Disney makes video technology used in video emotions to adjust

Dec

14

2015

The research arm of Disney has developed a technology that makes it possible to adapt the emotions of actors in film scenes. This is possible by taking the scenes in different ways and to join them together.

Disney Research has developed the new technology showcased in a video. The company gives it several examples of actors playing a scene with different emotions, such as anger and fear. The so-called Facebook Director, the director can merge the different scenes, and for example to show the first part with angry emotions, to then proceed to fear.

For merging the different scenes Disney Research has developed a technology of different shots can make a seamless whole, something the company calls nonlinear audiovisual synchronization. The system detects similarities between the different scenes and makes use of it to make them merge. According to Disney, the advantage of the advanced technology which does not need 3D reconstruction to be made of the faces to scenes into each run.

There is a tool developed for Facebook Director which directors retain control over how scenes overlap. That is something that must primarily come in handy in the post-production phase movies, Disney said. If and when the technology is going to be used in the practice, however, it is not yet clear.

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