OpenCV  3.3.1-dev
Open Source Computer Vision
videowriter_basic.cpp

An example using VideoCapture and VideoWriter class

#include <opencv2/opencv.hpp>
#include <iostream>
#include <stdio.h>
using namespace cv;
using namespace std;
int main(int, char**)
{
Mat src;
// use default camera as video source
VideoCapture cap(0);
// check if we succeeded
if (!cap.isOpened()) {
cerr << "ERROR! Unable to open camera\n";
return -1;
}
// get one frame from camera to know frame size and type
cap >> src;
// check if we succeeded
if (src.empty()) {
cerr << "ERROR! blank frame grabbed\n";
return -1;
}
bool isColor = (src.type() == CV_8UC3);
//--- INITIALIZE VIDEOWRITER
VideoWriter writer;
int codec = CV_FOURCC('M', 'J', 'P', 'G'); // select desired codec (must be available at runtime)
double fps = 25.0; // framerate of the created video stream
string filename = "./live.avi"; // name of the output video file
writer.open(filename, codec, fps, src.size(), isColor);
// check if we succeeded
if (!writer.isOpened()) {
cerr << "Could not open the output video file for write\n";
return -1;
}
//--- GRAB AND WRITE LOOP
cout << "Writing videofile: " << filename << endl
<< "Press any key to terminate" << endl;
for (;;)
{
// check if we succeeded
if (!cap.read(src)) {
cerr << "ERROR! blank frame grabbed\n";
break;
}
// encode the frame into the videofile stream
writer.write(src);
// show live and wait for a key with timeout long enough to show images
imshow("Live", src);
if (waitKey(5) >= 0)
break;
}
// the videofile will be closed and released automatically in VideoWriter destructor
return 0;
}