Urban dual mode video detection system based on fisheye and PTZ cameras

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Keywords:

Fisheye, PTZ camera, ONVIF, camera calibration

Abstract

This work presents an artificial vision-based monitoring system for urban environments. It comprises a fisheye camera monitoring the scene’s 180ºx360º hemisphere and a Pan-Tilt-Zoom camera capturing narrower regions of interest in high-resolution. The ONVIF protocol standard is used to interface both IP-cameras, allowing for the integration of camera control (image acquisition and movement) and geometric calculations on a single device. The events of interest (motion of vehicles and pedestrians) are assumed to happen on the ground plane. This assumption is required to solve the back-projection, the function that maps coordinates in the highly distorted images of the fisheye camera to the ground plane. A calibration strategy estimates the poses of the cameras without placing restrictions on their orientations or relative distance. It optimizes the back-projection error in the ground plane instead of the re-projection error in the image. Finally, a simple pointing and zoom adjustment strategy controls the Pan-Tilt-Zoom camera. The system is tested in controlled laboratory conditions and shows accurate outdoor performance for pedestrian observation.

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Published

2021-01-07
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