Stereo imaging with uncalibrated camera

Xiaokun Li, Chiman Kwan, Baoxin Li

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

3 Scopus citations


3D images provide more information to human than their 2D counterparts and have many applications in entertainment, scientific data visualization, etc. The ability to generate accurate 3D dynamic scene and 3D movie from uncalibrated cameras is a challenge. We propose a systematic approach to stereo image/video generation. With our proposed approach, a realistic 3D scene can be created via either a single uncalibrated moving camera or two synchronized cameras. 3D video can also be generated through multiple synchronized video streams. Our approach first uses a Gabor filter bank to extract image features. Second, we develop an improved Elastic Graph Matching method to perform reliable image registration from multi-view images or video frames. Third, a fast and efficient image rectification method based on multi-view geometry is presented to create stereo image pairs. Extensive tests using real images collected from widely separated cameras were performed to test our proposed approach.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Visual Computing - Second International Symposium, ISVC 2006, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)3540486283, 9783540486282
StatePublished - 2006
Event2nd International Symposium on Visual Computing, ISVC 2006 - Lake Tahoe, NV, United States
Duration: Nov 6 2006Nov 8 2006

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4291 LNCS - I
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other2nd International Symposium on Visual Computing, ISVC 2006
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLake Tahoe, NV

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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