Cloning yourself in a video will make you appearing simultaneously in the video in the same frame, just looks like you are talking to yourself at the same time, which is very fun and creative to captivate your audience and tell your story. There are many ways to clone yourself into a video with some professional video editing software, and just as many if not more reasons to do so.
For those of you working on a low budget, it can be credibly cost-efficient to work using picture-in-picture editing or chroma key compositing, especially when you use Filmora9. In this article, I am going to show you how to clone yourself in a video with Filmora9 with 2 methods. And following these easy steps you will be able to do it properly, and have video effects similar to those in Hollywood movies.
Two Ways to Clone Yourself in a Video with Wondershare Filmora9
There are a few ways of cloning yourself using Wondershare Filmora9. However, the ones we will be focusing on are two of the easiest and most popular methods: Picture-in-Picture (PIP) editing, and Chroma Key Compositing (or Green Screening). You will be producing creative and fun videos using either these methods in no time with Filmora9.
Method 1: Cloning People in Video with Picture-in-Picture Feature
One of the easiest way to clone yourself in video is to put the video footage side by side with the Mask feature by using picture-in-picture editing, which can easily be done using Wondershare Filmora9.
Using Filmora9, your DSLR, point-and-shoot or even just your phone camera you can make a video containing twins, or even triplets of yourself within minutes and have it look clean, crisp and professional without all the hassle that one might think would come along with such a video.
Before get started, you can check the video tutorial below to learn how to clone yourself by using PIP effect with Filmora9:
Step 1. Shoot your footage
When you are shooting your footage, make sure you have a stationary background to shoot against, and make sure your camera stays in the same place when capturing all of your video clips.
Next, record your actor's performances making sure to save each "twin" on its own clip, you also want record stationary shot of your scene with no actor in.
Step 2. Import the clips and edit them with Wondershare Filmora9
Now you want to import all of this raw footage into Filmora9 and get cracking on editing your masterpiece.
2) Then drag your second clip to the another track. Click Effects > Utility > Shape Mask. Drag it to timeline. Double clik mask clip in the timeline. Here you can adjsut width and height. You can also change the mask shape by drag the yellow dot in the preview window. The Mask effect we applied in the screenshow will block the right side so that the right side of the first video can be played over it. Adjust the width, height etc. of the mask effect to accurately locate the part that you want to block.
3) Now, with a little editing, you've successfully cloned your actor and created an incredibly creative and fun video!
Method 2: Cloning Youself in Video with Chroma Key Compositing (Green Screen)
What is Chroma key compositing? Well, for starters, it is more commonly known as "green screen," and is a special effects/post-production technique used for compositing, or layering to images or video streams together by using their hues (chroma range.)
You see this technique being used often to remove or change the background the subject in a photo or video. It is often used in news broadcasting, film and even video game industries. This method has been in use since the 1930s, and is still one of the top methods used in all sorts of industries.
It is known is a green screen, because the color green is usually used as the backdrop because sensors and digital video cameras are the most sensitive to the color green. This means that a green background produces the cleanest image while needing very little light to illuminate it.
You can check the video tutorial below to learn how to clone yourself by using Green Screen with Filmora9:
Step 1.Set up your green screen
Professional green screens are usually made of fabric or solid material like wood or cardboard painted green. However, DIY green screens are rather easy and cost efficient to make if your project has a tight budget. For example, you can create a green screen using bright fluorescent, or neon green chart paper or poster board, as well as duct tape of the same color to piece them altogether. Make sure that your green screen extends past the wall and on the floor so that the actors can stand on it while they film.
Step 2. Shoot your footage
Now that you have your green screen set up, you can begin filming. Ideally in HD quality video, however, any camera that can shoot in .MP4 and .MOV formats will work, including your cell phone. There are some best green screen video compositing editors that you can use in Windows and Mac. You can use chroma key software such as Movie Maker, or Final Cut, but we recommend Wondershare Filmora9 because it supports virtually every video format, it is easy to use and seamlessly blend your video with its new background.
Using Filmora9, you can now import the green screen footage you shot and insert whatever background clip you want.
1) Open Filmora9 to import your footage into the media library.
2) From there, you can drag your footage into timeline where you can now make the green elements of your footage transparent, and prepare it for the brand new and exciting background, all done from within Wondershare Filmora9's easy to use interface.
3) Doube click on the green screen clip in the timeline. Choose Chroma Key in the video editing panel at the top left corner. There you can pick a color that you want to be transparent and adjust the tolerance level to get the best result you want.
You can fine tuning the chroma keying effect by adjusting the blending mode and opacity settings in the Compositing tab. After previewing the cloning effects, click the EXPORT to save your video or upload to YouTube directly.
I hope the information above will help you to make a creative video with Filmora9 by cloning yourself in the video, whether you are using a video mask tool or using the Chroma keying/green screen feature. Leave a comment below and let us know if there is any question.
Not only does Wondershare Filmora9 offer multiple awesome ways to clone yourself, it also offers some other fantastic features such as rich effects like Mosaic, Tilt-Shift, Face Off to name a few. All of these features can be added to your videos to make them more interesting and enriching. Check the video below to know more about Filmora9.
Liza Brown is a writer and a lover of all things video.
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