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How to Make Split Screen Videos in Filmora

You can create interaction videos with friends and family by sitting far away, which seems innovative. In this article, you’ll get a guide to edit a split-screen video on Filmora.
Liza Brown
Liza Brown Originally published Apr 10, 23, updated Mar 27, 24

To show the interactions and exchanges of things between the characters are widely seen in movies. It seems they are close to each other, but they aren't.

In this article, we will go with the video editor, Wondershare Filmora, to make split-screen videos instantly. Let's move forward to check what you need to make these videos!

In this article
  1. Part 1. Prerequisites To Make Split Screen Video To Interact
    1. Storyboard
    2. Characters on the screen
    3. Prop to interact
    4. A helper at home
    5. Record different takes
  2. Part 2. Steps To Edit Split Screen Video in Filmora

Part 1. Prerequisites To Make Split Screen Video To Interact

There is no need to make complex videos. Because nowadays, only short videos get viral and are more trending. The interaction videos should be as simple as passing props or playing with someone!

Split-screen videos are widely used in movies and films because it is a visual way to describe any story. The actions will be based on real-time interactions between the characters. The essential things you are required to make these videos are described as follows:

1. Storyboard

First of all, you have to create a story with your friends and family, with whomever you want to create a video. For this, follow the below steps:

  • Make a script of a story by coordination, such as writing all dialogues and actions so that there will be no difficulty during a performance on screen.
  • Practice those actions again and again to get a professional look.
  • The storyboard should be based on the split screen templates available on Wondershare Filmora, or you can create your customized too.
storyboard for split screen video
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2. Characters on the screen

The friends with whom you are interacting should be on the screen and have assets to record a video wherever they are. It will be one person on one split screen or two persons on one. It all depends upon your story and script.

3. Prop to interact

A prop will be any particular thing used to show interaction and should be present in the homes of both characters.

Note: The prop can be any object like a tissue roll, mobile phone, or anything seen as a passing object from one character to another.
prop used for interaction

4. A helper at home

There will be one person at home during video shooting to pretend a friend's or family's hand reaching to the other character from off-camera.

For example, while performing a high-five action, insert the hand of any member with whom you are living in the scene, showing as the character adjacent to you. After setting up everything in a row, it's time to record scenes for the video.

helper during a high five action

5. Record different takes

To give a professional look to the video, you have to record different takes for each person from different angles. After recording, everyone has to send footage to only one person to edit on Filmora.

After getting things and recording, it's time to edit it on Wondershare Filmora. For this, follow the lines below!

Part 2. Steps To Edit Split Screen Video in Filmora

Split-screen video editing is as simple as throwing a prop toward someone. Wondershare Filmora with a premium domain will get your back!

Filmora is a more creative and instant platform to edit any video or to give birth to new ideas. One of the prominent features is having ready-to-use templates for editing split-screen video. Meanwhile, you can also do a manual setup for editing. Follow the steps mentioned below to edit a video by using split-screen effects.

Split Screen Effect With Templates

Step1Import footage to Filmora

After picking up the best footage of every character, download the Wondershare Filmora (if you have not already). Then to import the clips, perform the following steps:

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  • First, click on the "Click here to Import Media" button, as shown below.
import footage in filmora
  • Then, select the clips you want to edit from your PC, and then they'll be shown in the media section of Filmora.
Step2Add split screen effect to the timeline

Before adding the clips to the timeline, add the split screen effect to the timeline by following the below-mentioned steps:

  • Click on the two-headed arrow at the upper tab.
  • Then the drop-down list of two options will pop up, as shown below.
split screen option
  • Click on the Split Screen option, and it will show many split screen effects.
split screen effects on filmora
  • Select the effect, whatever suits you, and download it then.
  • After downloading, drag and drop the effect on the timeline section.
drag and drop the split screen effect on the timeline
Step3Add clips to the effect

After adding the effect to the timeline, it's time to implement it on the clips or footage. For this, follow the below-mentioned steps:

  • Drag and drop the clips based on your storyboard in the required section.
  • Then import the takes wherever and however you want, according to the storyboard.
add clips to the effect on filmora

If you don't want any templates to be used in your video, then you can manually make a screen split layout. To do this, check the below section.

