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Chessboard detection fails on fisheye image

asked 2016-11-20 00:48:36 -0500

jeremybub gravatar image

updated 2016-11-23 01:17:09 -0500

I am trying to perform calibration for a fisheye lens using the omnidir module. I am finding that the chessboards are not detected on many of the calibration images.

For example, here is an image that it fails on. Why would this be? it has no occlusion and good lighting. I also tried downsampling to half the resolution as I heard that might help. Using opencv3-3.1.0_3 on OSX.

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EDIT: After recompiling with DEBUG_CHESSBOARD enabled, I found that the issue was caused by the new binarization failing. The debug output shows what the old binarization algorithm would have given, and it's clear that the old algorithm gave the correct result.

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New binarization: image description

This seems like a bug in opencv, so I will report it.

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Omnidir is for a pinhole camera not fisheye. You should use

LBerger gravatar imageLBerger ( 2016-11-20 07:34:46 -0500 )edit

No omnidir is for fisheye as well, as per the documentation: In any case chessboard detection is independent of the calibration and just depends on the raw image.

jeremybub gravatar imagejeremybub ( 2016-11-20 16:28:53 -0500 )edit

with image given may be you can have problem with this

LBerger gravatar imageLBerger ( 2016-11-21 01:04:28 -0500 )edit

Enabling DEBUG_CHESSBOARD shows that the binarization is failing. In fact, the old binarization work, but the new binarization fails. I have added example images to the question

jeremybub gravatar imagejeremybub ( 2016-11-22 22:12:31 -0500 )edit

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answered 2016-11-23 03:08:00 -0500

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updated 2016-11-23 03:11:52 -0500

Yes there is problem with your image with theresholding. Threshold found is 70 using icvBinarizationHistogramBased( Mat & img ). Using OTSU is 131. imho best results is near 120. Method use gradient of histogram and some thresold surface. In your image all method failed and thresold of 70 is used. I don't think it is a bug. Method need to be improved using a dataset of easy and difficult image...a good Pull Request

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Threshold 70

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Threshold OTSU (131)

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