OpenCV
3.1.0
Open Source Computer Vision

Modules  
Fisheye camera model  
C API  
Classes  
class  cv::StereoBM 
Class for computing stereo correspondence using the block matching algorithm, introduced and contributed to OpenCV by K. Konolige. More...  
class  cv::StereoMatcher 
The base class for stereo correspondence algorithms. More...  
class  cv::StereoSGBM 
The class implements the modified H. Hirschmuller algorithm [68] that differs from the original one as follows: More...  
Functions  
double  cv::calibrateCamera (InputArrayOfArrays objectPoints, InputArrayOfArrays imagePoints, Size imageSize, InputOutputArray cameraMatrix, InputOutputArray distCoeffs, OutputArrayOfArrays rvecs, OutputArrayOfArrays tvecs, int flags=0, TermCriteria criteria=TermCriteria(TermCriteria::COUNT+TermCriteria::EPS, 30, DBL_EPSILON)) 
Finds the camera intrinsic and extrinsic parameters from several views of a calibration pattern. More...  
void  cv::calibrationMatrixValues (InputArray cameraMatrix, Size imageSize, double apertureWidth, double apertureHeight, double &fovx, double &fovy, double &focalLength, Point2d &principalPoint, double &aspectRatio) 
Computes useful camera characteristics from the camera matrix. More...  
void  cv::composeRT (InputArray rvec1, InputArray tvec1, InputArray rvec2, InputArray tvec2, OutputArray rvec3, OutputArray tvec3, OutputArray dr3dr1=noArray(), OutputArray dr3dt1=noArray(), OutputArray dr3dr2=noArray(), OutputArray dr3dt2=noArray(), OutputArray dt3dr1=noArray(), OutputArray dt3dt1=noArray(), OutputArray dt3dr2=noArray(), OutputArray dt3dt2=noArray()) 
Combines two rotationandshift transformations. More...  
void  cv::computeCorrespondEpilines (InputArray points, int whichImage, InputArray F, OutputArray lines) 
For points in an image of a stereo pair, computes the corresponding epilines in the other image. More...  
void  cv::convertPointsFromHomogeneous (InputArray src, OutputArray dst) 
Converts points from homogeneous to Euclidean space. More...  
void  cv::convertPointsHomogeneous (InputArray src, OutputArray dst) 
Converts points to/from homogeneous coordinates. More...  
void  cv::convertPointsToHomogeneous (InputArray src, OutputArray dst) 
Converts points from Euclidean to homogeneous space. More...  
void  cv::correctMatches (InputArray F, InputArray points1, InputArray points2, OutputArray newPoints1, OutputArray newPoints2) 
Refines coordinates of corresponding points. More...  
void  cv::decomposeEssentialMat (InputArray E, OutputArray R1, OutputArray R2, OutputArray t) 
Decompose an essential matrix to possible rotations and translation. More...  
int  cv::decomposeHomographyMat (InputArray H, InputArray K, OutputArrayOfArrays rotations, OutputArrayOfArrays translations, OutputArrayOfArrays normals) 
Decompose a homography matrix to rotation(s), translation(s) and plane normal(s). More...  
void  cv::decomposeProjectionMatrix (InputArray projMatrix, OutputArray cameraMatrix, OutputArray rotMatrix, OutputArray transVect, OutputArray rotMatrixX=noArray(), OutputArray rotMatrixY=noArray(), OutputArray rotMatrixZ=noArray(), OutputArray eulerAngles=noArray()) 
Decomposes a projection matrix into a rotation matrix and a camera matrix. More...  
void  cv::drawChessboardCorners (InputOutputArray image, Size patternSize, InputArray corners, bool patternWasFound) 
Renders the detected chessboard corners. More...  
int  cv::estimateAffine3D (InputArray src, InputArray dst, OutputArray out, OutputArray inliers, double ransacThreshold=3, double confidence=0.99) 
Computes an optimal affine transformation between two 3D point sets. More...  
void  cv::filterSpeckles (InputOutputArray img, double newVal, int maxSpeckleSize, double maxDiff, InputOutputArray buf=noArray()) 
Filters off small noise blobs (speckles) in the disparity map. More...  
bool  cv::find4QuadCornerSubpix (InputArray img, InputOutputArray corners, Size region_size) 
finds subpixelaccurate positions of the chessboard corners More...  
bool  cv::findChessboardCorners (InputArray image, Size patternSize, OutputArray corners, int flags=CALIB_CB_ADAPTIVE_THRESH+CALIB_CB_NORMALIZE_IMAGE) 
Finds the positions of internal corners of the chessboard. More...  
bool  cv::findCirclesGrid (InputArray image, Size patternSize, OutputArray centers, int flags=CALIB_CB_SYMMETRIC_GRID, const Ptr< FeatureDetector > &blobDetector=SimpleBlobDetector::create()) 
Finds centers in the grid of circles. More...  
Mat  cv::findEssentialMat (InputArray points1, InputArray points2, InputArray cameraMatrix, int method=RANSAC, double prob=0.999, double threshold=1.0, OutputArray mask=noArray()) 
Calculates an essential matrix from the corresponding points in two images. More...  
Mat  cv::findEssentialMat (InputArray points1, InputArray points2, double focal=1.0, Point2d pp=Point2d(0, 0), int method=RANSAC, double prob=0.999, double threshold=1.0, OutputArray mask=noArray()) 
Mat  cv::findFundamentalMat (InputArray points1, InputArray points2, int method=FM_RANSAC, double param1=3., double param2=0.99, OutputArray mask=noArray()) 
Calculates a fundamental matrix from the corresponding points in two images. More...  
Mat  cv::findFundamentalMat (InputArray points1, InputArray points2, OutputArray mask, int method=FM_RANSAC, double param1=3., double param2=0.99) 
Mat  cv::findHomography (InputArray srcPoints, InputArray dstPoints, int method=0, double ransacReprojThreshold=3, OutputArray mask=noArray(), const int maxIters=2000, const double confidence=0.995) 
Finds a perspective transformation between two planes. More...  
Mat  cv::findHomography (InputArray srcPoints, InputArray dstPoints, OutputArray mask, int method=0, double ransacReprojThreshold=3) 
Mat  cv::getOptimalNewCameraMatrix (InputArray cameraMatrix, InputArray distCoeffs, Size imageSize, double alpha, Size newImgSize=Size(), Rect *validPixROI=0, bool centerPrincipalPoint=false) 
Returns the new camera matrix based on the free scaling parameter. More...  
Rect  cv::getValidDisparityROI (Rect roi1, Rect roi2, int minDisparity, int numberOfDisparities, int SADWindowSize) 
computes valid disparity ROI from the valid ROIs of the rectified images (that are returned by cv::stereoRectify()) More...  
Mat  cv::initCameraMatrix2D (InputArrayOfArrays objectPoints, InputArrayOfArrays imagePoints, Size imageSize, double aspectRatio=1.0) 
Finds an initial camera matrix from 3D2D point correspondences. More...  
void  cv::matMulDeriv (InputArray A, InputArray B, OutputArray dABdA, OutputArray dABdB) 
Computes partial derivatives of the matrix product for each multiplied matrix. More...  
void  cv::projectPoints (InputArray objectPoints, InputArray rvec, InputArray tvec, InputArray cameraMatrix, InputArray distCoeffs, OutputArray imagePoints, OutputArray jacobian=noArray(), double aspectRatio=0) 
Projects 3D points to an image plane. More...  
int  cv::recoverPose (InputArray E, InputArray points1, InputArray points2, InputArray cameraMatrix, OutputArray R, OutputArray t, InputOutputArray mask=noArray()) 
Recover relative camera rotation and translation from an estimated essential matrix and the corresponding points in two images, using cheirality check. Returns the number of inliers which pass the check. More...  
int  cv::recoverPose (InputArray E, InputArray points1, InputArray points2, OutputArray R, OutputArray t, double focal=1.0, Point2d pp=Point2d(0, 0), InputOutputArray mask=noArray()) 
float  cv::rectify3Collinear (InputArray cameraMatrix1, InputArray distCoeffs1, InputArray cameraMatrix2, InputArray distCoeffs2, InputArray cameraMatrix3, InputArray distCoeffs3, InputArrayOfArrays imgpt1, InputArrayOfArrays imgpt3, Size imageSize, InputArray R12, InputArray T12, InputArray R13, InputArray T13, OutputArray R1, OutputArray R2, OutputArray R3, OutputArray P1, OutputArray P2, OutputArray P3, OutputArray Q, double alpha, Size newImgSize, Rect *roi1, Rect *roi2, int flags) 
computes the rectification transformations for 3head camera, where all the heads are on the same line. More...  
void  cv::reprojectImageTo3D (InputArray disparity, OutputArray _3dImage, InputArray Q, bool handleMissingValues=false, int ddepth=1) 
Reprojects a disparity image to 3D space. More...  
void  cv::Rodrigues (InputArray src, OutputArray dst, OutputArray jacobian=noArray()) 
Converts a rotation matrix to a rotation vector or vice versa. More...  
Vec3d  cv::RQDecomp3x3 (InputArray src, OutputArray mtxR, OutputArray mtxQ, OutputArray Qx=noArray(), OutputArray Qy=noArray(), OutputArray Qz=noArray()) 
Computes an RQ decomposition of 3x3 matrices. More...  
double  cv::sampsonDistance (InputArray pt1, InputArray pt2, InputArray F) 
Calculates the Sampson Distance between two points. More...  
bool  cv::solvePnP (InputArray objectPoints, InputArray imagePoints, InputArray cameraMatrix, InputArray distCoeffs, OutputArray rvec, OutputArray tvec, bool useExtrinsicGuess=false, int flags=SOLVEPNP_ITERATIVE) 
Finds an object pose from 3D2D point correspondences. More...  
bool  cv::solvePnPRansac (InputArray objectPoints, InputArray imagePoints, InputArray cameraMatrix, InputArray distCoeffs, OutputArray rvec, OutputArray tvec, bool useExtrinsicGuess=false, int iterationsCount=100, float reprojectionError=8.0, double confidence=0.99, OutputArray inliers=noArray(), int flags=SOLVEPNP_ITERATIVE) 
Finds an object pose from 3D2D point correspondences using the RANSAC scheme. More...  
double  cv::stereoCalibrate (InputArrayOfArrays objectPoints, InputArrayOfArrays imagePoints1, InputArrayOfArrays imagePoints2, InputOutputArray cameraMatrix1, InputOutputArray distCoeffs1, InputOutputArray cameraMatrix2, InputOutputArray distCoeffs2, Size imageSize, OutputArray R, OutputArray T, OutputArray E, OutputArray F, int flags=CALIB_FIX_INTRINSIC, TermCriteria criteria=TermCriteria(TermCriteria::COUNT+TermCriteria::EPS, 30, 1e6)) 
Calibrates the stereo camera. More...  
void  cv::stereoRectify (InputArray cameraMatrix1, InputArray distCoeffs1, InputArray cameraMatrix2, InputArray distCoeffs2, Size imageSize, InputArray R, InputArray T, OutputArray R1, OutputArray R2, OutputArray P1, OutputArray P2, OutputArray Q, int flags=CALIB_ZERO_DISPARITY, double alpha=1, Size newImageSize=Size(), Rect *validPixROI1=0, Rect *validPixROI2=0) 
Computes rectification transforms for each head of a calibrated stereo camera. More...  
bool  cv::stereoRectifyUncalibrated (InputArray points1, InputArray points2, InputArray F, Size imgSize, OutputArray H1, OutputArray H2, double threshold=5) 
Computes a rectification transform for an uncalibrated stereo camera. More...  
void  cv::triangulatePoints (InputArray projMatr1, InputArray projMatr2, InputArray projPoints1, InputArray projPoints2, OutputArray points4D) 
Reconstructs points by triangulation. More...  
void  cv::validateDisparity (InputOutputArray disparity, InputArray cost, int minDisparity, int numberOfDisparities, int disp12MaxDisp=1) 
validates disparity using the leftright check. The matrix "cost" should be computed by the stereo correspondence algorithm More...  
The functions in this section use a socalled pinhole camera model. In this model, a scene view is formed by projecting 3D points into the image plane using a perspective transformation.
\[s \; m' = A [Rt] M'\]
or
\[s \vecthree{u}{v}{1} = \vecthreethree{f_x}{0}{c_x}{0}{f_y}{c_y}{0}{0}{1} \begin{bmatrix} r_{11} & r_{12} & r_{13} & t_1 \\ r_{21} & r_{22} & r_{23} & t_2 \\ r_{31} & r_{32} & r_{33} & t_3 \end{bmatrix} \begin{bmatrix} X \\ Y \\ Z \\ 1 \end{bmatrix}\]
where:
Thus, if an image from the camera is scaled by a factor, all of these parameters should be scaled (multiplied/divided, respectively) by the same factor. The matrix of intrinsic parameters does not depend on the scene viewed. So, once estimated, it can be reused as long as the focal length is fixed (in case of zoom lens). The joint rotationtranslation matrix \([Rt]\) is called a matrix of extrinsic parameters. It is used to describe the camera motion around a static scene, or vice versa, rigid motion of an object in front of a still camera. That is, \([Rt]\) translates coordinates of a point \((X, Y, Z)\) to a coordinate system, fixed with respect to the camera. The transformation above is equivalent to the following (when \(z \ne 0\) ):
\[\begin{array}{l} \vecthree{x}{y}{z} = R \vecthree{X}{Y}{Z} + t \\ x' = x/z \\ y' = y/z \\ u = f_x*x' + c_x \\ v = f_y*y' + c_y \end{array}\]
Real lenses usually have some distortion, mostly radial distortion and slight tangential distortion. So, the above model is extended as:
\[\begin{array}{l} \vecthree{x}{y}{z} = R \vecthree{X}{Y}{Z} + t \\ x' = x/z \\ y' = y/z \\ x'' = x' \frac{1 + k_1 r^2 + k_2 r^4 + k_3 r^6}{1 + k_4 r^2 + k_5 r^4 + k_6 r^6} + 2 p_1 x' y' + p_2(r^2 + 2 x'^2) + s_1 r^2 + s_2 r^4 \\ y'' = y' \frac{1 + k_1 r^2 + k_2 r^4 + k_3 r^6}{1 + k_4 r^2 + k_5 r^4 + k_6 r^6} + p_1 (r^2 + 2 y'^2) + 2 p_2 x' y' + s_3 r^2 + s_4 r^4 \\ \text{where} \quad r^2 = x'^2 + y'^2 \\ u = f_x*x'' + c_x \\ v = f_y*y'' + c_y \end{array}\]
\(k_1\), \(k_2\), \(k_3\), \(k_4\), \(k_5\), and \(k_6\) are radial distortion coefficients. \(p_1\) and \(p_2\) are tangential distortion coefficients. \(s_1\), \(s_2\), \(s_3\), and \(s_4\), are the thin prism distortion coefficients. Higherorder coefficients are not considered in OpenCV.
In some cases the image sensor may be tilted in order to focus an oblique plane in front of the camera (Scheimpfug condition). This can be useful for particle image velocimetry (PIV) or triangulation with a laser fan. The tilt causes a perspective distortion of \(x''\) and \(y''\). This distortion can be modelled in the following way, see e.g. [88].
\[\begin{array}{l} s\vecthree{x'''}{y'''}{1} = \vecthreethree{R_{33}(\tau_x, \tau_y)}{0}{R_{13}(\tau_x, \tau_y)} {0}{R_{33}(\tau_x, \tau_y)}{R_{23}(\tau_x, \tau_y)} {0}{0}{1} R(\tau_x, \tau_y) \vecthree{x''}{y''}{1}\\ u = f_x*x''' + c_x \\ v = f_y*y''' + c_y \end{array}\]
where the matrix \(R(\tau_x, \tau_y)\) is defined by two rotations with angular parameter \(\tau_x\) and \(\tau_y\), respectively,
\[ R(\tau_x, \tau_y) = \vecthreethree{\cos(\tau_y)}{0}{\sin(\tau_y)}{0}{1}{0}{\sin(\tau_y)}{0}{\cos(\tau_y)} \vecthreethree{1}{0}{0}{0}{\cos(\tau_x)}{\sin(\tau_x)}{0}{\sin(\tau_x)}{\cos(\tau_x)} = \vecthreethree{\cos(\tau_y)}{\sin(\tau_y)\sin(\tau_x)}{\sin(\tau_y)\cos(\tau_x)} {0}{\cos(\tau_x)}{\sin(\tau_x)} {\sin(\tau_y)}{\cos(\tau_y)\sin(\tau_x)}{\cos(\tau_y)\cos(\tau_x)}. \]
In the functions below the coefficients are passed or returned as
\[(k_1, k_2, p_1, p_2[, k_3[, k_4, k_5, k_6 [, s_1, s_2, s_3, s_4[, \tau_x, \tau_y]]]])\]
vector. That is, if the vector contains four elements, it means that \(k_3=0\) . The distortion coefficients do not depend on the scene viewed. Thus, they also belong to the intrinsic camera parameters. And they remain the same regardless of the captured image resolution. If, for example, a camera has been calibrated on images of 320 x 240 resolution, absolutely the same distortion coefficients can be used for 640 x 480 images from the same camera while \(f_x\), \(f_y\), \(c_x\), and \(c_y\) need to be scaled appropriately.
The functions below use the above model to do the following:
anonymous enum 
anonymous enum 
Enumerator  

