Motmot is a collection of modular packages for the real time collection and analysis of uncompressed digital images from a variety of sources. The primary language is Python, but the low-level camera access library (cam_iface) is cross-platform C, and the saved movie format also has MATLAB® bindings.
A primary goal of these libraries and applications is speed. Today's CPUs and cameras are fast and getting faster. We need a cross-platform, open source framework to make the best use of the resources for machine vision tasks. We routinely use these libraries to process data from cameras recording 100 MB per second.