Sample-Based Synthesis of Photo-Realistic Talking Heads

  title={Sample-Based Synthesis of Photo-Realistic Talking Heads},
  author={Eric Cosatto and Hans Peter Graf},
This paper describes a system that generates photorealistic video animations of talking heads. First the system derives head models from existing video footage using image recognition techniques. It locates, extracts and labels facial parts such as mouth, eyes, and eyebrows into a compact library. Then, using these face models and a text-to-speech synthesizer, it synthesizes new video sequences of the head where the lips are in synchrony with the accompanying soundtrack. Emotional cues and… CONTINUE READING
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