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Free watermarking program

Discussion in 'Other video questions' started by Homsar, Jun 11, 2004.

  1. Homsar

    Homsar Member

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    I'm looking for a free (or crackable) program to add a watermark and/or text to the bottom right of some videos I have made, and perhaps some text at the end on a black background giving me extra credit :) A fade utility would also be very useful. If anyone has any ideas, please reply!
    I'm also looking for a free MPEG-1 encoder, because I want to keep my files high quality, but not distorted. If I leave them uncompressed they run into gigabytes, but if I use DivX, Indeo, MPEG-4, etc then the video looks blurry, even if I set it to 8000kb/s. All the encoders I have found so far are very expensive.

    Thanks in advance.

    - Peter Adams
     
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  2. Minion

    Minion Senior member

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    Virtual-Dub has a Logo Filter which you can use to Overlay a Logo or Lettering to the Video ...It is also Freeware.....
    DivX is a Higher Quality Format than Mpeg1 is and it has smaller File sizes but if you want to try Mpeg1 then download "Tmpgenc" as it is one of the Best Mpeg1 encoders and it is free for Mpeg1 encodeing...

    If you are Planning on putting this movie on a DVD then you should be converting it to Mpeg2.....
     
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    Yeah, make sure to get logo 1.4 (VirtualDub filter) to create see thru watermark like you see on tv. Usually set to blue 255 as see thru background and I would use white lettering over the top. Make a small .bmp to fit in the corner. I use it all of the time to mark my rips. Works famously.
     
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    The Blue 255 isnt working, it still shows up. Also, perhaps if I went into a bit more detail it would help. The videos I am editing are large Terragen animations, so formats like DivX really blur edges of mountains and lines seperating contrasting colours. It's like taking a still from a cartoon, and turning it into JPG, all the lines look odd. Because these animations take so long to do, I wanted to keep them backed up at uncompressed quality. Unfortunately, since I have decided to make the videos 800x600 25fps I can only store about 30 seconds on one 700MB CD. I am ideally looking for a lossless codec which could lower the file size without losing any quality at all. I tried MPEG-4 but it seemed to leave odd faint trails of everything that moved, and no matter how high I set the bitrate it still did this. So, anybody know of any lossless video codecs? Or what colour to set the background of a logo to display transparant in VirtualDub?

    Thanks.
     

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