The multi screen effect is widely used in video making when more than one set of videos or images need to be displayed simultaneously in one screen in order to tell a story or convey additional information, which is very similar to video wall effects. To make a multi screen video, Wondershare Filmora can be a good choice. With Filmora, since you can make a multi-screen video in various methods: with the built-in split-screen layouts and effects or with the PIP (Picture in Picture) feature.
Part 1: How to Make a Multi-Screen Video with PIP feature
When using PIP feature in Filmora, you just need to add the video clip you want to overlay as your picture-in-picture onto the timeline, then it will positioned above the video you want to serve as the background in your video. Below is a tip to help you better understand how to make a multi screen video with the split-screen feature. Download the trial version to follow.
Note: the above PIP video tutorial is made with the previous Filmora8.7 version, but the process is similar in the latest version. We’re working on to provide the most up to date tutorial and at the same time, I’ve updated the detailed steps about how to add picture/videos to another video to combine multiple videos in one screen as shown below.
Step 1: Add a video or image you want to overlay
After running this video editor, click “Import” to import multiple videos including the background video and the overlay video to the program media library first and then place them in order in the timeline as shown below.
Step 2: Personalize your multi screen video
Then personalize your multi screen video as you like. Double click the overlay clip in the timeline to enter the editing window which you can customize the scale and size and position (or drag the handle in the preview window to adjust the position and size in a more intuitive way), apply motion effects, change the video shape, fine tune the blending and composting mode and color.
When everything is displayed the way you want it, simply click OK to apply your changes. Then click the “Play” icon and preview your movie, and you will see your re-sized and re-positioned video clip overlaid on top of the larger clip.
Step 3: Save or share your multi screen video
If you are happy with the result, click “Export” to save or share your multi screen video. Here are several output options for you:
Format: Save multi screen video to all popular video formats such as AVI, WMV, MOV, FLV, MP4, MKV, MPEG, etc.
Device: Choose from different devices and get the optimized multi screen videos. Then click the little triangle button to change advanced settings like video and audio encoder, frame rate, bit rate, etc.
YouTube: Fill in your YouTube account information and the video information to share your work on YouTube directly.
Vimeo: Fill in your Vimeo account information and the video information to share your work on Vimeo directly.
DVD: Set the DVD parameters like DVD label, Video Quality, TV Standard and Aspect Ratio, and then burn video to DVD.
Making a multi screen video in Filmora with PIP feature is easy. Use the same process to put images on the screen, you can also easily add your own logo to videos. Next, let's check how to make a multi-screen video with split-screen effect in Filmora.
Part 2: How to Make a Multi-Screen Video with Split-screen Effect
With the latest version, you will find more than 30 animated split screen presets which will improve the multi screen video more attractive. The video below shows 3 interesting ways to use the Split screen feature. Download the latest version and follow it to have a try.
Step 1: Choose the desired split screen effect
Click the Split Screen button on the top and then preview them to select the desired split screen preset. Drag and drop the selected split screen effect to the timeline.
Step 2: Add videos to the Split screen preset
Double click the split screen effect in the timeline to open up the advanced settings. You can de-select the Enable Split Screen Animation option if you don’t need it. In the advanced split screen edit window, drag and drop your video clips to corresponding screens in the preview. You can customize the starting point of the video, turn on or turn off the audio in videos or customize the color or thickness of the border if you like.
Step 3: Preview and Export
Click the OK button on the Advanced Split Screen Edit window if you are satisfied with the made multi screen effect video. You can select the split screen effect in the timline and then click the clock icon on the toolbar to adjust the duration of the made multi screen video . After finishing the editing, click the Export button to export your video clip.
Above are the steps about how to make a multi screen video with Filmora video editor in 2 different ways. Of course, you can try some other multi screen video makers such as Apple iMovie (the Split screen feature) to combine multiple videos in one screen to make a multi screen video. Whichever you prefer to use, just share your creativities with the world using the multi screen video effect.
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