We store movies in files, typically in an MPEG format. Let’s look at what’s inside one of those movie files, and how we can grab a frame from a movie as an image and put it into the MATLAB workspace.
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If we want to process images the first thing we need to do is to read an image into MATLAB as a variable in the workspace. What kind of variable is an image? How can we see the image inside a variable? How do we refer to to individual pixels within an image.
Most of us have lots of digital images captured using cameras or phones. Each image comprises millions of picture elements or pixels. The images are stored in files, typically in JPEG format, and we’ll see what’s inside one of these files.