Example Calibrate Planar Fisheye

From BoofCV

This example demonstrates how to compute the intrinsic camera parameters for a fisheye camera lens. Fisheye lenses exhibit significantly more distortion than regular lenses with a more narrow field of view. Its not unusual for a fisheye lens to have a FOV of 185 degrees. The calibration process is very similar to regular cameras. A planar calibration target is shown at different angles across the entire field of view. The main difference is the camera model.

Example File: ExampleCalibrateFisheye.java

Calibration Tutorial: Wikipage


  • Camera calibration
  • Fisheye Lens distortion
  • Intrinsic parameters

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Example Code

 * Example of how to calibrate a single (monocular) fisheye camera using a high level interface. This example
 * for the most part follows the same routine as {@link ExampleCalibrateMonocular}. Fisheye cameras tend to require
 * more images to properly calibrate. Often people will use larger calibration targets too that are easier to
 * see at a distance and cover more of the fisheye's camera large FOV.
 * @see CalibrateMonoPlanar
 * @author Peter Abeles
public class ExampleCalibrateFisheye {
	public static void main( String[] args ) {
		DetectorFiducialCalibration detector;
		List<String> images;

		// Circle based calibration targets not not recommended because the sever lens distortion will change
		// the apparent location of tangent points.

		// Square Grid example
//		detector = FactoryFiducialCalibration.squareGrid(null, new ConfigGridDimen(4, 3, 30, 30));
//		images = UtilIO.listAll(UtilIO.pathExample("calibration/fisheye/square_grid"));

//		 Chessboard Example
		detector = FactoryFiducialCalibration.chessboardX(null,new ConfigGridDimen(7, 5, 30));
		images = UtilIO.listAll(UtilIO.pathExample("calibration/fisheye/chessboard"));

		// Declare and setup the calibration algorithm
		CalibrateMonoPlanar calibrationAlg = new CalibrateMonoPlanar(detector.getLayout());

		// tell it type type of target and which parameters to estimate
		calibrationAlg.configureUniversalOmni( true, 2, false);

		// it's also possible to fix the mirror offset parameter
		// 0 = pinhole camera. 1 = fisheye
//		calibrationAlg.configureUniversalOmni( true, 2, false,1.0);

		for( String n : images ) {
			BufferedImage input = UtilImageIO.loadImage(n);
			if( input != null ) {
				GrayF32 image = ConvertBufferedImage.convertFrom(input,(GrayF32)null);
				if( detector.process(image)) {
				} else {
					System.err.println("Failed to detect target in " + n);
		// process and compute intrinsic parameters
		CameraUniversalOmni intrinsic = calibrationAlg.process();

		// save results to a file and print out
		CalibrationIO.save(intrinsic, "fisheye.yaml");

		System.out.println("--- Intrinsic Parameters ---");