Wednesday, July 18, 2012

YouTube: How to blur faces in your video

Now this is one enhancement that is going to be a delight - the ability to blur faces within your video. many times you upload videos to YouTube and maybe you shot the video on the street or some-other public place or venue. People's faces have accidentally come into your video and for sure no one wants to appear in a video without first, agreeing to do so. There maybe many reasons for wanting to blur out faces in your video. Previously you would have needed some editing software to get the job done. When many YouTube video creators are amateurs with little or no access to costly video editing software this is of great help. YouTube is also the first place for citizen journalism  - these videos are great but the privacy of individuals also need to be respected. Therefore the ability to blur out the faces of people in your video is important. If you're a parent and would like to post a video of you kids game, you could also use this technology if you want to blur out faces of the kids. So when footage requires anonymity this is one feature that could be put to good use. Google have also said that this technology is quiet new and there might be a few instances where the face does not get fully blurred out. Give it time and it should better itself.

How to blur faces on videos you upload to YouTube
1. Login to YouTube
2. Click on your YouTube channel name and select 'Video Manager'.
3. Click on Edit beside the video to want to blur faces out from
4. Click on 'Enhancements' (Found above video)
5. Click on 'Additional Features'. (Found below video)
6. Under 'Blur all faces; click on 'Apply'.

Note: Now the important part - once you add face blurring your original video will be deleted and the new version with the blurred faces will be saved. To do this click on 'Save as'. So if you are satisfied with how the video looks when all the face are blurred click on save, if not click on cancel to back to your original video. Please let us know what you think about this new feature in the comments section below.

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