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### What is the focal length for computer generated pictures?

Hi there,

I am generated some rotated ArUco markers in MatLab and want to get the rotation as normal with OpenCV and C++. The detection algorithm needs of course the camera matrix and the distortion model. The distortion model is easy to have for a perfect camera should be k1,k2,p1,p2,k3 = 0, am I right? The camera matrix offers me a bigger problem... what ist the focal length f (I assume fx=fy). I set the displacements zero: c=cx=cy=0. Now my Camera Matrix should be something like that: [ f, 0, 0 M= 0, f, 0 0, 0, 1] Can anybody tell me, what focal length should be used? In meanwhile I tried to calibrate it with a perfect picture of the (in my case) CharUco Board. (For the CharUco board is an additional avg_reprojection_error, I guess this should be also 0?)

I hope you can help me :) Greetings Sarah

### What is the focal length for computer generated pictures?

Hi there,

I am generated some rotated ArUco markers in MatLab and want to get the rotation as normal with OpenCV and C++. The detection algorithm needs of course the camera matrix and the distortion model. The distortion model is easy to have for a perfect camera should be k1,k2,p1,p2,k3 = 0, am I right? The camera matrix offers me a bigger problem... what ist the focal length f (I assume fx=fy). I set the displacements zero: c=cx=cy=0. Now my Camera Matrix should be something like that: that:

M= [ f, 0, 0; [ f, 0, 0 M= 0, f, 0 0; 0, 0, 1] 1]

Can anybody tell me, what focal length should be used? In meanwhile I tried to calibrate it with a perfect picture of the (in my case) CharUco Board. (For the CharUco board is an additional avg_reprojection_error, I guess this should be also 0?)

I hope you can help me :) Greetings Sarah Sarah

### What is the focal length for computer generated pictures?

Hi there,

I am generated some rotated ArUco markers in MatLab and want to get the rotation as normal with OpenCV and C++. The detection algorithm needs of course the camera matrix and the distortion model. The distortion model is easy to have for a perfect camera should be k1,k2,p1,p2,k3 = 0, am I right? The camera matrix offers me a bigger problem... what ist the focal length f (I assume fx=fy). I set the displacements zero: c=cx=cy=0. Now my Camera Matrix should be something like that:

M= [ f, 0, 0;
0, f, 0;
0, 0, 1]

Can anybody tell me, what focal length should be used? In meanwhile I tried to calibrate it with a perfect picture of the (in my case) CharUco Board. (For the CharUco board is an additional avg_reprojection_error, I guess this should be also 0?)

I hope you can help me :) Greetings Sarah