Text-Driven Stylization of Video Objects

Sebastian Loeschcke*, Serge Belongie, Sagie Benaim

*Corresponding author for this work

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We tackle the task of stylizing video objects in an intuitive and semantic manner following a user-specified text prompt. This is a challenging task as the resulting video must satisfy multiple properties: (1) it has to be temporally consistent and avoid jittering or similar artifacts, (2) the resulting stylization must preserve both the global semantics of the object and its fine-grained details, and (3) it must adhere to the user-specified text prompt. To this end, our method stylizes an object in a video according to two target texts. The first target text prompt describes the global semantics and the second target text prompt describes the local semantics. To modify the style of an object, we harness the representational power of CLIP to get a similarity score between (1) the local target text and a set of local stylized views, and (2) a global target text and a set of stylized global views. We use a pretrained atlas decomposition network to propagate the edits in a temporally consistent manner. We demonstrate that our method can generate consistent style changes over time for a variety of objects and videos, that adhere to the specification of the target texts. We also show how varying the specificity of the target texts and augmenting the texts with a set of prefixes results in stylizations with different levels of detail. Full results are given in the supplementary and in full resolution in the project webpage: https://sloeschcke.github.io/Text-Driven-Stylization-of-Video-Objects/.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputer Vision – ECCV 2022 Workshops, Proceedings
EditorsLeonid Karlinsky, Tomer Michaeli, Ko Nishino
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9783031250682
StatePublished - 2023
Externally publishedYes
Event17th European Conference on Computer Vision, ECCV 2022 - Tel Aviv, Israel
Duration: 23 Oct 202227 Oct 2022

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume13804 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference17th European Conference on Computer Vision, ECCV 2022
CityTel Aviv


  • CLIP
  • Text-guided stylization
  • Video editing


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