Plane-based calibration and auto-calibration of a fish-eye camera

Hongdong Li*, Richard Hartley

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    We propose a systematic way for (auto)calibrating a fish-eye lens camera. By taking images of a planar scene with a fish-eye camera, our method automatically estimates the centre-of-distortion (COD), distortion parameters, and other conventional camera intrinsics. We fulfil this by a three-stage algorithm. Each stage accounts for one of the above three calibration tasks. Our main contributions reside in the second stages, in which we design a nine-point minimal solver for the purpose of distortion correction. Our method is applicable to both known planar scene and unknown planar scene. The later case corresponds to an auto-calibration version of the fish-eye camera calibration algorithm.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationComputer Vision - ACCV 2006 - 7th Asian Conference on Computer Vision, Proceedings
    PublisherSpringer Verlag
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Print)3540312196, 9783540312192
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    Event7th Asian Conference on Computer Vision, ACCV 2006 - Hyderabad, India
    Duration: 13 Jan 200616 Jan 2006

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
    Volume3851 LNCS
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743
    ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


    Conference7th Asian Conference on Computer Vision, ACCV 2006


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