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How to Easily Blur Moving Objects in Premiere Pro

October 29, 2019

What’s going on guys welcome back WAIS Does my face blurry tell you guys what what what what no? I’m just kidding today Copy you from here and seeing how we can achieve blurring of moving objects Once you have jumped into premiere obviously won’t import your footage that you are trying to blur for me It’s just this interest shot that you guys looked at this is a very simple effect to achieve and there’s multiple things you might want to do with this effect one of them might be in this situation where You want to blur someone’s face who’s moving in the background because they didn’t give you the permission to use their Likeliness in your project or let’s say you were filming something and somehow your license plate got in the shot Or an address you can use it for those situations, or if you’re picking up a package off of your porch And you don’t forget to blur the address I didn’t do that I don’t know what you talked about you can use this effect for any of those reasons and more of course But just to get right into it This is gonna be a pretty quick tutorial in your effects tab go ahead and type in Basket blur one of the nice things about fast blur is it’s gpu-accelerated So when you drag it on its the timeline stage yellow? And you don’t have to worry about any rendering so depending on the shape you’re trying to blur out There’s a few different options You can select you can just select the ellipse tool, and that’ll just create an ellipse over here And you can now drag that on to whatever section you’re trying to blur if you know Delete that if you’re trying to do a license plate or stick around a box You can just create that and then you know change it however you need be or if you’re printing a complicated thing you can Mask out whatever area you’re trying to blur and you can get a lot more specific with it, but in this situation It is a face so the easiest thing is this oval tool once you click this on the fast blur effect It’s going to create a circle over here, and we just want to click and drag up to the face And then you don’t match it Just the best that I can and you can also if you do want to get more precise you can just add more points And then just move them around just click anywhere on this line And you can just drag in So that’s why I also like to start with the oval for the face because it’s nice to be able to create a complete custom Path, but it’s also nice to just start with a general oval Especially when you’re doing it for a face so once you have the shape down of what you’re trying to blur out all you have To do is go over to the effects and hit track selecting mask forward So you can either hit this and it’s just going to play forward through your footage If you have some complex movement you want to make sure that everything’s good You can track forward only one frame So I’m trying to do that since part of my head is not there in the beginning trying to go Go see, I’m kind of moving and you can see it’s doing a really good job of tracking my face So I realize you’re probably thinking calling this not blurred. Don’t worry about that Just worry about getting the path selected correctly So I’m going to hit this a few more times and as you can see premier does a really good job of tracking So I’m also just gonna drag this down, so it’s not blurring out my hair I probably should’ve done that earlier, but you get the gist and then now that I’m more in the frame. I’m just gonna hit play And it’s just gonna track your face the best that it can we should hit stop and then move it on that frame? So it’s more of my face and from here on out It’s just all about letting the software do its work and then hitting stop if you see something moving or not tracking properly like you Want it to so right here see it’s starting to come off? So I’m gonna just drag it more on my face and since we’re blurring this it doesn’t have to be a hundred percent perfect But I like to make it as best as I can my hands move up towards my face Let’s see if they get in the way and mess up the track am I an idiot in my an idiot So as you can see premiere is very good at automatically tracking. I think they added this feature around CC 2015 I think they added the ability to track mask is an incredibly powerful Feature that you can use for multiple different effects it definitely makes this process a lot easier than trying to hand animate Keyframes for the blur, so I’m not gonna do the whole clip just for the purposes of this tutorial I’m gonna hit stop and as you can see the mask is tracked on my face and the only thing left to do is just Drag up the blurriness right here, and you know set it to whatever you think looks good I’m gonna set it’s like 200, and then I’m also going to bump up the feather a little bit It just blends more if you drag up the feathering to like 80 So then if you play the effect you can see my face is completely blurred out so if you have someone in the background you Don’t want to show this a super nice automated effect, so you don’t have to worry about anyone complaining and seeing the video later It’s actually pretty creepy right there. Not being able to see my face Anyways this has been a quick little how-to in Adobe Premiere how to blur faces and moving objects this tutorial was Requested by Andrew Archer if you have any other requests comment them down below I try to get to them as much as I can do as always subscribe And like if you enjoyed it if you didn’t leave me a dislike Maybe leave me a comment on what I can improve, and how I can make better content I’m making a video every single day for the rest of 2017 hop aboard the train content every day. See you guys tomorrow You


