Start OpenCV with Python: Real-time Processing with Webcam
What you'll learn
- Start your Computer Vision journey with OpenCV using Python
- Master real-time video processing with webcam streams
- Create multiple interactive games with your webcam
- Know how to create a motion detection from scratch - also how to make it noise tolerant
- Learn how to resize, gray scale, threshold, Gaussian blur, dilate, and more in a live webcam stream
- How you insert image objects in live webcam stream
- Understand hardware limitations of the webcam
- Identify moving objects and adding boxes around them in a live webcam stream
- Experience using circular buffer for efficient processing
- How to use object oriented programming to have multiple objects moving around in a live webcam stream
- Some Python skills (see introduction video if worried)
- Basic understanding of object oriented programming (only needed in the end)
This course will start your Computer Vision journey. You will learn how a computer extracts high-level understanding of what happens in a video. This will all be done by combining theory directly with hands on projects to speed up your learning curve.
Computer Vision is one of most interesting areas in computer science. For obvious reasons:
How can a computer understand what happens in an image or a video?
It is simple for you and I to understand what happens in an image or a video
...but it is not trivial for computers to gain that understanding
At the end of this course you will create two interactive Computer Vision games that extract high level understanding from a real-time webcam flow. All this will be achieved with no prior Computer Vision knowledge. We learn and built along the way. Combining Computer Vision theory immediately by implementing it in useful scenarios.
This is a entertaining way to learn Computer Vision with practical projects at each stage in your learning journey.
Most Computer Vision courses focus on covering a broad basis, with the cost of given a overload of information, which the student will not fully master. This course focuses on learning what is needed to make full interactive games, and it will cover the theory when needed to keep the student engaged and applying the concepts immediately. This will ensure the best learning experience.
When you master something in depth, it will be easier to expand your basis to make more complex projects later. This is the best way to learn a new area. To make fully working projects based on a full understanding of the underlying theory. This is what this course gives you.
Why learn Computer Vision with OpenCV and Python?
If you want to use the strongest Computer Vision library supported by broad set of languages and most platforms
OpenCV is a Computer Vision library and is highly optimized with focus on real-time applications.
OpenCV integrates with C++, Python and Java interfaces on Linux, MacOS, Windows, iOS, and Android
Python combines the power of being easy to learn and leaves the heavy processing in libraries (like OpenCV)
The best learning practices applied in this course
New concepts need to be applied immediately after you learn them, otherwise you will forget them
You need to understand why you need new concepts in order to be engaged in the learning process
This course has short learning cycles with motivated concepts that are immediately applied in projects
...finally, if you want to build something entertaining, then you are highly motivated
How will you benefit from this course?
You will master Computer Vision approaches for real-time video applications.
Have full projects with OpenCV in Python using your webcam
Master real-time processing of a video stream with OpenCV and Python
Practical programming experience on how Computer Vision extracts high level understanding of a live webcam stream
How to extract moving parts from a frame
If you want to become a comfortable with Computer Vision you need to have some basic understanding of the underlying concepts. This course will teach you the main principles in real-time Computer Vision and you will create two interactive games with your webcam stream.
In this course we will cover all concepts for real-time application, like noise tolerant motion detection, inserting objects, interact with objects from webcam to the frames, and combining that to interactive games.
This course covers the following.
Update or install the newest Python and PyCharm (one of the best environment to develop Python code in).
Install OpenCV and ensure you have correct version running.
Understand how webcam can be configured and the limitations.
Measure Frames-per-seconds and understand the process flow from webcam to screen.
Understand how Python interacts with OpenCV and keeps processing speed high.
Learn how frames are represented in Numpy and how they are processed.
Basic Numpy understandning for OpenCV needs.
Modifying frames: resize, gray scale, Gaussian blur.
Working with region of interest (ROI) and inserting objects in frames
How motion detection works.
Implementing a simple and noise tolerant motion detection.
Optimizing processing for noise tolerant motion detection.
Creating games where you interact through the webcam.
The course is structured in an easy understandable way
Starting with the simple webcam processing flow with OpenCV and Python
Adding concepts and processing as we go along with each example having visual explanation and coding examples
Structure the code to easily expand the concepts and make more advanced processing
Adding pieces together in a simple way - focus on keeping things understandable
You code along - you only learn by trying yourself - 40 coding lectures
At each step you make the implementation along with me.
You implement it in all stages to increase your understanding of Computer Vision with OpenCV and Python.
Basically, we learn along the way with 40 coding lectures that adds further knowledge at each step.
What is needed to fully understand this course?
You have basic understand of Python (see prerequisite for full requirements).
An idea of the Object Oriented Programming concept - only needed in the end and is not high level.
Who is this course for?
This course is for you, if you want to learn and get started with Computer Vision in a fun way.
If you like to learn concepts and theory while making projects.
Those who want to learn the depth of each lesson by programming examples to fully understand it.
All questions posted in the course will be answered within a day and in most cases within an hour. We strive to give you the best experience to kick-start your journey.
The course has a 30 day money back guarantee that ensures if you are not satisfied, you will get your money back. Also, feel free to contact me directly if you have any questions.
Who this course is for:
- If you want to learn about OpenCV using Webcam (real-time processing)
- ...and if you like to code fun projects while learning something new
Hi, I'm Rune.
Thank you for checking my course.
With a PhD in Computer Science, an MBA to learn business administration and finance, 10+ years in professional software development, I still find my greatest passion in teaching.
I have helped students succeed with programming since I took my PhD in computer science and was teaching at Aarhus University, Denmark.
Since then, I was a software engineer (programmer), the head of branch of developers, build big software solutions, and software engineering manager in a software as a service (SaaS) company.
Along that journey, I took an MBA from Henley Business School in UK to learn about business administration and finance.
My journey on Udemy started in 2020 and the focus has been on Python programming, which is my greatest passion. I love to make concepts easy to understand and fun to learn.
Until now I have the Udemy Bestseller:
Master Modern Security and Cryptography by Coding in Python
I started to program as 12 years old before the internet was available for common people (read: for me).
It was Basic, yes the language Basic with line numbers.
My best friend started and we helped each other to get better. Before I reached college, I had helped many friends with programming.
It was natural for me to teach at college and I missed it when I left after teaching all the fundamental programming and computer theory courses at least once.
Later I have helped new employees to program, as well as other professionals to automate their work with Python.
I have helped a guy with no experience in programming to get his first job within 6 months of starting.
If anything, please feel free to reach out to me and I'll be there for you every step of the way.