Manual Split Screen Layout

If the storyboard is organized in such a way that you can't find out any of the templates suitable, then you can easily create a customized one for your video. In a customized split screen, you can set the duration and adjust the frame rate according to your choice.

Step1Import the clips

First, you must create a timeline to edit your split-screen video. To do this, take a look at the below steps!

  • Click on the Import icon in the main preview when you open Wondershare Filmora.
  • Then, import all the clips or footage you want to edit.
import the footage in filmora
Step2Add all footages to the timeline

After importing all the clips of interaction videos into Filmora, our next step is to add our videos to the timeline.

  • Simply click on the imported clips present in the project media section.
  • Then drag it to the timeline below and drop it in the required track of videos.

Do the above-mentioned steps with all the clips present in the project media block.

add all clips in the timeline of filmora

Doing so will create a working timeline you can view and edit as you go along the editing process.

Step3Adjust the frame rate of all clips

It is all set that your storyboard is customized, for this you have to resize all the clips manually. To arrange clips according to the size, follow the below-mentioned steps:

  • First, double-click on the clip you want to edit in the timeline.
  • The Basic settings of the video will open in which you have a lot of options to edit.
  • Click on the Transform option, and its setting will pop up on the top left side.
  • Find out the Scale option from the settings and check out its range.
settings of the transform option in filmora

Adjust the scale rate according to your choice by sliding from its section.

adjust the scale rate
Note: Repeat this process with all other clips present in the timeline to adjust them in such a way so that the hands moving from frame to frame will line up.
adjustment of the frame rate of clips in filmora
Step4Adjust the timing of clips

After adjusting the frame, you now have to adjust the timing of the clips. To perform this action, follow the below steps:

  • Arrange and move around the clips on the timeline so that the timing of the scene lines up between each shot.
  • Drag the edge of the clip to the right side if you want to increase the timing and duration.
  • While dragging the edge of the clip to the left side, if you want to decrease the timing of the clip.
Note: The most important part is the first time a hand is supposed to move from one frame to another.

What to do if there is any lag in the preview?

If you're experiencing lag during the preview, click on the "render" button on the top right of the timeline. It will help to render for a smooth preview.

render the preview for a smooth look on filmora
Step5Splitting the clips

If the timing in your scene starts to fall out of sync, then do the following steps:

  • First, try splitting all of the clips.
  • Ensure to split before they start to fall out of sync.
splitting the clips to make adjustments in filmora
Note: Splitting the clip before one person's dialogue is preferred.
Step6Full-screen moment

After splitting the clips according to adjustments and storyboard, you can now make one of the characters' videos in full screen. For this, follow the below steps:

  • First, make another cut in the clips before the next hand-crossing action.
  • Take one of the characters' videos from clips in-between moment and make them full screen.
cut in the clip to make a full screen of one of the clips
Note: You can quickly do full screen by double-clicking on the clip and unchecking the "transform" heading in the top left window.
uncheck the transform settings

Final Results

You're now free to re-adjust your clips in the next part back into sync. If you still want to make any adjustments in duration or cutting or sizing, you can do it easily. Because it's a customizable effect. Give a pat on your Back! You did a great job and accomplish the results!

final preview of split screen video in filmora
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An instant way to make split screen video and edit it is hidden in Wondershare Filmora. You can unwrap it by following the above-mentioned steps and giving a new life to your interaction videos.

Enjoy new and creative ideas with your family and friends and make your video trendy by Filmora. If you are an influencer, you can interact with other bloggers and influencers and make split-screen videos. It will be a great treat for you and your social media followers!

Liza Brown
Liza Brown Mar 27, 24
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