A sign of good times to come: Matlab adds a new Vision HDL Toolbox in Release 2015a
Vision HDL Toolbox™ provides pixel-streaming algorithms for the design and implementation of vision systems on FPGAs and ASICs. It provides a design framework that supports a diverse set of interface types, frame sizes, and frame rates, including high-definition (1080p) video. The image processing, video, and computer vision algorithms in the toolbox use an architecture appropriate for HDL implementations.
The toolbox algorithms are designed to generate readable, synthesizable code in VHDL and Verilog (with HDL Coder™). The generated HDL code can process 1080p60 in real time.