Walkthrough: How to Add a Watermark to a Video with Dacast

By Harmonie Duhamel

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Harmonie Duhamel

Harmonie is a Senior digital marketer with over 6 years in the Tech Industry. She has a strong marketing and sales background and loves to work in multilingual environments.

    There are two places to upload a logo to add a watermark to a video in your Dacast account. One is global (company), and one is on a per-channel/file basis.

    Company Logo

    The Company logo/Global logo can be uploaded, deleted, or changed through clicking “Account” then “Company” when the dropdown menu appears.

    watermark dacast account company
    Clicking “Company” will lead you to this page:

    watermark dacast logo
    To upload, click
    "Change" Logo Dacast Account
    ,
    and browse for a picture file on your computer. Although square images are the best, other sizes can be used.

    Images can have transparent elements (e.g. PNG or GIF). JPG and SVG are also allowed.

    Live Channel and Video On Demand Logo

    You also have the ability to upload a unique logo for content on all live channels and video-on-demand content. This is found under the “General” tab for both types of content.

    Now under Images, click

    Add Images dacast account
    to add a new logo. If a logo is already uploaded, it will display an image. If you have uploaded a logo under “Company Profil,” that will be used as the “default” logo here unless a new one is uploaded.

    This logo can be used for video watermarks depending on how the player theme is set up.

    add thumbnail section dacast

    Configuring the Watermark

    One of the options is to choose what type of image you want as a video watermark which will then be encoded in the video itself. This option is only available for VOD.

    Adding a watermark is a way for you to not only personalize your video but prevent any sort of plagiarism as well.

    Click “Settings” then “Encoding.” This will take you to the “Encoding Recipes” page. Once you’re there, please click on “Create Recipe” as shown on the image below.

    Watermarking - Settings > Encoding
    Walkthrough Logo and Watermarking - Dacast Encoding recipes
    Clicking on “Create Recipe” not only allows you to choose your desired preset but will give you access to add a video watermark, as well.

    Walkthrough Logo and Watermarking - Dacast Recipe Creation
    Once a file has been uploaded, the filename will appear in addition to options to adjust the watermark positioning.

    Walkthrough Logo and Watermarking - Dacast Recipe Positioning
    Please click on
    Dacast watermark - Next button
    then
    Dacast watermark - Save button
    on the next page if you are satisfied with the presets and watermark you choose.

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    Harmonie Duhamel

    Harmonie is a Senior digital marketer with over 6 years in the Tech Industry. She has a strong marketing and sales background and loves to work in multilingual environments.

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