Audio-Visual Face Reenactment


Madhav Agarwal*, Rudrabha Mukhopadhyay*, Vinay Namboodiri and C.V. Jawahar

IIIT Hyderabad       Univ. of Bath

WACV, 2023

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architecture final

The overall pipeline of our proposed Audio Visual Face Reenactment network (AVFR-GAN) is given in this Figure. We take source and driving images along with their face mesh and segmentation mask to extract keypoints. An audio encoder extracts features from driving audio and use them provide attention on lip region. The audio and visual feature maps are warped together and passed to the carefully designed Identity-Aware Generator along with extracted features of source image to generate the final output.

Abstract

This work proposes a novel method to generate realistic talking head videos using audio and visual streams. We animate a source image by transferring head motion from a driving video using a dense motion field generated using learnable keypoints. We improve the quality of lip sync using audio as an additional input, helping the network to attend to the mouth region. We use additional priors using face segmentation and face mesh to improve the structure of the reconstructed faces. Finally, we improve the visual quality of the generations by incorporating a carefully designed identity-aware generator module. The identity-aware generator takes the source image and the warped motion features as input to generate a high-quality output with fine-grained details. Our method produces state-of-the-art results and generalizes well to unseen faces, languages, and voices. We comprehensively evaluate our approach using multiple metrics and outperforming the current techniques both qualitative and quantitatively. Our work opens up several applications, including enabling low bandwidth video calls.

Paper

  • Paper
    Audio-Visual Face Reenactment

    Madhav Agarwal, Rudrabha Mukhopadhyay, Vinay Namboodiri and C.V. Jawahar
    Madhav Agarwal, Rudrabha Mukhopadhyay, Vinay Namboodiri and C.V. Jawahar
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