Video processing in MATLAB 2009 for Mac OS X and Linux 64 using ffmpeg

Yet another MATLAB 2009b video package. Fancy coverflow 3d visualization!
Updated 26 Oct 2009

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I checked out a couple of projects out there, e.g. videoIO - but I didn't get lucky with it, so I did some very basic things on my own:

* Most stupid way of implementation

The source provides the slowest and most stupid way for video processing, but it works: It starts ffmpeg (must be installed) and writes pictures of every single frame into the dir /tmp/*cputimehash*. Then it reads the pictures iteratively. Video Information is extracted via 'aviinfo' if it is a avi.

* both MATLAB video object and uint8 matrix

The objects builds a MATLAB movie object with colormap and a convenient matrix holding all your pixel ready to process. There you can change pixels easily and convert it back (v = v.matrix2movie, v = v.movie2matrix)

* Fancy coverflow visualization

Yes, I seriously map single frames on 3d objects as a texture. There's nothing wrong about it. You can even zoom, drag and edit every object in there interactively! (see screenshot)

needs to have ffmpeg installed

Cite As

Hanef Banef (2024). Video processing in MATLAB 2009 for Mac OS X and Linux 64 using ffmpeg (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2009a
Compatible with any release
Platform Compatibility
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