If you are making a designed video and don’t want others to access it. What you can do is, encrypt your video. Video encryption protects your video from unauthorized viewing. The risks we experience every day are mainly data theft, data breaches, and illegal sharing. Video encryption is one way you can protect your video from all these risks. Once your video is encrypted, you can share your information with others without any doubt.

Encryption

Encryption is a process of encoding a file or a video and making them accessible by certain people only. It basically manipulates the data and allows only the authorized person to view the plain text while others see the ciphertext data. Ciphertext uses a decryption cipher algorithm to convert the text to the plaintext. The message that is encrypted is called plaintext, and the unreadable form of the plaintext is called ciphertext. The message can be decoded only if you have the encrypted key. These encrypted keys are generated using random algorithms or computer algorithms. The security increases when protection and encryption come into the picture.

You can protect your video from theft by following two ways .i.e. encrypting your video and watermarking your video.

Video encryption

Video encryption protects your video from piracy. Encrypting video allows you to share the video with your friends, colleagues, family, etc, and doesn’t allow the unauthorized person to view. You mainly want to encrypt your video for personal and Digital Rights Management

Personal encryption protects your video from personal privacy. If you are making an educational video and want to be viewed only by your students, you can use personal encryption.

Digital Rights Management is a bit complex compared to personal encryption. The levels present in Digital Rights Management are region-centric videos, media-centric videos, software-centric videos, and adaptive streaming. If you want to control the market to a particular region or country and do not want the other countries to access your video is called region-centric videos. The videos that are accessible only in few devices are called media-centric videos. The videos can be viewed only if there is an adequate software or need to pay a license fee is called software-centric videos. Some videos run only if it gets adapted to the resolution or the rate of the internet speed, these videos are called adaptively streamed videos.

The options that are present in video encryption are videos at rest and videos at motion. Videos at rest are basically the videos on hard drives. The options available for videos at rest are Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), Google Widevine, Apple Fair Play for videos from iTunes, Marlin, and Windows Protected Media Path. The options available for video streaming are RTMFP and RTMP(E), and Soon-to-arrive HTML5 DRM standard.

Video Watermark

Labeling a watermark on your video is another way to protect your video from the view of unauthorized persons. Video watermark is a layer of text, logo, or copyright disclaimer above your video. Video watermark is an identification mark that needs permission from you to sell or reproduce your video. Some apps are there in the market commonly used by everyone like visual watermark or make watermark. Those apps are used to create and customize your watermark with numerous in-built fonts and styles.

  • How to create a video watermark?

There are many apps in the market to create a watermark. But the one that is commonly used is Google slides. If you don’t have a pre-customized logo for your video, follow these steps to create your unique watermark.

  1. Open a new Google slides document.
  2. Select your preferred style by selecting simple light
  3. Give a name to the watermark
  4. Select your color or style of font
  5. Save the watermark as .PNG file.
  • Steps to add watermark to your video

Upload your customized logo

Upload the watermark that you have saved as .PNG file by pressing the upload button. After uploading, you will find your watermark in the destination you have saved.

Add the watermark to your video

Select the timeline mode to add another layer to your video. The bottom layer has your video, and the top layer holds your watermark. If you want the watermark to be present in the whole video, adjust the time length.

Remove the background

Remove the white background behind the watermark.

Alter the size and location

Minimize or enlarge the watermark and place it according to your preference.

Opacity adjustments

Opacity refers to the thickness of the watermarks. Watermarks are usually transparent. Based on your preference, adjust the level of opacity.