First of all, this is my first thread but I am pretty old to this forum. I have been reading this forum for multiple issues/queries related to dvd authoring for quite sometime now and its been really helpful and you guys are simply fantastic.
Now, my query is about adding a watermark logo which only appears on certain scenes(as per my wish). I have seen this in Ayngaran dvd where the logo "Ayngaran DVD" appears(at the right hand side bottom) on certain scenes and then disappears. I don't want it to be permanent.
I searched this forum for the above but couldn't find anything which does the exact thing.
I am using DVD-lab pro2 to author dvds and couldn't find the same. Can any one please help ?
Thanks in advance.
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Is there any option within DVD-lab pro2 to embedded subtitle and I don't the option set subtitle to default which will eventually allow turning off using dvd remote controller. I did find the option to embed subtitle in Convertxtodvd which I use to convert movies before using Dvdlabpro2 to customize them but that doesn't seems to working too. Can anyone help ?
As for watermark, DVD-Lab cannot do it.
Subtitles can be inserted with Lab and set to be turned on by default. In a Movie window there are,underneath, two audio tracks and one Sub track. If you click on Sub track new window will open where you can add subtitles. There is also a check box marked "Set this subtitle ON by default", if you check that, subs will be turned ON with the start of the movie.
Here is something for watermarking
Last edited by tinker; 18th Dec 2012 at 13:57.
Thanks tinker !
But I see they all re-encode the entire video. I would like just keep the logo/watermark as a subtitle and something which won't stick to the video. That's how they do in Ayngaran DVD(I don't screenshot at the moment but I can get it probably next week)...you can simply change its color using PgcEdit.
Is there anything apps/software which does this ??
To add the above, the new ConvertxtoDVD v5 does add the logo/watermark(just like Virtualdub) but not like the one I said above.
Last edited by BRFan; 20th Dec 2012 at 00:48.
But I see they all re-encode the entire video.
Have you made your 'logo' into a subtitle file yet? If so, in which format? And a logo, even one on intermittently, is a really dumb idea and shows no respect for the video underneath. Just because this Ayngaran and about every other Indian film DVD company does it doesn't mean it's a good idea. The first thing I do when I have an Indian DVD with a logo subtitle (Baba Traders does this also) is to get rid of it.
I want to point out to the original poster that some players don't respect the forced subtitles flag and will allow users to turn them off.
First of all, I am happy to see these many responses to my queries... Thank you all
Well, I may sound boring...it is not because I do want to use it but it is know how its being done...Curiosity
I use the "srt" for subtitles...
Last edited by BRFan; 20th Dec 2012 at 22:56.
I use the "srt" for subtitles...
What do you want to do? Create an SRT subtitle? There are many programs for this. I create SSA subs so the program I use won't suit you. But Subtitle Workshop, SubtitleCreator and many more can do this. Click on those two links and at the bottom of their respective pages are guides for their use. In addition each has help files, and the Subtitle Workshop one is especially good. Start reading.
They both are good S/Ws but both didn't answer my initial request. Anyhow thanks, will browse and post if I get something relevant.
If it's really a logo subtitle, I OCR the subs and make sure not to include the logo. There are often 2 sub streams, one with the logo alone so that even if you don't use the subs you still get the logo, and another with both the subs and the logo. I get rid of one and OCR the other.
But I doubt if this is the case with you. You most likely have a logo 'burned' or 'hardcoded' into the video as that's the more common case. What you do with it depends on whether or not it's a translucent (see-through) logo, or an opaque one. If it's translucent I use the LogoTools filter in AviSynth and can usually do a pretty good job of completely removing it.
If it's opaque I use AviSynth's InpaintFunc:
It tries to reproduce what was once underneath but you usually end up with a blur. With a textured or moving background it can be distracting. With a single color background it's OK. I don't care what it looks like, though, and will always remove them.
And finally, Xlogo can be used to remove both kinds, if you can figure it out. AlanHK has a guide to its use here:
Thank you very much for your reply and detailed information.
It appears to be an opaque hardcoded logo so I will look into the Avisynth plugins.
Is there a way to use avisynth and encode directly from mpeg2 to mpeg2, via m2v or is it always necessary to first encode to xvid or x264 and then convert it to mpeg2?
"Forced subtitles" can be forced with the PUO options when authoring. Not even counting players that ignore PUOs, any time a Decrypter does its work, it usually also removes the PUOs as well, thus rendering the subtitles "un-forced" (optional).
@OP: For best exposure with least user aggravation, leave well enough alone and avoid doing a watermark at all.
Thank you very much, poisondeathray for the information.
Your and Manono's help are much appreciated!