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Face Changer: How to Replace Faces in Video

Jan 22, 2021• Proven solutions

Swapping faces in video or swapping genders on social media like Snapchat is extremely popular this year. Besides swapping face when recording on your iPhone or Andriod devices, you can also change the face of someone in a video. In today’s article, I’ll show you how to change face with Wondershare Filmora.

This face changer program includes a face-off feature that automatically tracks the position and rotation of the original head in your picture. All you need to do is choosing your wanted portrait and apply it in a click. Then you can rest assured that it will be put over the face and fit for the size intelligently.

How to Replace Faces in a Video with Filmora

In the following part, let’s check the latest guide about using the Face-off feature in Filmora to replace faces easily.

1. Import your videos

To import your source videos to this face changer, two options are available.

  1. Click "Import" to browse the file folder on your computer and load them together
  2. Drag and drop your wanted clips into the media library window.

how to change face - import media

This face replacement software supports almost all video formats out there, so you don't need to worry about incompatibility issues when you import files into this program. After you finish file loading, simply drag and drop them on the Video Timeline.

2 Apply face-off in a click

To make face replacement, highlight a video clip you want to apply face-off on the Timeline, then go to the Effects tab, select Utility and you will see all these utility effects such as face-off, image mask, mosaic, tilt-shift, and auto-enhance.

Drag and drop the Face-Off effect to the track above the video. You can drag the edge of the Faceoff effect in the timeline to adjust the duration.

 Filmora9 face off effects utility

Double click the Face-off effect in the timeline to enter the setting window which you will see there are a bunch of funny face markers (Mosaic included) available for you to pick up. Select one as per your needs, and it will immediately put over on the heads that it detected.

 Filmora9 Face Off Effect Presets Applied

Play it now, pay attention to the replaced faces. This program will automatically track the motion and make the faces matched with it perfectly.

Tips: In order to put faces only on your wanted portion of the video, you can split your video into small clips first.

3 Save your video with a changing face

Finally, hit Export to export your video with replaced faces. In the pop-up output window, you have a variety of options to save it. Popular formats like WMV, MOV, AVI, MKV, MPEG, MP4, etc. are available to pick up under the "Format" tab. This face replacer also supports uploading your masterpiece directly to YouTube to share with your friends or family members, as well as burn to DVD.

Aside from that, you may want to view it back on your game consoles, smartphones, then select the configured preset from the "Device" tab instead.

replace face in video

Above is one of the fastest ways to change face in a video with some face-off presets of Filmora9. Some people may find that isn’t convenient since Filmora doesn’t allow users to load their own faces as a face-off picture. If you insist on changing face in Filmora9 with your own images, you may achieve it by adding the picture as an overlay and fine-tune it on each segment.

But you can use some professional video editing software like FilmoraPro or After Effect, or Sony Vegas Pro to make ahead replacement in a video by any photo you like, but these professional video editing software are pretty complicated and requiring professional editing skills, so in my opinion, changing face in a face swap video with Wondershare Filmora is the simplest way to achieve the goal.

Interested in Replace Faces is AE? Check the guide about How to replace multiple faces in After Effects.

Bonus tips: The face replacement software also includes an Auto Scene Detection feature, which helps to split your video into different clips when the scene changes. This is hugely useful when you want to focus only on your wanted part quickly. To do this, just right-click a clip in the left item tray, select "Scene Detection", and then hit "Detect" to let it complete the rest automatically. That's very useful if the faces that you want to replaced exist in different scenes. For detailed information, click to check How to use Auto Scene Detection in Filmora. Besides that, you can also add Blur effects to make a Mosaic face in Filmora with ease.

Check this face swap video below and download a free trial to experience hassle-free face replacement now.

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Note: The video tutorial above is made with the previous Filmora version but the main steps are similar.

Not just a face changer, Filmora is a full-featured screen capture and video editor, it comes with many more features.

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Liza Brown
Liza Brown is a writer and a lover of all things video.