Simultaneous camera, light position and Radiant Intensity Distribution calibration

Marco Visentini-Scarzanella, Hiroshi Kawasaki

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2 Citations (Scopus)


We propose a practical method for calibrating the position and the Radiant Intensity Distribution (RID) of light sources from images of Lambertian planes. In contrast with existing techniques that rely on the presence of specularities, we prove a novel geometric property relative to the brightness of Lambertian planes that allows to robustly calibrate the illuminant parameters without the detrimental effects of view-dependent reflectance and a large decrease in complexity. We further show closed form solutions for position and RID of common types of light sources. The proposed method can be seamlessly integrated within the camera calibration pipeline, and its validity against the state-of-theart is shown both on synthetic and real data.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationImage and Video Technology - 7th Pacific-Rim Symposium, PSIVT 2015, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsMariano Rivera, Brendan McCane, Xinguo Yu, Thomas Bräunl
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9783319294506
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event7th Pacific-Rim Symposium on Image and Video Technology, PSIVT 2015 - Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: Nov 25 2015Nov 27 2015

Publication series

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


Other7th Pacific-Rim Symposium on Image and Video Technology, PSIVT 2015
Country/TerritoryNew Zealand

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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