Accurate and Practical Calibration of a Depth and Color Camera Pair

  • Daniel Herrera C.
  • Juho Kannala
  • Janne Heikkilä
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6855)


We present an algorithm that simultaneously calibrates a color camera, a depth camera, and the relative pose between them. The method is designed to have three key features that no other available algorithm currently has: accurate, practical, applicable to a wide range of sensors. The method requires only a planar surface to be imaged from various poses. The calibration does not use color or depth discontinuities in the depth image which makes it flexible and robust to noise. We perform experiments with particular depth sensor and achieve the same accuracy as the propietary calibration procedure of the manufacturer.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel Herrera C.
    • 1
  • Juho Kannala
    • 1
  • Janne Heikkilä
    • 1
  1. 1.Machine Vision GroupUniversity of OuluFinland

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