The accuracy of DLT extrapolation in three-dimensional film analysis

J Biomech. 1986;19(9):781-5. doi: 10.1016/0021-9290(86)90201-0.


An analysis of errors arising from the Direct Linear Transformation (DLT) approach to three-dimensional reconstructions from two-dimensional images has been undertaken, the principal factor studied being the number and distribution of control points used in the calibration procedure. Significantly increased error was found to be associated with extrapolation to unknown points outside the control point distribution space. Differences in accuracy between two camera position set-ups and 11 vs 12 DLT parameter solutions were also examined.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Analysis of Variance
  • Biomechanical Phenomena*
  • Calibration
  • Humans
  • Photogrammetry*
  • Photography*