Optimal Grid Pattern for Automated Camera Calibration Using Cross Ratio

Chikara MATSUNAGA  Yasushi KANAZAWA  Kenichi KANATANI  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E83-A   No.10   pp.1921-1928
Publication Date: 2000/10/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Information Theory and Its Applications)
Category: Image Processing
Keyword: 
cross ratio,  Markov process,  error analysis,  reliability evaluation,  virtual studio,  

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Summary: 
With a view to virtual studio applications, we design an optimal grid pattern such that the observed image of a small portion of it can be matched to its corresponding position in the pattern easily. The grid shape is so determined that the cross ratio of adjacent intervals is different everywhere. The cross ratios are generated by an optimal Markov process that maximizes the accuracy of matching. We test our camera calibration system using the resulting grid pattern in a realistic setting and show that the performance is greatly improved by applying techniques derived from the designed properties of the pattern.