You can add your logo, image, text, or video to your video as a watermark in Clideo Video Editor. A watermark of your own can help identify the video as created by you or your brand and also build awareness across social media.
Before you begin
- Prepare your video and watermark files. For a watermark, you can use an image, gif, or even a video file. In case of a logo image, PNG format with transparent background is recommended.
- Open Video Editor and click Get started.
Upload your files
To upload your video and a watermark file to My Media, do one of the following:
- Click Upload, then click Choose files to choose the files from your device.
- Click Upload, and then click Google Drive or Dropbox icons to choose the files from your Google Drive or Dropbox cloud storage.
- Drag and drop the files from a folder on your computer or laptop to the webpage.
You can drag and drop files to the webpage from folders on your computer or external drives only.
Browsers do not support dragging and dropping from folders of media devices (phone, tablet, camera) connected to your computer. You will get the error message: Unfortunately, some of the provided files are not supported.
To enable drag and drop to the webpage, transfer the files from your media device to your computer or external drive first.
Add watermark to video project
To add your video and the watermark file to your video project, in the navigation sidebar, click My Media, and then do one of the following:
- In the My Media section, hover over the file thumbnail and click the plus icon at the bottom right of the thumbnail.
- From the My Media section, click and drag the file to the timeline.
To add a text element as a watermark to your video project, in the navigation sidebar, click Text, and then do one of the following:
- In the Text section, hover over the text preset thumbnail and click the plus icon at the bottom right of the thumbnail.
- From the Text section, click and drag the text preset to the timeline.
Make watermark visible
For your watermark to be visible in your video, it should be in the top track of the timeline above all other elements. To ensure the watermark visibility, do the following:
- To move the watermark to the top track if required, select its thumbnail in the timeline, and then do one of the following:
- Click and drag the selected element to the top track.
- At the top-left of the timeline, click the Bring Forward icon until the element is in the top track.
- Press Ctrl + ↑ / ⌘ Command + ↑ on your keyboard until the element is in the top track.
If you use a video file as a watermark, you cannot make it longer than its original length. If you need it to last longer, you can duplicate it.
Edit watermark settings
You can move the watermark across the canvas, change its size and opacity if required. To make the required changes, select the watermark in the timeline or in the preview pane, and then do one of the following:
- To make the watermark smaller or larger, in the preview pane, click and drag the corner handles in or out.
- To move the watermark, in the preview pane, drag the element to any position. You can also use your keyboard arrows to move the elements (Keyboard shortcuts).
- To make the image or video watermark transparent, in the options section, click the Adjust tab, and then drag the opacity slider. To return the settings to default, click Reset at the bottom.
If you use Video Editor as a visitor or free registered user, a small and transparent Clideo watermark is added to your video in the bottom right corner upon export.
You might need to place your own watermark somewhere else or buy a Clideo Pro subscription to remove the Clideo watermark from your exported video.