SOLVEPNP_ITERATIVE  
SOLVEPNP_EPNP 
EPnP: Efficient PerspectivenPoint Camera Pose Estimation [80]. 
SOLVEPNP_P3P 
Complete Solution Classification for the PerspectiveThreePoint Problem [52]. 
SOLVEPNP_DLS 
A Direct LeastSquares (DLS) Method for PnP [67]. 
SOLVEPNP_UPNP 
Exhaustive Linearization for Robust Camera Pose and Focal Length Estimation [110]. 
anonymous enum 
anonymous enum 
Enumerator  

CALIB_USE_INTRINSIC_GUESS  
CALIB_FIX_ASPECT_RATIO  
CALIB_FIX_PRINCIPAL_POINT  
CALIB_ZERO_TANGENT_DIST  
CALIB_FIX_FOCAL_LENGTH  
CALIB_FIX_K1  
CALIB_FIX_K2  
CALIB_FIX_K3  
CALIB_FIX_K4  
CALIB_FIX_K5  
CALIB_FIX_K6  
CALIB_RATIONAL_MODEL  
CALIB_THIN_PRISM_MODEL  
CALIB_FIX_S1_S2_S3_S4  
CALIB_TILTED_MODEL  
CALIB_FIX_TAUX_TAUY  
CALIB_FIX_INTRINSIC  
CALIB_SAME_FOCAL_LENGTH  
CALIB_ZERO_DISPARITY  
CALIB_USE_LU 
use LU instead of SVD decomposition for solving. much faster but potentially less precise 
anonymous enum 
double cv::calibrateCamera  (  InputArrayOfArrays  objectPoints, 
InputArrayOfArrays  imagePoints,  
Size  imageSize,  
InputOutputArray  cameraMatrix,  
InputOutputArray  distCoeffs,  
OutputArrayOfArrays  rvecs,  
OutputArrayOfArrays  tvecs,  
int  flags = 0 , 

