Application of Epipolar Rectification Algorithm in 3D Television

  • Jakub Stankowski
  • Krzysztof Klimaszewski
Part of the Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing book series (AINSC, volume 84)


The paper describes a method for rectification of video in 3D television parallel multi-camera systems. Using the camera calibration data gathered, a new coordinate system is calculated, in which virtual camera positions and orientations are calculated. A rectifying perspective transform is calculated that performs transformation from the real camera coordinate system to a new system. Transformed images correspond to images from virtual rectified camera setup. The results obtained using the method described are verified by computation of depth maps using the rectified video.


Camera Calibration Camera Parameter Rotation Matrice Virtual View Extrinsic Parameter 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jakub Stankowski
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  • Krzysztof Klimaszewski
    • 1
  1. 1.Telecommunictaions, and MicroelectronicsPoznan University of Technology Chair of MultimediaPoznańPoland

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