How to save a stabilized video to hard disk?

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Emerson De Souza
Emerson De Souza on 3 Sep 2013
Commented: Wenting Xie on 24 Oct 2016
Hi, I used the demo script (run file below) to learn about video stabilization.
% Input video file which needs to be stabilized.
filename = 'shaky_car.avi';
% filename = 'TEST.avi';
hVideoSource = vision.VideoFileReader(filename, ...
'ImageColorSpace', 'Intensity',...
'VideoOutputDataType', 'double');
hTranslate = vision.GeometricTranslator( ...
'OutputSize', 'Same as input image', ...
'OffsetSource', 'Input port');
hTM = vision.TemplateMatcher('ROIInputPort', true, ...
'BestMatchNeighborhoodOutputPort', true);
hShapeInserter = vision.ShapeInserter('BorderColor', 'White');
hTextInserter = vision.TextInserter('(%+05.1f,%+05.1f)', ...
'Location', [191 215], ...
'Color', 1, ...
'FontSize', 16);
hVideoOut = vision.VideoPlayer('Name', 'Video Stabilization');
hVideoOut.Position(1) = round(0.4*hVideoOut.Position(1));
hVideoOut.Position(2) = round(1.5*(hVideoOut.Position(2)));
hVideoOut.Position(3:4) = [650 350];
pos.template_orig = [109 100]; % [x y] upper left corner
pos.template_size = [22 18]; % [width height]
pos.search_border = [15 10]; % max horizontal and vertical displacement
pos.template_center = floor((pos.template_size-1)/2);
pos.template_center_pos = (pos.template_orig + pos.template_center - 1);
fileInfo = info(hVideoSource);
W = fileInfo.VideoSize(1); % Width in pixels
H = fileInfo.VideoSize(2); % Height in pixels
BorderCols = [1:pos.search_border(1)+4 W-pos.search_border(1)+4:W];
BorderRows = [1:pos.search_border(2)+4 H-pos.search_border(2)+4:H];
sz = fileInfo.VideoSize;
TargetRowIndices = ...
TargetColIndices = ...
SearchRegion = pos.template_orig - pos.search_border - 1;
Offset = [0 0];
Target = zeros(18,22);
firstTime = true;
while ~isDone(hVideoSource)
input = step(hVideoSource);
% Find location of Target in the input video frame
if firstTime
Idx = int32(pos.template_center_pos);
MotionVector = [0 0];
firstTime = false;
IdxPrev = Idx;
ROI = [SearchRegion, pos.template_size+2*pos.search_border];
Idx = step(hTM, input, Target, ROI);
MotionVector = double(Idx-IdxPrev);
[Offset, SearchRegion] = updatesearch(sz, MotionVector, ...
SearchRegion, Offset, pos);
% Translate video frame to offset the camera motion
Stabilized = step(hTranslate, input, fliplr(Offset));
Target = Stabilized(TargetRowIndices, TargetColIndices);
% Add black border for display
Stabilized(:, BorderCols) = 0;
Stabilized(BorderRows, :) = 0;
TargetRect = [pos.template_orig-Offset, pos.template_size];
SearchRegionRect = [SearchRegion, pos.template_size + 2*pos.search_border];
% Draw rectangles on input to show target and search region
input = step(hShapeInserter, input, [TargetRect; SearchRegionRect]);
% Display the offset values on the input image
input = step(hTextInserter, input, Offset);
% Display video
step(hVideoOut, [input Stabilized]);
1) I wonder if someone could suggest me how to write a command line to write the stabilized video into a local folder in the computer.
2) Why the file does not run when I substitute shaky_car.avi by TEST.avi. For example,I copied TEST.avi into the same folder as shaky_car.avi and changed the first line of the script accordingly but it generate the following errors:
Error using dspmmfileinfo>getFileInfo (line 82)
Could not add the data source to the filter graph : The specified file was not found.
Error in dspmmfileinfo (line 46)
fileInfo = getFileInfo(filename);
I thank you in advance for your attention and help

Answers (1)

Image Analyst
Image Analyst on 3 Sep 2013
1) You can use VideoWriter to write out your video.
2) Try writing robust code like this:
folder = 'd:\my videos'; % Wherever...
baseFileName = 'shaky_car.avi';
% Get the full filename, with path prepended.
fullFileName = fullfile(folder, baseFileName);
% Check if file exists.
if ~exist(fullFileName, 'file')
% File doesn't exist -- didn't find it there. Check the search path for it.
fullFileName = baseFileName; % No path this time.
if ~exist(fullFileName, 'file')
% Still didn't find it. Alert user.
errorMessage = sprintf('Error: %s does not exist in the search path folders.', fullFileName);
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Wenting Xie
Wenting Xie on 24 Oct 2016
I have the same problems. And I have tried to add the code you write.
However, it just inform me the 'error message' and the video is not saved at the required site.
Is there anything I can try to save the stabilized video.
Thanks a lot.

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