Automatic Generation of Epipolar Curves

Ardian Umam, Yi Yu Hsieh, Jiwa Malem Marsya, Jen-Hui Chuang

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Fisheye camera is widely used in various applications because of its wider field-of-view. However, high distortion of images captured by fisheye cameras make it difficult for certain tasks which are based on traditional epipolar geometry (using epipolar lines) and stereo correspondence, such as depth map estimation. While most of existing depth map estimation methods use perspective-projection-based camera model, considering fisheye camera for depth map estimation will be beneficial because of its wider FOV. The availability of epipolar curves will be truly helpful for correspondence matching performed in depth map estimation. We propose a novel way of deriving epipolar curves using an auxiliary screen having benefits include: (i) deterministic results instead of statistical ones with accuracy within 1.5 pixels and (ii) the two epipoles as well as the epipolar curves in fisheye images can be obtained automatically, while unlimited number of the latter can be generated if needed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP 2018 - Proceedings
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781479970612
StatePublished - 29 Aug 2018
Event25th IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP 2018 - Athens, Greece
Duration: 7 Oct 201810 Oct 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP
ISSN (Print)1522-4880


Conference25th IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP 2018


  • Epipolar curves
  • Fisheye cameras
  • Stereo matching

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