How to use calibration parameters from KITTI?

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I'm working on stereo vision and I am using data from The calibration parameters they use are very different from the parameters that the stereo camera calibrator toolbox produce and I couldn't find a way to use their data in MATLAB.
I also tried to use their calibration images in stereo camera calibrator toolbox which looks like this:
But when I run the calibration it fails saying:
Please help me if you have any idea on how to solve this

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Dima Lisin
Dima Lisin on 29 Feb 2016
Edited: Dima Lisin on 11 Mar 2016
The file calib_cam_to_cam.txt contains parameters for 3 cameras.
  • S_0x: is the image size. You do not really need it for anything.
  • K_0x: is the intrinsics matrix. You can use it to create a cameraParameters object in MATLAB, but you have to transpose it, and add 1 to the camera center, because of MATLAB's 1-based indexing.
  • D_0x: are the distortion coefficients in the form [k1, k2, p1, p2, k3]. k1, k2, and k3 are the radial coefficients, and p1 and p2 are the tangential distortion coefficients.
  • R_0x and T_0x are the camera extrinsics. They seem to be a transformation from a common world coordinate system into each of the cameras' coordinate system.
  • S_rect_0x, R_rect_0x, and P_rect_0x are the parameters of the rectified images.
Given all that, here's what you should do.
  • Pick two cameras of the three, that you want to use.
  • Create a cameraParameters object for each camera using the intrinsics and the distortion parameters (K_0x and D_0x). Don't forget to transpose K and adjust for 1-based indexing.
  • From the extrinsics of the two cameras (R_0x's and T_0x's) compute the rotation and translation between the two cameras. (R and t).
  • Use the two cameraParameters objects together with R and t to create a stereoParameters object.
Bashima Islam
Bashima Islam on 16 Sep 2017
Edited: Bashima Islam on 16 Sep 2017
I still did not understand how can I get the stereo camera calibration parameters. I am totally new in computer vision. It will be really helpful if you can explain to me how to get the stereo parameters. I want to run the example code for point-cloud generation in Matlab on this dataset.

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Chris Monaco
Chris Monaco on 20 Mar 2016
Where did you find the checkerboard size for the KITTI calibration images?
Chris Monaco
Chris Monaco on 2 Apr 2016
Figured this out. The checkerboard size is given as "corner_dist," representing the distance between two adjacent checkerboard corners.

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Rafa Z
Rafa Z on 16 Oct 2017
Can you someone explain how to in more details (kind of new to this field so step by step instruction will be highly appreciated)? I still can not understand how to get cameraParameters1 and cameraParameters2

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