Saturday, September 21, 2013

Fading Logo Overlays for WMM 6.0

For years people have been asking for custom titles for putting a logo or watermark on their video.

There have been solutions for this in Windows Movie Maker 6.0 previously but it required customization of the XML. It also didn't have an ability to fade the logo in and out. I've decided to create an installer that makes it much easier, doesn't require editing of the XML and also adds a fading version.

There are two installers depending on whether you are running on a 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows. The installer will put the necessary files into, C:\Program Files\Movie Maker\Shared.
Blaine's Logo Overlay Titles (32-bit)
Blaine's Logo Overlay Titles (64-bit)
The packaged installer comes with two sample logos in C:\Program Files\Movie Maker\Shared\AddOnTFX\BlaineLogoOverlays. To use your own logo, edit the .png images to replace my logo with your own. In order to create/edit your own, you'll need a program that can create .png images with transparency. Some freeware options are GIMP and Paint.net.

To use the new title
  • Go to 'Tools' > 'Titles and Credits' > 'Title on the selected clip'.

  • Click on 'change the title animation'.

  • Under your list of one line titles there will 4 new title animations: Blaine's Logo Overlay (16:9), Blaine's Logo Overlay (16:9) Fading, Blaine's Logo Overlay (4:3), Blaine's Logo Overlay (4:3) Fading

  • Pick the one that matches the aspect ratio of your project and whether you want it solid or fading. Then click 'Done'.

  • Stretch the title so that it extends for the length of your clip.


  • If you have any questions, feel free to post them in the original forum post that inspired this title.

    14 comments:

    1. can you make this for wmm 2.6 please? and also make the installation path CUSTOMIZABLE because my movie maker path is C:\Program Files (x86)\Movie Maker 2.6\Shared\AddOnTFX

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      1. Sorry, it takes time to create and test these and then create and test the installers. Since I don't have any PCs with WMM 2.x, I have focused my efforts on WMM 6.0 only. Is your PC incapable of running WMM 6.0?

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      2. sorry for taking so long to reply, but my pc can handle 6.0 but im so used to 2.6 for editing... i guess it is time to upgrade

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    2. HOW TO CHANGE ITS POSITION FROM BOTTOM-RIGHT TO TOP-RIGHT?

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      1. The image is of the full screen so just edit the PNG file and place your logo where you want it.

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      2. I erased only your logo and replaced it with mine.I exported it out of GIMP but it would not allow me to replace yours.So exported it to another folder and dropped in the Blains overlays folder.But it will not show up in the tools menu like yours do?

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      3. If you replace the images then you just use the titles and it should use your image instead. Try saving your edited image somewhere else then copying it into the folder overwriting the one with the sample logo.

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    3. Blaine

      Love all your creations for WMM - do you have a single file download containing all your effects/transitions/overlays, etc...

      Dan

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    4. Blaine,

      Could you please help me recognize video transitions in this video?
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gB0-MOcIiBU&list=PLmVS4OFonSAihY4QRI4oEok_UqBA_mYND&index=2

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      1. They aren't done in Movie Maker. They look like a slow radial wipe but with an irregular shape and blurring and opacity.

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      2. They aren't done in Movie Maker. They look like a slow radial wipe but with an irregular shape and blurring and opacity.

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