
cameraPoseToExtrinsicsConvert camera pose to extrinsics
detectCheckerboardPointsDetect checkerboard pattern in image
estimateCameraParametersCalibrate a single or stereo camera
generateCheckerboardPointsGenerate checkerboard corner locations
undistortImageCorrect image for lens distortion
undistortPointsCorrect point coordinates for lens distortion
cameraIntrinsics Object for storing intrinsic camera parameters
cameraParametersObject for storing camera parameters
cameraCalibrationErrorsObject for storing standard errors of estimated camera parameters
intrinsicsEstimationErrorsObject for storing standard errors of estimated camera intrinsics and distortion coefficients
extrinsicsEstimationErrorsObject for storing standard errors of estimated camera extrinsics
estimateFisheyeParametersCalibrate fisheye camera
undistortFisheyeImageCorrect fisheye image for lens distortion
undistortFisheyePointsCorrect point coordinates for fisheye lens distortion
fisheyeCalibrationErrorsObject for storing standard errors of estimated fisheye camera parameters
fisheyeIntrinsicsObject for storing intrinsic fisheye camera parameters
fisheyeIntrinsicsEstimationErrorsObject for storing standard errors of estimated fisheye camera intrinsics
fisheyeParametersObject for storing fisheye camera parameters
extrinsicsCompute location of calibrated camera
extrinsicsToCameraPoseConvert extrinsics to camera pose
relativeCameraPoseCompute relative rotation and translation between camera poses
plotCameraPlot a camera in 3-D coordinates
showExtrinsicsVisualize extrinsic camera parameters
showReprojectionErrorsVisualize calibration errors
rotationMatrixToVectorConvert 3-D rotation matrix to rotation vector
rotationVectorToMatrixConvert 3-D rotation vector to rotation matrix

Stereo Camera Calibration

cameraMatrixCamera projection matrix
detectCheckerboardPointsDetect checkerboard pattern in image
estimateCameraParametersCalibrate a single or stereo camera
generateCheckerboardPointsGenerate checkerboard corner locations
undistortImageCorrect image for lens distortion
undistortPointsCorrect point coordinates for lens distortion
cameraIntrinsics Object for storing intrinsic camera parameters
cameraParametersObject for storing camera parameters
cameraCalibrationErrorsObject for storing standard errors of estimated camera parameters
intrinsicsEstimationErrorsObject for storing standard errors of estimated camera intrinsics and distortion coefficients
extrinsicsEstimationErrorsObject for storing standard errors of estimated camera extrinsics
stereoParametersObject for storing stereo camera system parameters
stereoCalibrationErrorsObject for storing standard errors of estimated stereo parameters
disparityDisparity map between stereo images
reconstructSceneReconstruct 3-D scene from disparity map
rectifyStereoImagesRectify a pair of stereo images
triangulate3-D locations of undistorted matching points in stereo images
pcshowPlot 3-D point cloud
plotCameraPlot a camera in 3-D coordinates
showExtrinsicsVisualize extrinsic camera parameters
showReprojectionErrorsVisualize calibration errors
stereoAnaglyphCreate red-cyan anaglyph from stereo pair of images
rotationMatrixToVectorConvert 3-D rotation matrix to rotation vector
rotationVectorToMatrixConvert 3-D rotation vector to rotation matrix

Multiple View Geometry

Stereo Vision

triangulate3-D locations of undistorted matching points in stereo images
undistortImageCorrect image for lens distortion
undistortPointsCorrect point coordinates for lens distortion
cameraMatrixCamera projection matrix
disparityDisparity map between stereo images
estimateUncalibratedRectificationUncalibrated stereo rectification
rectifyStereoImagesRectify a pair of stereo images
reconstructSceneReconstruct 3-D scene from disparity map
stereoParametersObject for storing stereo camera system parameters
stereoAnaglyphCreate red-cyan anaglyph from stereo pair of images
pcshowPlot 3-D point cloud
plotCameraPlot a camera in 3-D coordinates
rotationMatrixToVectorConvert 3-D rotation matrix to rotation vector
rotationVectorToMatrixConvert 3-D rotation vector to rotation matrix

