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camera_pose_calibration image format error [closed]

asked 2012-09-24 23:55:15 -0600

Pedro gravatar image


I'm trying to use camera_pose_calibration to calibrate my Asus Xtion depth camera to a RGB camera. I calibrated both cameras and the launch file, except for this warning

"[ WARN] [1346835528.616595129]: You've passed in true for auto_start for the C++ action server at [/tf2_buffer_server]. You should always pass in false to avoid race conditions."

starts everything normally. But when I try to start calibrate_2_camera.launch, I get the following error:

"Creating aggregator for ['/gscam', '/camera/rgb']

ERROR [1346837613.386631463]: Unable to convert '8UC3' image to bgr8: 'Unsupported conversion from [8UC3] to [bgr8]' "

Which keeps repeating periodically. This happens both with the built in RGB camera (for that I use a bag file) and an external RGB camera. The version of camera_pose_calibration that I'm using comes from here.

Does anyone know what's causing this and/or how to solve it? Thanks in advance!

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close date 2012-10-10 04:21:52


What's the output of 'rostopic echo /camera/rgb/encoding' ?

jbohren gravatar image jbohren  ( 2012-09-25 01:47:11 -0600 )edit

From Asus Xtion, /camera/rgb/image_rect encoding is mono8.

Pedro gravatar image Pedro  ( 2012-09-27 02:47:50 -0600 )edit

That's confusing! So if /camera/rgb/image_rect is a mono image, is there something wrong with the openni pipeline with the Xtion?

jbohren gravatar image jbohren  ( 2012-09-27 03:32:28 -0600 )edit

image_rect is published by image_proc and it's supposed to be mono. image_rect_color is bgr8, but the tutorial about extrinsic calibration in openni_launch says to use image_rect.

Pedro gravatar image Pedro  ( 2012-09-27 21:39:30 -0600 )edit

Ah right. So have you tried it with image_rect_color?

jbohren gravatar image jbohren  ( 2012-09-28 04:22:16 -0600 )edit

I did and the same happened. Anyway, with the last ROS update it's finally working (with image_rect). Thanks!

Pedro gravatar image Pedro  ( 2012-10-02 04:34:46 -0600 )edit

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answered 2012-09-25 11:20:38 -0600

Vincent Rabaud gravatar image

it is a bug as the behavior got broken but it is still doing the right thing: 8UC3 just tells you your image has 3 channels that are uint8. There is absolutely no color information in there: it could be RGB, BGR, YUV .... It therefore does not make sense to convert it to a color coded format.

Then again, 1.8.5 restores that behavior (it assumes 8UC3 is RGB). Groovy will throw that message again (but camera_pose_calibration will be fixed then).

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Vincent, are you resurrecting camera_pose_calibration?

jbohren gravatar image jbohren  ( 2012-09-26 04:28:57 -0600 )edit

From these comments it seems like this problem was supposed to be fixed but I'm still getting the same errors trying to use the camera_pose_calibration right now. Is there a more updated package for multiple Kinect calibration that you know of? Or can this be used with Hydro?

Athoesen gravatar image Athoesen  ( 2014-01-06 10:46:14 -0600 )edit

answered 2012-09-25 08:13:01 -0600

ahendrix gravatar image

This is a bug in the new cv_bridge API. It should be fixed in the next release, 1.8.5, which will be available in deb packages in the next few days.

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answered 2012-10-02 04:35:26 -0600

Pedro gravatar image

Yep, it's working after the last ROS update. Thanks!

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