In tight spaces, it can be useful to view the scene via a mirror, so that you can place the mirror image of the camera farther away, beyond the wall of the room. Unfortunately this will also result in a mirrored camera image, confusing the calibration and tracking. (Unless all cameras work via a mirror... I think.)
In our situation, we have a four-walled CAVE, and there is a mirror above it under a 45-degree angle, which is used to project an image onto the floor. Through the mirror, the camera would have a great view, but unfortunately we cannot use it because the software cannot deal with it.
Hence my suggestion: add an option to the calibration tool to mirror the image (i.e. 2D coordinates) of certain cameras. Am I the only one who would find this useful? What do you think?
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Ah this is an interesting idea. I just tried a CAVE out at EON Reality, very cool experience. This is an advanced feature and we probably won't integrate it for a while, but we will put it on the list.