Two Shots to Green Screen: Collage with Deep Learning

Stacey Svetlichnaya
7
Aug
2020

Take two photos or videos, substitute any background you like

In Background Matting: The World is Your Green Screen, Sengupta et al train a machine learning model to extract figures in the foreground of photos and videos and collage them onto new backgrounds. Traditional methods for this kind of "background matting" require a green screen or a handmade trimap to build the matte, a per-pixel annotation of foreground color and alpha (or image depth). This new model requires two versions of the source photo or video: one with the person/subject in the foreground, and one without, showing just the background. Below I show some examples of how this works and how wandb can help analyze results and compare different models on this task.

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