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How it all works
How it all works
How it all works.

Step2

Watermarks and timecodes

If your film contains a watermark it must meet the Board's requirements, or your classification will be delayed.

Acceptable watermarks

Watermarks must be small, in one corner of the screen and must not obscure the content of the film.

The watermarks shown in the two examples below are the only acceptable positions for the placement of watermarks.

A small watermark in the top left hand side of the screen. This should not obscure the content on the screen. The placement of this watermark is acceptable to the Board. PDF—A small watermark in the top left hand side of the screen.
This should not obscure the content on the screen.
The placement of this watermark is acceptable to the Board.
[PDF 135kB]
A small watermark in the top right hand side of the screen. This should not obscure the content on the screen. The placement of this watermark is acceptable to the Board. PDF—A small watermark in the top right hand side of the screen.
This should not obscure the content on the screen.
The placement of this watermark is acceptable to the Board.
[PDF 207kB]

If your film does not comply with the examples shown above, it will not be screened and you will need to supply another copy of the film with an acceptable watermark or with no watermark. This will result in a delay for you receiving a classification decision.

Unacceptable watermarks

The Board may not screen a film where content has been obscured by time coding, watermarks or any other image not intended to be included when the film is released.

The watermarks shown in the five examples below will not be accepted by the Board:

A watermark placed across the top of the screen. This placement will not be accepted by the Board. PDF—A watermark placed across the top of the screen. This placement will not be accepted by the Board.
[PDF 206kB]
A watermark placed across the bottom of the screen. This placement will not be accepted by the Board. PDF—A watermark placed across the bottom of the screen. This placement will not be accepted by the Board.
[PDF 121kB]
A watermark placed diagonally across the image. This placement will not be accepted by the Board. PDF—A watermark placed diagonally across the image. This placement will not be accepted by the Board.
[PDF 135kB]
A large watermark placed in the middle of the screen, across the image. This placement will not be accepted by the Board. PDF—A large watermark placed in the middle of the screen, across the image. This placement will not be accepted by the Board.
[PDF 135kB]
A watermark placed over the entire image on the screen. This placement will not be accepted by the Board. PDF—A watermark placed over the entire image on the screen. This placement will not be accepted by the Board.
[PDF 135kB]

Timecodes

Timecodes can be visible on your film screener, but their placement must comply with the acceptable watermarks information above.

 

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