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StyleHEAT: One-Shot High-Resolution Editable Talking Face Generation via Pre-trained StyleGAN

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One-shot talking face generation aims at synthesizing a high-quality talking face video from an arbitrary portrait image, driven by a video or an audio segment. In this work, we provide a solution from a novel perspective that differs from existing frameworks. We first investigate the latent feature space of a pre-trained StyleGAN and discover some excellent spatial transformation properties. Upon the observation, we propose a novel unified framework based on a pre-trained StyleGAN that enables a set of powerful functionalities, i.e., high-resolution video generation, disentangled control by driving video or audio, and flexible face editing. Our framework elevates the resolution of the synthesized talking face to 1024 \(\times \) 1024 for the first time, even though the training dataset has a lower resolution. Moreover, our framework allows two types of facial editing, i.e., global editing via GAN inversion and intuitive editing via 3D morphable models. Comprehensive experiments show superior video quality and flexible controllability over state-of-the-art methods. Code is available at

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This work was supported in part by the National Natural Science Foundation of China under grant No. 61991450, the Shenzhen Key Laboratory of Marine IntelliSense and Computation under grant NO. ZDSYS20200811 142605016. Baoyuan Wu is supported by Shenzhen Science and Technology Program under grant No. ZDSYS20211021111415025.

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Yin, F. et al. (2022). StyleHEAT: One-Shot High-Resolution Editable Talking Face Generation via Pre-trained StyleGAN. In: Avidan, S., Brostow, G., Cissé, M., Farinella, G.M., Hassner, T. (eds) Computer Vision – ECCV 2022. ECCV 2022. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 13677. Springer, Cham.

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