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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.
On your PC, open the
Camera Calibration Tool.
Note: If you haven't downloaded the Camera Calibration Tool, visit vive.com/mars/cct.
Mars IP, and then click
Tip: You can find the Mars IP on the Mars dashboard. See Mars for details.
- 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.
Specify the save location for calibration images and data.
Under Save location, click the folder icon and select a new folder path.
Start capturing images.
Tip: Press the stop button at any time while capturing images to pause calibration.
- Click the play button to start the calibration process.
Aim the camera toward the chessboard pattern to capture an image.
- Repeat until all 16 images are successfully captured and you are prompted to rotate the calibration board.
Rotate the calibration board 45 degrees (counterclockwise), and then click
- Repeat the image capture process.
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.
- 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.