I have two cameras: one is a "visible" camera and the other one is a thermographic camera, which, as many of you may know, it is a camera that captures infrared radiation instead of visible light.
I have to superimpose the images captured by these two cameras. The problem are:
- they are fixed at two different positions (parallax correction needed)
- they have different intrinsic parameters of course
The problem of adjusting the parallax is that I need to retrieve automatically the distance of each object. I want to avoid to need the distance (there are countless limitations...). For this reason, my question is the following:
If I place, fix and calibrate two "visible" cameras instead of one (same model), so that both "visible" cameras and the infrared camera are coplanar and vertically aligned, I can extract the intermediate view from the two visible images, emulating a view virtually positioned at the same location of the infrared camera. Do I avoid in this way the need of the distance information?
I hope the question is clear. Thanks.