ViBe - a powerful technique for background detection and subtraction in video sequences

Code and program for Windows and Linux (details this page for how to use them)

Due to copyright and patent infringments, we have been forced to change our distribution policy; we apologize for this.
The following programs are accessible to academic researchers only (follow the links, and ask for the permission to download the programs. Please provide some evidence that you are a researcher in an academic institution; requests from gmail, yahoo, hotmail, 163, etc, e-mail accounts will be refused).



ViBe is protected by several patents (patent track: WO2009007198 / Publication date: 2009-01-15; Priority number(s): EP20070112011 20070708) / Europe (granted): EP2015252 / US (granted): US 8009918 B2 (pdf) / Japan (granted): JP 2011 4699564 B2


For any question, please contact Prof. Van Droogenbroeck .

ViBe inside a digital camera

Illustrations for a static camera

View from the roof of a house

ULg      Institut Montefiore