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Calibrating your camera

After assembling the calibration board and placing it in your production area, you'll need to calibrate your camera.
  1. On your PC, open the Camera Calibration Tool.
    Note: If you haven't downloaded the Camera Calibration Tool, visit vive.com/mars/cct.
  2. Enter the Mars IP, and then click Connect.
    Tip: You can find the Mars IP on the Mars dashboard. See Mars for details.
  3. Select the video source (your camera) from the drop-down list. The camera view will appear.
  • Tip: If the video source is flipped on the x-axis, you can select Flip horizontally to flip it back.
    1. Optional: Specify the save location for calibration images and data.
      Under Save location, click the folder icon and select a new folder path.
    2. Start capturing images.
      1. Click the play button to start the calibration process.
      2. Aim the camera toward the chessboard pattern to capture an image.
      Tip: Press the stop button at any time while capturing images to pause calibration.
    3. Repeat until all 16 images are successfully captured and you are prompted to rotate the calibration board.
    4. Rotate the calibration board 45 degrees (counterclockwise), and then click Continue.
    5. Repeat the image capture process.
    6. Rotate the calibration board 45 degrees clockwise (-45 degrees), click Continue, and then capture the final set of images.
      The Camera Calibration Tool will process all 48 captured images and then display the results.
    7. Enter the data into your virtual production software to define the parameters of the virtual camera.
    Your physical and virtual cameras should now be aligned.
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