Most of the time, we don't need to blur the entire video; we just need to hide certain parts. For instance, if you are taking an interview and the interviewee is not comfortable in revealing his face, you need to blur the face to use the video on a social platform.
Similarly, we often need to hide faces, objects, watermarks, and other items in the image that are not required or that can invade someone's privacy. Furthermore, if there is any sensitive information or sensitive content, such as phone number, address, or the car's number plate, you need to hide that part from the viewers. Thus, there can be dozens of reasons when you need to blur part of the video, not the entire video.
If you are a content creator, you definitely need to learn how to blur faces/objects in a video. In this article, we will explain everything you need to know. We will discuss a desktop tool, an app, and an online tool. We will explain the step-by-step method of using every tool so that you can use them without any hassle. Even if you have never used any video editor before, you can easily follow the steps. Let's begin.
Part 1. How to Blur Part of Video on Windows/Mac with iMyFone Filme
When it comes to video editing, desktop tools are always preferred over mobile apps and online tools. It is because desktop video editors are made for professional purposes. They have every tool you need, so you can edit videos with perfection. Moreover, while editing on a mobile app or online tool, you cannot work on all videos; they have restrictions on the file size, formats, and resolution.
iMyFone Filme is a desktop video editor for Windows and Mac. It is a complete video editor that has the solutions to all your video and audio editing problems. It is a beginner-friendly tool; therefore, anyone can use it without any hassle. You don't need any experience or prerequisites to use Filme.
You can use Filme to blur part of a video. It can be used to blur text, logos, faces, watermarks, or any other object. The best part is that you can select the blurred image according to your videos to create a perfect match. However, you need to download a blurred image from any source, and then you can use it in Filme. Whether you want to add a blur effect on a moving object or multiple objects in a video, Filme can do it for you.
Step By Step Guide with Filme
Step 1: First, you must download a blurred image. You can search on Google or on any stock photo library. Save the image on your computer. Blurred images are available in different colors, so make sure you select a suitable one according to your video. It will be something like the image below.
Step 2: Open Filme. You will have multiple options, such as slideshows, PPT to video, audio recorder, and screen recorder. Click on Editing Mode.
Step 3: You will be in the video editor. It is better to create a new project. Go to File > New Project and select a suitable aspect ratio according to the video.
Step 4: Now, you need to import the video in which you want to blur a part of it and the blurred image that you have downloaded in the first step. In the Media menu, import the files. After importing, drag the video to the timeline. Then, drag the blurred image to the timeline. Keep in mind that the blurred image should be over the video on the timeline.
Step 5: It is time to adjust the blurred image according to your needs. Double-click on the blurred image on the timeline to select it. You will see a rectangle on the canvas. You can adjust the size of the rectangle by dragging its corners. You can drag the image to place it wherever you like. On the right, you will also have some editing options. You can adjust the rotation, brightness, contrast, and white balance of the image.
Step 6 (If the object is moving): If the object is moving in the video. You can split the image or drag a new image to the timeline. The duration of the image can be adjusted by dragging its corners on the timeline. After this, you can adjust the position and size of the images separately.
Step 7: You can also make other changes to the video if you want. After all, you can see the preview and click on the Export button. Select the desired format and export the file.
Part 2. App to Blur Something in Video on iPhone/Android
If you don't have a computer, then the only way to blur objects in video is using a mobile application. Yes, it is possible to create a blurred part in a video using an Android or iOS app. However, this won't be as a professional desktop tool. You can use this method if the video is small, or you need to blur only one face or a few in a video.
We are using Kinemaster to create a blur effect in a video. It is available on the Play Store and App Store. You can also use other applications if they have a blur effect. Let's have a look at the simple steps you need to follow.
Step By Step Guide Using Kinemaster App
Step 1: Download Kinemaster on your device and open it. Tap on Create New. Select the desired aspect ratio and other settings. Tap on Next.
Step 2: You will be in the video editor. By default, it opens the Media Browser. Select the desired video to blur the object on it. Once you tap on the video, it will be added to the timeline.
Step 3: You need to tap on Layers > Effect. After tapping on Effect, you will see Basic Effects; tap on it. By default, Kinemaster has only two effects for free. You can either choose Gaussian Blur or Mosaic. Tap on anyone you like.
