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A Rational Function Lens Distortion Model for General Cameras

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A Rational Function Lens Distortion Model for General Cameras
We introduce a new rational function (RF) model for radial lens distortion in wide-angle and catadioptric lenses, which allows the simultaneous linear estimation of motion and lens geometry from two uncalibrated views of a 3D scene. In contrast to existing models which admit such linear estimates, the new model is not specialized to any particular lens geometry, but is sufficiently general to model a variety of extreme distortions. The key step is to define the mapping between image (pixel) coordinates and 3D rays in camera coordinates as a linear combination of nonlinear functions of the image coordinates. Like a "kernel trick", this allows a linear algorithm to estimate nonlinear models, and in particular offers a simple solution to the estimation of nonlinear image distortion. The model also yields an explicit form for the epipolar curves, allowing correspondence search to be efficiently guided by the epipolar geometry. We show results of an implementation of the RF model...
David Claus, Andrew W. Fitzgibbon
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Type Conference
Year 2005
Where CVPR
Authors David Claus, Andrew W. Fitzgibbon
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