Watermark Master enables
adding watermark to a movie (to its every frame) or a graphic file. As
a watermark one can use:
For a text one can preset
all basic attributes (font, color, size, etc) as well as rotation angle,
transparency, stroke color and width. Starting from version 1.1, a text
can be filled with gradient or pattern. A text may include dynamic variables:
name, extension, duration, size, date, frame width and height of an original
or produced file.
Simple text, contents of
a text file or SRT file can be the source of a text watermark. When it
is necessary to process a great number of files and add a text watermark
to each of them, it is convenient to make a text file the source and assign
its every next line to be a watermark for the next generated file.
When using a SRT file as
the source, the text is displayed for the time period that is specified
within the file. You can use either existing SRT files or made by your
own ones to create custom subtitles.
An image can be resized
and rotated arbitrary. Also for images one can fix transparency level
and transparent color.
animated GIF can be resized and rotated arbitrary. Transparency level,
single or infinite repetition also can be assigned.
video clip can be resized and rotated arbitrary. Transparency level, single
or infinite repetition also can be assigned. The audio stream of the added
video clip can be put over the original file's one, and it's volume level
can be preset as well.
a rectangle/ellipse one can preset dimensions, color, transparency level,
border color and border width. Besides, a rectangle/ellipse can be stretched
along the full frame width or height of a processed file. Starting from
version 1.1 it is possible to set corner radius for a rectangle.
Display time can be assigned
to any kind of watermark, which makes possible adding watermarks to a
movie's fragment rather than a whole movie. The
beginning and ending of watermark drawing can be protracted for preset
time, which produces effect of smooth appearance and disappearance. Position
of watermark is specified relative to a number of predetermined points,
which makes possible to display watermark in the same frame area regardless
of frame dimensions. Watermark Master allows to add any quantity watermarks
Starting from version 1.1,
Watermark Master includes a number of effects that can be applied to watermarks:
Stroke - accentuates the edges of a
watermark, includes a broad set of parameters
Bevel and Emboss - imparts relief to
Drop Shadow - adds drop shadow to a
3D - imparts volume to a watermark
Rotate - rotates a watermark in three-dimensional
Curvature - imparts curvature to a watermark.
Tile - multiplies a watermark and fills
the image with its copies.
Watermark Master enables to apply one
or more dynamic effects to a watermark. A dynamic effect implies variation
of the watermark in time. One of the simplest examples is smooth appearance
or disappearance of a watermark.
The following dynamic effects are available
in Watermark Master 1.2:
- produces an effect of smooth appearance and disappearance of a watermark.
In contrast to the previous versions of the program, now this effect can
be applied to any interval of the watermark display time.
- enables to move a watermark from one point to another with a preset
speed. Applying to a watermark a few effects of the same kind, one can
make the watermark follow as much composite trajectory as he likes.
Point - provides ability to preset a time period during which the
watermark will look different relative to its initial appearance. This
makes possible to create watermarks that blink with different colors,
vary in size, etc.
- allows to select any available parameter of the watermark and continuously
vary its value with a preset speed for a preset time period.
For example, with this effect
you can make the watermark smoothly contract to the size of a spot and
expand back to its original size, gradually change its drop shadow color
or stroke width, etc.
All the aforesaid effects
can be used both separately and together, which enables to produce a great
number of visual effects.
Master enables to create dynamic watermarks, that is watermarks that alter
with the lapse of time. In addition to videos and animated GIFs, a watermark
of one more kind can be created - creeping line. It represents text string
that slides along the frame at preset speed.
For this kind of watermark
one can fix traveling speed and direction, single or infinite repetition
as well as repetition delay.
Blurring Areas of an Image
Watermark Master provides
ability to blur any area of a video frame or graphic file. One can assign
blur strength and display time to a blur area.
Removing Static Objects from an Image
Master enables to remove static objects from a video frame or graphic
file. At that the removed pixels are compensated with the pixels adjacent
to the removed object.
