Is there a way to make changes permanent and unchangeable to video?

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Is there a way to make changes permanent and unchangeable to video? I am working on a training video for a company. The video is proprietary. The concern is whether anyone from outside the company, who has Camtasia, can upload the video and remove my edits. Thanks in advance.
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It is possible for someone to either download a video clip from a site (Vimeo, YouTube, etc.) or to record it during playback using Camtasia or even a lesser quality program.  Then, they can edit the video clip.  (They cannot of course edit your Camtasia project files without access to them -- and without the program being installed.)

In the past, I used to protect my distributed video by wrapping it up within an executable file created using a multimedia authoring software program.  Using that program, I was able to make the video play in full-screen mode and to disable other programs from executing functions (such as recording the video).  I could even require an access password and I disabled specific keystrokes (e.g. preventing alt-Tab switching).  However, not even that approach was 100% foolproof.  The unfortunate bottom line is that if someone is determined to steal a video clip, there are ways to do it.
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Interesting question, would be a really nice to have
We do hide it behind a bitlink and an HTML file for streaming
For the rest, they purchase it and in order to get there CPD points, they do have to purchase and complete an assessment and we have record f who purchased the recording
Therefore they have no real worth for it because most of our Training is CPD based
So they can steal, but other than knowledge they have no value for it
Something else we do is to have a company logo on every presentation being presented and a copyright at the end...
In our industry, each presenter are known to specific firms... so in a highly professional field we are in, any competitor will think twice to be branded as unethically claiming ownership of someone elses work

I know all bases that can easily be overcome if someone WANTS to steal, but it seems to safeguard us at this point
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the most effective way I've found to discourage content poaching is to use a watermark grid overlay; crude but effective

Example ... How To Discourage Content Theft
https://www.screencast.com/t/O4pW5jFtS

use low opacity images when making the grid, and save the final as a PNG to use in projects; tweak the PNG's opacity as required to work with the video being protected
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Ah, the old "corner bug" approach!  I've used this, too, and always have to tinker with transparency for every clip.  Of course, it always seems to intrude on something in the video, and I've known people to crop the video to obscure the bug (or impose a blur on it).  One DP I used to work with had a full-screen bug on his reel; it appeared -- briefly -- every 5-10 seconds.  Annoying but effective.  It reduced his reel's aesthetic appeal, but at least no competitor could steal his shots.
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Uhhh, I could be wrong here but I think you may have missed the point. Check out the zoomed up screen capture.

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rg

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A good option.  Still present, less intrusive than the bug (and more subtle than my DP friend's quite noticeable full-screen overlay).
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Everyone,

Thanks for your responses.  They have given me something to think about and suggest to management!