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Having two or more shots within a single frame is an old video editing technique that is frequently used in feature films, music videos and various other types of short movies. The video wall effect can also be visually-impactful if you are combining the footage of the same scene captured with from different angles or if you simply want to have multiple sources of action in the same frame. There are several methods you can use to create this visual effect in Filmora9 and in this article, we are going to take you through each of them, step by step.
How to Make the Video Wall Effect with Filmora9?
It is essential to complete all other video editing tasks like cutting or trimming the footage, applying transitions or color grading a video clip before you start creating the video wall effect. Once you know exactly where in the video the effect should appear, how long it should last or how many different shots the effect should contain it will be much easier to choose how you are going to create a video wall. Let’s take a look at a few different methods you can use to make a video wall effect in Filmora9.
1. Applying the Video Wall Filter
Head over to the Effects tab, after you’ve placed the video clip to which you want to apply the Video Wall Filter on Filmora9’s timeline. Click on the Common subcategory and browse through the filters it contains until you find the Video Wall Filter or alternatively, you can type the filter’s name into the search bar and locate it instantly.
Proceed to drag and drop the Video Wall filter to the track on the timeline that is located directly above the video clip to which you’re applying the filter. The filter will multiply the source footage and it will create a number of smaller frames from the original video clip. You can adjust the duration of the Video Wall filter by dragging one of its ends left or right depending on whether you want to extend or reduce its default duration. Double-click on the filter you added to the timeline and use the alpha slider to decrease its intensity. However, you can’t choose how many times the source footage is going to be multiplied and you can only use one video clip as the source footage.
2. Multiplying a Video Clip With the TV Wall Filter
The TV Wall filter is located in the Common subcategory of the Filters menu, like the Video Wall filter, and all you have to do in order to apply it to a video clip is drag and drop it to a track on the timeline.
Once you’ve positioned the TV Wall filter on the timeline, you should double-click on it if you want to alter the number of new frames the filter generates. The Splite slider enables you to add up to eight frames on both horizontal and vertical sides of a video clip.
The value you’re going to assign to the Splite feature depends on the project you’re working on, but keep in mind that the size of all frames decreases as you increase their number. That’s why you shouldn’t add too many new frames if you want the contents of the shot you’re multiplying to be easily noticeable. The TV Wall filter can only multiply a single shot and you can’t use it to combine several video clips in a single frame.
3. Creating the Video Wall Effect Manually
Merging several different video clips into one shot is a quick and easy process in Filmra9 that can be completed in just a few simple steps. After importing the footage into a project you should place it on four different video tracks, one video clip above the other. You should then double-click on one of the clips you’ve placed on the timeline in order to access the Video Tab where you can adjust the Scale and Position settings. As you alter the values of Scale and Position settings the changes you make will be displayed in the preview window so that you can see the exact location of a video clip on the screen at all times. You should repeat this process for all video clips you’ve stacked on the timeline until you designate the area of the screen each of them should occupy. Remove all audio files, including the original audio files of the video clips you used to create the Video Wall effect from the timeline, and only keep the audio files you’d like to include in the video’s final cut.
The Video Wall effect enables you to use the footage recorded from different angles with different cameras in the same shot or even utilize it as a storytelling tool by having one frame start where the other ends. In addition, you can apply different filters and overlays to each clip in the frame and combine several visual styles of videos in one shot.
Having unique and captivating footage is crucial in the process of creating a Video Wall effect because it is much easier to combine carefully planned pieces of footage than the ones you’ve chosen randomly. Finding creative and efficient ways to incorporate the Video Wall effect into your videos requires both time and practice, so you should feel disappointed if at first, you fail to create a Video Wall effect you really like. Do you use the Video Wall effect often in your videos? Leave a comment and share your experiences with us.
Liza Brown is a writer and a lover of all things video.
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