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#Source: http://blog.blitzblit.com/2017/12/24/asynchronous-video-capture-in-python-with-opencv/
import threading
import cv2
class VideoCaptureAsync:
def __init__(self, src=0, width=640, height=480):
self.src = src
self.cap = cv2.VideoCapture(self.src)
self.cap.set(cv2.CAP_PROP_FRAME_WIDTH, width)
self.cap.set(cv2.CAP_PROP_FRAME_HEIGHT, height)
self.grabbed, self.frame = self.cap.read()
self.started = False
self.read_lock = threading.Lock()
def set(self, var1, var2):
self.cap.set(var1, var2)
def start(self):
if self.started:
print('[!] Asynchroneous video capturing has already been started.')
return None
self.started = True
self.thread = threading.Thread(target=self.update, args=())
self.thread.start()
return self
def update(self):
while self.started:
grabbed, frame = self.cap.read()
with self.read_lock:
self.grabbed = grabbed
self.frame = frame
def read(self):
with self.read_lock:
frame = self.frame.copy()
grabbed = self.grabbed
return grabbed, frame
def stop(self):
self.started = False
self.thread.join()
def __exit__(self, exec_type, exc_value, traceback):
self.cap.release()
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