3 Replies Latest reply on Mar 3, 2019 11:57 AM by johnmcmullin

    Codec watermark on quicktimes


      For some reason, on my PC, in both Premiere and After Effects, quicktime movies are displaying with a "watermark".


      The watermark is a triangle with a clock symbol on it with codec information below it.


      For instance, an Avid codec quicktime has a red watermark with the text "adobe premiere pro DNxHD"


      For animation codec, "adobe premiere pro rle"


      I'm on Windows 7, premiere version 12.1.


      It is also a problem in After FX,


      Many thanks for your help.



        • 1. Re: Codec watermark on quicktimes
          Averdahl Adobe Community Professional

          I have never heard that Adobe applications watermark files unless the user does it by purpose. How does it look if you view the files outside the Adobe enviroment, let´s say in VLC player?


          Can you post a screen shot of this?

          • 2. Re: Codec watermark on quicktimes
            johnmcmullin Level 1

            Thanks for your reply. This is what it looks like on black. I too have never heard of this and can't find any guidance online. If you play it within Premiere the watermark drifts around, disappearing off the screen and reappearing on the other side. I you render or export it, it is present on the rendered output. So far, I have uninstalled Premiere, Media Encoder and After Effects and then reinstalled them, but this didn't fix the issue. The source files play fine in VLC and in Quicktime.

            codec watermark.jpg

            • 3. Re: Codec watermark on quicktimes
              johnmcmullin Level 1

              In case anybody else runs into this problem, it was resolved by Adobe support remoting in to my computer and fixing all the permissions in the Adobe folders.