Configuring video watermarking - Security Center 5.9

Security Center Administrator Guide 5.9

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You can configure video watermarking for specific users and user groups. When enabled, all video requested by those users through Config Tool, Security Desk, and Web Client includes identifying text.

What you should know

Instead of configuring a separate watermark for each user, the video watermarking configuration can be inherited. You can add the user to a user group so they inherit the watermarking configuration of that group.


  1. From the Config Tool home page, open the User management task.
  2. Select the user or user group to configure, and click the Advanced tab.
  3. Under Security, set Enable video watermarking to ON.
    You must switch Inherit from parent to Override to change this setting.
    The Configure button is displayed.
  4. Click Configure.
    The Video watermarking overlay dialog box opens.
  5. Set up the video watermark as required and click Save.
    Select Username, Workstation, or Camera name to add that information to the watermark. At least one detail must be selected.
    Select Single for a single watermark, or Mosaic to repeat the watermark text.
    Position (Single type only)
    Select the location of the watermark text on the video.
    Orientation (Mosaic type only)
    Select Horizontal or Diagonal to set the orientation of the watermark text
    Set the opacity of the watermark text. 100% is completely opaque.
    Set the size of the watermark text. To ensure a consistent look, text size is independent of the video resolution.
    NOTE: The preview screen shows how the watermark will look on the video stream.
  6. Click Apply.


The watermark text is added to all live, playback, and exported video processed for the affected users.