Wednesday, May 6, 2020

How to Blur Faces and Objects in Your Videos

One of the topics that I frequently receive questions about is privacy when posting videos online. One option is to post your videos as unlisted or private videos on YouTube or Vimeo. Another option is to blur faces and objects in your videos. YouTube's free video editor makes it easy to selectively blur faces and objects in the videos that you upload to your YouTube account.

I published a video on this topic about five years ago. Since then the way that YouTube's free video editor works changed a bit. In this new video I demonstrate how to selectively blur faces and objects in YouTube videos.

Applications for Education
Many graduation and awards events are being held online this spring. While you can't use this feature to selectively blur during a livestream, you can use it to selectively blur when you publish the recording of a livestreamed event.