Remove Logos or Watermarks From Video with VirtualDub and DeLogo Filter

AlphaGeneric By AlphaGeneric, 27th Apr 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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VirtualdDub is a great utility to manage video processing. In this guide I will show you how to use VirtualDub and a great filter to let you remove symbols, watermarks, hard codded subtitles and more.

VirtualDub and DeLogo Filter

In order to remove a Logo you will have to download the VirtualDub application and its Filter separately.

***I will refer to watermark, hard codded subtitles, symbols etc. as "Logo" from now on.

Download VirtualDub

Extract VirtualDub Files to any directory.

Download DeLogo Filter

Extract or move the delogo.vdf file to the plugins folder inside VirtualDub directory.

Once you download it you will have to add the filter in VirtualDub, give it the right settings to remove the logo and finally re-encoding the new video. I will show you how to do it in the next section.

Using the DeLogo Filter

  • Open VirtualDub.exe
  • Open the Video File that has the logo you want to remove.
  • Click on the Video Tab and Select Filters.
  • Click "Add".
  • Select DeLogo 1.3.2 by Karel Suhajda

A new window will appear. This is the filter configuration window. Here you will tell what do you want to remove from the video.

  1. Click the "Show Preview" Button in the Bottom Left Corner.
  2. Find a frame where the Logo is most visible.
  3. In the Filter Configuration in Mask Properties/Analyse Row Click "Save Frame".
  4. Save the Frame BMP File to the directory of your choice.
  5. Open the frame with your favorite Photo Editor.
  6. Choose the color red (R:255 G:0 B:0).
  7. Paint over the Logo with the selected color.
  8. Save your new BMP File
  9. Load the new Logo File by clicking "Load" in the Mask Properties/Repair Row.
  10. Click "Show Preview" again to see the result.

You can play with the Delogo settings (Depht, Power etc.) to see a better result since the Logo Removal leaves some blurr in the video.

Finally, select the Compression Format in Video/Compression and click File/Save as AVI.

It may take some time to finish but you will have your video without the Logo.

Good Luck
Enjoy Computers!--alphaGeneric


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