Crazy Research into Changing the Shape of People in Videos

A couple days ago our minds were blown by a diminished reality demonstration showing objects being removed from live video feeds. Today’s mind-blowing video is a demonstration of MovieReshape, an image manipulation program by German researchers that’s going to make it much harder to believe anything our eyes see in future videos. As you can see in the demonstration above, the software allows physical characteristics of a person in a video to be manipulated by simply dragging sliders around.

It’s a pretty interesting — albeit scary — glimpse at where technology is headed.

(via f stoppers)

  • Ehren Wells

    Finally… I can pursue my porn-star dreams without fear of embarrassment.

  • Ranger9

    “I’m not fat — somebody just increased my waist girth in that video…”

  • Russ

    So, for the next Castaway flick, Tom Hanks won’t have to pack on 30 lbs…

    Just move the slider in the ‘FatActor 2.0’™ software to the desired weight.

    Cellulite thighs? Man boobs?
    Not a problem. Just select the ‘Lipo Suck’™ tool and drag your mouse over the offending area…. Voila!

  • Zak Henry

    The effect isn’t that great in the monocular vids – just check the background around the increased waist size basketball player. I suspect changing height would be much worse as it is doing some kind of content aware fill. Bluescreening would of course fix these issues.

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  • Lonnie

    great, yet another way for fox news to distort the truth. Nothing like seeing a fat democrat next to a fit republican. I’m not bashing Israel but I have read they have similar
    technology that allows for modification of facial expression. A politician can be delivering good news but his face can be altered on a live feed to look sad.

  • Crbrown25

    This video should have included boobs. I am ashamed of the makers.

  • JaiGuru

    How is it scary? Television has ALWAYS been a false reality and pandered to base human mindsets. This is no more scary than using makeup to hide blemishes.