Creating cylindrical panoramic mosaic from a pipeline video

Chuan Niu, Fan Zhong, Songhua Xu, Chenglei Yang, Xueying Qin

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Abstract

In geological engineering, stratum structure detection is a fundamental problem in project planning and implementation. One of the most commonly employed detection technologies is to take videos of borehole using a forward moving camera. Following this approach, the problem of stratum structure detection is transformed into the problem of constructing a panoramic image from the taken video sequences, which are typically in low quality. In this paper, we propose a novel method to create a panoramic image of the borehole from the video sequence without camera calibration and tracking. To stitch together pixels of neighboring frame images, our camera model is designed with a focal length changing feature, along with a small rotation freedom in the two-dimensional image space. Essentially, our camera model assumes target objects lie on a cylindrical wall and the camera moves forward along the central axis of the cylindrical wall. Our method robustly resolves these two degrees-of-freedoms through KLT feature tracking and constructs a panoramic image by stitching strips. Experiment results show that our method could efficiently generate high-quality panoramas for very long video sequences.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 12th International Conference on Computer-Aided Design and Computer Graphics, CAD/Graphics 2011
Pages171-175
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 21 2011
Event12th International Conference on Computer-Aided Design and Computer Graphics, CAD/Graphics 2011 - Jinan, China
Duration: Sep 15 2011Sep 17 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings - 12th International Conference on Computer-Aided Design and Computer Graphics, CAD/Graphics 2011

Other

Other12th International Conference on Computer-Aided Design and Computer Graphics, CAD/Graphics 2011
CountryChina
CityJinan
Period9/15/119/17/11

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

Keywords

  • forward moving camera
  • panorama
  • stratum structure

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