Face pixelation – Maybe a change in idea is needed?

I have tried various ways to change the code so that my face is pixelated and not the rest of the video. Most attempts ended in a blank video or just the video with nothing happening at all. I have got as far as one pixel on the screen being over a face when it is detected but the rest of the video is still pixelated. I think my next steps may be thinking of a new idea, as being new to this software makes what should be simple quite hard to complete.

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Face pixelation – Maybe a change in idea is needed?

Face pixelation – further problems

I have managed to get face tracking to work slightly, but it is still not functioning correctly. The video now recognises my face but places a white rectangle over the said face. The whole video still pixelates when said face is detected and the rectangle appears. I am attempting to change the rectangle from being white to being pixelated leaving the rest of the video untouched.

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Face pixelation – further problems

Pixelating videos

This is the first step I have taken in pixelating recognised faces. In the screenshot below you can see that I have pixelated the video recording. However, due to being new to this software it took me a while to solve some rather obvious problems. As you can see when I first pixelated the video the pixels made are a too big and have white boarders around each one. Although these problems have occurred they are crucial in having a better understanding of the software and how to solve problems later on into the creation of my installation. My next step is to work out how to remove the white boarders and make the pixels smaller. After that I aim to change the area of pixelation from the whole video to just faces.

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Pixelating videos

CCTV style creation – Real time clock

I have started to make the video look like CCTV footage by adding the time to the bottom right corner of the video. I have been successful in achieving one of my aims I mentioned in a post I made previously (First Ideas – CCTV style). The simple digital clock shown at the bottom of this post displays the real time using strings of seconds, minutes and hours.

String [] wseconds={“0″,”01″, “02”, “03”,
String [] wminutes={“0″,”01″, “02”, “03”,
String [] whours={“0″,”1″, “2”, “3”,

One idea of the piece is to make people think they are being watched through the use of a CCTV appearance.  By putting the time onto the screen the piece seems more realistic and similar to real CCTV footage/cameras.

my next step might be adding a “REC” with a pulsing red dot, as seen on video camera and CCTV cameras, to emphasise the idea of being watched and recorded in public spaces.

clock

CCTV style creation – Real time clock