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- February 18, 2011 at 11:50 PM #47295AnonymousInactive
Is it possible? Can someone explain to me how to go about doing this? I’d like to swap faces/heads between a video and a picture
Do you mean you want to over lay a face from a picture over a face on video, or the opposite. is that what you are trying to say
Yes, I want to over lay a face from a picture over a face on a video. Not the opposite. I read this can be accomplished by masking?
one more question is there head movement on the video do you need the photo to move as well ?? this does make a diffrence
You’ll need a combination of masking and track motion.
Put the replacement head on a track above the original, mask out the head by itself (may be very tedious – process is called rotoscoping) and then use track motion to place the head in the correct position (also, depending on lower track video can be very tedious as you may need to move it every couple of frames).
If planning ahead, you can drape all but the face to be compisited in a keyable source if you just wanna track the face. If replacing the whole head, no need. You can’t do it in Vegas unless it’s completely static and then you can just use a feathered mask with no worries. I’d hop into After Effects. Mask as needed by double clicking the layer then, back in your comp apply motion tracking as needed. You’ll be best off tracking nostrals if yu can, unless there is a good mole or something you can hone in on. Eyes are good exept for blinks and the mouth, of course, won’t help you any. Color correction to make seemless is important.