TermCriteria  criteria = TermCriteria(TermCriteria::COUNT+TermCriteria::EPS, 30, DBL_EPSILON) 

) 
Finds the camera intrinsic and extrinsic parameters from several views of a calibration pattern.
objectPoints  In the new interface it is a vector of vectors of calibration pattern points in the calibration pattern coordinate space (e.g. std::vector<std::vector<cv::Vec3f>>). The outer vector contains as many elements as the number of the pattern views. If the same calibration pattern is shown in each view and it is fully visible, all the vectors will be the same. Although, it is possible to use partially occluded patterns, or even different patterns in different views. Then, the vectors will be different. The points are 3D, but since they are in a pattern coordinate system, then, if the rig is planar, it may make sense to put the model to a XY coordinate plane so that Zcoordinate of each input object point is 0. In the old interface all the vectors of object points from different views are concatenated together. 
imagePoints  In the new interface it is a vector of vectors of the projections of calibration pattern points (e.g. std::vector<std::vector<cv::Vec2f>>). imagePoints.size() and objectPoints.size() and imagePoints[i].size() must be equal to objectPoints[i].size() for each i. In the old interface all the vectors of object points from different views are concatenated together. 
imageSize  Size of the image used only to initialize the intrinsic camera matrix. 
cameraMatrix  Output 3x3 floatingpoint camera matrix \(A = \vecthreethree{f_x}{0}{c_x}{0}{f_y}{c_y}{0}{0}{1}\) . If CV_CALIB_USE_INTRINSIC_GUESS and/or CV_CALIB_FIX_ASPECT_RATIO are specified, some or all of fx, fy, cx, cy must be initialized before calling the function. 
distCoeffs  Output vector of distortion coefficients \((k_1, k_2, p_1, p_2[, k_3[, k_4, k_5, k_6 [, s_1, s_2, s_3, s_4[, \tau_x, \tau_y]]]])\) of 4, 5, 8, 12 or 14 elements. 
rvecs  Output vector of rotation vectors (see Rodrigues ) estimated for each pattern view (e.g. std::vector<cv::Mat>>). That is, each kth rotation vector together with the corresponding kth translation vector (see the next output parameter description) brings the calibration pattern from the model coordinate space (in which object points are specified) to the world coordinate space, that is, a real position of the calibration pattern in the kth pattern view (k=0.. M 1). 
tvecs  Output vector of translation vectors estimated for each pattern view. 
flags  Different flags that may be zero or a combination of the following values:

criteria  Termination criteria for the iterative optimization algorithm. 
The function estimates the intrinsic camera parameters and extrinsic parameters for each of the views. The algorithm is based on [160] and [15] . The coordinates of 3D object points and their corresponding 2D projections in each view must be specified. That may be achieved by using an object with a known geometry and easily detectable feature points. Such an object is called a calibration rig or calibration pattern, and OpenCV has builtin support for a chessboard as a calibration rig (see findChessboardCorners ). Currently, initialization of intrinsic parameters (when CV_CALIB_USE_INTRINSIC_GUESS is not set) is only implemented for planar calibration patterns (where Zcoordinates of the object points must be all zeros). 3D calibration rigs can also be used as long as initial cameraMatrix is provided.
The algorithm performs the following steps:
The function returns the final reprojection error.
void cv::calibrationMatrixValues  (  InputArray  cameraMatrix, 
Size  imageSize,  
double  apertureWidth,  
double  apertureHeight,  
double &  fovx,  
double &  fovy,  
double &  focalLength,  
Point2d &  principalPoint,  
double &  aspectRatio  
) 
Computes useful camera characteristics from the camera matrix.
cameraMatrix  Input camera matrix that can be estimated by calibrateCamera or stereoCalibrate . 
imageSize  Input image size in pixels. 
apertureWidth  Physical width in mm of the sensor. 
apertureHeight  Physical height in mm of the sensor. 
fovx  Output field of view in degrees along the horizontal sensor axis. 
fovy  Output field of view in degrees along the vertical sensor axis. 
focalLength  Focal length of the lens in mm. 
principalPoint  Principal point in mm. 
aspectRatio  \(f_y/f_x\) 
The function computes various useful camera characteristics from the previously estimated camera matrix.
void cv::composeRT  (  InputArray  rvec1, 
InputArray  tvec1,  
InputArray  rvec2,  
InputArray  tvec2,  
OutputArray  rvec3,  
OutputArray  tvec3,  
OutputArray  dr3dr1 = noArray() , 

OutputArray  dr3dt1 = noArray() , 

OutputArray  dr3dr2 = noArray() , 

OutputArray  dr3dt2 = noArray() , 

OutputArray  dt3dr1 = noArray() , 

OutputArray  dt3dt1 = noArray() , 

OutputArray  dt3dr2 = noArray() , 

OutputArray  dt3dt2 = noArray() 

) 
Combines two rotationandshift transformations.
rvec1  First rotation vector. 
tvec1  First translation vector. 
rvec2  Second rotation vector. 
tvec2  Second translation vector. 
rvec3  Output rotation vector of the superposition. 
tvec3  Output translation vector of the superposition. 
dr3dr1  
dr3dt1  
dr3dr2  
dr3dt2  
dt3dr1  
dt3dt1  
dt3dr2  
dt3dt2  Optional output derivatives of rvec3 or tvec3 with regard to rvec1, rvec2, tvec1 and tvec2, respectively. 
The functions compute:
\[\begin{array}{l} \texttt{rvec3} = \mathrm{rodrigues} ^{1} \left ( \mathrm{rodrigues} ( \texttt{rvec2} ) \cdot \mathrm{rodrigues} ( \texttt{rvec1} ) \right ) \\ \texttt{tvec3} = \mathrm{rodrigues} ( \texttt{rvec2} ) \cdot \texttt{tvec1} + \texttt{tvec2} \end{array} ,\]
where \(\mathrm{rodrigues}\) denotes a rotation vector to a rotation matrix transformation, and \(\mathrm{rodrigues}^{1}\) denotes the inverse transformation. See Rodrigues for details.
Also, the functions can compute the derivatives of the output vectors with regards to the input vectors (see matMulDeriv ). The functions are used inside stereoCalibrate but can also be used in your own code where LevenbergMarquardt or another gradientbased solver is used to optimize a function that contains a matrix multiplication.
void cv::computeCorrespondEpilines  (  InputArray  points, 
int  whichImage,  
InputArray  F,  
OutputArray  lines  
) 
For points in an image of a stereo pair, computes the corresponding epilines in the other image.
points  Input points. \(N \times 1\) or \(1 \times N\) matrix of type CV_32FC2 or vector<Point2f> . 
whichImage  Index of the image (1 or 2) that contains the points . 
F  Fundamental matrix that can be estimated using findFundamentalMat or stereoRectify . 
lines  Output vector of the epipolar lines corresponding to the points in the other image. Each line \(ax + by + c=0\) is encoded by 3 numbers \((a, b, c)\) . 
For every point in one of the two images of a stereo pair, the function finds the equation of the corresponding epipolar line in the other image.
From the fundamental matrix definition (see findFundamentalMat ), line \(l^{(2)}_i\) in the second image for the point \(p^{(1)}_i\) in the first image (when whichImage=1 ) is computed as:
\[l^{(2)}_i = F p^{(1)}_i\]
And vice versa, when whichImage=2, \(l^{(1)}_i\) is computed from \(p^{(2)}_i\) as:
\[l^{(1)}_i = F^T p^{(2)}_i\]
Line coefficients are defined up to a scale. They are normalized so that \(a_i^2+b_i^2=1\) .
void cv::convertPointsFromHomogeneous  (  InputArray  src, 
OutputArray  dst  
) 
Converts points from homogeneous to Euclidean space.
src  Input vector of Ndimensional points. 
dst  Output vector of N1dimensional points. 
The function converts points homogeneous to Euclidean space using perspective projection. That is, each point (x1, x2, ... x(n1), xn) is converted to (x1/xn, x2/xn, ..., x(n1)/xn). When xn=0, the output point coordinates will be (0,0,0,...).
void cv::convertPointsHomogeneous  (  InputArray  src, 
OutputArray  dst  
) 
Converts points to/from homogeneous coordinates.
src  Input array or vector of 2D, 3D, or 4D points. 
dst  Output vector of 2D, 3D, or 4D points. 
The function converts 2D or 3D points from/to homogeneous coordinates by calling either convertPointsToHomogeneous or convertPointsFromHomogeneous.
void cv::convertPointsToHomogeneous  (  InputArray  src, 
OutputArray  dst  
) 
Converts points from Euclidean to homogeneous space.
src  Input vector of Ndimensional points. 
dst  Output vector of N+1dimensional points. 
The function converts points from Euclidean to homogeneous space by appending 1's to the tuple of point coordinates. That is, each point (x1, x2, ..., xn) is converted to (x1, x2, ..., xn, 1).
void cv::correctMatches  (  InputArray  F, 
InputArray  points1,  
InputArray  points2,  
OutputArray  newPoints1,  
OutputArray  newPoints2  
) 
Refines coordinates of corresponding points.
F  3x3 fundamental matrix. 
points1  1xN array containing the first set of points. 
points2  1xN array containing the second set of points. 
newPoints1  The optimized points1. 
newPoints2  The optimized points2. 
The function implements the Optimal Triangulation Method (see Multiple View Geometry for details). For each given point correspondence points1[i] <> points2[i], and a fundamental matrix F, it computes the corrected correspondences newPoints1[i] <> newPoints2[i] that minimize the geometric error \(d(points1[i], newPoints1[i])^2 + d(points2[i],newPoints2[i])^2\) (where \(d(a,b)\) is the geometric distance between points \(a\) and \(b\) ) subject to the epipolar constraint \(newPoints2^T * F * newPoints1 = 0\) .
void cv::decomposeEssentialMat  (  InputArray  E, 
OutputArray  R1,  
OutputArray  R2,  
OutputArray  t  
) 
Decompose an essential matrix to possible rotations and translation.
E  The input essential matrix. 
R1  One possible rotation matrix. 
R2  Another possible rotation matrix. 
t  One possible translation. 
This function decompose an essential matrix E using svd decomposition [61] . Generally 4 possible poses exists for a given E. They are \([R_1, t]\), \([R_1, t]\), \([R_2, t]\), \([R_2, t]\). By decomposing E, you can only get the direction of the translation, so the function returns unit t.
int cv::decomposeHomographyMat  (  InputArray  H, 
InputArray  K,  
OutputArrayOfArrays  rotations,  
OutputArrayOfArrays  translations,  
OutputArrayOfArrays  normals  
) 
Decompose a homography matrix to rotation(s), translation(s) and plane normal(s).
H  The input homography matrix between two images. 
K  The input intrinsic camera calibration matrix. 
rotations  Array of rotation matrices. 
translations  Array of translation matrices. 
normals  Array of plane normal matrices. 
This function extracts relative camera motion between two views observing a planar object from the homography H induced by the plane. The intrinsic camera matrix K must also be provided. The function may return up to four mathematical solution sets. At least two of the solutions may further be invalidated if point correspondences are available by applying positive depth constraint (all points must be in front of the camera). The decomposition method is described in detail in [93] .
void cv::decomposeProjectionMatrix  (  InputArray  projMatrix, 
OutputArray  cameraMatrix,  
OutputArray  rotMatrix,  
OutputArray  transVect,  
OutputArray  rotMatrixX = noArray() , 

