External Calibration of Multi-camera System Based on Efficient Pair-wise Estimation

  • Chunhui Cui
  • Wenxian Yang
  • King Ngi Ngan
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4872)


In this paper, we present an external calibration technique for typical multi-camera system. The technique is very handy in practice using a simple planar pattern. Based on homography, an efficient pair-wise estimation method is proposed to recover the rigid rotation and translation between neighboring cameras. By registering all these partial calibrated structures, complete calibration of the multi-camera system is accomplished. Experiments with both simulated and real data show that accurate and stable calibration results can be achieved by the proposed method.


Camera calibration multi-camera system homography 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chunhui Cui
    • 1
  • Wenxian Yang
    • 1
  • King Ngi Ngan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electronic Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong 

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