Add a Watermark to Your Video in Sony Vegas Pro
Edited by Feels, nitid, Jen M, Anonymous
Hello and welcome to VisiHow.com. This is a tutorial on Sony Vegas Pro on how to add a watermark to your videos.
The two things you'll need is for your video to have a watermark on it and the watermark itself.
You want the file to be in a .png format with a transparent background, as shown by the VisiHow logo saved in the left-hand box. This way, the file can be transparent on the back so it can be added over a video file without having to do a work.
First drag your video file down into your timeline.
Then add a new video layer.
Go to the top layer. Right click and press "Insert Video Layer."
You'll see another video layer which will be on top of your video.
This example sets the Draft to Full.
Here, drag your photo into the layer.
It will appear in from of your video.
Drag your photo the length of your video so it's there for the entire video.
Now, you need to move your watermark.
This watermark is big and obnoxious.
You can edit it and move it to a corner by going to the edge of the photo clip, as indicated the hand tool and the pop-up that reads "Event Pan/Crop."
Click "Event Pan/Crop" to access the window on the left side of the page.
Move the window into full view.
There is a dotted 'F' in the center of the .png logo which indicates Frame.
Moving the frame to the right results in showing only 'iHow' on the Draft, which is the top window on the right.
Moving the Frame to the left of the .png logo results in 'Visi' being visible in the Draft, which is the top window on the right.
We will center the Frame.
Press right click and select "Match the Output Aspect," which is the second option from the bottom.
This fits the full frame of your video.
Now, zoom out by dragging the corner of Frame in "Event Pan/Crop" window until you find your desired size.
This example zooms out a lot to make the watermark smaller.
Move your cursor to the middle of the 'F.' Click and drag it to move it into the corner or another place you'd like it to be.
When you've found your space for the watermark, press the "X" in the red box, located on the blue "Event Pan/Crop" bar.
We can make it less transparent and see what's behind the logo but keeping the watermark.
Go to the watermark in the first timeline panel. Here the opacity is 100%.
Drag the white opacity bar down to the middle to reach 50% opacity.
This is reflected in the Draft, which is the top window on the right. This is usually a good point to see the watermark and the video behind it.
The watermark does not have to be in the corner.
It can be in the center with a low opacity. This example clicks the logo in the timeline panel to access the "Edit Pan/Crop" window.
Now move the Frame in the "Edit Pan/Crop" to rearrange the watermark to the center in the Draft window.
Click the "X" in the red box, located on the blue "Event Pan/Crop" bar to close the "Edit Pan/Crop" window.
Lower the opacity bar on the movie panel to lessen the transparency of the watermark.
The watermark will be subtle, but viewers will know it's from VisiHow or for whatever the company is you create the watermark.
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Video: Add a Watermark to Your Video in Sony Vegas Pro
Recent edits by: Jen M, nitid, Feels