- Publishing video content can sometimes be subject to legal privacy-related obligations such as blurring faces of the people who star in them
- Naturally, creating high-quality video projects would be nearly impossible without proper assistance from specialized video editing software
- For the best results with capturing your content, you can take a look at some of the best video recording software
- If you want to find out more, check out or dedicated video software section
If you’re looking for a reliable face blurring software to hide or protect the identity of the persons appearing in your videos, you’re in the right place.
In this article, we’ll list the best tools that you can use to quickly anonymize faces in videos.
Best face blurring software for Windows 10
1. Adobe After Effects (suggested)
Adobe After Effects is one of the best video editing software in the world and you can also use it to blur people’s faces in videos. It definitely has a place in this list of the best face blurring software.
Thanks to the motion tracking feature, you can easily obscure faces, logos, and other elements. You can apply a feathered mask to protect a person’s identity and then track that mask as it moves across the frames.
To do that, you need to first insert a Null Object in order to apply effects. Go to Insert, and then select add a Null Object. Open the tracking panel and select both position and rotation to better track a person’s face.
Now, select your tracking points. Set the newly created Null Object as the target. Go to Layer and add a new Adjustment layer in order to apply the blurring effect.
Go to Effects & Preset and type the word ‘mosaic’. You can drag the mosaic effect over the new adjustment layer.
In order to apply the mosaic effect only to people’s faces, enable the pen tool and start clicking around the subject’s face to mask it.
2. Movavi Video Editor
Movavi is an interesting video editor that also has a face blurring feature. If you need a tool to hide people’s faces or hide confidential information, the Movavi Video Editor can help you.
Using this feature is very easy and intuitive. After you install Movavi Video Editor, open it and import the video that you want to edit by clicking ‘Add Media Files’.
To blur people’s faces, go to Filters and select Blur. You can choose to blur an entire video or just part of a video.
There is a series of different blur filters that you can use. To add your preferred blur effect, drag its icon to the video on the Timeline. You can even tweak the blur effect intensity from mild blur to intense blur.
Moreover, you can also add an artistic touch to your blurring and choose various blurring shapes, such as hearts, diamonds, and more.
Once satisfied with the result, you can export your creation by hitting the Export button.
3. Wondershare Filmora Video Editor
If you want to post a video online, but you don’t want others to see your face appear in the respective video, you can simply blur your face.
This tool features a face-off function that lets you blur out faces in less than one minute. This feature automatically tracks the position and rotation of the face in your video to prevent awkward situations where blurred faces become visible for a split of a second.
Another interesting feature is the one that allows you to replace people’s faces with hilarious masks or funny faces.
For more information on the steps to follow to blur faces in your videos, check out the instructions available below:
4. YouTube’s Blur Faces tool
If you’re planning to upload your videos on YouTube, you should know that Google’s video-sharing platform includes a built-in tool that allows you to blur faces.
As a matter of fact, YouTube’s Blur Faces tool recently got a series of updates that improved its accuracy and ease of use.
Google’s algorithm automatically detects faces and displays a list of all the faces found. You can then choose the one that you want to blur. It is worth mentioning that you can blur one, several or all faces in the video.
Here’s how to use the Blur Faces option:
- Select the Blurring effects tab > go to Blur faces > select Edit. Wait until YouTube processes your video.
- The tool will then display thumbnails for each of the faces that it detected.
- Simply click the thumbnail(s) of the faces you want to blur.
- Save your changes.
That’s it, the blurring effect should now be visible in your videos.
5. VSDC Free Video Editor
VSDC is a free video editing software that allows you to quick and easy face blurring or blurring of objects in videos. The program offers rich functionality packed on an intuitive interface.
The tools allow you to create different shaped masks that you can use to hide, blur or highlight certain elements in your videos. This functionality is very useful to blur a face to protect the identity or remove unwanted marks.
For more information and a step-by-step guide on how to use VSDC to blur faces, check out this video below:
You can download the VSDC Video Editor for free from the tool‘s official website.
This brings us to the end of our list. Test all the face blurring software solutions listed above and keep the one that best suits your needs.
If you have any other suggestions or questions, don’t hesitate to leave them in the comments section below.
- Can I blur my face in a video?
Yes, and the process is not very different from blurring your face in a photo. However, you’ll need a video editing tool (the ones we’ve included in our top will suffice).
- What is the best face blurring software?
Although Movavi Video Editor is our top choice, you can take a look at the other programs we’ve included in our list.
- Can I use face blurring software to blur out text in a video?
Yes, you can use these programs to blur out any sensitive part of your videos. Just make sure not to leave anything out during the editing process.
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in November 2017 and has been since revamped and updated in March 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.