Step 4: You will see a square on the video. You need to adjust the square by dragging its corners. Place it over the object you want to make a blur. On the right, tap on Settings. You will see a bar that can be used to adjust the blur intensity. Adjust the blur according to your needs. You can also select the shape of the blur from the right panel. Kinemaster has several shapes. Moreover, you can adjust Alpha (Opacity) and other settings.
Step 5: If the object is moving, you need to create keyframes. You will see a key icon on the left toolbar; tap on it. Then move forward in the timeline by dragging the video. Adjust the blur frame again and place it over the object that has moved; Kinemaster will automatically add a new keyframe. Create all keyframes till the end of the video. When you are done, tap on the tick mark on the top right corner.
Step 6: Finally, tap on the Export button on the top right corner of the screen. Select the desired settings and tap on Save as Video.
Part 3. How to Blur Faces/Text/Logo in Video Online
You can also blur face/text/object/logo in an online tool. This method is suitable if the video is short because uploading a long video will take a lot of time, and most online editors do not allow long videos. Moreover, online tools are suitable for infrequent usage only, so you can use them if you don't blur objects often.
Many online tools can blur faces and objects in your videos. However, we have picked Flixier for this purpose. It is an online video editor, and you can do basic edits using this web-based application. You can easily create a blur effect by using it.
Step By Step Guide Using Flixier Online
Step 1: Open any internet browser on your computer. Follow this link to land on the official website. Click on Start Editing.
Step 2: You will be inside the app. Click on Create Project. Enter the project name, select the desired aspect ratio and click on Create.
Step 3: You can import the video to the library. It will take some time to upload the video. After that, drag the video to the timeline.
Step 4: Now, you are ready to create a blur effect. For that, you need to pick the square shape. Click on the Shapes button on the left toolbar. You will see the square shape at the top. Click on the down arrowhead adjacent to the shape and click on Square Mask.
Step 5: You will see a square on the video. You can drag it to adjust its position. Place it over the face or object that you want to blur. Adjust the size of the square by dragging its corners.
Step 6: On the right panel, you will see Masks. Click on Pixelate. It will blur the face or object.
Step 7: By following the same steps, you can add multiple square masks in the video. Now, you are ready to export the file. Click on the Export button on the top right corner of the screen. Select the settings and click on Export Video.
Part 4. FAQs about How to Blur Part of Video
Q. Can You Blur a Moving Object in a Video?
A. Yes, it is possible to blur a moving object in a video. But keep in mind that it is better to use a desktop tool if you want to blur a moving object. You can use Filme as it can help you add a blurred image to the desired position. You can control the duration of the blur and add multiple images on the timeline to adjust the position of each image separately. Thus, no matter how much the object is moving, you can easily blur the desired part of the video using Filme.
If you don't have a computer, you can use Kinemaster. It can also help you blur part of a video with perfection.
Q. How Can I Change the Color and Texture of the Blur?
A. Video editors have limited color and texture of blur. You will usually see two or three blur effects, so you cannot pick it according to your needs. However, Filme has made it possible. You just need to pick the desired blurred image from Google or any image source. You can pick a suitable color and texture. Moreover, you can also adjust the contrast, saturation, and brightness in Filme, so you can also change the color in that way.
Q. Can I Blur Multiple Objects in a Video?
A. Yes, you can blur multiple objects in a video. We have shared three tools in this article, and you can use any of them to blur multiple objects. In Filme, you need to add more blurred images to the timeline. You can add as many as you want. In Kinemaster, you can add more filters and adjust their positions. The last tool was Flixier, which also allows you to add multiple masks on the timeline. Thus, you can use any of the tools to blur multiple objects in a video.
Content creators often need to blur faces, sensitive information, text, watermarks, logos, and other objects. Thus, they have a frequent need of creating a blur effect on the part of a video. We have discussed different types of tools that you can use to blur objects in your videos. If you have a computer and you are looking for optimal results, you should go for a desktop tool to blur video. You can also use an online tool if you do not want to download anything on your computer. Last but not least are the mobile apps that can be used for quick editing. iMyFone Filme will support motion blur effect in the next version.
We have seen Kinemaster, Flixier, and Filme and their step-by-step guide to blur objects in a video. However, we recommend iMyFone Filme. It is a versatile desktop video editor that can help you blur part of a video in no time. You can add the desired blurred image and create a blur effect as you like. Other than that, you can make other changes to your videos to make them up to the mark.