When you record a video with your smartphone, laptop or camera, there might be watermarks in the final output. These watermarks are usually embedded by manufacturers or distributors to protect the copyrights and branding of their products. In some cases, watermarking is used for security reasons too. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to remove or get rid of watermarks from videos. Some of these methods are simple while others require specific software tools and advanced editing skills. Depending on the type of video you want to remove the watermark from, there are different possibilities that you can explore. Let’s take a look at some of them.
Blurring the Watermark
You can get rid of watermarks by blurring them. This method is effective when you want to remove a copyright watermark from a video. It is also helpful when you want to hide sensitive information from a video. Blurring a watermark is easy and you can do that in a few easy steps: Find the watermark in the video and play it in super slow motion. That will make it easier for you to find the watermark and identify its location and size. Once you find the watermark, you can blur it using the blur effect in your video editing software. Choose a suitable blur type, like Gaussian blur or Blur with a black-and-white effect. That will make the watermark less visible while not affecting the video itself. Once you are done, export the video.
Remove the watermark by cropping the video
If the watermark is placed on the top or bottom edge of your video, you can crop it and remove it completely. You can do that using video editing software such as Windows Movie Maker or iMovie. You can crop the video by zooming in on the top, bottom or both edges and dragging the edges to the required size. Once you are done, save the cropped video and export it to a new location.
Replacing the watermark
If you want to remove the watermark from the video permanently, you can replace it with something else. You can also use this method if the watermark is blurred and you want to restore it. Once you have replaced the watermark, you can export the edited video and share it with others. That being said, replacing the watermark is not a straightforward process. It is more of a sophisticated editing process that requires advanced video editing software such as Adobe Premiere Pro or Final Cut Pro.
As we discussed above, there are plenty of ways to remove or get rid of watermarks from videos. The method you choose will depend on the type of watermark you want to remove, your video editing software, and your level of experience in editing videos. If you are looking for a quick and easy way to remove watermarks from your videos, blurring them is the best option. If you want to remove the watermark permanently and replace it with something else, you should use a more advanced editing technique such as replacing the watermark with a black or white bar. In any case, removing watermarks from videos is easy. Once you know which method to choose, you can get rid of watermarks in a few easy steps.