NAME

mrcal-graft-models - Combines the intrinsics of one cameramodel with the extrinsics of another

SYNOPSIS

  $ mrcal-graft-models
      intrinsics.cameramodel
      extrinsics.cameramodel
      > joint.cameramodel
  Merged intrinsics from 'intrinsics.cameramodel' with extrinsics from
  'exrinsics.cameramodel'

DESCRIPTION

This tool combines intrinsics and extrinsics from different sources into a single model. The output is written to standard output.

We combine the intrinsics from one model with the extrinsics of another. A common use case is a system where the intrinsics are calibrated prior to moving the cameras to their final location, and then computing the extrinsics separately after the cameras are moved.

If we have computed such a combined model, and we decide to recompute the intrinsics afterwards, we can graft the new intrinsics to the previous extrinsics. However, this won't be a drop-in replacement for the previous model, since the intrinsics come with an implied geometric transformation, which will be different in the new intrinsics. If the "extrinsics" models contains the old intrinsics, then this tool is able to compute the relative implied transformation, and to apply it to the extrinsics. As a result, on average, the projection of any world point ends up at the same pixel coordinate as before.

The implied transformation logic is controlled by a number of commandline arguments, same ones as used by the mrcal-show-projection-diff tool. The only difference in options is that THIS tool uses --radius 0 by default, so we do not compute or apply the implied transformation unless asked. Pass --radius with a non-zero argument to compute and apply the implied transformation.

OPTIONS

POSITIONAL ARGUMENTS

  intrinsics           Input camera model for the intrinsics. If "-" is given,
                       we read standard input. Both the intrinsics and
                       extrinsics sources may not be "-"
  extrinsics           Input camera model for the extrinsics. If "-" is given,
                       we read standard input. Both the intrinsics and
                       extrinsics sources may not be "-"

OPTIONAL ARGUMENTS

  -h, --help           show this help message and exit
  --gridn GRIDN GRIDN  Used if we're computing the implied-by-the-intrinsics
                       transformation. How densely we should sample the
                       imager. By default we use a 60x40 grid
  --distance DISTANCE  Used if we're computing the implied-by-the-intrinsics
                       transformation. By default we compute the implied
                       transformation for points infinitely far away from the
                       camera. If we want to look closer in, the desired
                       observation distance can be given in this argument. We
                       can also fit multiple distances at the same time by
                       passing them here in a comma-separated, whitespace-less
                       list
  --where WHERE WHERE  Used if we're computing the implied-by-the-intrinsics
                       transformation. Center of the region of interest used
                       for the transformatoin fit. It is usually impossible
                       for the models to match everywhere, but focusing on a
                       particular area can work better. The implied
                       transformation will be fit to match as large as
                       possible an area centered on this argument. If omitted,
                       we will focus on the center of the imager
  --radius RADIUS      Used if we're computing the implied-by-the-intrinsics
                       transformation. Radius of the region of interest. If
                       ==0, we do NOT fit an implied transformation at all. If
                       omitted or <0, we use a "reasonable" value: the whole
                       imager if we're using uncertainties, or
                       min(width,height)/6 if --no-uncertainties. To fit with
                       data across the whole imager in either case, pass in a
                       very large radius
  --no-uncertainties   Used if we're computing the implied-by-the-intrinsics
                       transformation. By default we use the uncertainties in
                       the model to weigh the fit. This will focus the fit on
                       the confident region in the models without --where or
                       --radius. The computation will run faster with --no-
                       uncertainties, but the default --where and --radius may
                       need to be adjusted

REPOSITORY

https://www.github.com/dkogan/mrcal

AUTHOR

Dima Kogan, <dima@secretsauce.net>

LICENSE AND COPYRIGHT

Copyright (c) 2017-2020 California Institute of Technology ("Caltech"). U.S. Government sponsorship acknowledged. All rights reserved.

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); You may obtain a copy of the License at

    http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0