A Perceptual Measure for Deep Single Image Camera Calibration

Yannick Hold-Geoffroy, Kalyan Sunkavalli, Jonathan Eisenmann, Matthew Fisher, Emiliano Gambaretto, Sunil Hadap, Jean-François Lalonde; Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2018, pp. 2354-2363


Most current single image camera calibration methods rely on specific image features or user input, and cannot be applied to natural images captured in uncontrolled settings. We propose inferring directly camera calibration parameters from a single image using a deep convolutional neural network. This network is trained using automatically generated samples from a large-scale panorama dataset, and considerably outperforms other methods, including recent deep learning-based approaches, in terms of standard L2 error. However, we argue that in many cases it is more important to consider how humans perceive errors in camera estimation. To this end, we conduct a large-scale human perception study where we ask users to judge the realism of 3D objects composited with and without ground truth camera calibration. Based on this study, we develop a new perceptual measure for camera calibration, and demonstrate that our deep calibration network outperforms other methods on this measure. Finally, we demonstrate the use of our calibration network for a number of applications including virtual object insertion, image retrieval and compositing.

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author = {Hold-Geoffroy, Yannick and Sunkavalli, Kalyan and Eisenmann, Jonathan and Fisher, Matthew and Gambaretto, Emiliano and Hadap, Sunil and Lalonde, Jean-François},
title = {A Perceptual Measure for Deep Single Image Camera Calibration},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)},
month = {June},
year = {2018}