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How to Create Video Collage (Split-Screen Video) in Premiere Elements

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May 16, 2023• Proven solutions

Having several videos playing at the same time in the same frame can be an efficient way to show scenes from several different angles or simply put your fondest memories together. Adobe's Premiere Elements 15 video editing software enables you to have from three to seven videos playing simultaneously, which can be a great way to tell compelling stories that you can later share online with your friends.

In this article, we will show you how to can create video collages in Adobe Premiere Elements 15 as well as how to use some of its alternatives in order to perform this task faster. Let's have a look at the steps that will teach you how to make split-screen videos.

How to Create a Video Collage (Split-Screen Video) in Premiere Elements?

If you already have photos and videos you'd like to combine into a single video, then using the Create Video Collage feature in Premiere Elements 15 is probably one of the best options for you. Here's how you can create a split-screen video in this video editing software.

1.Create a Video Collage and Select Video Collage Template

The first step you will need to take is to create a video collage. You can perform this action, by clicking on the 'Create' option and then select the 'Video Collage' feature from the drop-down menu. You'll be able to choose from a number of different templates that allow you to include a different number of videos in a collage. Each template also utilizes a different visual effect, some templates will rotate the videos while others will employ other equally effective effects.

2.Add Media to Media bin

Once you've selected the template, your next step should be adding the media files you want to feature in your video collage. Click on the 'Add Media' button located in the upper left corner of the video editor and choose the files and folders you want to import to the editor's media bin. Click 'Add File' to complete the action after you selected all the files you'd like to import.

3.Drop Media to the Video Collage

Now that your files are placed in the editor's media bin, you can simply drag and drop them onto the video collage template. Add all the files you want to include in your split screen video and proceed to adjust the video collage settings.

4.Customize the Video Collage

Premiere Elements 15 allows you to customize the video collage templates in accordance to your needs. You can choose to play all the videos at the same time or one after another, as well as mute the videos and swap media. Furthermore, 'Pan/Move', 'Resize handles', 'Zoom Slider', and many other options are available to users who want to fine-tune their videos. Click on the play button to preview your video.

5.Save and Export Video Collage

Once you've completed the customization of the video collage you can proceed to 'Save' and 'Export' your freshly completed video. Click on the 'Save' button in the taskbar to save your project and then click on 'Export to timeline' option if you'd like to make a few more changes before clicking on the 'Export and Share' feature that enables you to select the output format for your video.

How to Create Video Collage (Split-Screen Video) with Premiere Elements Alternative?

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Adobe's Premiere Elements 15 is without a doubt a great editing tool that enables you to create amazing video collages, but the Filmora video editing software provides more split screen layouts and therefore offers more options than Premiere Elements 15.

The process of creating split-screen videos with Filmora is easy, all you need to do is import the video files, click on the split screen button and select the preset you want to use. Then just add the files to each section of the preset and your split screen video is ready to be exported.

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Liza Brown
Liza Brown is a writer and a lover of all things video.
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