Exclusive to VideoStudio Ultimate 2022! Save time and streamline the editing process with newly added Face Indexing that analyzes video using facial recognition to automatically identify and extract footage for each person in your video. With this Ultimate-only feature, there is no need to manually search through hours of video content to select the scenes with specific people—Face Indexing will do that for you, quickly and easily.

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How to Index Faces in Video Clips

You can use the Face Indexing feature (exclusive to VideoStudio Ultimate) to analyze a video clip in your Library and identify segments of the video clip that include faces. You can then narrow the search to segments with specific faces. For example, in a longer video where people appear on camera periodically, running Face Indexing provides you with a list of different faces found in the video. The you can then select one or more of the faces listed and view the segments of the clips where the faces appear. The feature is non-destructive—the entire clip remains whole, but trim markers are used to help you easily identify where the faces appear. In addition, you can assign a name to each of the faces identified.

After you analyze a clip, the Face Indexing results are listed in the Library under the Media category, so you can easily see which clips you have analyzed and access the results quickly.

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Using Face Indexing to Find Faces in Video Clips

In the Library, click the Media button, right-click a video clip that contains people, and choose Face Indexing.

The clip is analyzed. If faces are detected, the results are displayed. In most cases, each person’s face displays more than once, representing different segments where the face appears.

Click all the face thumbnails that you want to include in the trim results and click OK.

Thumbnails of each of the detected faces appear at the top of the Library, and thumbnails of each of the trim-marked segments appear below.

If you want to rename the faces, right-click a face thumbnail, choose Rename, and type a new name.

In this example, two faces were found in the clip. Clicking the “Julio” thumbnail filters the trimmed results to show only the segments where Julio’s face appears.

Double-click the thumbnail for the trimmed segment to preview or edit it in the Single Clip Trim window. To use the segment in a project, drag the thumbnail from the Library to the Timeline.

Double-clicking the thumbnail of one of the trim-marked segments opens the Single Clip Trim window where you can review the trimmed clip.

To access all Face Indexing sets

In the Library panel, click the Media button. Then, in the Gallery list, click Face Indexing Sets. All the thumbnails for previously indexed faces display in the Library panel.

Do one of the following:

  • Click one or more face thumbnails to filter the trimmed clips by face.
  • Under Face Indexing Sets, click a filename to display the segments associated with that clip.

Double-click the thumbnail for a trimmed segment to preview or edit it in the Single Clip Trim window. To use the segment in a project, drag the thumbnail from the Library to the Timeline.

In this example, four clips have been indexed and appear under “Face Indexing Sets”. The thumbnail for Julio is selected, so only the trimmed segments that include Julio are displayed.
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