Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Search. In Color!

[ entrance blue ]
[ entrance white ]
Have you ever wanted to know when the FedEx or recycling truck came by?

Now you can - with a quick color search!

In these examples, I jumped to the white FedEx truck and blue recycling truck by including colors in my searches.

Camiolog now instantly detects the colors of moving objects in each frame.  Computers and humans process colors differently: we call a truck white, even though its moving image contains many shades of color in the tires, the body, the logo, and the windows.  Camiolog imitates the human vision process, detecting the "relevant" colors for each moving object in real time.  We are still fine-tuning the color detection; we welcome all feedback!

We have made colors searchable - just like camera names and zone labels. That way, you can quickly find your UPS delivery with a search like [walkway brown] or your black labrador with a search like [backyard black].

Color is another ingredient in making your video cameras more useful - easy to access, easy to search, and easy to act on.