OutputArray  rotMatrixY = noArray() , 

OutputArray  rotMatrixZ = noArray() , 

OutputArray  eulerAngles = noArray() 

) 
Decomposes a projection matrix into a rotation matrix and a camera matrix.
projMatrix  3x4 input projection matrix P. 
cameraMatrix  Output 3x3 camera matrix K. 
rotMatrix  Output 3x3 external rotation matrix R. 
transVect  Output 4x1 translation vector T. 
rotMatrixX  Optional 3x3 rotation matrix around xaxis. 
rotMatrixY  Optional 3x3 rotation matrix around yaxis. 
rotMatrixZ  Optional 3x3 rotation matrix around zaxis. 
eulerAngles  Optional threeelement vector containing three Euler angles of rotation in degrees. 
The function computes a decomposition of a projection matrix into a calibration and a rotation matrix and the position of a camera.
It optionally returns three rotation matrices, one for each axis, and three Euler angles that could be used in OpenGL. Note, there is always more than one sequence of rotations about the three principle axes that results in the same orientation of an object, eg. see [129] . Returned tree rotation matrices and corresponding three Euler angules are only one of the possible solutions.
The function is based on RQDecomp3x3 .
void cv::drawChessboardCorners  (  InputOutputArray  image, 
Size  patternSize,  
InputArray  corners,  
bool  patternWasFound  
) 
Renders the detected chessboard corners.
image  Destination image. It must be an 8bit color image. 
patternSize  Number of inner corners per a chessboard row and column (patternSize = cv::Size(points_per_row,points_per_column)). 
corners  Array of detected corners, the output of findChessboardCorners. 
patternWasFound  Parameter indicating whether the complete board was found or not. The return value of findChessboardCorners should be passed here. 
The function draws individual chessboard corners detected either as red circles if the board was not found, or as colored corners connected with lines if the board was found.
int cv::estimateAffine3D  (  InputArray  src, 
InputArray  dst,  
OutputArray  out,  
OutputArray  inliers,  
double  ransacThreshold = 3 , 

double  confidence = 0.99 

) 
Computes an optimal affine transformation between two 3D point sets.
src  First input 3D point set. 
dst  Second input 3D point set. 
out  Output 3D affine transformation matrix \(3 \times 4\) . 
inliers  Output vector indicating which points are inliers. 
ransacThreshold  Maximum reprojection error in the RANSAC algorithm to consider a point as an inlier. 
confidence  Confidence level, between 0 and 1, for the estimated transformation. Anything between 0.95 and 0.99 is usually good enough. Values too close to 1 can slow down the estimation significantly. Values lower than 0.80.9 can result in an incorrectly estimated transformation. 
The function estimates an optimal 3D affine transformation between two 3D point sets using the RANSAC algorithm.
void cv::filterSpeckles  (  InputOutputArray  img, 
double  newVal,  
int  maxSpeckleSize,  
double  maxDiff,  
InputOutputArray  buf = noArray() 

) 
Filters off small noise blobs (speckles) in the disparity map.
img  The input 16bit signed disparity image 
newVal  The disparity value used to paintoff the speckles 
maxSpeckleSize  The maximum speckle size to consider it a speckle. Larger blobs are not affected by the algorithm 
maxDiff  Maximum difference between neighbor disparity pixels to put them into the same blob. Note that since StereoBM, StereoSGBM and may be other algorithms return a fixedpoint disparity map, where disparity values are multiplied by 16, this scale factor should be taken into account when specifying this parameter value. 
buf  The optional temporary buffer to avoid memory allocation within the function. 
bool cv::find4QuadCornerSubpix  (  InputArray  img, 
InputOutputArray  corners,  
Size  region_size  
) 
finds subpixelaccurate positions of the chessboard corners
bool cv::findChessboardCorners  (  InputArray  image, 
Size  patternSize,  
OutputArray  corners,  
int  flags = CALIB_CB_ADAPTIVE_THRESH+CALIB_CB_NORMALIZE_IMAGE 

) 
Finds the positions of internal corners of the chessboard.
image  Source chessboard view. It must be an 8bit grayscale or color image. 
patternSize  Number of inner corners per a chessboard row and column ( patternSize = cvSize(points_per_row,points_per_colum) = cvSize(columns,rows) ). 
corners  Output array of detected corners. 
flags  Various operation flags that can be zero or a combination of the following values:

The function attempts to determine whether the input image is a view of the chessboard pattern and locate the internal chessboard corners. The function returns a nonzero value if all of the corners are found and they are placed in a certain order (row by row, left to right in every row). Otherwise, if the function fails to find all the corners or reorder them, it returns 0. For example, a regular chessboard has 8 x 8 squares and 7 x 7 internal corners, that is, points where the black squares touch each other. The detected coordinates are approximate, and to determine their positions more accurately, the function calls cornerSubPix. You also may use the function cornerSubPix with different parameters if returned coordinates are not accurate enough.
Sample usage of detecting and drawing chessboard corners: :
bool cv::findCirclesGrid  (  InputArray  image, 
Size  patternSize,  
OutputArray  centers,  
int  flags = CALIB_CB_SYMMETRIC_GRID , 

const Ptr< FeatureDetector > &  blobDetector = SimpleBlobDetector::create() 

) 
Finds centers in the grid of circles.
image  grid view of input circles; it must be an 8bit grayscale or color image. 
patternSize  number of circles per row and column ( patternSize = Size(points_per_row, points_per_colum) ). 
centers  output array of detected centers. 
flags  various operation flags that can be one of the following values:

blobDetector  feature detector that finds blobs like dark circles on light background. 
The function attempts to determine whether the input image contains a grid of circles. If it is, the function locates centers of the circles. The function returns a nonzero value if all of the centers have been found and they have been placed in a certain order (row by row, left to right in every row). Otherwise, if the function fails to find all the corners or reorder them, it returns 0.
Sample usage of detecting and drawing the centers of circles: :
Mat cv::findEssentialMat  (  InputArray  points1, 
InputArray  points2,  
InputArray  cameraMatrix,  
int  method = RANSAC , 

double  prob = 0.999 , 

double  threshold = 1.0 , 

OutputArray  mask = noArray() 

) 
Calculates an essential matrix from the corresponding points in two images.
points1  Array of N (N >= 5) 2D points from the first image. The point coordinates should be floatingpoint (single or double precision). 
points2  Array of the second image points of the same size and format as points1 . 
cameraMatrix  Camera matrix \(K = \vecthreethree{f_x}{0}{c_x}{0}{f_y}{c_y}{0}{0}{1}\) . Note that this function assumes that points1 and points2 are feature points from cameras with the same camera matrix. 
method  Method for computing a fundamental matrix.

threshold  Parameter used for RANSAC. It is the maximum distance from a point to an epipolar line in pixels, beyond which the point is considered an outlier and is not used for computing the final fundamental matrix. It can be set to something like 13, depending on the accuracy of the point localization, image resolution, and the image noise. 
prob  Parameter used for the RANSAC or LMedS methods only. It specifies a desirable level of confidence (probability) that the estimated matrix is correct. 
mask  Output array of N elements, every element of which is set to 0 for outliers and to 1 for the other points. The array is computed only in the RANSAC and LMedS methods. 
This function estimates essential matrix based on the fivepoint algorithm solver in [107] . [130] is also a related. The epipolar geometry is described by the following equation:
\[[p_2; 1]^T K^{T} E K^{1} [p_1; 1] = 0\]
where \(E\) is an essential matrix, \(p_1\) and \(p_2\) are corresponding points in the first and the second images, respectively. The result of this function may be passed further to decomposeEssentialMat or recoverPose to recover the relative pose between cameras.
Mat cv::findEssentialMat  (  InputArray  points1, 
InputArray  points2,  
double  focal = 1.0 , 

