April has two copyright-related days – World Book and Copyright Day on April 23, and World Intellectual Property Day on April 26. For these special days, we will deliver the copyright-related tutorials of Video Cloud and Streaming Cloud throughout April, helping to raise awareness of copyright protection.
Here is the first tutorial of the new series – Video Watermarking.
Video watermarking is one of the common yet effective ways to avoid unauthorized use and copying of your videos, and additionally promote your brand and company. It is an image or text embedded in every frame of a video, and it is not possible to remove it and recover the original content without damaging the appearance.
Here we will show you how to embed the watermark in your video in Video Cloud.
1. After signing in POLYV, select “Videos” to enter the admin page of Video Cloud.
2. Next you can use either of the following ways to enter the watermarking preferences –
a. Click “Upload” on the top navigation bar, then click “Watermark” on the right side before starting your upload.
b. Click “Settings” on the top navigation bar, then click “Video Settings” on the popup menu.
Both lead you to the preferences in the “Video Settings” section.
3. Find out the “Watermark” section on the right, then click “Upload Watermark” to choose the image as the watermark and upload. When the upload finishes, you can click the “Preview” button to check the watermark.
After that, you can set the watermark position within the video. Currently the watermark can be set at four corners. And if you decide not to apply the watermark to the video, click the “Not shown” radio button.
Note that currently the watermark is not available for opacity adjustment, if you need to change the opacity of the watermark, you can complete the adjustment in Photoshop or other equivalent image editing software before exporting to PNG format images.
Also, the watermark does not support referral link. If you want to set an image as a referral link, check out our related tutorial here.
4. Click “Apply” at the bottom after finishing the setup.
5. Now click “Upload” on the top navigation bar, you can see the watermark status has changed. And, you can see the watermark preview to the right of the status.
Now, you can upload the video as usual.
Here’s the appearance of the watermark applied in the video.
Note that the watermark is size-adaptable depending on the width and height of the video resolution, and can be only applied to the videos after enabling the watermark feature; the videos uploaded before enabling watermark will not be affected.
Now that you understand how the watermark works and how to add it to your video, you can give it a try on your videos – after all, it is the most simple yet effective way to protect your videos from pirating.
If you want to know more about the features of Video Cloud and Streaming Cloud, check out our blog or visit our official website http://www.polyv.net/ for more information. And, stay tune for more tutorials on copyright protection. 🙂