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by Replicon
Thu Sep 02, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HDR Best Practices - what can/can't you do?
Replies: 3
Views: 2143

Re: HDR Best Practices - what can/can't you do?

Happy to report that the training did not make a huge mess, and while it's blurry, it's well within what I'd expect for a lightweight bs 4 on some fairly homogeneous face data, rather than a complete random mess.

by Replicon
Tue Aug 31, 2021 1:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HDR Best Practices - what can/can't you do?
Replies: 3
Views: 2143

Re: HDR Best Practices - what can/can't you do?

Thanks for that info, that's really fascinating! I tried experimenting a bit, and it looks like faceswap extract just doesn't work at all with HDR videos in the first place. It just fails with "OSError: Could not load meta information" thrown from imageio_ffmpeg/_io.py while initializing. ...
by Replicon
Fri Aug 27, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HDR Best Practices - what can/can't you do?
Replies: 3
Views: 2143

HDR Best Practices - what can/can't you do?

Hey folks, I wanted to learn more about HDR, and how to work with those videos if I want to use them, and what the limitations are. Removing HDR: The guide pretty much says, "there's no good way to de-HDR, without manually regrading" - that sounds laborious, BUT then there's this stackexch...
by Replicon
Wed Jul 28, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: Cloud Discussion
Topic: termios "inappropriate ioctl" error when running in startup-script
Replies: 2
Views: 5482

Re: termios "inappropriate ioctl" error when running in startup-script

I haven't the faintest about when I'd be able to get to it, but if you're open to a command line parameter that controls whether "interactive" mode is enabled, to let things run in non-terminal environments, I'd be happy to contribute that. Seems like it should be a fairly trivial change (...
by Replicon
Wed Jul 28, 2021 1:28 am
Forum: Cloud Discussion
Topic: termios "inappropriate ioctl" error when running in startup-script
Replies: 2
Views: 5482

termios "inappropriate ioctl" error when running in startup-script

So, I'm experimenting with a new approach to using the cloud instances, where I run everything in the startup-script, and have an external watcher keep an eye on the instance. This way, I can automate restarting/rezoning my preemptible instances, and save money over using non-preemptible for the big...
by Replicon
Wed Jul 28, 2021 1:21 am
Forum: Extract Discussion
Topic: How important is it for the jawline and eyebrows to be perfect, assuming other landmarks are good?
Replies: 3
Views: 3685

Re: How important is it for the jawline and eyebrows to be perfect, assuming other landmarks are good?

Aah ok. Then I should probably keep fixing them, since I'm basically defaulting to extended.

It's funny though, even with a well-defined chin, videos converted with extended tend to cut off the bottom just below the mouth, rather than including the full contour of the chin.

by Replicon
Wed Jul 21, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: Extract Discussion
Topic: Manual Tool - Mask not updating with changes to bounding box
Replies: 5
Views: 7797

Re: Manual Tool - Mask not updating with changes to bounding box

OH! Looks like you can update through the UI. I just did, and it looks good now, mask is propagating with box change. Thanks for the fix!

by Replicon
Wed Jul 21, 2021 8:44 pm
Forum: Extract Discussion
Topic: How important is it for the jawline and eyebrows to be perfect, assuming other landmarks are good?
Replies: 3
Views: 3685

How important is it for the jawline and eyebrows to be perfect, assuming other landmarks are good?

I know the answer is "as perfect as possible", but I'm hoping for some more qualitative answers, to help decide if something will be good enough, or will be a complete mess if I don't spend the hours adjusting it. :) To give a specific example that I constructed from stock photos for illus...
by Replicon
Wed Jul 21, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: Extract Discussion
Topic: Manual Tool - Mask not updating with changes to bounding box
Replies: 5
Views: 7797

Re: Manual Tool - Mask not updating with changes to bounding box

Yes, but I have not yet done a faceswap update on my box since the first time installing. I'll re-install to get the latest and get back to you... hopefully I can just run the install script and it'll do a graceful update.

by Replicon
Mon Jul 05, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: Cloud Discussion
Topic: No GPU detected (on subsequent commands - first command is fine)
Replies: 1
Views: 3749

Re: No GPU detected (on subsequent commands - first command is fine)