  • Reply Daniel Peacocke October 9, 2017 at 11:11 pm

    I was actually wondering how to do this today….Thanks bro :'D

  • Reply Cryptex 7 October 9, 2017 at 11:19 pm

    Great videos man. Helps a lot 🙂

  • Reply Brayden Bella October 9, 2017 at 11:49 pm

    funny intro ahha

  • Reply imarivision/greenspinach October 10, 2017 at 1:11 am


  • Reply Facundo Peralta October 10, 2017 at 2:45 am

    Thank you so much for the video! ♥ It was so usefull thank you so much! Best wishes froma Argentina! ♥

  • Reply Noah Tonai October 10, 2017 at 4:15 am

    NICE!!! HAHA Im probably gonna need this when people dont want me filming them

  • Reply Rohan Kantak October 10, 2017 at 6:52 am

    Hey Thank You So Much.. Got the Easier Way to do the Tracking blur..

  • Reply Orion October 10, 2017 at 9:08 am

    😁😁 very nice 👍

  • Reply Siddhesh October 10, 2017 at 10:03 am


  • Reply Francesco Fontana October 10, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    Can i use that kind of mask to do something like "put someone into another world" in premiere? I mean to use the mask as the roto in after effect. i'm not very good at Ae so just wanted to know if i can use Pr for that purpose. thx al lot from Italy

  • Reply Online Income PH October 11, 2017 at 5:52 am

    very helpful for japanese films. if you know what i mean. hahahahahahahahaha

  • Reply Faysal The dark Prince October 11, 2017 at 7:47 pm

    Dude Thank you so much for that… u bro keep going all the best!

  • Reply Tumi Sosa March 7, 2018 at 7:24 pm

    Yo thanks a lot dude. I love the energy. Haha, the intro was really weird and cool.

  • Reply Pon Pon Production March 9, 2018 at 3:43 pm

    Good video, man. Thanks!

  • Reply Superbustr April 22, 2018 at 9:20 am

    In theory this works but in practice the auto mask function doesn't work for everything. I have a fast moving subject and the automask can't keep up. I have a very small license plate and I can't use the hand to move the box (because I am zoomed in by 400 percent an can't zoom in anymore) so I have to individually move each of the 4 nodes for each keyframe that is misaligned making it take 4 times as long.

  • Reply Sumitro Salim May 6, 2018 at 3:55 pm

    The first time I comment on YouTube
    Thanks bro, it is easier than I thought and you show it very simpled.
    First try and it works well.
    Thanks again

  • Reply Chaos Causes June 5, 2018 at 5:44 am

    Thanks so much! This is way easier, faster and cleaner than the way I've been doing it all this time. You've savede me so much time!

  • Reply Kimmo no July 5, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    Hi, I am not quite sure how to phrase this, but how do I get that circle out again on the program monitor after deselecting it?

  • Reply Redbear Media Pro Here August 19, 2018 at 1:42 pm

    Does this need internet to use that's my question

  • Reply Rodrigo Macedo September 22, 2018 at 2:33 pm

    Helped a lot! Thank you!!!

  • Reply Jiselle Lyn September 23, 2018 at 8:32 pm

    Thanks! Was wondering what you would do if you need to blur more than one object in a video clip?

  • Reply Edwin September 27, 2018 at 5:25 pm

    It won't let me drag the Fast Blur on to the time line.

  • Reply Nonu Vlogs October 6, 2018 at 12:24 am

    wow! all likes and no any dislike . great

  • Reply muhammad ma November 26, 2018 at 2:09 pm

    Nice tutorial !

  • Reply Bausch Tech December 8, 2018 at 10:49 pm

    Thanks man!

  • Reply Alain Stoffen January 26, 2019 at 6:04 am

    Thanks a lot Colin ! Very useful.

  • Reply George Asatiani January 31, 2019 at 4:40 pm

    Hi Colin! One question: say I have video with 2 min. length. I blur out moving face and want it to last only 1 min. How can I stop bluring so that the rest of the video face is not blured? Sorry if question is naive, I am absolute novice to the Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2018 program 🙂

  • Reply asbost01 February 1, 2019 at 12:49 am

    WOW… made this seem sooo simple! Thanks a lot!

  • Reply Felipe & Kayla February 3, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    Thanks dude! We're using this in our next video xD

  • Reply Julian Torres February 7, 2019 at 9:20 pm

    Man, u saved my life, thank you very much , new subscriber 🙂

  • Reply Klajderman Brat Foxy February 15, 2019 at 1:09 am

    Great video! I am just wondering if I can blur in CS4 version.