This feature is applicable
for removing logos, codec artefacts and other unwanted objects. 3 operating
modes are available for this filter: search and fill (compensation) of
a static object inside the specified area, fill of the specified area
by a selected color and complete fill of the specified area.
Remote File Processing
Watermark Master supports
hidden processing of files. To perform any operations with files there
is no need to start the main application. It's enough to copy all files
to some folder, specify file mask (to filter files to be processed or,
on the contrary, excluded from the process), enable processing of subfolders
and creation of log file (where all performed operations and errors will
be registered) in case of need, select one of preset configuration files
and that's all.
The present functionality
is eminently effective when using Watermark Master on remote server. It
enables to process files remotely, by simple copying (uploading) files
to a specified folder. Configuration file, where all parameters of the
process are kept, has clear XML format, which enables it to be set remotely
Conversion of Videos and Images
Master provides ability to convert videos and images from one format into
All parameters of encoding
- frame rate, bitrate, aspect ratio and others - can be preset. The program
allows to resize image, apply filters to correct appearance of every frame,
use external video codecs (DivX, Xvid and others) for video compression.
For creation of WMV files,
the program includes a broad set of parameters including "two-pass
encoding" feature that enables to produce more qualitative image.
Ability to create videos that contain multiple video streams of different
bitrate is included as well.
Some information about a
processed video file (author, copyright, etc) can be added to its header
provided that target format supports this functionality.
The application is particularly
optimized for processing a great number of files (batch processing). It
enables to process folders with files and subfolders inside. At that the
produced files are saved subject to hierarchy of files and subfolders
in source folders. File mask can be specified here in order to select
promptly the necessary files to be processed.
Watermark Master can process
more than one profile at once. Each profile contains information concerning
the operations to be performed with files. Thereby, using several profiles,
one can create several files of different type, different bitrate, etc
by one click.
Creation of Thumbnails
The program enables creation of thumbnails
for video clips and graphic files. Thumbnails can be created in any quantity.
For videos one can create thumbnails out of the first frame, extract frames
regularly (by setting time intervals) or extract a rigorously defined
number of equidistant (by time) frames. Distance between frames is calculated
as duration of a processed file divided by the specified number of frames.
Names of the produced thumbnails can be set in special way or depend on
the name of a processed file.
The process of thumbnails creation can be
combined with encoding process.
Video Editor Functions
Watermark Master includes a broad set of
tools for video editing. With Watermark Master one can extract the necessary
scenes from videos, remove the needless scenes from videos, apply the
Crop filter (create video file based on a part of every frame of an original
Moreover the following montage functions
are included: creation of videos without sound, stacking of an audio file
over the audio stream of a processed file (with adjustment of volume level),
replacement of the audio stream of a processed file by any audio file,
displacement of the audio stream of a processed file (in case of mistiming
of audio and video streams), insertion of video scenes, insertion of full-frame
images (with assignment of display time).
processing settings can be kept the same for a group of source files or
specified individually for each of them.
Editing of DVDs
Watermark Master can handle
DVDs as well as VOB and IFO files. The program allows to parse solitary
VOB files, extract chapters from them and save chapters as separate files
or join them into a single file.
Watermark Master enables to put subtitles
onto a video film. As the source one can use DVD subtitles or SRT files.
For DVD subtitles one can preset color, rotation
angle, transparency; dynamic effects can be applied to them as well. For
subtitles taken from SRT files it is possible to preset all properties
and apply all effects that can be preset and applied to a text watermark.
Watermark Master can play
all kinds of video files and DVDs as well as display graphic files. Besides,
the application includes ability to preview results before encoding.
The program includes Wizard that helps to
use it in full measure without special knowledge and study of the program
itself. Wizard provides access to all main functions of the application.
Watermark Master allows to control file encoding
process: when in use, the process can be paused, hidden in system tray