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What fonts + software do you use to watermark your videos?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by IMpossible, Jan 31, 2014.

  1. IMpossible

    IMpossible Supreme Member

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    Hey guys,

    I need to watermark my videos and am looking for a piece of software that can simplify this. On the other hand, I'm quite unsure which font type will suit best. Any ideas?
     
  2. bytzu

    bytzu Registered Member

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    If you have a lot of videos to watermark i can recommend 2 tools i used before. I usually create an image in Photoshop with transparent background and apply it to my videos.
    Free:
    http://getyourbots.com/bulk-video-watermarker-1-0-beta/ a free tool, works pretty good but sometimes the video output is not same quality as the original one. The developer of this tool is or was a member of BHW.
    Paid one:
    Xilisoft Video Converter (http://www.xilisoft.com/video-converter.html) works better but not free.
    If you only want to a put a simple text on your videos you could use a PHP script using FFmpeg library. There are a lot of examples online.
     
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    handmadebots Senior Member

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    For the first tool, the developer is still here :)
     
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    love you like a sister for headings and any general font for normal texts .
     
  5. WizGizmo

    WizGizmo Super Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

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    I use Wonderfox Video Watermark. It allows you to use text or an image watermark.
    I got it for free a few months ago on the Giveaway of the Day site. Works very well. :)
     
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    I was using Camtasia and it did good work with watermarks, also Mass video blaster will do it plus lots of extra features as well.
     
  7. IMpossible

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    Any good free ones?
     
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    For free ones i prefer virtual dub.
     
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    About the fonts... try to use the most simple and readable font, remember that you're trying to show the website. I've seen some videos where the people use fancy fonts with a lot of curly stuff or even comic sans, that thing merged with the background of the video makes somethings less desiring and readable. I'm not talking about taste, just function.

    In case you don't know what font you have to use, using helvetica or arial you will never go wrong. Try to use it bold version because again... using very thin fonts combined with the background of the video lose legibility.

    In case you still want to add some sauce to your font, you can consider to use that kind of fonts that are used in the hud of military movies/games, are like futuristic, geometric fonts very wide and open.<<that 2 things make them good for read. But it will depend on your project, I think nobody will use that font for promote a hotel or something like that :p


    That's my humble opinion based on my experience as a designer.
     
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  10. Logician

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    iMovie? I think that's also free and pretty easy to use.
     
  11. IMpossible

    IMpossible Supreme Member

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    Guess I'll stick to Windows Live Movie Maker for now. Still, thanks for all the replies!
     
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    camtasia and windows movie maker works fine.
    and if using wordpress there is a plugin which will directly watermark your videos with your custom link or text.
     
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    If the videos are already made or if they will be "branded copies", then it's a good touch to use a logo, or logo/text combination if possible.

    A tip: alternate the watermark position somewhere around the middle of the video; some people trying to use your video usually just overlay the watermarked area with a logo of their own, and oftentimes just set it up once, and don't bother with scanning the whole thing. If you change the watermark position in the middle or close to the end of the video, there's a chance it will slip through and send you more traffic thanks to the effort of the copycat(s).

    If you're producing your own videos, the best bet is to brand them from the get go, ie. the animations/illustrations have your logo integrated throughout, or if you're on camera, your logo is in the background. Also, branded lower thirds work great.