Point2d  pp = Point2d(0, 0) , 

int  method = RANSAC , 

double  prob = 0.999 , 

double  threshold = 1.0 , 

OutputArray  mask = noArray() 

) 
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It differs from the above function only in what argument(s) it accepts.
points1  Array of N (N >= 5) 2D points from the first image. The point coordinates should be floatingpoint (single or double precision). 
points2  Array of the second image points of the same size and format as points1 . 
focal  focal length of the camera. Note that this function assumes that points1 and points2 are feature points from cameras with same focal length and principle point. 
pp  principle point of the camera. 
method  Method for computing a fundamental matrix.

threshold  Parameter used for RANSAC. It is the maximum distance from a point to an epipolar line in pixels, beyond which the point is considered an outlier and is not used for computing the final fundamental matrix. It can be set to something like 13, depending on the accuracy of the point localization, image resolution, and the image noise. 
prob  Parameter used for the RANSAC or LMedS methods only. It specifies a desirable level of confidence (probability) that the estimated matrix is correct. 
mask  Output array of N elements, every element of which is set to 0 for outliers and to 1 for the other points. The array is computed only in the RANSAC and LMedS methods. 
This function differs from the one above that it computes camera matrix from focal length and principal point:
\[K = \begin{bmatrix} f & 0 & x_{pp} \\ 0 & f & y_{pp} \\ 0 & 0 & 1 \end{bmatrix}\]
Mat cv::findFundamentalMat  (  InputArray  points1, 
InputArray  points2,  
int  method = FM_RANSAC , 

double  param1 = 3. , 

double  param2 = 0.99 , 

OutputArray  mask = noArray() 

) 
Calculates a fundamental matrix from the corresponding points in two images.
points1  Array of N points from the first image. The point coordinates should be floatingpoint (single or double precision). 
points2  Array of the second image points of the same size and format as points1 . 
method  Method for computing a fundamental matrix.

param1  Parameter used for RANSAC. It is the maximum distance from a point to an epipolar line in pixels, beyond which the point is considered an outlier and is not used for computing the final fundamental matrix. It can be set to something like 13, depending on the accuracy of the point localization, image resolution, and the image noise. 
param2  Parameter used for the RANSAC or LMedS methods only. It specifies a desirable level of confidence (probability) that the estimated matrix is correct. 
mask  The epipolar geometry is described by the following equation: 
\[[p_2; 1]^T F [p_1; 1] = 0\]
where \(F\) is a fundamental matrix, \(p_1\) and \(p_2\) are corresponding points in the first and the second images, respectively.
The function calculates the fundamental matrix using one of four methods listed above and returns the found fundamental matrix. Normally just one matrix is found. But in case of the 7point algorithm, the function may return up to 3 solutions ( \(9 \times 3\) matrix that stores all 3 matrices sequentially).
The calculated fundamental matrix may be passed further to computeCorrespondEpilines that finds the epipolar lines corresponding to the specified points. It can also be passed to stereoRectifyUncalibrated to compute the rectification transformation. :
Mat cv::findFundamentalMat  (  InputArray  points1, 
InputArray  points2,  
OutputArray  mask,  
int  method = FM_RANSAC , 

double  param1 = 3. , 

double  param2 = 0.99 

) 
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It differs from the above function only in what argument(s) it accepts.
Mat cv::findHomography  (  InputArray  srcPoints, 
InputArray  dstPoints,  
int  method = 0 , 

double  ransacReprojThreshold = 3 , 

OutputArray  mask = noArray() , 

const int  maxIters = 2000 , 

const double  confidence = 0.995 

) 
Finds a perspective transformation between two planes.
srcPoints  Coordinates of the points in the original plane, a matrix of the type CV_32FC2 or vector<Point2f> . 
dstPoints  Coordinates of the points in the target plane, a matrix of the type CV_32FC2 or a vector<Point2f> . 
method  Method used to computed a homography matrix. The following methods are possible:

ransacReprojThreshold  Maximum allowed reprojection error to treat a point pair as an inlier (used in the RANSAC and RHO methods only). That is, if \[\ \texttt{dstPoints} _i  \texttt{convertPointsHomogeneous} ( \texttt{H} * \texttt{srcPoints} _i) \ > \texttt{ransacReprojThreshold}\] then the point \(i\) is considered an outlier. If srcPoints and dstPoints are measured in pixels, it usually makes sense to set this parameter somewhere in the range of 1 to 10. 
mask  Optional output mask set by a robust method ( RANSAC or LMEDS ). Note that the input mask values are ignored. 
maxIters  The maximum number of RANSAC iterations, 2000 is the maximum it can be. 
confidence  Confidence level, between 0 and 1. 
The functions find and return the perspective transformation \(H\) between the source and the destination planes:
\[s_i \vecthree{x'_i}{y'_i}{1} \sim H \vecthree{x_i}{y_i}{1}\]
so that the backprojection error
\[\sum _i \left ( x'_i \frac{h_{11} x_i + h_{12} y_i + h_{13}}{h_{31} x_i + h_{32} y_i + h_{33}} \right )^2+ \left ( y'_i \frac{h_{21} x_i + h_{22} y_i + h_{23}}{h_{31} x_i + h_{32} y_i + h_{33}} \right )^2\]
is minimized. If the parameter method is set to the default value 0, the function uses all the point pairs to compute an initial homography estimate with a simple leastsquares scheme.
However, if not all of the point pairs ( \(srcPoints_i\), \(dstPoints_i\) ) fit the rigid perspective transformation (that is, there are some outliers), this initial estimate will be poor. In this case, you can use one of the three robust methods. The methods RANSAC, LMeDS and RHO try many different random subsets of the corresponding point pairs (of four pairs each), estimate the homography matrix using this subset and a simple leastsquare algorithm, and then compute the quality/goodness of the computed homography (which is the number of inliers for RANSAC or the median reprojection error for LMeDs). The best subset is then used to produce the initial estimate of the homography matrix and the mask of inliers/outliers.
Regardless of the method, robust or not, the computed homography matrix is refined further (using inliers only in case of a robust method) with the LevenbergMarquardt method to reduce the reprojection error even more.
The methods RANSAC and RHO can handle practically any ratio of outliers but need a threshold to distinguish inliers from outliers. The method LMeDS does not need any threshold but it works correctly only when there are more than 50% of inliers. Finally, if there are no outliers and the noise is rather small, use the default method (method=0).
The function is used to find initial intrinsic and extrinsic matrices. Homography matrix is determined up to a scale. Thus, it is normalized so that \(h_{33}=1\). Note that whenever an H matrix cannot be estimated, an empty one will be returned.
Mat cv::findHomography  (  InputArray  srcPoints, 
InputArray  dstPoints,  
OutputArray  mask,  
int  method = 0 , 

double  ransacReprojThreshold = 3 

) 
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It differs from the above function only in what argument(s) it accepts.
Mat cv::getOptimalNewCameraMatrix  (  InputArray  cameraMatrix, 
InputArray  distCoeffs,  
Size  imageSize,  
double  alpha,  
Size  newImgSize = Size() , 

Rect *  validPixROI = 0 , 

bool  centerPrincipalPoint = false 

) 
Returns the new camera matrix based on the free scaling parameter.
cameraMatrix  Input camera matrix. 
distCoeffs  Input vector of distortion coefficients \((k_1, k_2, p_1, p_2[, k_3[, k_4, k_5, k_6 [, s_1, s_2, s_3, s_4[, \tau_x, \tau_y]]]])\) of 4, 5, 8, 12 or 14 elements. If the vector is NULL/empty, the zero distortion coefficients are assumed. 
imageSize  Original image size. 
alpha  Free scaling parameter between 0 (when all the pixels in the undistorted image are valid) and 1 (when all the source image pixels are retained in the undistorted image). See stereoRectify for details. 
newImgSize  Image size after rectification. By default,it is set to imageSize . 
validPixROI  Optional output rectangle that outlines allgoodpixels region in the undistorted image. See roi1, roi2 description in stereoRectify . 
centerPrincipalPoint  Optional flag that indicates whether in the new camera matrix the principal point should be at the image center or not. By default, the principal point is chosen to best fit a subset of the source image (determined by alpha) to the corrected image. 
The function computes and returns the optimal new camera matrix based on the free scaling parameter. By varying this parameter, you may retrieve only sensible pixels alpha=0 , keep all the original image pixels if there is valuable information in the corners alpha=1 , or get something in between. When alpha>0 , the undistortion result is likely to have some black pixels corresponding to "virtual" pixels outside of the captured distorted image. The original camera matrix, distortion coefficients, the computed new camera matrix, and newImageSize should be passed to initUndistortRectifyMap to produce the maps for remap .
Rect cv::getValidDisparityROI  (  Rect  roi1, 
Rect  roi2,  
int  minDisparity,  
int  numberOfDisparities,  
int  SADWindowSize  
) 
computes valid disparity ROI from the valid ROIs of the rectified images (that are returned by cv::stereoRectify())
Mat cv::initCameraMatrix2D  (  InputArrayOfArrays  objectPoints, 
InputArrayOfArrays  imagePoints,  
Size  imageSize,  
double  aspectRatio = 1.0 

