MetRec (Meteor Recognizer) is a software package for the automatic detection and analysis of video meteors. In can be used both to inspect video tapes offline, and to do online recognition for an automatic video meteor camera.
MetRec analyses in real-time half resolution grey scale PAL (384x288 pixel, 8 bit) or NTSC (320x240 pixel, 8 bit) video frames at rates up to 25/30 frames per second. It stores the appearance time of meteors and optionally a sum image and an animation from each event. MetRec is able to compute the meteors brightness, its velocity and equatorial coordinates, and to determine the meteor shower it belongs to.
The software is highly flexible - it can be adapted to each individual system with a number of parameters to be set in a configuration file. All output is written into a logfile or sent to a printer. During recognition, the current input signal and the system state is displayed at the computer monitor.
Check the MetRec homepage for more information and downloads.