BMVC92 pp 416-425 | Cite as

Camera Calibration using Vanishing Points

  • Paul Beardsley
  • David Murray


This paper describes a method for measuring the intrinsic parameters of a camera. If aspect ratio is already known, the method requires two images of a plane; if aspect ratio is not known, the method requires three images of the plane. (Equivalently, one image of n planes could be used instead of n images of one plane). The plane must be marked with four points in known configuration.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. [1]
    P.A. Beardsley. The correction of radial distortion in images. Technical report 1896/91, Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford, 1991.Google Scholar
  2. [2]
    P.A. Beardsley, D.W. Murray, and A.P. Zisserman. Camera calibration using multiple images. In Proc. 2nd European Conf. on Computer Vision ,pages 312–320. Springer-Verlag, 1992.Google Scholar
  3. [3]
    B. Caprile and V. Torre. Using vanishing points for camera calibration. Int. Journal of Computer Vision ,pages 127–140,1990.Google Scholar
  4. [4]
    O.D. Faugeras and G. Toscani. The calibration problem for stereo. Proc. Conf. Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition ,pages 15–20, 1986.Google Scholar
  5. [5]
    C.A. Rothwell, A. Zisserman, C.I. Marinos, D.A. Forsyth, and J.L. Mundy. Relative motion and pose from arbitrary plane curves. Image and Vision Computing ,10(4):250–262, 1992.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. [6]
    J.G. Semple and G.T. Kneebone. Algebraic projective geometry. Oxford University Press, 1952.zbMATHGoogle Scholar
  7. [7]
    R.Y. Tsai. An efficient and accurate camera calibration technique for 3d machine vision. In Proc. IEEE CVPR ,1986.Google Scholar
  8. [8]
    L. Wang and W. Tsai. Computing camera parameters using vanishing line information from a rectangular parallelepiped. Machine Vision and Applications ,3:129–141, 1990.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag London Limited 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul Beardsley
    • 1
  • David Murray
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Engineering ScienceUniversity of OxfordOxfordUK

Personalised recommendations