Robust scale-adaptive mean-shift for tracking
Authors : Tomas Vojir, Jana Noskova, Jiri Matas
This C++ code implements a tracking pipeline of Scale Adaptive Mean-Shift method.
It is free for research use. If you find it useful or use it in your research, please cite the  paper.
The code depends on OpenCV 2.4+ library and is build via cmake toolchain.
Quick start guide
for linux: open terminal in the directory with the code
$ mkdir build; cd build; cmake .. ; make
This code compiles into two binaries demo and asms_vot
- run live demo with visual output
- control : object is selected by mouse, click and drag mouse to select rectandle
- ESC = quit
- i = init new object
- using VOT 2015 methodology (http://www.votchallenge.net/), is backward compatible with older ones
- INPUT : expecting two files, images.txt (list of sequence images with absolute path) and region.txt with initial bounding box in the first frame in format "top_left_x, top_left_y, width, height"
- OUTPUT : output.txt containing the bounding boxes in the same format as region.txt
- using VOT2014+ trax protocol
- require trax library to be compiled with opencv support and installed. See trax instruction for compiling and installing.
 Tomas Vojir, Jana Noskova and Jiri Matas, “Robust scale-adaptive mean-shift for tracking“. Pattern Recognition Letters 2014.
Copyright (c) 2014, Tomáš Vojíř
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