Monthly Archives: June 2011

Two video clips side by side using imagemagick and ffmpeg

Just copy the following code into a script file and run it at your bash. Please remmeber to “d2u your_file_name” otherwise you would have the error “syntax error near unexpected token $’\r’ “.


n=900 #image number

for(( i=0; i<n; i++))
montage -label ‘%f’ “xrCor$(printf “%04d” $i).png”  “xrSag$(printf “%04d” $i).png” -tile x1 -geometry +4+4 “montage$(printf “%04d” $i).bmp”

ffmpeg -b 7000k -r 10 -i montage%04d.bmp -b 7000k -r 10 -vcodec mpeg4 -vtag DIVX montage.avi

draw line segments in matlab

After spending some effort searching online, I found one solution:

r = 5;
x1 = linspace( – r, + r);
y1 = linspace(,;

x2 = linspace(,;
y2 = linspace( – r, + r);

index1 = sub2ind(size(im), round(y1), round(x1));
index2 = sub2ind(size(im), round(y2), round(x2));
im(index1) = 127; % set the valudes to 127 for display
im(index2) = 127; % set the valudes to 127 for display

The above code snippet is used to draw a cross on an image or matrix. Because of over sampling, the line drawn is without aliasing artifacts. For drawing lines on figures, there exists an easier solution, just use function ‘line’. For example:

line(rect(1,:), rect(2,:),’Color’,’r’,’LineWidth’,2);