Animated Watermarks

Can we include animated watermarks that can say move from corner to corner or via a random method, like a ping pong ball moving around? The watermark can be either text or image.

Hi Beekay,

Yes, animated watermarks are possible, but Shotstack doesn’t allow keyframing (yet) so it wouldn’t be dynamic.

You can overlay a transparent video with your animation on top of your video and animate text or images in your video that way:

{
    "timeline": {
        "soundtrack": {
            "src": "https://shotstack-assets.s3-ap-southeast-2.amazonaws.com/music/freeflow.mp3",
            "effect": "fadeOut"
        },
        "tracks": [
                        {
                "clips": [
                    {
                        "asset": {
                            "type": "video",
                            "src": "https://shotstack-assets.s3.ap-southeast-2.amazonaws.com/overlays/moving-logo.mov"
                        },
                        "start": 0,
                        "length": 15
                    }
                ]
            },
            {
                "clips": [
                    {
                        "asset": {
                            "type": "video",
                            "src": "https://shotstack-assets.s3.ap-southeast-2.amazonaws.com/footage/road.mp4"
                        },
                        "start": 0,
                        "length": 15
                    }
                ]
            }
        ]
    },
    "output": {
        "format": "mp4",
        "resolution": "hd"
    }
}
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@Mark has the right idea. You can use animated overlays as a way to add animated watermarks to your videos. Alternatively you could program a loop where you create a dynamic JSON file that places your image or text in a different location for every couple of frames, but this would only work for very short animations.

We do have keyframes on our roadmap however, so in the future it’ll be a lot simpler to create your own animations.

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The overlay watermark video needs to be a QuickTime mov file with alpha transparency using the animation codec.

As long as you prepare your overlay video correctly it can do what ever you like, it can be an animated watermark, or any kind of overlay such as an animated lower third or transition animation.

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@Mark do you have an exmaple of how you made the moving-logo.mov file?

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Yes I’ve done a quick video for you. Also this is the AE file:
watermark.aep (149.6 KB)