I'm currently playing around with a 360° camera and want to use OpenCV's spherical warper for that. However, each time I try to run a simple program that makes use of the stitcher functionality, it fails to return a stitched image. I'm basically just taking the 360° picture, divide it into two separate pictures (front- and rear lens) and want to stitch them back together.
Here's the code:
Mat srcImage = imread("assets/360_0043.JPG");
Mat frontLensImage(srcImage, Rect(0, 0, srcImage.cols / 2, srcImage.rows));
Mat rearLensImage(srcImage, Rect(srcImage.rows, 0, srcImage.cols / 2, srcImage.rows));
Stitcher stitcher = Stitcher::createDefault();
cout << "ERROR: Image array empty" << endl;
OpenCV Error: Assertion failed (ssize.area() > 0) in resize, file /build/opencv-SviWsf/opencv-126.96.36.199+dfsg/modules/imgproc/src/imgwarp.cpp, line 1834
terminate called after throwing an instance of 'cv::Exception'
what(): /build/opencv-SviWsf/opencv-188.8.131.52+dfsg/modules/imgproc/src/imgwarp.cpp:1834: error: (-215) ssize.area() > 0 in function resize
Kinda solved it. Apparently, OpenCVs memory management doesn't like you referencing the same address all the time. Since both of my images are dependant on
srcImage I assume this is where the error was. I did a quick workaround which looks like this:
Mat unprocessedFrontLensImage(srcImage, Rect(0, 0, 3 * srcImage.cols / 4, srcImage.rows)); Mat unprocessedRearLensImage(srcImage, Rect(srcImage.cols / 4, 0, 3 * srcImage.cols / 4, srcImage.rows)); imwrite("left.jpg", unprocessedFrontLensImage); imwrite("right.jpg", unprocessedRearLensImage); Mat frontLensImage = imread("left.jpg"); Mat rearLensImage = imread("right.jpg");
Works like a charm. Don't teach me about redundancy, I know. I'm gonna clean up and refactor it, this is just my workaround for now.