OPTICAL BLUR DISTURBS – THE INFLUENCE OF OPTICAL-BLURRED IMAGES IN PHOTOGRAMMTRY
Keywords: Light Field, Blur, Optical blur, Camera Calibration, Lytro
Abstract. Photogrammetric processes such as camera calibration, feature and target detection and referencing are assumed to strongly depend on the quality of the images that are provided for the process. Consequently, motion and optically blurred images are usually excluded from photogrammetric processes to supress their negative influence. To evaluate how much optical blur is acceptable and how large the influence of optical blur is on photogrammetric procedures a variety of test environments were established. These were based upon previous motion blur research and included test fields for the analysis of camera calibration. For the evaluation, a DSLR camera as well as Lytro Illum light field camera were used. The results show that optical blur has a negative influence on photogrammetric procedures, mostly automatic target detection. With the intervention of an experienced operator and the use of semi-automatic tools, acceptable results can be established.