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Watermark Removal

I've been using the free trial version of Videoscribe for a few days and I've just uploaded my video to Youtube. I was under the impression the the 'Videoscribe Free Trial' watermark in the background would disappear once I uploaded the video. I read multiple posts in the q&a section of this website and the admins stated clearly 'the only thing that will show is the VideoScribe logo in the bottom right corner of the video, when publishing a scribe during the free trial' (this is a direct quote from one of the posts by an admin). There is no logo at the bottom right of my video, just the watermark in the background. How do I remove this?

The location of the watermark has changed in recent Videoscribe versions I think. You probably read some old guides referring to version 2.

Videos published using a free trial will always have the watermark.

Paid subscribers can publish videos without a watermark.

-Mike(videoscribe user)


That's correct, the free-trial watermark changed in v3.0.6 of VideoScribe which was released on the 7th February this year from a bold logo the bottom corner to a faded logo over the whole of the canvas.

Wow. That's incredibly non-transparent and misleading.... I was actually thinking of purchasing the software, but would never get involved with a company that resorts to tricks like that. Such misleading advertising isn't going to get you many fans.


The watermark logo is mentioned in several places, including the free trial description/licensing FAQ:


The free trial grants you access to most of VideoScribe’s features, but there are a few restrictions and differences between the trial and the full subscription product:

  • You can only render your completed project to YouTube, FaceBook or PowerPoint during trial. Rendering to a local video file is disabled
  • All rendered videos will carry a VideoScribe watermark
  • You cannot choose the size or quality of your rendered video
  • You cannot access premium images, these are an additional cost even with a subscription but we cannot charge you for them until you have a paid account
  • You cannot work offline or use the trial on multiple computers
  • You do not have video resale rights as a trial user

If you can provide a specific description of what you would like Sparkol to change to be "more transparent and less misleading", Sparkol would probably be interested in your feedback.

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