I have several MP4 videos with talks given by several speakers in a scientific conference and I wanted to create a title page for each with the relevant information:

  • Title of the talk
  • Name of speaker
  • Title of the conference
  • Date
  • Possibly a logo of the conference

It does not have to be fancy, I just want a simple way of inserting this cover page before each video. The videos will be already edited.

Thank you.

  • So? Did it work? 0:-)
    – Fabby
    Oct 4, 2018 at 17:12

1 Answer 1


This is easily accomplished by using ffmpeg:

ffmpeg -i video-in.mp4 -framerate 30000/1001 -loop 1 -i coverpage.png -filter_complex
  "[1:v] fade=out:st=30:d=1:alpha=1 [ov]; [0:v][ov] overlay=10:10 [v]" -map "[v]"
  -map 0:a -c:v libx264 -c:a copy -shortest video-out.mp4
This assumes that the cover page is a single still image with an alpha channel and you want to overlay it over a video with a frame rate of 30000/1001 (NTSC rate).

Change the -framerate to match your input video if it is different. If your cover page is a video then omit -framerate 30000/1001 -loop 1. If the cover page does not have an alpha channel, add one by inserting e.g. format=yuva420p, immediately before fade.

This will display the logo at x,y position 10,10 for 30 seconds followed by a 1 second fade out.


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