How to make a video blurry

Another case — you want to use this visual as a background for another one, so a too detailed and clear image will distract viewers from the main subject. Whatever it is, you'll need a fast and handy tool — and we just have one!

Clideo service has a full range of video editing tools, each performing one function. But recently we released a new ultimate all-in-one video editor, which will help you modify your project from A to Z, including a video blur effect.

As always, all Clideo tools work online, so you can work on iPhone, PC, Android, and other devices. Just make sure you have access to the files you want to edit and that your internet connection is fast and stable enough.

You can process files up to 500 MB each without any registration or buying a subscription. But if you plan to use our service often and process large videos, Clideo Pro will make it easier for you.

Here we go!

  1. Upload your visual

    Open Clideo's Video Editor in any browser and hit the "Get started" button.

    Video editor to blur video

    Then click the + icon or the "Upload" button and select the needed file from your device folder, Google Drive, Google Photos, or Dropbox. You can also "drag and drop" your media from the computer folder.

    Upload files to blur video

    You will find your uploaded files in "Uploads" so don't forget to drag your visual to the timeline or canvas editing area.

    Video to blur
  2. Add blur to the video

    With the video selected in the timeline, go to the "Adjust" tab, scroll down to the "Blur" slider, and set the level of blurring. If your project consists of several separate elements, you should repeat this flow for each one.

    Blur video

    An important note! Unfortunately, at the moment, there is no option to black out a face or blur just part of the visual. But we have a workaround for you!

    Go to the "Text" section", select a black capture, add it to the timeline, and make the letters also black. Now you have a black square which you can place over that part you need to hide. To change the size of the "censored" box, type more or fewer letters and change the font size.

    Add text with background to censor video
  3. Save the project

    When you're sure you got what you need, hit the "Export" button and choose the output resolution. The number of available options depends on your Clideo subscription type. Then click the "Continue" button and let the tool process your visual.

    Export blurred video

    When the processing is over, you can give your clip the final run and get back to editing if needed. If you're happy with the result, save it to your device or cloud storage account.

    Save blurred video

Our Video Editor Help Center has more information about the all-in-one video editing tool and its current available features.