Visual Watermarking

Learn how to use watermarks to protect your content against piracy and unsolicited distribution

Visual Watermarking is only available customers on our Enterprise and Education Plus plans.

Enable Watermarking

Watermarking can be turned on in the Workspace Settings dialog's Settings tab, under Security

There are two types of watermarking that can be enabled with this setting, static and dynamic. Static watermarking "bakes in" a visible mark during the transcoding phase when you upload media. Dynamic watermarking overlays user-specific information over the video frame as a further deterrent to IP leaks via screencaptures.

Static Watermarking

When this setting is enabled, your watermark will be applied to media upon upload.

Scroll down the list of settings, and click the button next to Visual Watermarking to enable.

Customizing your Watermark

Once enabled, we've provided a number of options to help you customize your watermark to fit your needs.

Text: Choose what you'd like your watermark to say
Origin: Adjust the position of the text within the frame

Color: Change the color of the text

Shadow: Add a drop shadow to help separate the text from the image behind

Opacity: Control the level of transparency of the text

Size: Modify the size of the text

Rotation: Adjust the angle of the text

User Info: Add an additional dynamic overlay at the bottom which displays each user's name, date and ip address.  This is unique to each reviewer and is only baked into the the video if the reviewer attempts a screen capture.

We've included several test images to preview your watermark and see how it works over different types of images.

Once you click Save Watermark, subsequent media uploads will have the watermark with the new settings baked into the video. 

The watermark setting always requires a transcoding stage in the upload process, even if you attempt to bypass transcoding by holding the Shift key while dragging media into the Review.
Also, the watermarks are not applied to the original media, so if originals can be downloaded in the Downloads menu, they will not be protected by watermarking of any kind.

Dynamic Watermarking

To enable dynamic watermarking, you must enable static watermarking as described above.  An actual static watermark is not necessary; leaving the text field empty will bypass baking in that watermark.

Then to enable the dynamic watermark, enable the User Info control at the bottom of the watermarking section.  this will cause a faint but clearly legible overlay of the user name, the date, and the IP address in the Review Player.