  • Reply Jaden Dunn February 20, 2019 at 7:50 pm

    Thanks for the help man

  • Reply King Isoka March 17, 2019 at 12:35 am

    Nah that into was jokes🤣🤣

  • Reply fatima Habibullah March 23, 2019 at 11:09 am

    this video helped me
    thanks :))

  • Reply echo5delta16 March 25, 2019 at 5:49 pm

    when i click fast blur the elips doesnt show up on my video. what setting do i have set wrong?

  • Reply BraidenTV April 10, 2019 at 6:40 pm

    i dont have that effects tab at the top

  • Reply TotoBitz Gaming April 17, 2019 at 9:05 am

    thanks man still a newbie in editing 🙂 and you are straight to the point not having a long video just to explain

  • Reply Saif Said April 18, 2019 at 3:16 pm

    how to save a video after blurring

  • Reply josé daniel Brito Sambrano April 19, 2019 at 7:50 pm

    Thanks for the info bro! Greetings from Venezuela..😎

  • Reply Wizz Er April 23, 2019 at 11:47 pm

    Thank you fuck hater this is the fastest trick 👍👍👍👍

  • Reply QuasiMotard April 27, 2019 at 10:20 pm

    Thx for the video! Nice presentation, concise, and engaging… exactly what I needed to fix a boo boo in one of my videos. It was a typical, "Am I an idiot" moment… forgot to turn around an invoice that had a name and address on it. I'm still learning the nuances of Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2019 and all of its space-shuttle complexities… wonderfully powerful, but daunting at the same time. I was trying to figure out how to replace a clip with AE… ouch, wrong direction. This put me on the right path within seconds. Thx again! –QM

  • Reply Tom the turtle April 27, 2019 at 11:21 pm

    okay now how do i stop it????????????????

  • Reply EDDvlogs May 9, 2019 at 4:38 am

    I know it's late, but THANKS!
    Helped a lot!

  • Reply Olly Newport May 10, 2019 at 3:15 pm

    tutorial starts at 0:52

  • Reply Mike Ozmun May 14, 2019 at 2:39 am

    Great tutorial! I thought this was gonna take hours but you taught it to me in under five minutes, and I had my face blur done in another five. Thank you sir!

  • Reply HOANG JJ NGUYEN May 25, 2019 at 5:33 am

    Very good bro

  • Reply MaRiahh Tuner / Political-Makeup May 28, 2019 at 7:15 pm

    my software will not auto blur. its making me do it manually. any idea why?

  • Reply Fashionable Father May 29, 2019 at 9:18 am

    Boom done. Thanks!

  • Reply iNimbleSloth June 1, 2019 at 11:44 am

    Great, thanks. Just used this for an address.

  • Reply KMG VIZUALS June 2, 2019 at 5:25 pm

    Thanks for the quick Tut Peep the video I made and look for the blur lol

  • Reply Krishnendu Kes June 2, 2019 at 11:37 pm

    Great tutorial.

  • Reply NoNameMoto June 5, 2019 at 7:20 pm

    I cant figur out how to stop the blur when its not needed in the clip anymore?

  • Reply Snappy Shots June 6, 2019 at 2:29 pm

    Very helpful man.. thank you

  • Reply Pastakeks June 7, 2019 at 9:11 pm

    nice tutorial it was very helpfull

  • Reply Leonardo S. B. June 10, 2019 at 6:30 pm

    very direct, simple and explanatory. without bullsh!t and right to the blur. i mean point! 🙂 Thanks a lot for the video! Subscribed 🙂

  • Reply Jairo Mariscal June 10, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    Thanks for the VID . much appreciated.

  • Reply Cuecard June 19, 2019 at 4:12 pm

    very helpful thanks

  • Reply Stan Teacher June 22, 2019 at 6:36 pm

    Perfect! Great explanation, straight to the point. Super !

  • Reply Melinda Burns June 27, 2019 at 9:13 pm


  • Reply Offshore Adventures June 30, 2019 at 11:55 am

    Thanks heaps! How can i trim it so it starts half way through my clip??

  • Reply OneManOneMic July 4, 2019 at 5:35 am

    That was the best intro for this kind of video.. like "ok, now I know this video will show me what I need" 😂🙏

  • Reply Daniel Duarte July 11, 2019 at 8:42 pm

    Do you know the maximum number of faces you can do at on a clip?

  • Reply Vivid Rose July 13, 2019 at 9:27 pm

    Amazing!!! Just used this!!!! Thank you!!!

