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Practical PTZ camera calibration using Givens rotations

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Practical PTZ camera calibration using Givens rotations
Due to their ease of use and availability, pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) cameras are everywhere. However, in order to utilize these cameras for a meaningful application, it is necessary that these cameras be calibrated. In this paper, we address the problem of calibrating such a rotating and zooming camera and present a simple yet novel solution. We show that in the case of a general rotation the problem can be solved in closedform by applying a series of Givens rotations, providing five intrinsic parameters from only a minimum set of two images. Whereas other methods use orthogonality of the rotation matrix as a constraint, our approach applies direct decomposition of the infinite homography. As a result, we are able to obtain four constraints for estimating camera parameters. We rigourously test our method on synthetic data by introducing very large noise. We also compare our method with the stateof-the-art PTZ camera calibration method. Our solutions and analysis are thoroughly validated o...
Imran N. Junejo, Hassan Foroosh
Added 30 May 2010
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Type Conference
Year 2008
Where ICIP
Authors Imran N. Junejo, Hassan Foroosh
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