Video Overlays(PIP)

Video overlay, also known as Picture in Picture (PIP), is an effect often used to overlay some smaller videos on a background clip, which enables you to simultaneously display two or more video clips on the screen. It is an extremely useful technique to help you create convincing content when you make online tutorials, product demonstrations or game videos etc. Wondershare Fillmora is able to add up to 10 PIP tracks at a time. The following guide will provide a step-by-step procedure for making PIP videos by using the feature.

You will learn how to:

1. Add Overlays to Video Clips

1.Launch Filmora and choose Full Feature Mode.

2.Import both your background video as well as overlay video clips to the media library of Filmora. This can be done by either clicking the button to choose from your local hard drive, or just dragging and dropping the video clips to the library.

3.Choose a background clip and then drag it to the video track in the timeline below as follows:

Overlay clips will need to be dragged to the PIP track below the video track as below:

Note: Apart from your own source video clips, you can also choose from the PIP resources provided by Filmora. To do that, simply click and you will be directed to the PIP resource library. Choose whichever you may like and then drag it to the PIP track, or right click on it and hit "Apply", there you go!

4.Resize and Reposition the overlay clips: Click on a video on the PIP track and you will be able to resize the clip by dragging the resizing handles on the clip in the preview window, or you can also drag it to any other place on the screen as you want.

2. Modify Overlays

To Apply Motions to Overlays

Motions add a touch to your overlays. Filmora provides dozens of motion effects for you to choose from. To apply a motion, double click the target clip on the PIP track to enter the motion library as below:

Simply choose one that you like, double click it to apply (or right click on it and hit Apply). Then preview the effects on the right.

To Add a Mask Frame

Not satisfied with the rectangular shape of your clip? Apply a mask effect to it. A click of the button brings up dozens of mask effects, which can be utilized to adjust the shape of your media file.

3. Add PIP Blending Modes

Click the Compositing tab in the PIP Edit window and select a blending mode (i.e. multiply, darken, or color burn). You can fine tune the opacity until you have the look you want.

Download this software to get started:

Download Win Version

Need a Mac version? Try Wondershare Filmora for Mac(Originally Wondershare Video Editor for Mac) by visiting for more information or directly download Wondershare Filmora for Mac(Originally Wondershare Video Editor for Mac) free trial version here.

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