WoW.. this is Scary Shit, seriously the-only thing now required is someone actually impersonating the target’s voice & kaboom… their would be no way to identify the TRUTH from the Unreal!! Now the Question arises ?? How can we trust anything anymore? manipulation at-it’s core Best i must say!!!
~ Galactic Human ~
CVPR 2016 Paper Video (Oral)
Project Page: http://www.graphics.stanford.edu/~nie…
We present a novel approach for real-time facial reenactment of a monocular target video sequence (e.g., Youtube video). The source sequence is also a monocular video stream, captured live with a commodity webcam. Our goal is to animate the facial expressions of the target video by a source actor and re-render the manipulated output video in a photo-realistic fashion. To this end, we first address the under-constrained problem of facial identity recovery from monocular video by non-rigid model-based bundling. At run time, we track facial expressions of both source and target video using a dense photometric consistency measure. Reenactment is then achieved by fast and efficient deformation transfer between source and target. The mouth interior that best matches the re-targeted expression is retrieved from the target sequence and warped to produce an accurate fit. Finally, we convincingly re-render the synthesized target face on top of the corresponding video stream such that it seamlessly blends with the real-world illumination. We demonstrate our method in a live setup, where Youtube videos are reenacted in real time.