Netflix Backdrop (AI)

2021, Feb 22

Netflix Backdrop is a browser extension that automatically generates a virtual background image ( with detected characters removed ) that you can import directly into Google Meet or Zoom. It accomplishes this by capturing a video frame from the current Netflix show you are watching and running it through an OpenCV process of object detection and removal to generate a final image.

I had the pleasure of working on this hack with Nazanin Delam, Clarence Leung, Vishal Mishra, and Ghaida Zahran.

Example: Removing Walter from Breaking Bad S1E1 ( Before & After ) Example