How to achieve this affect in Camstasia 8.

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I am trying to achieve one affect where, i can blur certain parts in a video. To be more specific, can i blur out a text that is shown in a video, but that object is moving too.
For example, in this Deadpool picture, can i blur out "Feel the Love Valentine's Day" text in this picture.

I can achieve that affect if i use a Photoshop, but i want that to be done in a Video using Camstasia 8.
Hope you could understand my problem. Video editing is a tough job, i feel. So any suggestion is welcomed.
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Thank you
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Posted 2 years ago

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Rick Stone

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It can happen, but depending on the movement of the text, it may be really tricksy to achieve. Basically you would insert a Blur Callout/Annotation. This is the really simple part.

Then you will have to fiddle with animating it to follow along with the movement. And this is where it gets fiddly. It will require lots of scrubbing the playhead, adding an animation and adjusting the position. Rinse and repeat until you are happy with the result.

Unfortunately, Camtasia wasn't really designed for this particular type of editing. So you don't see any tools that really help you. But who knows what the development team may have in the development pipeline? ;)

Cheers... Rick :)
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How To Blur A Moving Object ...

https://www.screencast.com/t/TfrrRKbrin

actually not that hard to do with a little practice, discipline, and patience 
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Sweet! Nice video showing it.

What would be nice though, is if we had some ability to draw a motion path and have it follow that. ;)

Cheers... Rick :)
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thanks, Rick

and I agree with you that an automatic method would be very helpful
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Thank you kayakman,that was helpful, although i used the Blur method that was described in this youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIzEvSDvaMU
But thank you for your help too.
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I think if you only needed to blur something in a straight line kayakman's technique would also work with only the first blur with exact start and end positions or maybe two. As always kayakman, you hit another one out of the park. Thanks
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I am glad to see this question asked as it has been something that I have done on some basic videos to accomplish in the past and kayakman's videos are a great help to users. Rick's suggestion is an excellent one and we should post this in the Idea section and see if we can get some votes for this feature. Never know if it would or would not make the A- List or not but never know until we try. Thanks to everyone for this information. Have a great day/night.