Freeware movie annotation
March 26, 2005 8:12 AM   Subscribe

Is there any freeware (W2K) that I can use to annotate a movie clip? I just want to stick a copyright string at the bottom of the picture (for the whole clip).
posted by Ferrari328 to Media & Arts (6 answers total)
Try Windows Media Encoder.
posted by riffola at 8:21 AM on March 26, 2005

Thanks, but as far as I can see that will only allow me to add information that will display outside the picture and only if you use the Windows Media player. I wanted to add text to the actual video so it's part of the video itself. Unless I missed some feature with the WM Encoder?
posted by Ferrari328 at 9:27 AM on March 26, 2005

Oh you want to add a watermark, hmm to the best of my knowledge I don't know of any free applications that do that.
posted by riffola at 9:37 AM on March 26, 2005

You may find better results searching for "video titling" software since that's what you want to do. Annotation is something else entirely.
posted by majick at 10:29 AM on March 26, 2005

VirtualDub will do that. Use the filter to add a logo. E-mail me if you get hung up.
posted by whatisish at 10:59 AM on March 26, 2005

In Vdub, it might actually be easier to use the TextSub filter and make your text a burned in subtitle. Then you dont have to worry about transparency problems with adding a logo. This all, of course, assumes that Vdub can work with your original file format.
posted by whatisish at 12:18 PM on March 26, 2005

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