Unlogo

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We believe that this project may help other Artists and Coders to build their ideas. If you'd like to get the source code for the filter, head to our Google Code project.

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FAQ

  1. How can I get involved?
  2. Who made this?
  3. How did you build it?
  4. Why do you want to block logos?
  5. What constitutes a logo?
  6. Can't people just use unlogo to block anything?
  7. Why can't I make an account/give my video a title/description? Why aren't you YouTube?
  8. Isn't censorship bad? Doesn't censoring the logo just bring more attention to its presence?
  9. What license are you using?

How can I get involved?

Please go to the Contribute Page to see how you can get involved.

Who made this?

Please go to the About page for complete credits.

How did you build it?

We are currently the open source video encoding platform PandaStream and CakePHP as the basis for this site. For the filter, we are using the new libavfilter FFMPEG library and OpenCV2.1.

Why do you want to block logos?

When you make a video and a billboard, sign, or other branded item gets in the frame, you get a permenant commercial in your home movie. We think it should be easy to remove them if you want.

What constitutes a logo?

That is a very good question! Is a Coke logo as bad as an Andre the Giant Has a Posse sticker? Is a graffiti tag a kind of logo? We certainly have our opinion, but on this site, we want the community to decide by uploading the logos they think should be blocked.

Can't people just use unlogo to block anything?

Yes and no. The matching algorithms we use are optimized specifically for logos because that is what we are interested in. That being said, one of the great things about technology is people using things for purposes other than the one for which they were intended, so I am excited and scared to see if anyone uses this for another purpose.

Why can't I make an account/give my video a title/description? Why aren't you YouTube?

We do want to make a tool driven by a community, but we don't want to make a typical "online community". Unlogo is a tool for removing videos from videos, not a social networking platform, or even a video hosting platform.

Isn't censorship bad? Doesn't censoring the logo just bring more attention to its presence?

Geez. Getting kind of aggressive, aren't we? Calling this censorship is kind of an insult to people who experience real censorship. Who wrote that question, anyway?

What license are you using?

Everything related to unlogo is licensed under GPL v3.