Structure From Motion

bundleAdjustmentRefine camera poses and 3-D points
cameraMatrixCamera projection matrix
cameraPoseToExtrinsicsConvert camera pose to extrinsics
epipolarLineCompute epipolar lines for stereo images
estimateCameraParametersCalibrate a single or stereo camera
estimateEssentialMatrixEstimate essential matrix from corresponding points in a pair of images
estimateFundamentalMatrixEstimate fundamental matrix from corresponding points in stereo images
estimateWorldCameraPoseEstimate camera pose from 3-D to 2-D point correspondences
extrinsicsCompute location of calibrated camera
extrinsicsToCameraPoseConvert extrinsics to camera pose
isEpipoleInImageDetermine whether image contains epipole
lineToBorderPointsIntersection points of lines in image and image border
relativeCameraPoseCompute relative rotation and translation between camera poses
triangulate3-D locations of undistorted matching points in stereo images
triangulateMultiview3-D locations of undistorted points matched across multiple images
undistortImageCorrect image for lens distortion
undistortPointsCorrect point coordinates for lens distortion
cameraParametersObject for storing camera parameters
pointTrackObject for storing matching points from multiple views
viewSetObject for managing data for structure-from-motion and visual odometry
detectBRISKFeaturesDetect BRISK features and return BRISKPoints object
detectFASTFeaturesDetect corners using FAST algorithm and return cornerPoints object
detectHarrisFeaturesDetect corners using Harris–Stephens algorithm and return cornerPoints object
detectMinEigenFeaturesDetect corners using minimum eigenvalue algorithm and return cornerPoints object
detectMSERFeaturesDetect MSER features and return MSERRegions object
detectSURFFeaturesDetect SURF features and return SURFPoints object
extractFeaturesExtract interest point descriptors
extractHOGFeaturesExtract histogram of oriented gradients (HOG) features
matchFeaturesFind matching features
vision.PointTracker Track points in video using Kanade-Lucas-Tomasi (KLT) algorithm
stereoAnaglyphCreate red-cyan anaglyph from stereo pair of images
pcshowPlot 3-D point cloud
plotCameraPlot a camera in 3-D coordinates
showMatchedFeaturesDisplay corresponding feature points
showReprojectionErrorsVisualize calibration errors
rotationMatrixToVectorConvert 3-D rotation matrix to rotation vector
rotationVectorToMatrixConvert 3-D rotation vector to rotation matrix

3-D Point Cloud Processing

Read, Write, and Store Point Clouds

pcreadRead 3-D point cloud from PLY or PCD file
pcwriteWrite 3-D point cloud to PLY or PCD file
pcfromkinectPoint cloud from Kinect for Windows
pointCloudObject for storing a 3-D point cloud
findNearestNeighborsFind nearest neighbors of a point
findNeighborsInRadiusFind neighbors within a radius
findPointsInROIFind points within ROI
removeInvalidPointsRemove invalid points

Display Point Clouds

pcshowPlot 3-D point cloud
pcshowpairVisualize difference between two point clouds
pcplayerVisualize streaming 3-D point cloud data
pointCloudObject for storing a 3-D point cloud

Point Cloud Registration

pcdownsampleDownsample a 3-D point cloud
pctransformRigid transform of 3-D point cloud
pcregrigidRegister two point clouds using ICP algorithm
pcmergeMerge two 3-D point clouds
pointCloudObject for storing a 3-D point cloud

Point Cloud Fitting to Geometric Shapes

pcfitcylinderFit cylinder to 3-D point cloud
pcfitplaneFit plane to 3-D point cloud
pcfitsphereFit sphere to 3-D point cloud
pcnormalsEstimate normals for point cloud
cylinderModelObject for storing a parametric cylinder model
planeModelObject for storing a parametric plane model
sphereModelObject for storing a parametric sphere model

Point Cloud Utilities

pcdenoiseRemove noise from 3-D point cloud
pcdownsampleDownsample a 3-D point cloud
pcnormalsEstimate normals for point cloud
pcmergeMerge two 3-D point clouds
pointCloudObject for storing a 3-D point cloud
findNearestNeighborsFind nearest neighbors of a point
findNeighborsInRadiusFind neighbors within a radius
findPointsInROIFind points within ROI
removeInvalidPointsRemove invalid points

