The 3D reconstruction with a metric content of a submerged area, where objects and structures of archaeological interest are found, could play an important role in the research and study activities and even in the digitization of the cultural heritage. The reconstruction of 3D object, of interest for archaeologists, constitutes a starting point in the classification and description of object in digital format and for successive fruition by user after delivering through several media. The starting point is a metric evaluation of the site obtained with photogrammetric surveying and appropriate 3D restitution. The authors have been applying the underwater photogrammetric technique since several years using underwater digital cameras and, in this paper, digital low cost cameras (off-the-shelf). Results of tests made on submerged objects with three cameras are presented: (c) Canon Power Shot G12, (c) Intova Sport HD e (c) GoPro HERO 2. The experimentation had the goal to evaluate the precision in self-calibration procedures, essential for multimedia underwater photogrammetry, and to analyze the quality of 3D restitution. Precisions obtained in the calibration and orientation procedures was assessed by using three cameras, and an homogeneous set control points. Data were processed with (c) Agisoft Photoscan. Successively, 3D models were created and the comparison of the models derived from the use of different cameras was performed. Different potentialities of the used cameras are reported in the discussion section. The 3D restitution of objects and structures was integrated with sea bottom floor morphology in order to achieve a comprehensive description of the site. A possible methodology of survey and representation of submerged objects is therefore illustrated, considering an automatic and a semi-automatic approach.

3D reconstruction of an underwater archaelogical site: comparison between low cost cameras / Capra, Alessandro; Dubbini, M; Bertacchini, Eleonora; Castagnetti, Cristina; Mancini, Francesco. - In: INTERNATIONAL ARCHIVES OF THE PHOTOGRAMMETRY, REMOTE SENSING AND SPATIAL INFORMATION SCIENCES. - ISSN 1682-1750. - ELETTRONICO. - 40:5W5(2015), pp. 67-72. ((Intervento presentato al convegno 2015 Underwater 3D Recording and Modeling tenutosi a Piano di Sorrento nel 16-17 Aprile 2015 [10.5194/isprsarchives-XL-5-W5-67-2015].

3D reconstruction of an underwater archaelogical site: comparison between low cost cameras

CAPRA, Alessandro;BERTACCHINI, Eleonora;CASTAGNETTI, Cristina;MANCINI, Francesco
2015

Abstract

The 3D reconstruction with a metric content of a submerged area, where objects and structures of archaeological interest are found, could play an important role in the research and study activities and even in the digitization of the cultural heritage. The reconstruction of 3D object, of interest for archaeologists, constitutes a starting point in the classification and description of object in digital format and for successive fruition by user after delivering through several media. The starting point is a metric evaluation of the site obtained with photogrammetric surveying and appropriate 3D restitution. The authors have been applying the underwater photogrammetric technique since several years using underwater digital cameras and, in this paper, digital low cost cameras (off-the-shelf). Results of tests made on submerged objects with three cameras are presented: (c) Canon Power Shot G12, (c) Intova Sport HD e (c) GoPro HERO 2. The experimentation had the goal to evaluate the precision in self-calibration procedures, essential for multimedia underwater photogrammetry, and to analyze the quality of 3D restitution. Precisions obtained in the calibration and orientation procedures was assessed by using three cameras, and an homogeneous set control points. Data were processed with (c) Agisoft Photoscan. Successively, 3D models were created and the comparison of the models derived from the use of different cameras was performed. Different potentialities of the used cameras are reported in the discussion section. The 3D restitution of objects and structures was integrated with sea bottom floor morphology in order to achieve a comprehensive description of the site. A possible methodology of survey and representation of submerged objects is therefore illustrated, considering an automatic and a semi-automatic approach.
2015 Underwater 3D Recording and Modeling
Piano di Sorrento
16-17 Aprile 2015
40
67
72
Capra, Alessandro; Dubbini, M; Bertacchini, Eleonora; Castagnetti, Cristina; Mancini, Francesco
3D reconstruction of an underwater archaelogical site: comparison between low cost cameras / Capra, Alessandro; Dubbini, M; Bertacchini, Eleonora; Castagnetti, Cristina; Mancini, Francesco. - In: INTERNATIONAL ARCHIVES OF THE PHOTOGRAMMETRY, REMOTE SENSING AND SPATIAL INFORMATION SCIENCES. - ISSN 1682-1750. - ELETTRONICO. - 40:5W5(2015), pp. 67-72. ((Intervento presentato al convegno 2015 Underwater 3D Recording and Modeling tenutosi a Piano di Sorrento nel 16-17 Aprile 2015 [10.5194/isprsarchives-XL-5-W5-67-2015].
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