How to Add Logo to Video in DaVinci Resolve

By May 09,2017 19:03 pm

Images and videos published on the web are exposed to the threat of piracy and unrestricted use. Won’t you feel livid if someone publishes your pictures on their posts taking all the credit? Thus, at times it is important to watermark your pictures to retain its authenticity. In other words, watermarks act as the pseudonyms of the digital video. The world of photography and videos generates a lot of endless debates that circle the Web but DaVinci Resolve dominates them when it comes to watermarking! Its user friendly interface makes it possible to generate a video with sequences of visual effects by incorporating watermark burn-ins! In this article, we will introduce two ways to add a logo or watermark to your video in DaVinci Resolve as a method of identifying the creator!

How to add Logo in DaVinci Resolve?

Method 1: Add Logo/watermark image to Video in DaVinci Resolve

  1. Prepare the logo/watermark photo which you want to apply on the video. You can prepare it on any photo edit tool. Make sure the background of the watermark is transparent so that it can sit on your picture without spoiling its real beauty.
  2. Once the logo is ready, open DaVinci Resolve and import the video (or simply drag it) on which you want to affix the watermark along with watermark prepared.
  3. Now is the time to place video and image on the timeline such that the watermark fits onto the video. Expand the logo image to have the same duration of the video clip.
  4. Go to the Color page, select the Sizing palette and adjust parameters such as the pan, tilt and zoom to adjust the position and size.
  5. sizing palette

  6. Now your video is ready with the watermark, just select the Deliver page and add it to the Render Queue. Before adding to the queue, choose the desired format, for instance 720p, 1080p or so on YouTube, Vimeo & Custom.
  7. The last step is to select Start Render in the render queue.

Method 2: Add Logo/Watermark in Data Burn-in in DaVinci Resolve

Data Burn-in palette of the Color page also allows to add a watermark or logo in the media. Here is how this can be done quickly:

  1. Select the Color page.
  2. Select Data Burn-in palette to initiate burning of effects and select Project or Clip mode.
  3. Select Logo 1/Logo 2/Logo 3 checkbox accordingly and then import the Logo image.
  4. Now adjust the positioning of the Logo. If the Logo will be used regularly, you can save this preset by clicking on the Create button. You can add a name to save and load it separately.
  5. data burn in palette

  6. Now similar to Method 1, select the Deliver page and start render in the render queue panel. This way videos can be formatted with the help of a number of features and flexibility.

How to add a logo/watermark in post-production with Wondershare Filmora

If you are finding an easier way to add a watermark to your video, we recommend the Wondershare Filmora. It helps you in adding a watermark at no cost. It is easy and quick to use Filmora to add watermark to a static image as well as to a video in 4 easy steps as listed below:

  1. Import video and watermark files to Filmora: You can simply import the videos and watermarks from your album to Filmora. It supports almost all kinds of video formats.
  2. Prepare the timeline: After importing them, begin adding them to the timeline. Video will be added to the video track and the watermark image will be added to ‘Picture-in-Picture’ track which is just below the video track. Drag the watermark to extend it till the end of the video.
  3. Adjusting of watermark: You can adjust the size, placement, transparency and shadows of watermark by choosing from 30 different kinds of motion, masks and position effects.
  4. Saving and sharing watermarked videos: After customization is completed as part of the above steps, save the watermarked video in the desired format or share it directly through your YouTube, Facebook and Vimeo accounts.

For more detailed information, you can check How to Watermark a Video with Video or Photo .

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