SpotLight/Redact is an effect that allows you to highlight and/or obscure up to four (4) separate areas within your video clip via one effect, saving time when highlighting/obscuring multiple objects.

SpotLight/Redact can darken, lighten or apply one of several effects (e.g. mosaic, blur, scatter, etc) to the entire video background, as well as inside of each of the four SpotLight target areas independently.  Target area styles (e.g. border color, inside settings, etc) can easily be copied from one SpotLight to another, and we’ve added optional animation if you’d like to have the SpotLights Fade or Wipe In/Out.


 Redact Video by Masking a Suspect or Highlight an Area of Interest

SpotLight/Redact – Now with 4 Targets in one Filter

SpotLight/Redact Effect

SpotLight/Redact Effect

Spotlight/Redact is a quick and easy to use dTective module that allows you to select a region of video highlight or blur and animate it over time.  You define a shape anywhere from a circle to a square, then work with either the inside or outside of that shape using different filters, including blur, mosaic and scatter, etc. All of these filters have a variable intensity setting.  You can also apply a border color to the shape to focus more attention on your area of interest.  All of the settings can be changed over time, allowing you to track a face(s) or object(s) as it moves and adjust your settings to accommodate for the object changing size as it gets closer or further away in the video.

Tracking a second or third object is simple.  Just enable a 2 or 3 or 4, and click copy the style from and existing target. Additionally, since you are in Avid, you can save your setting/styles to be used again.  Create a bin to store you favorite settings to be used between projects. Add new ones by simply dragging the Avid Plug  in the setting window into your bin. Now you can drag it onto new video clips.  Its that easy.

Download dTective which includes the upgrade/demo installer for the new SpotLight/Redact

By applying a scatter filter and a red border color, Spotlight/Redact can draw focus to a specific area of interest.
By applying a mosaic or blur, Spotlight/Redact hides specific sensitive information like faces and license plates of suspect and agents.