Moxion allows you to create watermarks that can be overlaid on any video or photo assets, as well as PDFs. These watermarks are also burnt into nearly any kind of video or image asset that you choose to make available for download or iOS offlining.
If you have Admin permissions at any level, you can change a watermark's appearance in the Folder Settings panel of the Viewer by clicking on the bottom function tab and selecting Watermarking.
There are five ways you can watermark your assets, which are accessible at different levels within Moxion:
- Company Watermark - This is an overarching watermark that's only accessible by company admins. Created in your account settings, it's then applied to every production and folder across the whole company.
- Production Watermark - Set at the level of an individual creative project, it allows a company watermark or a custom watermark to be applied to every folder you create.
- Folder Watermark - This allows you to overwrite any company or production watermark at the folder level by creating a new set one exclusively for that folder.
- No Watermark - Turns off watermarking completely (only available at the folder level).
- Playlink Watermark - This allows the user to add a specific watermark template that is only applicable to that Playlink
PDF watermarking is enabled by default when Company or Folder Watermarking is turned on.
Moxion can also provide Forensic Watermarking for video. If you'd like that enabled for your Production or Company, please reach out to email@example.com
The settings available for changing a watermark are always the same, no matter the level you're working at. It will always have the Folder Watermarking Settings at the top so you can choose to pull down, customize, or disable the watermark on a folder.
Below that are the watermarking options, with a preview panel on the bottom left and any currently active Watermarks next to that on the right. Below all of that is a toggle which lets you switch between dark and light preview images.
To add a new Watermark, click the first dropdown menu under the Watermarking Options heading. This will give you a list of the following preset watermarks to choose from.
- Custom Text
- User Name
- User Email
- IP Address
- Company Name
- Production Name
- Folder Name
- A variety of date formats
After making your selection, click Add to apply that watermark to the preview panel. To add additional Watermarks, unselect the current Watermark and repeat the above process. Once you close the Settings panel, you'll be able to view the watermark live on your assets.
You can customize a watermark by selecting it from the list of active watermarks to the right side of the preview panel. After you've done that, all these tools will be at your disposal for customization:
There are two dropdown menus under the one you use to pick the type of watermark you're using. The second one controls the alignment of the watermark, with options for Middle, Left and Right justification.
The third one controls what the text of the watermark itself will look like:
To the right of those menus is a series of sliders and a toggle for the following option, each of which has a dropdown slider you can use for fine tuning:
- Opacity - Sets how much you can see through your watermark.
- Font Size - Sets the size of the type in the watermark.
- X and Y Position - Sets the position of the watermark relative to the anchor point you've chosen to align against.
- Shrink to Fit - Will adjust the size of the watermark so that it doesn't overrun the borders of the asset itself.
- Rotation - A dropdown slider that allows you to put a spin on your watermark, angling it to any one of 360 degrees.
You can delete a watermark at any time by clicking on the small x next to it in the list under the Watermarks heading next to the preview panel.
If you're a company admin, you can access this tool via your Account Settings. To get there, click the dropdown next to your username in the top right corner of the app and choose Settings.
From there, select the Watermarking tab under company settings. The only difference between this and other settings panels are the two options at the top, in the Company Settings section:
Current Company - If you're a part of more than one Company, you can switch between them from this drop-down menu.
Enable Company Watermarking - Allows you to enable or disable the company watermark.
Beyond that pair of settings, everything else you use to create the actual watermark is the same whether you're making a production or folder watermark!
If you're a Company or Production Admin, you can access the production watermarking panel by clicking the action menu for the production
That will open up the familiar watermark settings panel:
The watermarking settings dropdown lets you specify a watermark for the production. From here, you can choose carry down the company watermark or create a custom one strictly for the production.
Moxion will try to watermark any video or image file that you request to download, but there are limits to what our system is able to process.
For video files, Moxion cannot watermark DNx/MXF or ProRes files due to encoding limitations. If you would like source files of these types to be watermarked, you will need to apply when you create before uploading to our platform. This same limitation applies to RAW still image files.
The options you've chosen for video watermarks don't apply to PDFs. This is due to the differences in size and orientation between the document and video formats. As a result, PDF watermarking is constrained the user's email address, applied diagonally across the page.
That said, with a little work, we can apply options that you've chosen from the normal set of watermark settings to PDFs. It's important to note that these are often not as effective for security as our normal solution for these assets because the difference in aspect ratios they're made for (16:9 videos vs a vertical document) doesn't apply evenly when adjusted. The end result is typically a wide, shallow watermark that doesn’t fit over much of the page, even when positioned diagonally.
Note: When downloading watermarked PDFs, our security and data protection may give you a "request for a password" in order to unlock that document for printing or sharing.
If you'd like to turn that protection off, allowing watermarked PDFs to be shared and printed without requiring a password, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also add watermarks to your assets based on the metadata that's attached to them. To start, choose the Custom Text option from the top of the dropdown menu options. Type in the following:
Between the period and closing brace, add in the piece of metadata you want displayed, using lower-case characters and underscores for spaces. For example:
Any of the metadata fields listed in the Metadata Panel can be added, from aspect ratio to white point, so get as detailed as you need to - you can also have multiple metadata tags within one watermark!
When creating and sending a Playlink, the assets will be watermarked based on the folders settings by default. If you wish to apply a different watermark specifically for a single Playlink, you can do so in one of two ways.
The first way is to create a watermark template with the elements of the watermark you wish to add to the Playlink, and then select that template to apply it. For more on creating a Watmermark Template, please review our help doc here: Watermark Templates
Once you do so, when creating the Playlink, you'll have the option to use the default watermark, or you can select the watermark template that you created:
The second way to create a Playlink-specific watermark is to do so "on the fly." In order to do that, select the 3 vertical dots next to the watermark preview, and click "Create Override."
You'll then have the ability to create a new watermark using the same interface as above. Once done, click Save, and the watermark will update to this newly created watermark.
Note: it will be given a default name, but that can be changed by clicking the pencil icon, updating the name, and clicking Save.