YouTube's built-in editing tools aren't always the best tools for a given job. If you need to blur a face or an image, however, it just got a heck of a lot easier with YouTube's new blur tool. If you're not in the business of interviewing witnesses, you probably don't think about blurring things in your videos that much. However, there are a number of situations in which you might need to: censoring a company logo to avoid trademark infringement, covering up the face of a person in the background who didn't want to be filmed, or hiding a piece of personal information you didn't realise you were recording. Many of these issues can come up after you've already started uploading to YouTube.
Well now, YouTube can handle that. As the video above demonstrates, one of the new enhancement tools allows you to designate a specific section of the video to blur. YouTube will track that object as it moves throughout the frame, which is a huge help. Normally, that kind of motion tracking is reserved for expensive editing programs, or you have to do it by hand. You may not need it very often, but when you do, it will be extremely handy.