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Video Overlay - Make a Picture in Picture Effect Easily

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Jun 16,2015 18:44 pm / Posted by to Advanced Editing Tip


A Picture in Picture (PIP), also called a Video Overlay, is when two video clips share the display screen at the same time, one smaller and superimposed on a larger image. If your TV has this Picture in Picture feature, it means you can play a video game and keep watching your favorite TV show, or enjoy two sports games simultaneously. In video editing, you can use this Picture in Picture effect to insert an additional video (such as a webcam video) into the main video, just like you see in many online tutorials.

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1Import your photo and audio files

Wondershare Filmora (originally Wondershare Video Editor) includes an easy to use Picture-in-Picture feature. After you imported videos to the program, just drag and drop videos or images to the PIP track, you get a raw Picture in picture video. Click the Play button to preview it. Filmora also comes with many PIP resources that you can effortlessly add to your videos for fun.

Move the items on PIP track to decide when it should show up and drag the ends to trim or extend PIP length.

video overlay make a picture in video

2 Modify Picture-in-Picture Track

Next, you have a wide range of customizable options to set up your Picture-in-Picture track. To do so, double click on the added video or image on PIP track, the Motion panel will open. Click "Advanced" button for extra Mask and Effect options.

picture in picture effect

Motion: Choose from more than 30 motions effects to make Picture-in-Picture video/images animated. There will be a sign when motion is added to a PIP.

Position: Directly put the Picture-in-Picture video/images to any position you want.

move picture in picture

Size: Drag and handles to resize the playing windows of Picture-in-Picture video/images. Check the Keep Aspect Ratio to constrain proportions if necessary.

resize picture in picture

Mask: One-click to shape the Picture-in-Picture video/images. Each mask could be adjusted with these options: width, height, left and top.

mask picture in picture

Effect: This tab contains many useful tools such as border, shadow, rotate, flip and alpha. Each helps make the Picture-in-Picture video/image have a good looking.

shadow picture in picture
Picture in Picture Shadow

border picture in picture

3 Save Picture in Picture Video

When you are happy with the Picture-in-Picture effects, click the "Create" button on the right and you could save our Picture-in-Picture video on DVD, device, computer and YouTube.

You can also check the tutorial below:

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