Do you want to blur a particular part of a video on CapCut, and you don’t know how? You’ve come to the right place!
This is how you can blur a video on CapCut in a few easy steps:
- Open CapCut
- Select “New project“
- Select the video you want to edit
- Select “Effects“
- Select “Video effects“
- Go to the “Basic” category
- Select “Blur“
- Adjust the blur effect intensity
Remember, this technique allows you to blur the entire video. If you want to blur a specific part or an object in the video, you need to do this:
- Add the video to CapCut
- Add the same video as an Overlay
- Adjust the blur intensity
- Select “Object” on the bottom menu bar
- Select the “Overlay” option
- Go to “Overlay” – “Mask“
- Select a mask shape that best fits the object you want to blur
- Adjust the blur size and intensity and save the changes
With these techniques, you’ll be able to blur your videos on CapCut seamlessly in minutes. Tweaking around with these settings will make you a professional video editor.
Keep reading for a detailed guide on blurring videos in CapCut!
Blur the Entire Video
This guide is only for blurring an entire video in CapCut. If you need to blur a specific video part, skip to that step in the article!
Follow the steps below to blur a video in CapCut:
1. Select “New project“
Open CapCut on your phone and select “New project” in the top-left corner of the screen. This will let you upload a new video to CapCut.
2. Tap on your video
Once you select “New project“, you’ll be taken to the “Albums” page. Here, you need to find the video you want to upload and tap on it.
This will select that video for you to add.
3. Tap on “Add” in the bottom-right corner
Once you select your video, you’ll see the “Add” button light up in the bottom-right corner. Tap on it to upload that video for editing on CapCut.
4. Select “Effects“
Once you add the video to the editing screen, look at the bottom menu bar for the “Effects” option. Tap on it and continue with the guide.
5. Select “Video effects“
After you select “Effects“, you’ll see two options – Video and body effects. Select the “Video effects” option to find the “Blur” feature.
6. Select the “Basic” category
After you select “Video effects“, the bottom half of the editing screen will change. You’ll see various categories on the top half of the effects screen.
Select the “Basic” category to find blurring options!
7. Select “Blur“
Finally, you’ve arrived where you need to. From the “Basic” category, select the “Blur” option. This will turn the “Blur” icon into a different icon, and you’ll need to tap on it again to “Adjust” the blur settings.
You may want to adjust the intensity of the blur effect, and to do that, tap on “Adjust” on the “Blur” icon. Continue with the guide!
8. Adjust the “Blur” intensity
Once you select “Adjust“, a bar will appear at the bottom of the screen. This is the “Blur” bar, which lets you adjust the intensity of the blur effect on the video.
9. Adjust the blur timeline
The last thing you should do is adjust the blur timeline. This reflects how much of a video’s length you want to blur.
If the video has 10 seconds, for instance, you can blur 5 seconds of it by taking the blur timeline halfway. Experiment with it to see what results you get!
The blur applies to the entire video, as shown in the picture above. Read below if you want to apply blur to a specific video portion!
Blur a Specific Part of the Video
If you want to blur an object, face, or person in the video, follow the steps below:
1. Select “Overlay“
Assuming you already have the video uploaded and ready for editing, select “Overlay” on the bottom menu bar.
2. Tap on “Add overlay“
Once you select “Overlay“, a new option will appear at the bottom. Tap on “Add overlay” to continue with the guide.
3. Add the same video as an overlay
This is very important. The overlay should be the “same video” as the main one. Find it, select it, and tap on “Add“
4. Extend the overlay on the entire screen
This step is also essential. You’ll notice that the overlay will appear minimized on the main editing screen. Make sure you extend it to cover the entire original video by dragging the corners.
5. Select “Effects“
After you edit the overlay to fit the entire screen, go back to the main editing menu and tap on “Effects“. This is where you’ll find the blurring option.
6. Select “Video effects“
Next, select “Video effects” from the menu at the bottom. Move on with the guide once you do that.
7. Go to “Basic” and select “Blur“
Once you select “Video effects“, you’ll need to choose the “Basic” category and then tap on “Blur“. This will let you apply blur to the video.
8. Select “Object“
Once you apply the blur and customize the intensity, close that menu, and you’ll see a couple of options on the menu at the bottom of the screen.
Select “Object” and continue with the guide!
9. Tap on “Overlay“
You want to apply the object blur to the “Overlay” and not the “Main video”. So, select the “Overlay” option to apply the blur.
10. Go to “Overlay“
Go back to the main editing options and select “Overlay“. You’ll need to find a specific option for the overlay.
11. Select “Mask“
Once you’re in the “Overlay” menu, scroll through the options until you find the “Mask” option. Select it and follow the next steps!
12. Select a mask shape
Next, you need to select a shape to apply the blur. Choose a shape that best covers the object you want to blur in the video.
13. Extend the blurred shape over the object and save the changes
Once you select the shape, you’ll need to extend it over the object you want to blur. Make sure you cover the entirety of the object or person’s face with a blurry shape.
Then, tap the checkmark button in the bottom-right corner to save the changes. Now, you can replay the video and see if the blur effect works!
To summarize, blurring a video on CapCut will hide specific portions of it or the entire video itself. It depends on what blurring technique you use.
You can blur the entire video using the first method on this list. The second method lets you blur a face or an object in the video.
Either way, both methods are easy to implement but if you have any questions, feel free to comment below!
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