I would like to add a logo on the gameplay video that I created before uploading it on YouTube. This is to protect my copyright and to let others know that I am the owner of the video. The problem is that I don’t have any idea on how to do this. Please help!
Methods to add logo on video
You may add logo on video to prevent others from using it for commercial purposes. Furthermore, this will also let those who watch the video know that you are the creator. There are different programs that you can use to add a logo on your videos and here are some of them.
Method One: VLC Media Player
VLC is a free and portable media player that is compatible with any operating system. It can play almost all kinds of media, whatever format they may be. Aside from this, it can also be used to add logo to video. However, you need to have the logo uploaded online as its URL is needed to add it on the video.
To add logo on the video, open VLC and play your video. Click on the tools menu, then select on the Effects and Filters tab. A new window should appear. On that window, click on the video effects tab and search for the logo section by clicking on the left or right arrow. Click on add logo and paste the URL of your logo on the appropriate box. Adjust its transparency and position base on your preference and close. You should now have the logo on your video.
Method Two: Windows Live Movie Maker
Windows Live Moviemaker is a video editing software from Microsoft. If you have this installed on your computer, you can also use it to add watermark in video. Open the program and select the video that you wish to edit. On the home tab, click title. Type the text that you wish to appear on the video, which will serve as your logo. Change the font style, color and size of the text to the one you prefer. Move the text to where you want it to appear on the screen. The frame for the title will be on the first part of all the frames. Drag it throughout the frames of the video where you wish it to appear. If you want it to appear on the entire video, under the format tab, change the text duration to the total length of the video.
Method Three: Apowersoft Video Editor
This is another program that you can use to add logo or watermark on your video. This is easy to use as it supports drag and drop. Furthermore, it offers lots of editing features to make your video even more appealing. Open the application and click Import to add the videos that you wish to include. You may also add images and audio. Drag the video to the video timeline at the bottom and the logo to the PIP timeline. You would see on the preview on the upper right corner of the screen that the logo overlaps on the video. Adjust the size and location of the logo to your preference. Drag the logo to the part where you want it to appear on the video. You may also adjust its duration. Click the create button once done. Choose if you wish to save it on the computer, on a device, burn on CD or upload on YouTube.
Comparing the Three Methods
With all the methods available on how to add logo to a video, it will be easier for you to protect your video’s copyright. All of these three programs can be used to successfully watermark videos. However, the third option, which is Apowersoft Video Editor is the best as it supports drag and drop, it has several editing features available and it allows saving of video on the computer or other device, as well as directly uploading it on YouTube or burning on disc. The first method requires you to upload an image, while the second method does not offer other alternatives on what you can do on your finished video.