How to calculate Elapsed time in OpenCV using C++?

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Here, we will understand how to calculate the elapsed time using OpenCV.

The following program calculates the elapsed time in OpenCV using C++.


#include<opencv2/opencv.hpp>//OpenCV header to use VideoCapture class//
using namespace std;
using namespace cv;
int main() {
   Mat myImage;//Declaring a matrix to load the frames//
   namedWindow("Video Player");//Declaring the video to show the video//
   VideoCapture cap("video.mp4");//Declaring an object to load video from device//
   if (!cap.isOpened()){ //This section prompt an error message if no video stream is found//
      cout << "No video stream detected" << endl;
   while (true){ //Taking an everlasting loop to show the video//
      cap >> myImage;
      int elapsed_time;//Declaring an integer variable to store the elapsed time//
      elapsed_time=cap.get(CAP_PROP_POS_MSEC);//Reading the elapsed time//
      cout << "Ellapsed time(in second):" << elapsed_time / 1000 << endl;//Showing the elapsed time in seconds//
      if (myImage.empty()){ //Breaking the loop if no video frame is detected//
      imshow("Video Player", myImage);//Showing the video//
      char c = (char)waitKey(25);//Allowing 25 milliseconds frame processing time and initiating break condition//
      if (c == 27){ //If 'Esc' is entered break the loop//
   cap.release();//Releasing the buffer memory//
   return 0;

This program will play the video and will show elapsed time in the console window.


Updated on 10-Mar-2021 08:37:50