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How can I publish I420 image data as sensor_msgs/Image? (Image transport plugin)

asked 2020-02-11 14:18:54 -0500

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From gstreamer v4l2src plugin, I get gstreamer buffer data(I420).

How can I publish it as sensor_msgs/Image? (Image transport plugin)

So I have a pointer to data. I know Height and width of final image. Anyways, I420 data arrangement mentioned in this post. (Just to indicate pixel arrangements, whole post in not important).

image_transport::Publisher pub = it.advertise("out_image_base_topic", 1);
mat = cv::Mat((height*3)/2, width, CV_8UC1,;
sensor_msgs::ImagePtr msg = cv_bridge::CvImage(std_msgs::Header(), "i420", mat).toImageMsg();

Is it the correct way? Or first I have to convert image from I420 to BGR?

cvtColor(mat, mat, CV_YUV2BGR_I420, 3);
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answered 2020-09-01 23:38:43 -0500

Hi Jey,

I had the same issue as you and decided to implement YUV420 conversion in cv_bridge so it will work by default with the rest of the ROS pipeline. Check out the following PRs (for ROS1):

With the following branches all you have to do is set the encoding to yuv420, cv_bridge and the tools relying on it (i.e. rqt_image_view) should perform the conversion automatically.

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