Blur moving objects in your video with the new Custom blurring tool on YouTube
Thursday, February 25, 2016
In 2012, we launched the ability for creators to
blur all faces
in their video as a first step toward providing visual anonymity tools on YouTube. Even then we knew we still had work to do: you didn’t just want to blur faces -- you wanted to blur literally anything in your video.
Today, we’re launching a Custom Blurring tool on YouTube that lets creators do just that. With this new Enhancements feature, available on desktop versions of YouTube, you can blur any object in your video, even as it moves. Whether you want to blur sensitive information such as a license plate or cover up a wardrobe malfunction without reshooting an entire scene, the new Custom Blurring tool will let you blur objects throughout your video, right within YouTube.
Using the new Custom Blurring feature, simply draw a box around whatever it is you want to blur.
Choose the video that you want to edit and select
within the Blurring Effects tab of our Enhancements tool. Simply draw a box around whatever it is you want to blur. The Custom Blurring tool will automatically blur that object as it moves throughout the video, using our new innovative technology that can analyze the motion of any video on the fly.
The new feature will automatically blur that object as it moves throughout the video
At any time, you can move the blurred area, resize it and choose when the blur starts and stops. There is also a “Lock” option to blur something that doesn’t move at all. When you’re done making edits you can either save the changes as part of the same video or save a new copy, which also gives you the option to delete the original video.
While the use cases for this tool are vast, we built this feature with visual anonymity in mind. We wanted to give you a simple way to blur things like people, contact information or financial data without having to remove and re-upload your content.
YouTube is proud to be a platform where people around the world come to share their stories, whether it’s the first time a loved one learned how to ride a bike, or a first-hand recording of an important
issue. We hope this new tool helps you to tell your stories on YouTube, and continue to experiment with your creativity and expression. We have no doubt you will.
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And next up is you! Enter for a chance to be a part of the YouTube NextUp class of 2016!
Monday, February 22, 2016
Whether you’re exploring what makes the world go round like
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or a lifestyle guru with advice to share like
, YouTube NextUp has helped over 250 YouTube creators from 15 countries to turbocharge their YouTube channels since its launch in 2011.
This year, YouTube NextUp is designed to reach more channels than ever! Up to 360 YouTube channels around the world will be selected as winners of NextUp contests to join the NextUp class of 2016. Today we are launching in the US and UK, but
for additional contests in Tokyo, Sao Paulo, Berlin, Paris, Toronto and Mumbai.
So who’s next up? We’re looking for passionate, motivated and inspiring YouTube creators.
Sharpen your production skills to tell more compelling stories and receive mentorship from production and channel development professionals, alongside other talented creators.
If you are selected to join the US NextUp class of 2016, you are eligible to receive:
A $2,500 voucher for production equipment to help you make your video dreams a reality.
A spot at a week-long creator camp at either the
Los Angeles or New York (as assigned by YouTube). You’ll team up with production experts to harness new techniques in camera, lighting, and sound, and receive coaching from YouTube Partnerships team on how to grow your audience.
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, plus the opportunity to meet and work with other fast-rising creators. Could there be a better way to set off some truly awesome collaborations?
To enter the US YouTube NextUp contest, see full details (including the eligibility requirements and contest rules) at
We’re excited to see what you’ll come up with next on YouTube!
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