) 
Finds an initial camera matrix from 3D2D point correspondences.
objectPoints  Vector of vectors of the calibration pattern points in the calibration pattern coordinate space. In the old interface all the perview vectors are concatenated. See calibrateCamera for details. 
imagePoints  Vector of vectors of the projections of the calibration pattern points. In the old interface all the perview vectors are concatenated. 
imageSize  Image size in pixels used to initialize the principal point. 
aspectRatio  If it is zero or negative, both \(f_x\) and \(f_y\) are estimated independently. Otherwise, \(f_x = f_y * \texttt{aspectRatio}\) . 
The function estimates and returns an initial camera matrix for the camera calibration process. Currently, the function only supports planar calibration patterns, which are patterns where each object point has zcoordinate =0.
void cv::matMulDeriv  (  InputArray  A, 
InputArray  B,  
OutputArray  dABdA,  
OutputArray  dABdB  
) 
Computes partial derivatives of the matrix product for each multiplied matrix.
A  First multiplied matrix. 
B  Second multiplied matrix. 
dABdA  First output derivative matrix d(A*B)/dA of size \(\texttt{A.rows*B.cols} \times {A.rows*A.cols}\) . 
dABdB  Second output derivative matrix d(A*B)/dB of size \(\texttt{A.rows*B.cols} \times {B.rows*B.cols}\) . 
The function computes partial derivatives of the elements of the matrix product \(A*B\) with regard to the elements of each of the two input matrices. The function is used to compute the Jacobian matrices in stereoCalibrate but can also be used in any other similar optimization function.
void cv::projectPoints  (  InputArray  objectPoints, 
InputArray  rvec,  
InputArray  tvec,  
InputArray  cameraMatrix,  
InputArray  distCoeffs,  
OutputArray  imagePoints,  
OutputArray  jacobian = noArray() , 

double  aspectRatio = 0 

) 
Projects 3D points to an image plane.
objectPoints  Array of object points, 3xN/Nx3 1channel or 1xN/Nx1 3channel (or vector<Point3f> ), where N is the number of points in the view. 
rvec  Rotation vector. See Rodrigues for details. 
tvec  Translation vector. 
cameraMatrix  Camera matrix \(A = \vecthreethree{f_x}{0}{c_x}{0}{f_y}{c_y}{0}{0}{_1}\) . 
distCoeffs  Input vector of distortion coefficients \((k_1, k_2, p_1, p_2[, k_3[, k_4, k_5, k_6 [, s_1, s_2, s_3, s_4[, \tau_x, \tau_y]]]])\) of 4, 5, 8, 12 or 14 elements. If the vector is empty, the zero distortion coefficients are assumed. 
imagePoints  Output array of image points, 2xN/Nx2 1channel or 1xN/Nx1 2channel, or vector<Point2f> . 
jacobian  Optional output 2Nx(10+<numDistCoeffs>) jacobian matrix of derivatives of image points with respect to components of the rotation vector, translation vector, focal lengths, coordinates of the principal point and the distortion coefficients. In the old interface different components of the jacobian are returned via different output parameters. 
aspectRatio  Optional "fixed aspect ratio" parameter. If the parameter is not 0, the function assumes that the aspect ratio (fx/fy) is fixed and correspondingly adjusts the jacobian matrix. 
The function computes projections of 3D points to the image plane given intrinsic and extrinsic camera parameters. Optionally, the function computes Jacobians  matrices of partial derivatives of image points coordinates (as functions of all the input parameters) with respect to the particular parameters, intrinsic and/or extrinsic. The Jacobians are used during the global optimization in calibrateCamera, solvePnP, and stereoCalibrate . The function itself can also be used to compute a reprojection error given the current intrinsic and extrinsic parameters.
int cv::recoverPose  (  InputArray  E, 
InputArray  points1,  
InputArray  points2,  
InputArray  cameraMatrix,  
OutputArray  R,  
OutputArray  t,  
InputOutputArray  mask = noArray() 

) 
Recover relative camera rotation and translation from an estimated essential matrix and the corresponding points in two images, using cheirality check. Returns the number of inliers which pass the check.
E  The input essential matrix. 
points1  Array of N 2D points from the first image. The point coordinates should be floatingpoint (single or double precision). 
points2  Array of the second image points of the same size and format as points1 . 
cameraMatrix  Camera matrix \(K = \vecthreethree{f_x}{0}{c_x}{0}{f_y}{c_y}{0}{0}{1}\) . Note that this function assumes that points1 and points2 are feature points from cameras with the same camera matrix. 
R  Recovered relative rotation. 
t  Recoverd relative translation. 
mask  Input/output mask for inliers in points1 and points2. : If it is not empty, then it marks inliers in points1 and points2 for then given essential matrix E. Only these inliers will be used to recover pose. In the output mask only inliers which pass the cheirality check. This function decomposes an essential matrix using decomposeEssentialMat and then verifies possible pose hypotheses by doing cheirality check. The cheirality check basically means that the triangulated 3D points should have positive depth. Some details can be found in [107] . 
This function can be used to process output E and mask from findEssentialMat. In this scenario, points1 and points2 are the same input for findEssentialMat. :
int cv::recoverPose  (  InputArray  E, 
InputArray  points1,  
InputArray  points2,  
OutputArray  R,  
OutputArray  t,  
double  focal = 1.0 , 

Point2d  pp = Point2d(0, 0) , 

InputOutputArray  mask = noArray() 

) 
This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It differs from the above function only in what argument(s) it accepts.
E  The input essential matrix. 
points1  Array of N 2D points from the first image. The point coordinates should be floatingpoint (single or double precision). 
points2  Array of the second image points of the same size and format as points1 . 
R  Recovered relative rotation. 
t  Recoverd relative translation. 
focal  Focal length of the camera. Note that this function assumes that points1 and points2 are feature points from cameras with same focal length and principle point. 
pp  Principle point of the camera. 
mask  Input/output mask for inliers in points1 and points2. : If it is not empty, then it marks inliers in points1 and points2 for then given essential matrix E. Only these inliers will be used to recover pose. In the output mask only inliers which pass the cheirality check. 
This function differs from the one above that it computes camera matrix from focal length and principal point:
\[K = \begin{bmatrix} f & 0 & x_{pp} \\ 0 & f & y_{pp} \\ 0 & 0 & 1 \end{bmatrix}\]
float cv::rectify3Collinear  (  InputArray  cameraMatrix1, 
InputArray  distCoeffs1,  
InputArray  cameraMatrix2,  
InputArray  distCoeffs2,  
InputArray  cameraMatrix3,  
InputArray  distCoeffs3,  
InputArrayOfArrays  imgpt1,  
InputArrayOfArrays  imgpt3,  
Size  imageSize,  
InputArray  R12,  
InputArray  T12,  
InputArray  R13,  
InputArray  T13,  
OutputArray  R1,  
OutputArray  R2,  
OutputArray  R3,  
OutputArray  P1,  
OutputArray  P2,  
OutputArray  P3,  
OutputArray  Q,  
double  alpha,  
Size  newImgSize,  
Rect *  roi1,  
Rect *  roi2,  
int  flags  
) 
computes the rectification transformations for 3head camera, where all the heads are on the same line.
void cv::reprojectImageTo3D  (  InputArray  disparity, 
OutputArray  _3dImage,  
InputArray  Q,  
bool  handleMissingValues = false , 

int  ddepth = 1 

) 
Reprojects a disparity image to 3D space.
disparity  Input singlechannel 8bit unsigned, 16bit signed, 32bit signed or 32bit floatingpoint disparity image. If 16bit signed format is used, the values are assumed to have no fractional bits. 
_3dImage  Output 3channel floatingpoint image of the same size as disparity . Each element of _3dImage(x,y) contains 3D coordinates of the point (x,y) computed from the disparity map. 
Q  \(4 \times 4\) perspective transformation matrix that can be obtained with stereoRectify. 
handleMissingValues  Indicates, whether the function should handle missing values (i.e. points where the disparity was not computed). If handleMissingValues=true, then pixels with the minimal disparity that corresponds to the outliers (see StereoMatcher::compute ) are transformed to 3D points with a very large Z value (currently set to 10000). 
ddepth  The optional output array depth. If it is 1, the output image will have CV_32F depth. ddepth can also be set to CV_16S, CV_32S or CV_32F. 
The function transforms a singlechannel disparity map to a 3channel image representing a 3D surface. That is, for each pixel (x,y) andthe corresponding disparity d=disparity(x,y) , it computes:
\[\begin{array}{l} [X \; Y \; Z \; W]^T = \texttt{Q} *[x \; y \; \texttt{disparity} (x,y) \; 1]^T \\ \texttt{\_3dImage} (x,y) = (X/W, \; Y/W, \; Z/W) \end{array}\]
The matrix Q can be an arbitrary \(4 \times 4\) matrix (for example, the one computed by stereoRectify). To reproject a sparse set of points {(x,y,d),...} to 3D space, use perspectiveTransform .
void cv::Rodrigues  (  InputArray  src, 
OutputArray  dst,  
OutputArray  jacobian = noArray() 

