YouTube Now Lets You Blur Moving Objects
YouTube now allows users to draw a rectangle around any object in a video that you want to upload, and it will automatically blur the object as it moves through a scene.
In 2012, YouTube added a new feature that allows users to automatically blur all faces in a video, and now it has gone a step further allowing it users to easily blur any kind of sensitive information that they don’t want the whole world to see.
Google said in an announcement that it wanted to give users a simple way to blur things like people, contact information or financial data without having to remove and re-upload their content. “While the use cases for this tool are vast, we built this feature with visual anonymity in mind,” Google noted.
According to Google, it is using “new innovative technology” for this tool that allows it to analyze videos to track objects “on the fly”. YouTube will always render a preview of the blurred video, so if something didn’t work quite right, users can always try again by placing the rectangle in a slightly different spot.