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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.

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  • 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.

https://superuser.com/questions/901099/ffmpeg-apply-blur-over-face

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

https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/9057652

  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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