) 
Converts a rotation matrix to a rotation vector or vice versa.
src  Input rotation vector (3x1 or 1x3) or rotation matrix (3x3). 
dst  Output rotation matrix (3x3) or rotation vector (3x1 or 1x3), respectively. 
jacobian  Optional output Jacobian matrix, 3x9 or 9x3, which is a matrix of partial derivatives of the output array components with respect to the input array components. 
\[\begin{array}{l} \theta \leftarrow norm(r) \\ r \leftarrow r/ \theta \\ R = \cos{\theta} I + (1 \cos{\theta} ) r r^T + \sin{\theta} \vecthreethree{0}{r_z}{r_y}{r_z}{0}{r_x}{r_y}{r_x}{0} \end{array}\]
Inverse transformation can be also done easily, since
\[\sin ( \theta ) \vecthreethree{0}{r_z}{r_y}{r_z}{0}{r_x}{r_y}{r_x}{0} = \frac{R  R^T}{2}\]
A rotation vector is a convenient and most compact representation of a rotation matrix (since any rotation matrix has just 3 degrees of freedom). The representation is used in the global 3D geometry optimization procedures like calibrateCamera, stereoCalibrate, or solvePnP .
Vec3d cv::RQDecomp3x3  (  InputArray  src, 
OutputArray  mtxR,  
OutputArray  mtxQ,  
OutputArray  Qx = noArray() , 

OutputArray  Qy = noArray() , 

OutputArray  Qz = noArray() 

) 
Computes an RQ decomposition of 3x3 matrices.
src  3x3 input matrix. 
mtxR  Output 3x3 uppertriangular matrix. 
mtxQ  Output 3x3 orthogonal matrix. 
Qx  Optional output 3x3 rotation matrix around xaxis. 
Qy  Optional output 3x3 rotation matrix around yaxis. 
Qz  Optional output 3x3 rotation matrix around zaxis. 
The function computes a RQ decomposition using the given rotations. This function is used in decomposeProjectionMatrix to decompose the left 3x3 submatrix of a projection matrix into a camera and a rotation matrix.
It optionally returns three rotation matrices, one for each axis, and the three Euler angles in degrees (as the return value) that could be used in OpenGL. Note, there is always more than one sequence of rotations about the three principle axes that results in the same orientation of an object, eg. see [129] . Returned tree rotation matrices and corresponding three Euler angules are only one of the possible solutions.
double cv::sampsonDistance  (  InputArray  pt1, 
InputArray  pt2,  
InputArray  F  
) 
Calculates the Sampson Distance between two points.
The function sampsonDistance calculates and returns the first order approximation of the geometric error as:
\[sd( \texttt{pt1} , \texttt{pt2} )= \frac{(\texttt{pt2}^t \cdot \texttt{F} \cdot \texttt{pt1})^2}{(\texttt{F} \cdot \texttt{pt1})(0) + (\texttt{F} \cdot \texttt{pt1})(1) + (\texttt{F}^t \cdot \texttt{pt2})(0) + (\texttt{F}^t \cdot \texttt{pt2})(1)}\]
The fundamental matrix may be calculated using the cv::findFundamentalMat function. See HZ 11.4.3 for details.
pt1  first homogeneous 2d point 
pt2  second homogeneous 2d point 
F  fundamental matrix 
bool cv::solvePnP  (  InputArray  objectPoints, 
InputArray  imagePoints,  
InputArray  cameraMatrix,  
InputArray  distCoeffs,  
OutputArray  rvec,  
OutputArray  tvec,  
bool  useExtrinsicGuess = false , 

int  flags = SOLVEPNP_ITERATIVE 

) 
Finds an object pose from 3D2D point correspondences.
objectPoints  Array of object points in the object coordinate space, 3xN/Nx3 1channel or 1xN/Nx1 3channel, where N is the number of points. vector<Point3f> can be also passed here. 
imagePoints  Array of corresponding image points, 2xN/Nx2 1channel or 1xN/Nx1 2channel, where N is the number of points. vector<Point2f> can be also passed here. 
cameraMatrix  Input camera matrix \(A = \vecthreethree{fx}{0}{cx}{0}{fy}{cy}{0}{0}{1}\) . 
distCoeffs  Input vector of distortion coefficients \((k_1, k_2, p_1, p_2[, k_3[, k_4, k_5, k_6 [, s_1, s_2, s_3, s_4[, \tau_x, \tau_y]]]])\) of 4, 5, 8, 12 or 14 elements. If the vector is NULL/empty, the zero distortion coefficients are assumed. 
rvec  Output rotation vector (see Rodrigues ) that, together with tvec , brings points from the model coordinate system to the camera coordinate system. 
tvec  Output translation vector. 
useExtrinsicGuess  Parameter used for SOLVEPNP_ITERATIVE. If true (1), the function uses the provided rvec and tvec values as initial approximations of the rotation and translation vectors, respectively, and further optimizes them. 
flags  Method for solving a PnP problem:

The function estimates the object pose given a set of object points, their corresponding image projections, as well as the camera matrix and the distortion coefficients.
bool cv::solvePnPRansac  (  InputArray  objectPoints, 
InputArray  imagePoints,  
InputArray  cameraMatrix,  
InputArray  distCoeffs,  
OutputArray  rvec,  
OutputArray  tvec,  
bool  useExtrinsicGuess = false , 

int  iterationsCount = 100 , 

float  reprojectionError = 8.0 , 

double  confidence = 0.99 , 

OutputArray  inliers = noArray() , 

int  flags = SOLVEPNP_ITERATIVE 

) 
Finds an object pose from 3D2D point correspondences using the RANSAC scheme.
objectPoints  Array of object points in the object coordinate space, 3xN/Nx3 1channel or 1xN/Nx1 3channel, where N is the number of points. vector<Point3f> can be also passed here. 
imagePoints  Array of corresponding image points, 2xN/Nx2 1channel or 1xN/Nx1 2channel, where N is the number of points. vector<Point2f> can be also passed here. 
cameraMatrix  Input camera matrix \(A = \vecthreethree{fx}{0}{cx}{0}{fy}{cy}{0}{0}{1}\) . 
distCoeffs  Input vector of distortion coefficients \((k_1, k_2, p_1, p_2[, k_3[, k_4, k_5, k_6 [, s_1, s_2, s_3, s_4[, \tau_x, \tau_y]]]])\) of 4, 5, 8, 12 or 14 elements. If the vector is NULL/empty, the zero distortion coefficients are assumed. 
rvec  Output rotation vector (see Rodrigues ) that, together with tvec , brings points from the model coordinate system to the camera coordinate system. 
tvec  Output translation vector. 
useExtrinsicGuess  Parameter used for SOLVEPNP_ITERATIVE. If true (1), the function uses the provided rvec and tvec values as initial approximations of the rotation and translation vectors, respectively, and further optimizes them. 
iterationsCount  Number of iterations. 
reprojectionError  Inlier threshold value used by the RANSAC procedure. The parameter value is the maximum allowed distance between the observed and computed point projections to consider it an inlier. 
confidence  The probability that the algorithm produces a useful result. 
inliers  Output vector that contains indices of inliers in objectPoints and imagePoints . 
flags  Method for solving a PnP problem (see solvePnP ). 
The function estimates an object pose given a set of object points, their corresponding image projections, as well as the camera matrix and the distortion coefficients. This function finds such a pose that minimizes reprojection error, that is, the sum of squared distances between the observed projections imagePoints and the projected (using projectPoints ) objectPoints. The use of RANSAC makes the function resistant to outliers.
double cv::stereoCalibrate  (  InputArrayOfArrays  objectPoints, 
InputArrayOfArrays  imagePoints1,  
InputArrayOfArrays  imagePoints2,  
InputOutputArray  cameraMatrix1,  
InputOutputArray  distCoeffs1,  
InputOutputArray  cameraMatrix2,  
InputOutputArray  distCoeffs2,  
Size  imageSize,  
OutputArray  R,  
OutputArray  T,  
OutputArray  E,  
OutputArray  F,  
int  flags = CALIB_FIX_INTRINSIC , 

TermCriteria  criteria = TermCriteria(TermCriteria::COUNT+TermCriteria::EPS, 30, 1e6) 

) 
Calibrates the stereo camera.
objectPoints  Vector of vectors of the calibration pattern points. 
imagePoints1  Vector of vectors of the projections of the calibration pattern points, observed by the first camera. 
imagePoints2  Vector of vectors of the projections of the calibration pattern points, observed by the second camera. 
cameraMatrix1  Input/output first camera matrix: \(\vecthreethree{f_x^{(j)}}{0}{c_x^{(j)}}{0}{f_y^{(j)}}{c_y^{(j)}}{0}{0}{1}\) , \(j = 0,\, 1\) . If any of CV_CALIB_USE_INTRINSIC_GUESS , CV_CALIB_FIX_ASPECT_RATIO , CV_CALIB_FIX_INTRINSIC , or CV_CALIB_FIX_FOCAL_LENGTH are specified, some or all of the matrix components must be initialized. See the flags description for details. 
distCoeffs1  Input/output vector of distortion coefficients \((k_1, k_2, p_1, p_2[, k_3[, k_4, k_5, k_6 [, s_1, s_2, s_3, s_4[, \tau_x, \tau_y]]]])\) of 4, 5, 8, 12 or 14 elements. The output vector length depends on the flags. 
cameraMatrix2  Input/output second camera matrix. The parameter is similar to cameraMatrix1 
distCoeffs2  Input/output lens distortion coefficients for the second camera. The parameter is similar to distCoeffs1 . 
imageSize  Size of the image used only to initialize intrinsic camera matrix. 
R  Output rotation matrix between the 1st and the 2nd camera coordinate systems. 
T  Output translation vector between the coordinate systems of the cameras. 
E  Output essential matrix. 
F  Output fundamental matrix. 
flags  Different flags that may be zero or a combination of the following values:

