How can I improve accuracy?

There are a number of ways to improve accuracy but if the project is set up well (no incorrect references) the biggest improvement will come from using a properly calibrated camera. If you are using a calibrated camera already, then you should consider the precision of the markings (for example, can you use targets that PhotoModeler can mark to sub-pixel precision), and then consider redundancy. Redundancy comes from adding more camera station views of the object with good overlap and good angles.

Please have a look at the matrix describing the factors affecting accuracy.

  • Do you have a quality camera and lens?
  • Do you have a good camera calibration? And one that matches the current project?
  • Are points and objects marked precisely and match locations across photos?
  • Do you have good photographs (number and angles)?
  • Are there any errors (high residuals mismatched points, orientation errors, calibration problems)?

If you are doing a target-based industrial measurement project you might want to see more detail in this article.