One of the biggest requirements of video producers is to protect their creations from being copied online. Everyone has a right to protect his/her property so that it cannot be used for any other application without permission. Watermarking is one of the best solutions for all your online video protection needs as it helps producers to stay connected with digital trends, improve viewership to their videos while keeping better control over unwanted re-distribution of content.
Part 1:How to add watermark to video using iMovie alternative for Windows and Mac?
iMovie is one of the best options for Mac and iOS users but if you are working on windows platform then definitely you need a compatible software tool that can help in creation as well as adjustments of watermark on videos. If you are also searching for a Windows-based solution for watermarks, then Wondershare Filmora9 is one of the best options for you all due to its amazing features and classic interface. What's more, Filmora9 is available for both Mac and Windows. As most of the software make use of static images for watermarks but Filmora9 has a unique property of working on video watermarks that can be created with the picture in picture feature. All that you need to do can be summarized in the following steps:
Add your watermark and video files to your Wondershare Filmora9 video editor and then drag-n-drop them to the timeline.
Note: You should place the watermark image in the video track above the video clip.
Double click the watermark image in the timline to make some basic adjustments for the placement of watermark. It can be customized in terms of shape, size, position and motion effect.
Below are a few key points that you must remember while adding watermarks to your videos or photographs:
Make a wise decision for position selection:
Placement of watermark on videos can be tricky as if you do not put it in the right place then it may distract your viewers and may appear annoying. First of all, you need to select color where your watermark may be visible and noticeable for viewers without any disturbance and secondly you must choose the size of the watermark very carefully.
Think about semitransparent appearance:
It is possible to make watermarks semitransparent so that it creates less obstruction while representing your business in a better manner. There are so many software tools available online that can help you in the placement of a semitransparent watermark on videos. Most business owners prefer to use semitransparent watermarks these days as they help to deliver the best information about brand without creating any disturbance in view.
Help them to find you:
It is always a great idea to provide your basic contact details like web address etc along with business name on watermark so that your viewers can find you easily. This is the best way to promote your work and business as people can find easy ways to reach your site and check your products or services. It naturally helps to boost sales and profits within very less time.
There are so many software tools available for adjustments of watermarks on videos and they can be easily used by professionals as well as beginners. Below are few easy to follow instructions for adding watermarks to videos with iMovie on Mac and on iOS platform.
1. Add watermark to video in iMovie on Mac
Step 1: First of all you have to create your watermark that you need to place on your videos. Select a new file on the iMovie platform and then create your semitransparent or fully visible watermark by following the tips provided above. The size of the watermark must be adjusted as per the video dimensions over which you need to add this watermark.
Step 2: It is time to add this logo to your video clip. To do this, simply open Finder on your system and drag your video to iMovie; now with the help of finder bring your recently created watermark on the iMovie platform. Make a few necessary adjustments and adjust edges of your images; finally hit the save button.
2. Add watermark to video in iMovie for iOS (iPhone, iPod touch)
Step 1: Create a transparent image or logo with a PNG format that can be easily placed on video.
Step 2: Now import your video file as well as the logo to the iMovie platform.
Step 3: Put your video on the software timeline and make desired changes as per need.
Step 4: Go to the clips section and click on your image/logo, drag it on to your timeline and place it right above your video file. Finally, stretch your image on entire video dimensions.
Step 5: Hit the save button and now your watermarked video is ready to use.
iMovie is one of the best solutions for adding watermark if you are working on Mac or iOS but for Windows users, experts recommend some other useful tools as discussed below.
Watermarking is considered as an interesting solution for all video-makers just because of two major reasons: the first important cause is to add protection to content over the internet and secondly, it helps to advertise products and services to any corner of the world wherever that video goes. Being a producer, you own the copyright for your creation and it’s your right to protect the content from being used by strangers without permission. Actually these watermarks are ingrained to video codec so they are difficult to remove and hence no one can claim ownership to your work. Another benefit is to the marketing side as whenever any viewer watches your content and finds your name on the watermark then he clicks back for your business name and it naturally helps to build your strong customer base.
FAQs About Watermarking Videos in iMovie
1. Which photo formats does iMovie support?
iMovie supports all of the most common still image formats, such as JPEG, PNG, PSD, or RAW. In addition, it also supports GIF, BNP, TIFF, TGA, and other photo formats.
2. Does iMovie have a watermark?
No, the projects you export from iMovie are not going to be watermarked. Also, you will have to create a watermark you want to add to a video you’re editing in iMovie.
3. How to add a PNG file to iMovie from an iPhone?
A PNG file can be imported into iMovie the same way as all other media assets that can be used in a project. So you just have to use the iMovie’s Import option to navigate to the location on your iPhone where the PNG file is located, select that file, and tap OK.
4. How do I overlay pictures in iMovie?
The two images you want to overlay have to be positioned one above the other. The image you want to use as the background needs to be below the image that contains the element you want to add over the background image. You can then use the Picture in Picture effect or the Green Screen effect to remove the background of the top image if the file doesn’t have a transparent background.
Liza Brown is a writer and a lover of all things video.
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