Maintain Privacy with the Blur Annotation

Use the blur annotation to mask or blur portions of a video that contain sensitive content such as usernames, email addresses, passwords, contact information, etc.

  1. Click the Annotations tab.
  2. Select the blur annotation. The styles appear below.
    Blur tool styles
  3. Move the playhead to the position on the timeline you want the blur annotation to start.
  4. Drag the blur annotation onto the canvas or onto the timeline at the playhead. Make sure the blur annotation is on a track above the item to blur on the timeline.
    Drag annotation onto timeline
  5. To move the blur annotation, click within the annotation and drag it to a new position on the canvas.
    Drag within blur annotation to move
  6. To resize the blur annotation, click to select the annotation on the canvas. Drag one of the handles in or out.
    Drag handle
  7. To edit the blur properties, click the Properties button. If you are trying to blur a small area such as a text field, click the Annotations tab in the properties and decrease the Blur radius.
    Properties button
  8. To change the duration the blur appears in the video, click to select the annotation on the timeline. Drag the end in or out to adjust the duration.
    Drag end to extend duration
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