YouTube Can Now Blur Faces, Logos and More With a New Motion Tracking Tool

YouTube’s built-in editing tools aren’t always the best tools for a particular job. However, if you need to blur a face or an image, it just got a lot easier with YouTube’s new blur tool.

If you are not in the business of interviewing witnesses, you probably do not consider blurring something in your videos. However, there are a number of situations in which you might want to: censoring a company logo to avoid infringing trademark rights, hiding the face of a person in the background who didn’t want to be filmed, or hiding some of your personal information you didn’t realize you were recording. Many of these problems can arise after you’ve already started uploading to YouTube.

Well, YouTube can handle it. As shown in the video above, one of the new enhancement tools allows you to assign a specific section of the video to blur. YouTube will track this object as it moves around the frame, which helps a lot . Usually this motion tracking is reserved for expensive editing programs, or you have to do it manually. You may not need this very often, but when you do it will be very convenient.

Blur Moving Objects in Videos with YouTube’s New Custom Blur Tool | YouTube blog


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