Aha, running 'nvidia-smi' also results in: 'Failed to initialize NVML: Driver/library version mismatch' And I can see nvidia updates in /var/log/apt/history.log Sure enough, bringing up a fresh instance and running 'sudo apt-get dist-upgrade' puts it into the bad state. Unfortunately, even rebooting...
by Replicon
Mon Jul 05, 2021 2:13 pm
Forum: Cloud Discussion
Topic: No GPU detected (on subsequent commands - first command is fine)
Replies: 1
Views: 3749

No GPU detected (on subsequent commands - first command is fine)

I was running a slightly elaborate thing on a cloud instance, and it looked like the GPU disappeared between commands. While training a model for a few hours, everything ran smoothly, then when it saved it and ran convert, I got the "no gpu detected" error: An unhandled exception occured l...
by Replicon
Fri Jun 25, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: Training Discussion
Topic: Training from multiple sources - how to combine alignments?
Replies: 4
Views: 4838

Re: Training from multiple sources - how to combine alignments?

Oh BTW, I just updated my script to support extracting from multiple sources to the same output directory, but it fails on the second iteration (second source), with: ERROR: Output faces folder should be empty Is this by design? Seems we should be able to use the tool to generate a faces folder for ...
by Replicon
Thu Jun 24, 2021 10:38 pm
Forum: Training Discussion
Topic: Training from multiple sources - how to combine alignments?
Replies: 4
Views: 4838

Re: Training from multiple sources - how to combine alignments?

Ahaaaaaaa, that was the missing piece! I didn't realize the alignments were actually stored in the png headers. Ok, the world makes sense again, thank you!

by Replicon
Mon Jun 21, 2021 6:45 pm
Forum: Training Discussion
Topic: Training from multiple sources - how to combine alignments?
Replies: 4
Views: 4838

Training from multiple sources - how to combine alignments?

So far, I've been combining source videos using Kdenlive, and then the "multiple alignment files" problem just goes away. But now, I'm faced with a situation where I want to incorporate a new source into the pool of sources for an identity. I'm not about to recombine the videos and redo th...
by Replicon
Mon Jun 21, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: Training Discussion
Topic: Putting single photo B face on model?
Replies: 2
Views: 5770

Re: Putting single photo B face on model?

Got it, thanks! I figured that'd be the case... just trying to cut corners here and there :) BTW, if you have a small handful of photos, you can probably get some mileage out of them by using deep nostalgia's model to animate them. It's a little bit off-looking, so not sure how convincingly it'd tra...
by Replicon
Mon Jun 14, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: Training Discussion
Topic: Putting single photo B face on model?
Replies: 2
Views: 5770

Putting single photo B face on model?

tl;dr: What would the best model/settings be to just put a single face/expression on a video? I don't care about changing expressions... just rotate and stretch the B photo enough that the alignment landmarks are "close enough", and render it. So, I was reading the "why you need more ...
by Replicon
Sun May 02, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: Cloud Discussion
Topic: Some benchmarking numbers
Replies: 6
Views: 6984

Re: Some benchmarking numbers

Haha Money$$$$$ I should experiment with Villain, it seems like it's the state of the art right now. I wonder if you get better bang for your buck for running it overnight, vs with "original" as I've been doing. In the comparison thread, even lightweight is looking pretty good haha. Maybe ...
by Replicon
Sat May 01, 2021 6:21 pm
Forum: Training Discussion
Topic: "High quality sources" vs. "training only uses 64x64 image"
Replies: 1
Views: 4412

"High quality sources" vs. "training only uses 64x64 image"

Random thought/question that just popped into my mind: The recommendation is always that using high quality images/video sources for training is important... ... but since models seem to use small images (many only doing 64x64), does it mean the source quality isn't all that important, as long as th...
by Replicon
Sat May 01, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: Cloud Discussion
Topic: Some benchmarking numbers
Replies: 6
Views: 6984

Re: Some benchmarking numbers

Thanks for the tip, will have to try with a n1-standard-2. I use preemptible hardware, so savings would add up to 2 cents per hour, but it's free to change my script's config. :)

by Replicon
Sat Apr 17, 2021 5:08 am
Forum: Cloud Discussion
Topic: Some benchmarking numbers
Replies: 6
Views: 6984

Some benchmarking numbers

I experimented with a variety of GPUs, and thought I'd share my numbers. I basically just ran 10K iterations of "original" with batch size 16. I figured it's representative enough for entry level stuff, but I'm sure things change once you get into bigger/fancier models. Anyway, at least fo...