Protecting the privacy of the people in your videos can at times be of the essence, because a failure to do so may put their lives at risk. Besides, Blur effects can be used for a wide array of purposes, from covering unwanted logos to making your videos more visually appealing by applying the Bokeh or Motion Blur effects. All Blur effects can be either applied to just one segment of the image or to the whole image.
In this article, we will show you how you can blur faces in videos with Movavi video editing software, and explain how to apply Blur effects with alternative editing software such as Filmora.
In order to start using Blur effects in Movavi video editor, you must first make sure that your footage is placed on the timeline. Although it isn't necessary, it is advisable to complete all other editing actions before you start applying Blur effects to your videos.
1. Adding Blur to the whole sequence
Applying blur effects to the whole video clip you are editing can be an effective way to create an aesthetically pleasing shot that will impress the audience. Applying blur effects in Movavi video editor is a quick and easy process.
• Filters tab
To start exploring the possibilities offered by Blur effects, click on the 'Filters Tab' and select the Blur category. Once you've accessed the category, you'll be able to see a number of different Blur effects. You can add the effect you want to apply to your project, by simply dragging it from the filter gallery and dropping it on the video clip.
• Basic and advanced blur filters
If you are just looking for a way to make your images look a bit smoother you should try applying 'Blur-Mild' or 'Blur-Intense' effects because they enable you to determine the amount of blur you'd like to add. The users with a more adventurous spirit can try effects from the 'Bokeh Blur series' or the 'Motion blur' effect that intensifies all rapid movement in the video.
2. Partially blurring a video
The process of blurring just a part of the frame is somewhat different than applying a blur filter to the whole video clip. You should first select the clip you want to partially blur and then click on the 'More' tab. Select the 'Highlight and Conceal' feature, and a new window will appear. Click on the drop down menu located in the upper right corner and select 'Conceal'.
After you selected the 'Conceal' feature, an orange rectangle will appear in the preview window, move its borders to position it over the part of the screen you want to cover. In order to make further changes, click on the 'Blur' icon and move the 'Opacity' slider to adjust the amount of blur you want to apply. Clicking on 'Pixels' icon will enable you to pixelate a part of your video while clicking on the 'Add Mask' feature will allow you to blur different areas of the video.
Export the video once you've applied all the Blur effects you wanted, by hitting the 'Export' button, selecting the output format and clicking 'Start'.
How to Add more Blur effects to Videos with Movavi Alternative
Although Movavi video editor enables you to add Blur effects to your videos, the possibilities this editing software provides are limited. Wondershare Filmora is a great choice for all users who need more Blur effects that can be applied to a video effortlessly.
Face Off Effect
Once the video clip is on the timeline, select it, and then right-click on it. Choose the Power Tool option from the menu and click on the 'Face Off' option in the pop-up window. Click on the 'Apply Face Off to the Clip' check box, and then select Mosaic, this action will automatically apply the Face Off effect to the video clip.
Mosaic effect is yet another easy way to blur faces or objects you don't want to be recognized by the viewers. To apply this effect to your video, click on the Power Tool and choose the Mosaic Effect. Make sure to click on the 'Apply Mosaic to the Clip' check box in the pop-up window and then drag the corners of the yellow rectangle to designate the area you want to blur. Click OK to confirm the adjustments you made once you've finished working with the Mosaic Effect.
Besides the blurring features, you can achieve more advanced video editing features with the Power Tool in Filmora. Check the video below and download Filmora now.
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