Head swap in video with Vegas Pro 10

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    • #47295
      Anonymous
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      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

    • #194770
      Daryl
      Participant

      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

    • #194771
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      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?

    • #194772
      Daryl
      Participant

      one more question is there head movement on the video do you need the photo to move as well ?? this does make a diffrence

    • #194773
      birdcat
      Participant

      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).

    • #194774
      Grinner Hester
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      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.

    • #194775
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Yes there is head movement for the video, but it doesn’t move very drastically at all, and the picture is completely still. Thank you birdcat and grinner

    • #194776
      Daryl
      Participant

      If you have photo shop you can cut the head out with the surrounding area around the head in the photo with an alpha background around the head bring it into Vegas place it on a track above the video and with the key frames move the head around as you like to get the effect that you want with it that is what I usually if i do not use after effects. then you can use track motion or pan and crop or whatever you are looking for to achieve your goal. don’t know if that is what you are looking for but it is a suggestion

    • #212404
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Hi Nicole, it's an older thread, but I was wodering how was the final result that you got from your attempt at swapping full head. Did it look real or was it more for comic purposes?

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