CS 4495 Project 2 – Window-based Stereo Matching solution

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1 There are a few images located in the project directory at:
http://www.cc.gatech.edu/~afb/classes/CS4495-Fall2013/ProblemSets/PS2/Data. For this first
problem we provided a test pair leftTest.png and rightTest.png that are just a central square moved
2 pixels to the right.
Implement the basic stereo algorithm of taking a window around every pixel in one image and
search for the best match along the same scan line in the other image. You will do this both left to
right and right to left. Remember: because of depth changes (discontinuities) some pixels visible in
the left image are not in the right and vice a versa. So you will match in both directions.
For this part implement the simplest thing imaginable: look for the smallest difference between the
template window (source) and the proposed location window. Use the sum of squared differences
measure (SSD). I am going to take the definitions from:
http://software.intel.com/sites/products/documentation/hpc/ipp/ippi/ippi_ch11/ch11_image_prox
imity_measures.html
SSD is defined by:
Basically you just sum up the squares. A “good” match, then, is when this value is at a minimum.
That is, you are looking for the same image patch in both images. YOU MAY NOT USE BUILT-IN SSD
FUNCTIONS THAT BASICALLY DO THIS ENTIRE STEP. But it is easy in Matlab to sum the squares of
a matrix; check out the operator: .^2 (Yes you need the ‘dot’.)
a) Implement the SSD match algorithm, and create a disparity image D(x,y) such that L(x,y) =
R(x+D(x,y),y) when matching from left to right. Also match from right to left.
Output: Show DL(x,y) [matching from left to right] and DR(x,y)[matching from right to left] as
images. These disparity images may need to be scaled and shifted to display correctly. They
should show a central square moved 2 pixels to the left or right.
2 Now we’re going to try this on a real image pair: proj2-pair1-L .png and proj2-pair1-R .png. Since
these are color images create gray scale versions. You can use rgb2gray or your own function.
a) Again apply your SSD match algorithm, and again create a disparity image D(x,y) such that
L(x,y) = R(x+DL(x,y),y) when matching from left to right. Also match from right to left.
Output: Show DL(x,y) [matching from left to right] and DR(x,y)[matching from right to left] as
images. These disparity images may need to be scaled and shifted to display correctly.
b) Also in this directory are the ground truth disparity images proj2-pair1-Disp-L .png and
Output: description of the differences between your results and the ground truth
3 SSD is not very robust to certain perturbations. We’re going to try to see the effect of
perturbations:
a. Add some Gaussian noise to the image; either one or both. Make the noise sigma big
enough that you can tell some noise has been added. Run SSD again.
Output: Disparity images and analysis of result compared to part 1.
b. Instead of the Gaussian noise, increase the contrast (multiplication) of one of the images by
just 10%. Run SSD again.
Output: Disparity images and analysis of result compared to part 1.
4 Now you’re going to use (not implement yourself unless you want) an improved method, called
normalized correlation – this is discussed in the book. The basic idea is that we think of two image
patches as vectors and to compute the angle between them – much like normalized dot products.
This can be written as:
where the above is just the explicit dot product which then has to be normalized by the magnitude
of each:
a) Implement a window matching stereo algorithm using some form of normalized correlation.
Matlab has its own function normxcorr2(template, A) which implements:
OpenCV has a variety of relevant functions as well such as CV_TM_CCOEFF_NORMED. You
MAY use these built in normalized correlation functions.
Test it on the original images both left to right and right to left.
Output: disparity images and description of how it compares to the SSD version and to the
ground truth
b) Now test it on both the Gaussian noise and contrast boosted versions from 2a and 2b.
Output: Again disparity images and analysis of results.
5 Finally, there is a second pair of images: proj2-pair2-L .png and proj2-pair2-R .png
a. Try your algorithms on this pair. Play with the images – smooth, sharpen, etc. Keep
comparing to the ground truth.
Output: disparity images and analysis of what it takes to make stereo work using a window
based approach.