Tracking and Blurring the Face in a Video File

Farah Saad Al-Mukhtar

Al-Nahrain Journal of Science مجلة النهرين للعلوم
ISSN: (print)26635453,(online)26635461 Year: 2018 Volume: 00 Issue: 1 Pages: 202-207
Publisher: Al-Nahrain University جامعة النهرين


This paper shows how to detect, track and blur a face in video frame using the Viola-Jones detection algorithm for detection and KLT algorithm to tracks a set of feature points across the video frames. First, the detection locates the face, and then identifies feature points that can be reliably tracked. A blurring filter is applied after detection and tracking the face and very good results are obtained that can be useful to blurring the face; for example, when showing a painful view that includes distorted faces in wars reports or crimes.


Viola-Jones --- KLT algorithm --- Blurring --- Face detection --- Face tracking.