Camera Calibration for 3D Reconstruction and View Transformation

Camera Calibration for 3D Reconstruction and View Transformation

B. J. Lei (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands), E. A. Hendriks (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands) and Aggelos K. Katsaggelos (Northwestern University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-299-2.ch003
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This chapter presents an extensive overview of passive camera calibration techniques. Starting with a detailed introduction and mathematical description of the imaging process of an off-the-shelf camera, it reviews all existing passive calibration approaches with increasing complexity. All algorithms are presented in detail so that they are directly applicable. For completeness, a brief counting about the self-calibration is also provided. In addition, two typical applications are given of passive camera calibration methods for specific problems of face model reconstruction and telepresence and experimentally evaluated. It is expected that this chapter can serve as a standard reference. Researchers in various fields in which passive camera calibration is actively or potentially of interest can use this chapter to identify the appropriate techniques suitable for their applications.

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