December 21, 2012 is remembered as doomsday coincidently predicted by various ancient prophecies. However, there is no sign that tomorrow will be a disastrous day for human beings. Therefore, people still need to prepare for the coming of Christmas 2012 and welcoming the approaching of New Year 2013. When looking back to 2012, patent fights and copyright lawsuits have set the main tunes for the whole year. In fact, as the technology moves forward, copyright piracy turns to be rampant. Therefore, for Flash lovers, they always need to figure out ways to prevent their Flash works from being pirated.
Adding watermark to Flash movie has provided those fans a perfect solution to protect the copyright of their works. In fact, by adding either text watermark or image watermark to Flash movie, users can easily declare the ownership of the Flash animation. Therefore, how to add watermark to Flash movie? This post will cover three methods to help users add watermark to Flash movie. Some of those methods are provided for free, some calls for professional skills while some operations are quite complicated.
Method One: Add watermark with Adobe Flash CS4
As a professional Flash editor, Adobe Flash CS4 is generally employed to make Flash animations. Therefore, adding watermark to Flash movie with Adobe Flash CS4 will be an easy task. Generally speaking, users need to add a layer titled as Watermark to the other layers and then insert the photo to the layer. Of course, this method calls for some knowledge about Flash and Flash CS4.
Step 1: Download and launch Adobe Flash CS4. Open it, rename the first layer as Watermark, right click the mouse and then choose “Insert Layer” option to create other layers for making the Flash movies. Then right click the first frame in Watermark layer and then choose “Insert Frame”.
Step 2: Click “File” button, choose “Import” option and select “Import to Stage…” option to import the watermark logo to the first frame. Then adjust the size and position of the watermark.
Step 3: After making the Flash animation, choose the frame corresponding to the last frame of the Flash in Watermark layer and then click “F5″ button to pose the watermark to each frame of the Flash movie. Then the process of adding watermark to Flash movie has ended.
Method Two: Add watermark with DoSWF Pro
With the help of some Flash tools, users can add watermark to Flash movie with just a few clicks. DoSWF Pro is among the team of such Flash tools. However, since either processing process or preview mode is provided, DoSWF Pro may fail to help users add watermark to the appropriate position of the Flash movie. DoSWF Pro is not a free app but users can add watermark to Flash movie for free with the trial version.
Step 1: Download and launch DoSWF Pro, open it and then click “Watermark” tab. Choose “Browser…” button to import the Flash movie needed to be watermarked.
Step 2: Choose the location of the watermark with those options given in location bar. Check “Using image watermark” box and then click “browser” icon to import the image watermark. Of course, the image size is not allowed to be cropped.
Method Three: Convert Flash to video
For users who want to upload the Flash movies to YouTube, it is a better choice to convert Flash to video. For one thing, they can add watermarks to Flash movies during the conversion; for another they are allowed to share the Flash movie online with friends after the conversion. Therefore, they need to find a powerful SWF to video converter providing watermarking function. To this extent, Moyea SWF to Video Converter is a desirable choice for them.
Step 1: Download and launch Moyea SWF to Video Converter. Open it, choose “Input” tab, click “Browser…” button and then choose “From Folder” option to input the downloaded Flash movie.
Step 2: Click “Crop” icon in “Input” menu to enter into Crop Settings panel. Then check “Add image water mark”, import the image watermark with the folder icon and set the transparence of the watermark with “Transparency” bar. Click “OK” to finish the process of adding watermark to Flash movie.
Step 3: Then click “Export” tab, check “Video” box and set the output file as FLV video for YouTube. After that, click “Convert” tab to start the conversion process. As the conversion ends, users can upload the Flash movie to YouTube freely.