Common Self-polar Triangle of Concentric Conics for Light Field Camera Calibration

  • Qi Zhang
  • Qing WangEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11366)


Accurate light field camera calibration plays an important role in various applications. Instead of a planar checkerboard, we propose to calibrate light field camera using a concentric conics pattern. In this paper, we explore the property and reconstruction of common self-polar triangle with respect to concentric circle and ellipse. A light field projection model is formulated to compute out an effective linear initial solution for both intrinsic and extrinsic parameters. In addition, a 4-parameter radial distortion model is presented considering different view points in light field. Finally, we establish a cost function based on Sampson error for non-linear optimization. Experimental results on both synthetic data and real light field have verified the effectiveness and robustness of the proposed algorithm.


Computational photography and video Light field camera calibration Common self-polar triangle 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Computer ScienceNorthwestern Polytechnical UniversityXi’anChina

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