RESEARCH OF THE CAMERA CALIBRATION USING SERIES OF IMAGES WITH COMMON CENTER OF PROJECTION
Keywords: camera calibration, long focal length lenses, panoramic head, front nodal point, common center of projection, test-object
Abstract. The method for calibration of cameras equipped with long focal distance lens is researched in the present work. The basic idea is as follows. The camera to be calibrated is placed on the tripod with panoramic head. The main condition of panorama shooting is that the rotation center of the camera and the front nodal point of the lens should be the same. The camera is calibrated based on a series of images of a test object with a common center of projection. Special software has been created for this purpose. The results of experimental studies on digital simulated data and for a real camera Hasselblad H4D-60 are presented. Results of these experiments show that use of common projection center allow to increase accuracy of the calibration process of the long focal length cameras.