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Add a Watermark to the Webcast

Who Should Read this Guide?

This document describes how to add a watermark to your webcast. A watermark is a logo graphic you define and remains persistently displayed on the video throughout the webcast. In this example, the watermark, or logo, is displayed in the upper, right-hand corner of the video.
This guide is intended for those who want to enhance the webcast by creating a persistent brand that the audience will see throughout the webcast. Watermarks are ideal for teams, leagues, companies, or other entities wanting to communicate brand recognition during webcasts.

The only things you need to webcast with a watermark are:

Step 1: Create a Watermark

The watermark image must be in PNG format. Most graphics programs including Microsoft Paint, installed by default on Windows PCs, and Preview for the Mac, allow you to save an image in PNG format.

The image must be at most 80 pixels high and 80 pixles wide. If you want some areas of the watermark image to be transparent, create those pixels in the magenta color: Red (255), Green (0), Blue (255) . Event-Cast will allow the video to show through those pixels, creating a transparency for your watermark.

Step 2: Transfer the Watermark to your iOS Device

In order to use the watermark during the webcast, the image need to be transferred to the Camera Roll on the iPhone or iPad that will perform the webcast. One of the easiest ways to transfer the image is to email it to the iOS device. In the email app on the iOS device, tap the graphic that you emailed to yourself and select "Save to Camera Roll."

Another method you can use to transfer the watermark to your iOS device is Text Messaging. You can send yourself a text message and attach the image to the message. When you receive the text message, tap the graphic attachment and choose "Save to Camera Roll."

Step 3: Select and Turn On the Watermark during the Webcast

When you are ready to webcast the event, in the Event-Cast App camera screen, tap the Settings button and the settings menu will appear. Tap the Watermark Graphics menu item to fine tune the settings:

  • Add Watermark Graphic: This item allows you to pick an individual graphic from the Camera Roll. Choose this option repeatedly to add multiple watermarks.
  • Position: This option allows you to specify the region of the video that the graphic will be placed.
  • Watermark Graphics: This option allows you to remove watermark graphics. Swipe horizontally on a graphic to remove it from the list. If you have multiple graphics, this option also allows you to select which graphic you want to display as the watermark for this webcast.
After setup, turn the watermark graphics On in the main settings menu. Now, the watermark will be displayed in the video and your audience will see it during the broadcast until you return to the settings menu and turn watermark graphics Off.

iOS Device

Event-Cast is compatible with: