Video face replacement system using a modified Poisson blending technique

Mahmoud Afifi, Khaled F Hussain, Hosny M Ibrahim, and Nagwa M Omar

Faculty of Computers and Information, Assiut University, Egypt

IEEE International Symposium on Intelligent Signal Processing and Communication Systems (ISPACS), 2014


In this paper, we present a system for video face replacement that requires only two videos of a source actor and a target actor using only a single digital camera. Existing video face replacement techniques usually need special equipment or 3D models; the proposed system achieves a realistic replacement of faces without using 3D models or special equipment. There are many applications of the proposed system that are presented in this paper using only two footages of actors. We can replace a frontal face with another one; this gives the possibility to change the appearance of actors without makeup or any prior settings. We introduce a new technique for face blending that is based on a gradient domain method called Modified Poisson Blending (MPB) to reduce the bleeding problem of Poisson image editing, and achieve realistic results of face replacement. Experimental results demonstrate that the proposed system using MPB technique produces more realistic results than the results of other cloning techniques.


  title={Video face replacement system using a modified Poisson blending technique},
  author={Afifi, Mahmoud and Hussain, Khaled F and Ibrahim, Hosny M and Omar, Nagwa M},
  booktitle={Intelligent Signal Processing and Communication Systems (ISPACS), 2014 International Symposium on},

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