Hey guys, here’s the latest from Google YouTube; you can now put some blur effects in your faces. If you want to hide your face or don’t want to be recognized, this technology could be a perfect tool for you.
In a Blog post, Amanda Conway, a YouTube policy analyst, explained:
According to the international human rights organization WITNESS’ Cameras Everywhere report, “No video-sharing site or hardware manufacturer currently offers users the option to blur faces or protect identity.”
YouTube is excited to be among the first.
Today we’re launching face blurring – a new tool that allows you to obscure faces within videos with the click of a button.
Whether you want to share sensitive protest footage without exposing the faces of the activists involved, or share the winning point in your 8-year-old’s basketball game without broadcasting the children’s faces to the world, our face blurring technology is a first step towards providing visual anonymity for video on YouTube.
Because human rights footage, in particular, opens up new risks to the people posting videos and to those filmed, it’s important to keep in mind other ways to protect yourself and the people in your videos.
Though available now for public use, YouTube told that this is an emerging technology, which means it sometimes has difficulty detecting faces depending on the angle, lighting, obstructions and video quality. It’s possible that certain faces or frames will not be blurred.
To use the feature, select the video you want to edit, click on Enhancements and then Additional Features.