Redaction - PII Removal
Updated over a week ago

We know how important it can be to protect the privacy of those represented in your footage, or to hide sensitive information captured during a screenshare. Reduct's Advanced and Enterprise plans include powerful redaction functionality, which allows you to mask out areas of the video, and/or mute the audio, for a specific time-range, protecting any PII (Personal Identifiable Information) you want to ensure is removed from your output.

Redactions are applied to a time range, defined by a selection on the transcript. Select transcript text, and at the top of the panel, select "Redact selection" or, after clicking the down-arrow next to it, "Redact audio."

Video redaction

After selecting "Redact selection", choose the size and location of the mask in the window that pops up, and then apply the redaction. The mask will be shown when the selected portion of video is played, and will be included wherever that part of the video is used or shown.

The masked area will be covered with a "secure blur", which only uses data from outside of the redacted area.

Audio redaction

The audio redaction will mute the audio, and remove any transcript (and captions based on the transcript), for the selected range. The transcript for the selected range will be replaced by grey squares.

Note that other than an immediate undo, you won't be able to un-redact the audio later.

Redacting the source

You can access the same functionality from a recording or from the reels editor, with the redaction being applied to the underlying source recording (and propagating to anywhere else that bit of video is used).


Editors can adjust the size and location of the redaction mask by clicking on the annotation in the margin; commenters can see that a redaction has been applied, but cannot edit or remove it. The redactions will be included in any shared reels or exported video rendered after the redaction has been applied.

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