How to Distort Face in Video

By Oct 12,2016 16:28 pm

I have a video in which many people are shown, so I have to distort the faces of them. You know like in documentations, person wants to stay unknown... How can I do that?

Well, sometimes you may need to distort face in video in order to protect the privacy. To help you achieve that, Wondershare Filmora (originally Wondershare Video Editor) can be a good choice. This powerful video editing tool allows you to distort someone's face in various formats such as MOV, MP4, AVI, and FLV by applying the "Face off" function to each frame of the imported video. While working frame by frame like this is potentially time-consuming, you’ll find Wondershare Filmora (originally Wondershare Video Editor) is really easy-to-use. Now follow the steps below to see how you can easily distort face in video.

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1Import your videos to the program

Run this video editor, and choose 16:9 or 4:3 ratio to enter into the interface. Then click the “Import” button to browse your file folder, find the target files and click “Open” to add them to the program. You can also drag and drop the file directly into the primary window. When all the files have been successfully loaded, they will be shown as thumbnails in the left pane. Then drag and drop them into the timeline below.

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2Start distorting face in video

After the files being placed into the timeline, right click the video and choose “Power Tools”. In the pop up window, go to the “Face Off" submenu and choose "Apply Face Off to the clip". Choose one of the face off effects from the list. Click OK to confirm the settings. Then the program will automatically distort face in your video.

Sometimes the face detection function might not be 100 percent accurate due to factors like the angle, lighting, obstructions and video quality. To solve this problem, switch to the “Mosaic” tab and draw a square to distort face.

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3Export the new file

Now you're able to export the new file and share with others. Here you can choose from several output methods according to your needs:

  • Go to the “Format” tab and save video to your computer in any format you want.
  • Choose the “Device” tab if you want to play videos on your mobile devices.
  • Upload to YouTube, Facebook and your website without leaving the program.
  • Directly burn your video to DVD for watching on TV with your home DVD player.


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Here is also a video tutorial:

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