BEACON TRANSCRIPT – Recently, the ever popular video platform announced that it was successful in refining the blurring capabilities of the Blurring tool. YouTube updated its blurring tool, which can now blur out even objects in motion.
In some cases, anonymity is preferred over exposure. Imagine the following scenario: your best buds decides to reenact a scene from Need for Speed with his newly upgraded car. Naturally, your first instinct would be to tape the entire performance and share it on YouTube. Now consider this question: wouldn’t it be nice to have some kind of tool that blurs the license plate, for example?
It would be quite nice if the police didn’t get hold of the recording because no one like a fine. Well, it would seem that YouTube pondered on this subject for quite some time, and after major reconsiderations, it decided to create such a tool.
The first version of the Blurring tool was made available to users in early 2012. However, the tool was far from efficient. Even YouTube admitted that the tool was poorly designed and that it is still room for improvement. So, back to the drawing board, they went, in order to design the best tool for the job.
Four years later, YouTube made the grand announcement: the Blurring tool received a major improvement. Still, the fans were a little reluctant regarding YouTube’s statements.
Surprisingly enough, YouTube managed to set things right, this time, making sure that there is no room for disappointment. On Thursday, YouTube officially announced the launch of the Custom Blur tool, the Blurring Tool’s worthy successor.
So, what’s so great about this improved version of the blur tool? Well, blurring objects in motion, for one thing, a feat thought to be impossible if the user employed the initial blurring tool.
Yes, you can now blur moving objects like license plates or faces with style. Just draw a box with your cursor over the thing you want to abscond, and the program will do the rest for you. This means that the blur box will remain lock in that position no matter how fast it moves.
Naturally, the users can blur even static objects. Moreover, this nifty tools allows you to redefine the blur area. You can now resize, cut and add another blurring area, with just a few clicks.
Also, you can lock the blur box into position. And before we go, we should also say something about timelines. Yes, you can now tell YouTube for how long it should keep blurring a specific area.
YouTube update its Blurring Tool in order to help those users who want to preserve their anonymity. Unfortunately, this feature is only available for the desktop version of YouTube, but the developers promised to release a mobile version as quick as possible.