criteria  Termination criteria for the iterative optimization algorithm. 
The function estimates transformation between two cameras making a stereo pair. If you have a stereo camera where the relative position and orientation of two cameras is fixed, and if you computed poses of an object relative to the first camera and to the second camera, (R1, T1) and (R2, T2), respectively (this can be done with solvePnP ), then those poses definitely relate to each other. This means that, given ( \(R_1\), \(T_1\) ), it should be possible to compute ( \(R_2\), \(T_2\) ). You only need to know the position and orientation of the second camera relative to the first camera. This is what the described function does. It computes ( \(R\), \(T\) ) so that:
\[R_2=R*R_1 T_2=R*T_1 + T,\]
Optionally, it computes the essential matrix E:
\[E= \vecthreethree{0}{T_2}{T_1}{T_2}{0}{T_0}{T_1}{T_0}{0} *R\]
where \(T_i\) are components of the translation vector \(T\) : \(T=[T_0, T_1, T_2]^T\) . And the function can also compute the fundamental matrix F:
\[F = cameraMatrix2^{T} E cameraMatrix1^{1}\]
Besides the stereorelated information, the function can also perform a full calibration of each of two cameras. However, due to the high dimensionality of the parameter space and noise in the input data, the function can diverge from the correct solution. If the intrinsic parameters can be estimated with high accuracy for each of the cameras individually (for example, using calibrateCamera ), you are recommended to do so and then pass CV_CALIB_FIX_INTRINSIC flag to the function along with the computed intrinsic parameters. Otherwise, if all the parameters are estimated at once, it makes sense to restrict some parameters, for example, pass CV_CALIB_SAME_FOCAL_LENGTH and CV_CALIB_ZERO_TANGENT_DIST flags, which is usually a reasonable assumption.
Similarly to calibrateCamera , the function minimizes the total reprojection error for all the points in all the available views from both cameras. The function returns the final value of the reprojection error.
void cv::stereoRectify  (  InputArray  cameraMatrix1, 
InputArray  distCoeffs1,  
InputArray  cameraMatrix2,  
InputArray  distCoeffs2,  
Size  imageSize,  
InputArray  R,  
InputArray  T,  
OutputArray  R1,  
OutputArray  R2,  
OutputArray  P1,  
OutputArray  P2,  
OutputArray  Q,  
int  flags = CALIB_ZERO_DISPARITY , 

double  alpha = 1 , 

Size  newImageSize = Size() , 

Rect *  validPixROI1 = 0 , 

Rect *  validPixROI2 = 0 

) 
Computes rectification transforms for each head of a calibrated stereo camera.
cameraMatrix1  First camera matrix. 
distCoeffs1  First camera distortion parameters. 
cameraMatrix2  Second camera matrix. 
distCoeffs2  Second camera distortion parameters. 
imageSize  Size of the image used for stereo calibration. 
R  Rotation matrix between the coordinate systems of the first and the second cameras. 
T  Translation vector between coordinate systems of the cameras. 
R1  Output 3x3 rectification transform (rotation matrix) for the first camera. 
R2  Output 3x3 rectification transform (rotation matrix) for the second camera. 
P1  Output 3x4 projection matrix in the new (rectified) coordinate systems for the first camera. 
P2  Output 3x4 projection matrix in the new (rectified) coordinate systems for the second camera. 
Q  Output \(4 \times 4\) disparitytodepth mapping matrix (see reprojectImageTo3D ). 
flags  Operation flags that may be zero or CV_CALIB_ZERO_DISPARITY . If the flag is set, the function makes the principal points of each camera have the same pixel coordinates in the rectified views. And if the flag is not set, the function may still shift the images in the horizontal or vertical direction (depending on the orientation of epipolar lines) to maximize the useful image area. 
alpha  Free scaling parameter. If it is 1 or absent, the function performs the default scaling. Otherwise, the parameter should be between 0 and 1. alpha=0 means that the rectified images are zoomed and shifted so that only valid pixels are visible (no black areas after rectification). alpha=1 means that the rectified image is decimated and shifted so that all the pixels from the original images from the cameras are retained in the rectified images (no source image pixels are lost). Obviously, any intermediate value yields an intermediate result between those two extreme cases. 
newImageSize  New image resolution after rectification. The same size should be passed to initUndistortRectifyMap (see the stereo_calib.cpp sample in OpenCV samples directory). When (0,0) is passed (default), it is set to the original imageSize . Setting it to larger value can help you preserve details in the original image, especially when there is a big radial distortion. 
validPixROI1  Optional output rectangles inside the rectified images where all the pixels are valid. If alpha=0 , the ROIs cover the whole images. Otherwise, they are likely to be smaller (see the picture below). 
validPixROI2  Optional output rectangles inside the rectified images where all the pixels are valid. If alpha=0 , the ROIs cover the whole images. Otherwise, they are likely to be smaller (see the picture below). 
The function computes the rotation matrices for each camera that (virtually) make both camera image planes the same plane. Consequently, this makes all the epipolar lines parallel and thus simplifies the dense stereo correspondence problem. The function takes the matrices computed by stereoCalibrate as input. As output, it provides two rotation matrices and also two projection matrices in the new coordinates. The function distinguishes the following two cases:
Horizontal stereo: the first and the second camera views are shifted relative to each other mainly along the x axis (with possible small vertical shift). In the rectified images, the corresponding epipolar lines in the left and right cameras are horizontal and have the same ycoordinate. P1 and P2 look like:
\[\texttt{P1} = \begin{bmatrix} f & 0 & cx_1 & 0 \\ 0 & f & cy & 0 \\ 0 & 0 & 1 & 0 \end{bmatrix}\]
\[\texttt{P2} = \begin{bmatrix} f & 0 & cx_2 & T_x*f \\ 0 & f & cy & 0 \\ 0 & 0 & 1 & 0 \end{bmatrix} ,\]
where \(T_x\) is a horizontal shift between the cameras and \(cx_1=cx_2\) if CV_CALIB_ZERO_DISPARITY is set.
Vertical stereo: the first and the second camera views are shifted relative to each other mainly in vertical direction (and probably a bit in the horizontal direction too). The epipolar lines in the rectified images are vertical and have the same xcoordinate. P1 and P2 look like:
\[\texttt{P1} = \begin{bmatrix} f & 0 & cx & 0 \\ 0 & f & cy_1 & 0 \\ 0 & 0 & 1 & 0 \end{bmatrix}\]
\[\texttt{P2} = \begin{bmatrix} f & 0 & cx & 0 \\ 0 & f & cy_2 & T_y*f \\ 0 & 0 & 1 & 0 \end{bmatrix} ,\]
where \(T_y\) is a vertical shift between the cameras and \(cy_1=cy_2\) if CALIB_ZERO_DISPARITY is set.
As you can see, the first three columns of P1 and P2 will effectively be the new "rectified" camera matrices. The matrices, together with R1 and R2 , can then be passed to initUndistortRectifyMap to initialize the rectification map for each camera.
See below the screenshot from the stereo_calib.cpp sample. Some red horizontal lines pass through the corresponding image regions. This means that the images are well rectified, which is what most stereo correspondence algorithms rely on. The green rectangles are roi1 and roi2 . You see that their interiors are all valid pixels.
bool cv::stereoRectifyUncalibrated  (  InputArray  points1, 
InputArray  points2,  
InputArray  F,  
Size  imgSize,  
OutputArray  H1,  
OutputArray  H2,  
double  threshold = 5 

) 
Computes a rectification transform for an uncalibrated stereo camera.
points1  Array of feature points in the first image. 
points2  The corresponding points in the second image. The same formats as in findFundamentalMat are supported. 
F  Input fundamental matrix. It can be computed from the same set of point pairs using findFundamentalMat . 
imgSize  Size of the image. 
H1  Output rectification homography matrix for the first image. 
H2  Output rectification homography matrix for the second image. 
threshold  Optional threshold used to filter out the outliers. If the parameter is greater than zero, all the point pairs that do not comply with the epipolar geometry (that is, the points for which \(\texttt{points2[i]}^T*\texttt{F}*\texttt{points1[i]}>\texttt{threshold}\) ) are rejected prior to computing the homographies. Otherwise,all the points are considered inliers. 
The function computes the rectification transformations without knowing intrinsic parameters of the cameras and their relative position in the space, which explains the suffix "uncalibrated". Another related difference from stereoRectify is that the function outputs not the rectification transformations in the object (3D) space, but the planar perspective transformations encoded by the homography matrices H1 and H2 . The function implements the algorithm [62] .
void cv::triangulatePoints  (  InputArray  projMatr1, 
InputArray  projMatr2,  
InputArray  projPoints1,  
InputArray  projPoints2,  
OutputArray  points4D  
) 
Reconstructs points by triangulation.
projMatr1  3x4 projection matrix of the first camera. 
projMatr2  3x4 projection matrix of the second camera. 
projPoints1  2xN array of feature points in the first image. In case of c++ version it can be also a vector of feature points or twochannel matrix of size 1xN or Nx1. 
projPoints2  2xN array of corresponding points in the second image. In case of c++ version it can be also a vector of feature points or twochannel matrix of size 1xN or Nx1. 
points4D  4xN array of reconstructed points in homogeneous coordinates. 
The function reconstructs 3dimensional points (in homogeneous coordinates) by using their observations with a stereo camera. Projections matrices can be obtained from stereoRectify.
void cv::validateDisparity  (  InputOutputArray  disparity, 
InputArray  cost,  
int  minDisparity,  
int  numberOfDisparities,  
int  disp12MaxDisp = 1 

) 
validates disparity using the leftright check. The matrix "cost" should be computed by the stereo correspondence algorithm