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Video Walkthrough Recording => Recording and Editing Discussion => Topic started by: CorrosiveTruths on May 20, 2014, 11:45:17 AM



Title: Watermark Guidance
Post by: CorrosiveTruths on May 20, 2014, 11:45:17 AM
So I was thinking of producing watermarked versions and uploading those instead of simply linking to the youtube versions.

I already know how to watermark a video.

Is there any guidance on what to use though? Like, what size on the screen, where on the screen do you want it, what font, is there a pre-made one to use?

Is it just a case of whatever I come up with should be fine?  I prefer logos and icons to just a text url, could I use something or make something like that?


Title: Re: Watermark Guidance
Post by: Nwolf8 on May 20, 2014, 11:59:07 AM
Take a look at some of the videos, but it's up to your preference where on the screen do you want the watermark, size, font.. And there is no pre-made one.


Title: Re: Watermark Guidance
Post by: rynogt4 on May 20, 2014, 12:37:50 PM
It's all up to personal preference.  Watermarks generally should be large enough to be seen but small enough so it didn't get in the way of the content of the video.   A lot of people use fonts that are similar to the game being played, and others, like me, just use a font we like.  I kind of prefer the watermark to be on the bottom-right when possible, but again, that's entirely up to your preference.

Here's a screenshot of how I watermark my videos:

(http://i.imgur.com/R62rsKg.png)


Title: Re: Watermark Guidance
Post by: DukeVerde on May 20, 2014, 12:50:00 PM
Font types should vary by game, and size, as some become much harder to read the smaller they get. Positioning is tricky, and *should* vary between games. The corners are usually the best, but sometimes you might need to put it at the top/bottom center. Just watch your video, beforehand, and then you'll be able to make a good decision.


Title: Re: Watermark Guidance
Post by: CorrosiveTruths on May 24, 2014, 03:45:49 PM
(http://peter.corrosivetruths.org/images/shot0009.jpeg)

Good enough?


Title: Re: Watermark Guidance
Post by: rynogt4 on May 24, 2014, 04:14:10 PM
I like it, although "Anyone" might be a little too small.  I actually first read it as "Game?" since I originally didn't see "Anyone".



Overall you get my corn of approval.  :corn:


Title: Re: Watermark Guidance
Post by: CorrosiveTruths on May 24, 2014, 05:18:33 PM
Yeah, I was a little worried about that too, but I think it looks absolutely fine full screen.

I was tempted to put a little animation on it, but I don't want to muck around with it for ages.

Time to encode some video!


Title: Re: Watermark Guidance
Post by: Warblefly41 on July 25, 2014, 04:02:56 AM
I prefer to letterbox the upper side and add a black bar where I could add the watermark; been doing that since Thundercade