  • Reply GAPROSERVICES July 22, 2019 at 3:02 pm


  • Reply Alex Gruspier July 22, 2019 at 6:45 pm

    Thank you! Using this tut to edit a video today 🙂

  • Reply Ali Pasha July 22, 2019 at 7:46 pm


  • Reply Its Szasa July 24, 2019 at 3:40 pm

    Thanks so much!!!!

  • Reply these are pants July 25, 2019 at 11:07 pm

    hey thx for this, i get anything outside the shape in black, any idea why? thx!

  • Reply Jobies Steinweh July 28, 2019 at 8:22 pm

    Does its work in premiere cc

  • Reply Alexandra Michaela July 29, 2019 at 9:00 am

    Thanks this saved my job!!

  • Reply Mr done54 July 30, 2019 at 9:04 am

    So interesting …. being looking forward to know how to make logo move, don't know if you can help me with that

  • Reply Wonder Vault July 31, 2019 at 11:47 pm

    WOW! thank you so SO much for this tutorial! I just started using Premier (like yesterday) and have been watching HEAPS Of tutorials in order to find out how to do this, and not ONE of them gave me this answer. You're the man !

  • Reply H - RAF August 8, 2019 at 12:26 pm

    thx !!

  • Reply BROS ON THE GO August 11, 2019 at 12:25 am

    fast and easy video without lots of useless talks , thank you for being concise and yet complete 👍👍👍👍

  • Reply RevRun August 14, 2019 at 4:44 pm

    This saved me a ton of time, thank you!

  • Reply Black Dragon Biker TV August 16, 2019 at 7:17 pm

    Needed this! Thank you.

  • Reply LifeEntity August 24, 2019 at 10:23 pm

    its not working for me

  • Reply Mac Alton August 27, 2019 at 3:08 am

    how do you stop the blur within the same clip?

  • Reply Kevin Halim Kurniawan September 3, 2019 at 12:28 am

    thank u uu

  • Reply Caleb Jahr September 4, 2019 at 5:12 pm

    Thank you Colin, this was super helpful! Just did a shoot for a car repair company and I needed to blur our a bunch of license plates!

  • Reply Kevyn Kurpiers September 6, 2019 at 8:13 pm

    THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS!!!! I edited 3 h license plates now hahaha. Oh lord, but now i'm a pro!

  • Reply Bartosz Jokiel September 6, 2019 at 8:37 pm

    hi, does any one have a clue? I trying to do that effect and my object is unvisible. This is so anoying… please help

  • Reply BeThereProductions September 12, 2019 at 10:25 pm

    Amazing. Thank you.

  • Reply Thazuals Infotainment September 14, 2019 at 3:23 pm

    You have earned a subscriber just because of this video.

  • Reply Video Story Productions September 16, 2019 at 5:59 pm

    Extremely helpful and very well explained!! Thank you

  • Reply Kayla Gaska September 17, 2019 at 6:29 pm

    Saved my ass! Thank you!

  • Reply M and J Inc. September 18, 2019 at 3:50 am

    What if the blue box around the bur is missing and you can't size it properly because of it?
    Not sure if I'm asking it the right way.

  • Reply Nik Anwar September 18, 2019 at 1:59 pm

    nice tip bro

  • Reply Riyaj Hossen September 20, 2019 at 6:07 am

    Which version of adobe premiere pro you have used in this tutorial???

  • Reply BerniPK September 24, 2019 at 12:38 pm

    Awesome video. Thanks!

  • Reply 04yfzkid September 26, 2019 at 6:35 am

    Helped me out big time, thanks!!!

  • Reply Other October 8, 2019 at 5:22 am

    I'm surprised how good looking you are.

  • Reply Grid Line Go October 10, 2019 at 4:29 am

    Dude! this is awesome! Thanks for the how-to!

  • Reply Mr.Sloth October 16, 2019 at 10:51 pm

    very nice video

  • Reply abdullah metwally October 18, 2019 at 4:53 pm

    if i have different persons in different can i move and hide the blur ??

  • Reply Javeinne October 24, 2019 at 4:32 pm

    Hi! I have a question. What if the person who is blurred out turns around and I don't want the blur anymore? But when the person shows it's face again, I want it back?

  • Reply Redd Starr October 27, 2019 at 1:01 pm

    Great video

  • Reply Storethis October 27, 2019 at 11:19 pm

    thanks sm lol was getting so tired of doing it manually

  • Reply A Myriad Of Adventures October 28, 2019 at 12:45 am

    Thank you for the tutorial! 🙂

  • Reply Теодора Гърбова October 28, 2019 at 7:04 pm

    Amazing video!! Simple, clear, and on point.

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