I am looking for freeware, open source, or commercial software (under $20 one-time license) for Windows XP or Windows 7. I want to edit videos by hiding personal information on the video before I submit it to a support web site. I know software such as Adobe Premiere has a feature such as blur. In SnagIt, they have a similar feature called pixelate for still images. I am looking for something similar. Ideally, the video editing software should be able to track subsequent frames and blur that area of the video.

  • Please state your required (or preferred) operating system or don't you mind? Oct 7, 2014 at 16:38
  • Have you looked at other questions from the video-editing tag? (like this one: softwarerecs.stackexchange.com/questions/7296/…) Some might be useful to you. Oct 7, 2014 at 16:54
  • I see. Could you edit this into your question? Oct 7, 2014 at 20:38
  • You could buy adobe premiere for one month through creative cloud to do this. Mar 16, 2016 at 18:24

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On SuperUser, there is an answer using FFMPEG to blur a portion of the screen for a set time. FFMPEG is open source.



YouTube now offers the ability to blur parts of the video and track the movement of that object, so blurring is easy.


  1. upload your video to YouTube privately
  2. blur the video
  3. Download the processed video using youtube-dl
  4. Delete the video from YouTube.

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