How To Watermark Videos

Step 1 – Select Videos For Watermarking

Drag and drop videos or entire folders to Visual Watermark for Videos, or click ‘Select Videos’ and choose required videos/folders in the ‘Open File’ dialog. To select all videos contained in a folder, press Ctrl+A on Windows or Cmd+A on Mac.

How to select videos for watermarking

To clear selected videos, click the ‘Clear’ button.

Videos selected for watermarking

Step 2 – Design Your New Video Watermark

At this step, you can design a custom watermark (layout, position, rotation, opacity and auto-scale). You can add a logo (click ‘Add Logo’ button), text (click ‘Add Text’ button) or a combination of both (click ‘Add Group’ button).

Add watermark to videos

Visual Watermark for Videos contains 10 built-in watermark templates to help you quickly create your own custom watermark. A video watermark template can contain a logo and up to three text lines. You can add as many watermark templates as required to compose your brand new watermark.

Click the ‘Add Group’ button and select the required template from 10 available. To provide your own logo, select watermark template with a ‘Logo’ glyph in it.

Depending on a template you have selected at the previous step, you should specify your own logo and text (title and/or subtitle, phone number, etc.).

Click a watermark element (logo or text) to select it. Its configuration options will appear on the right. Second click selects the entire watermark group (template).

Once an entire watermark or its element is selected, it becomes possible to change watermark position and customization options. They appear on the right.

Watermark Position

Click the watermark and drag it to change watermark position. You can use arrows on your keyboard to move the watermark as well.

Changing Appearance

All available customization options are displayed to the right of the watermark editor.

Video watermark appearance options

Video watermark customization options include:

  • Watermark size and rotation;
  • Opacity;
  • Font;
  • Color;
  • Custom logo;
  • Background removal tool;
  • Visual effects;
  • Tile option that fills video with your watermark.

Read our guide to learn how to position a watermark for a better protection of your videos: How To Improve Your Watermark Protection.

Re-using Watermark Templates

Visual Watermark automatically saves your watermark template. Next time you open the app, it will load previously used watermark template automatically. If you don’t want to use the same watermark template again, click Remove Watermark button on the right.

Remove older watermark template

If you want to use older watermark template, click Next Step button in the top-right corner to go to the screen #3.

If your watermark template is empty, Visual Watermark will offer you to use one of older watermark templates or create a new one.

Older watermark templates

Visual Watermark saves up to 10 watermark templates. Simply click on the watermark template to load it.

Step 3 – Specify Output Folder And Apply Watermark To Your Videos

Visual Watermark for Video provides the following output options:

  • Output Folder. Click ‘Change’ and select a folder where to place watermarked videos. Note that Visual Watermark never changes original files.

  • Auto-Scale Watermarks. If this option is enabled, Visual Watermark automatically adjusts the size of watermarks if your videos are of different sizes.

  • Keep Folder Structure. This option appears automatically if you select videos from several folders. If this option is enabled, Visual Watermark will create the same folder structure in the output folder.

  • Video Bitrate. Controls video compression rate. The higher bitrate, the better looking video you’ll get. However, higher bitrate also makes your videos bigger. By default, Visual Watermark will try to match bitrate of the original video files.

  • Rename Files. You can leave file names unchanged or provide new names to prettify camera file names.

Once all required output settings are specified, click ‘Watermark’ to start watermarking your videos.

Output folder for watermarked videos

Step 4 – Save Your Watermark Template

Visual Watermark will automatically save your watermark template when you quit. Next time you open the app, it will load previously used watermark automatically.

Should you want to send the template to a different computer, save it to a file. Click the Export Watermark Template button, select the location and specify the file name. Watermark templates are stored in VWM4 file types. To load the watermark, double click a file with the required watermark. Visual Watermark will start and load your template.

Watermarked videos