Youtube has added a face blurring feature to its video uploads. Currently No video-sharing site or hardware manufacturer currently offers users the option to blur faces or protect identity.”.Youtube face blurring – a new tool that allows you to obscure faces within videos with the click of a button.The face blurring technology is a first step towards providing visual anonymity for videos on YouTube.
Face blurring tool
Blurring faces on YouTube is simple. Once you’ve chosen the video that you’d like to edit, Go to Video Enhancements tool
Click on Additional Features and click the “Apply” button below Blur All Faces. Before you publish, you will see a preview of what your video will look like with faces blurred. When you save the changes to your video, a new copy is created with the blurred faces. You will then be given the option to delete original video.
However, Youtube admitted that as it is in initial phase the feature has some teething problems, in that it can sometimes have difficulty detecting faces depending on the angle, lighting, obstructions and also video quality. “It is possible that certain faces or frames will not be blurred,”.
Visual anonymity in video allows people to share personal footage more widely and speak out when they otherwise may not.