Watermarking is a valuable feature offered by BlendVision One that allows you to protect your content and assert your copyright or ownership. By enabling watermarking, you can add a visible identifier on the video during streaming, ensuring that your content is properly attributed and discouraging unauthorized use. Here's how watermarking works:


When setting up a watermark overlay on your video player using BlendVision One, you have the flexibility to choose from nine different positions. Each position determines where the watermark will appear on the video player. Here are the available watermark positioning options:

ID Name Description
1 WATERMARK_POSITION_BOTTOM_RIGHT In the bottom-right corner
3 WATERMARK_POSITION_BOTTOM_LEFT In the bottom-left corner
6 WATERMARK_POSITION_TOP_RIGHT In the top-right corner
8 WATERMARK_POSITION_TOP_LEFT In the top-left corner
9 WATERMARK_POSITION_RANDOM The watermark will shift to different corners of the video player randomly every 30 seconds. This provides variation and makes blocking or cropping the watermark more difficult.

The figure below illustrates the positions corresponding to each watermark positioning option:

Figure: The watermark positioning

By selecting the appropriate watermark positioning, you can ensure that the watermark is placed in a visible location that does not obstruct the important content of the video. The "Random" positioning option adds an additional layer of variation, making it harder for unauthorized users to manipulate or remove the watermark from the video.

Choose the watermark positioning that best suits your preferences and requirements to protect your content and assert your ownership rights effectively.

Types of watermark

BlendVision One offers two types of watermarks:

Image watermark

With the image watermark option, you can upload your preferred watermark image. This image will be overlaid on the video during streaming. To set up an image watermark, follow these steps:

Please note that watermarking is not fully supported on iOS devices in full-screen mode. Additionally, ensure that the watermark image is in a supported format (png, jpg, jpeg, or gif) and has a file size of less than 1 MB. It is recommended to upload a watermark image with dimensions of 270x270 pixels.

To enable image watermarking and specify the type and position, use the following example request body:


In the above example, the watermark is enabled and set to the type WATERMARK_TYPE_IMAGE, positioned at the top-right corner. The library_id field in the image object should be set to the ID of the library containing the watermark image.

User ID watermark

The User ID watermark type utilizes the viewer's ID as a watermark. This option is available for private events and requires API integration for requesting tokens with your existing membership. Using the User ID watermark, you can uniquely identify viewers during the streaming process.

To enable the User ID watermark, use the following example request body:


In the above example, the watermark is enabled and set to the type WATERMARK_TYPE_USER_ID. The position is set to WATERMARK_POSITION_RANDOM, which means the watermark will shift to random corners every 30 seconds.

Watermarking adds an extra layer of protection to your streamed content, allowing you to assert your rights and discourage unauthorized use. Using BlendVision One's watermarking feature, you can safeguard your valuable video assets effectively.