Video – Manual Video Redaction

Learn how to manually redact video recordings in only a few steps. After you draw a redaction shape manually within the software, you can adjust and resize the shape as needed.  You can use the arrow keys on your keyboard to view your video frame by frame, while simultaneously dragging the box over the objects within the video you are looking to redact.

  1. In the lefthand Toolbar, choose Manual Redaction.
  2. Select Shape, Effect, and Effect Level for your redaction box.
  3. Draw a redaction box over the object(s) within your video that you are looking to redact.
  4. Press the right arrow –> on your keyboard to go to the next frame, or press the left arrow <– on your keyboard to view the previous frame.
  5. Or press the play button and simultaneously drag/drop the shape with your mouse to cover the object.
  6. Resize and adjust the redaction box where necessary.
  7. When your object is no longer present within the video, hit Delete on your keyboard to remove the redaction box, or right-click on the shape and select Delete from the next frames.
  8. From within the media player, drag/drop the timeline to the beginning of your work, then click play to review your work.
  9. When you are happy with your work, go to the top right corner, and click the “Export” button to export the redacted version of your file.
  10. Give your newly redacted file a name, then click “Export”.
  11. Find your newly redacted file in the Project Files Panel and play it again for your review if needed.
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