iMovie editing help

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  1. Tatman21 macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I shot a video about 5 minutes long, and after I did, I realized that one of the props used in the video had some personal info on it. So I want to blur it out. How do I do that. The item I want blurred (the "censor" blur as you've seen on a lot of videos before) is in the whole length of video. I've seen others do it before.

    Thanks for any help.
     
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  3. Tatman21 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Does Photoshop do video? I didn't know that. Thanks for the tip, I'll check it out. So there's no way to do it in iMovie? What about in the Youtube editing software, can it be done in that? Just checking on my options. I will check out photoshop though. Thanks
     
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    You can edit frame by frame in PS. The tutorial I linked to just uses the blur tool on a section of the image and then uses the PiP (Picture in Picture) effect in iMovie to overlay the blurred part onto the real movie.
    You could also try After Effects and its free trial, but that might be a bit too much I guess.

    I don't know about the YouTube editor though, you have to use a search engine for that.
     
  5. Tatman21 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That sounds like a lot of work. How do they do it when they blur out someone's t-shirt, there has to be an easier way. Otherwise, I would just shoot the video again.
     
  6. simsaladimbamba, Mar 30, 2011
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    They use professional video editing software like Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro or Premiere Pro, which have masking tools and also a blur.

    iMovie is not meant to do what you want to do, it is aimed at the simple cuts and transitions and maybe some PiP effects, but not something specialised like blurring a portion of the screen.
     

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