Input, Output, and Graphics

Video Loading, Saving, and Display

vision.BinaryFileReaderRead video data from binary files
vision.BinaryFileWriterWrite binary video data to files
vision.DeployableVideoPlayerDisplay video
vision.VideoPlayerPlay video or display image
vision.VideoFileReaderRead video frames and audio samples from video file
vision.VideoFileWriterWrite video frames and audio samples to video file

Color Space Formatting and Conversions

vision.ChromaResamplerDownsample or upsample chrominance components of images
vision.DemosaicInterpolatorBayer-pattern image conversion to true color
vision.GammaCorrectorApply or remove gamma correction from images or video streams

Analysis and Enhancements

Statistics

vision.AutocorrelatorCompute 2-D autocorrelation of input matrix
vision.BlobAnalysisProperties of connected regions
vision.Crosscorrelator2-D cross-correlation of two input matrices
vision.LocalMaximaFinderFind local maxima in matrices
vision.MaximumFind maximum values in input or sequence of inputs
vision.MeanFind mean value of input or sequence of inputs
vision.MedianFind median values in an input
vision.MinimumFind minimum values in input or sequence of inputs
vision.StandardDeviationFind standard deviation of input or sequence of inputs
vision.VarianceFind variance values in an input or sequence of inputs

Morphological Operations

bwmorphMorphological operations on binary images
bwconncompFind connected components in binary image
bwlabelLabel connected components in 2-D binary image
bwlabelnLabel connected components in binary image
imbothatBottom-hat filtering
imcloseMorphologically close image
imdilateDilate image
imerodeErode image
imopenMorphologically open image
imreconstructMorphological reconstruction
imtophatTop-hat filtering

Filters, Transforms, and Enhancements

integralFilterFilter using integral image
integralImageIntegral image
isfilterseparableDetermine whether filter coefficients are separable
imfilterN-D filtering of multidimensional images
imwarpApply geometric transformation to image
integralKernel Define filter for use with integral images
vision.ConvolverCompute 2-D discrete convolution of two input matrices
vision.FFTTwo-dimensional discrete Fourier transform
vision.IFFTTwo–dimensional inverse discrete Fourier transform
vision.DCTCompute 2-D discrete cosine transform
vision.IDCTCompute 2-D inverse discrete cosine transform
vision.DeinterlacerRemove motion artifacts by deinterlacing input video signal
vision.PyramidPerform Gaussian pyramid decomposition

Code Generation and Third-Party Support

OpenCV Interface Support

ocvCheckFeaturePointsStructCheck that MATLAB struct represents feature points
ocvStructToKeyPointsConvert MATLAB feature points struct to OpenCV KeyPoint vector
ocvKeyPointsToStructConvert OpenCV KeyPoint vector to MATLAB struct
ocvMxArrayToCvRectConvert a MATLAB struct representing a rectangle to an OpenCV CvRect
ocvCvRectToMxArrayConvert OpenCV CvRect to a MATLAB struct
ocvCvBox2DToMxArrayConvert OpenCV CvBox2D to a MATLAB struct
ocvCvRectToBoundingBox_{DataType}Convert vector<cv::Rect> to M-by-4 mxArray of bounding boxes
ocvMxArrayToSize_{DataType}Convert 2-element mxArray to cv::Size.
ocvMxArrayToImage_{DataType}Convert column major mxArray to row major cv::Mat for image
ocvMxArrayToMat_{DataType}Convert column major mxArray to row major cv::Mat for generic matrix
ocvMxArrayFromImage_{DataType}Convert row major cv::Mat to column major mxArray for image
ocvMxArrayFromMat_{DataType}Convert row major cv::Mat to column major mxArray for generic matrix
ocvMxArrayFromVectorConvert numeric vectorT to mxArray
ocvMxArrayFromPoints2fConverts vector<cv::Point2f> to mxArray
ocvMxGpuArrayToGpuMat_{DataType}Create cv::gpu::GpuMat from mxArray containing GPU data
ocvMxGpuArrayFromGpuMat_{DataType}Create an mxArray from cv::gpu::GpuMat object
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OCR Language Data Support Files

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ocrRecognize text using optical character recognition
ocrTextObject for storing OCR results