Large scale multi-view stereopsis evaluation

Rasmus Jensen*, Anders Dahl, George Vogiatzis, Engil Tola, Henrik Aanæs

*Corresponding author for this work

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The seminal multiple view stereo benchmark evaluations from Middlebury and by Strecha et al. have played a major role in propelling the development of multi-view stereopsis methodology. Although seminal, these benchmark datasets are limited in scope with few reference scenes. Here, we try to take these works a step further by proposing a new multi-view stereo dataset, which is an order of magnitude larger in number of scenes and with a significant increase in diversity. Specifically, we propose a dataset containing 80 scenes of large variability. Each scene consists of 49 or 64 accurate camera positions and reference structured light scans, all acquired by a 6-axis industrial robot. To apply this dataset we propose an extension of the evaluation protocol from the Middlebury evaluation, reflecting the more complex geometry of some of our scenes. The proposed dataset is used to evaluate the state of the art multiview stereo algorithms of Tola et al., Campbell et al. and Furukawa et al. Hereby we demonstrate the usability of the dataset as well as gain insight into the workings and challenges of multi-view stereopsis. Through these experiments we empirically validate some of the central hypotheses of multi-view stereopsis, as well as determining and reaffirming some of the central challenges.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings : 2014 IEEE Computer Society conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR 2014
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ (US)
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)978-1-4799-5117-8
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2014
Event27th IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition - Columbus, OH, United States
Duration: 23 Jun 201428 Jun 2014

Publication series

NameIEEE conference publications
ISSN (Print)1063-6919


Conference27th IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
Abbreviated titleCVPR 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityColumbus, OH


  • multi view stereopsis
  • structured light
  • surface reconstruction


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