YouTube just got a nifty new blurring tool that builds on the success of the blurring feature already rolled out in 2012.
The hotspot for videos of all sorts is now enabling video creators to blur any object in their videos even if it’s moving. The blurring tool dubbed Custom Blurring is a great way to blur everything directly from the YouTube interface. As opposed for instance to re-editing everything from scratch provided video creators left any potential sensitive information in their output.
As YouTube got a nifty new blurring tool, the response from users has been largely positive. The Custom Blurring tool is now visible right next to Blur Faces. The latter is the 2012 blurring tool rolled out by YouTube in 2012.
However, Blur Faces allows video creators to blur people’s faces (as you might have guessed from the name). The new Custom Blurring offers a new set of options applicable to all objects in a video directly from the YouTube interface.
First off, anyone who needs to upload a video and enjoys editing it with YouTube’s in-built tools may now drag a box to target one particular object. The selected area will remain fixed with the Lock button. If you’re willing to let YouTube’s “new innovative technology” take the reins for you, then the social website will automatically lock on the blurred object of your choice.
The custom part of the Custom Blurring title means that the box isn’t fixed. It can be adjusted to fit the entire object in its limits.
If you haven’t stumbled upon the fact that YouTube just got a nifty new blurring tool, head over to your account and select Enhancements. In the menu, there’s Blurring Effects. Where Blur Faces used to solely reign, you will notice the new blurring tool, Custom Blurring.
Amanda Conway, the head of the privacy department with YouTube declared that the blurring tools were created with anonymity in mind. It might also be that having the possibility to do everything from the YouTube interface allows video creators a smoother, uninterrupted experience.
“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”,
Amanda Conway stated.
The new blurring tool is an essential step up the ladder for privacy controls embedded in videos. Video creators present on the large website will certainly find the additional Custom Blurring useful in their endeavors.
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