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Michael McCune
Resolve 14 Studio Face Refinement: how to edit ???
on Jun 11, 2017 at 7:36:35 am

The new Face Refinement feature, even in its beta stage, seems to have great potential. In short, it reduces multiple masks and associated tracking to a single, multifaceted face recognition or edge detection tool.

But there are immediately two questions: how to edit the resulting tracked mask. It is not perfect, and can mis-read face features. It may, in time, recover and recenter the mask. But how to edit this error???

In the Resolve tracker there is a mini-timeline and keyframes that can be edited. Sections of imperfect tracking can be marked and deleted and re-tracked.

But how to do this in Face Refinement??? There seems to be no timeline, keyframes or spline curve to identify errors and fix them. Even placing the cursor at some point along the timeline and restarting the "Analyze" function does not actually seem to re-analyse the faulty section.

A second question is how to isolate one face among others,
and then apply the Face Refinement tool to that one face???? Power Windows do not seem to isolate the Face function or constrain it to that window.

Thanks, Mike


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Marc Wielage
Re: Resolve 14 Studio Face Refinement: how to edit ???
on Jun 11, 2017 at 10:18:14 pm

Everything in the Face Refinement tool can be done manually. What helps if you have pre-made templates as PowerGrades and then track them one at a time.

What's convenient about the Face Replacement tool is when you don't have the time to do the forehead, the eyes, the face and so on separately. I agree, it does need some work and they do need to provide some kind of "user intervention" on keyframing and so on. To me, where this kind of thing will work is when you have interview situations or some other close-up where the actor isn't moving much. If they turn sideways, it goes to hell fairly quickly... but in fairness, it's a small miracle the thing works at all.


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Michael Gissing
Re: Resolve 14 Studio Face Refinement: how to edit ???
on Jun 12, 2017 at 12:05:45 am

And given this is a new feature in beta software, it is best to feed back ideas and bugs directly to Blackmagic. As Marc says it is a minor miracle that it works so well already.


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