- • How-to tips for advanced video editing
- 1. Add elements
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- 2. Split screen
- 2.1How to Make a Multi Screen Video
- 2.2Top 5 Free Video Splitters
- 2.3How to Easily Slice Your Video Files
- 2.4 How to put video side by side
- 2.5 How to make a split screen video
- 2.6 How to split video with auto scene detection
- 2.7 How to make PIP effects
- 2.8 How to shoot green screen video
- 2.9 How to duplicate an actor in video
- 2.10 How to clone yourself
- 3. Frame and stabilization
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Video Overlay - Make a Picture in Picture Effect Easily
Video Overlay, also called Picture in Picture effect, is referred to two video clips share the same display screen at the same time with one smaller video/image superimposed on a larger video. If your TV has this Picture in Picture feature, it means you can play a video game and keep watching your favorite TV show, or enjoy two sports games simultaneously. In video editing, you can use this video overlay effect to insert an additional video (such as a webcam video) into the main video, just like you see in many online tutorials.
Apart from video overlay, you may also need to composite pictures, images, logos, titles and other visual to the video. In this article, we will show you how to overlay videos and other objects to your video and composite them to make a PIP video in Wondershare Filmora .
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How to Create Video Overlay and Make a Picture in Picture Effect in Wondershare Filmora?
Before we get started to the detailed steps of creating video overlay to make a PIP video, let’s check this video tutorial below first.
From the above video we can see, with Filmora we can:
- Overlay a picture or an image on a video
- Overlay a video on a video
- Adjust position, size and mask of the photo overlay/video overlay
- Add animation and element to the video overlay
Now, let’s check the detailed information of overlaying a picture/video on a video step by step.
1Import your photo and video files to Media Library
After downloading and installing Filmora video editor, launch it and click the Full Feature Mode to use the Picture-in-Picture feature. Import both your video overlay or photo overlay media to the Media library as well as the main video clips.
2 Add Video Overlay/Photo Overlay to PIP Overlay Track
After you imported videos and photos to the program's media library, just drag and drop the main video to the main video track on the timeline panel, and then drop the overlay material (videos or images) to the PIP track/overlay track. You will then get a raw Picture in picture video. Click the Play button in the Preview window to preview it. Filmora also comes with many PIP resources that you can effortlessly add to your videos for fun.
Move the videos or images on the PIP track to decide when it should show up. If it is a photo overaly, you can drag the edges of the it to trim or extend the proper overlay length. If it is a video overlay, you can trim or cut to fit the length of the main video.
3 Customize the video overlay in Picture-in-Picture Track
Next, you have a wide range of customizable options to set up your Picture-in-Picture overlay track. To do so, double click on the added video or image on PIP track, the Motion panel will open. You can double click the motion effect to apply to the video overlay. Click Advanced button for extra Mask, Effect and Compositing options.
Adjust Position of Overlay Video : Click the image or video in the PIP overlay track and you will see there is a yellow box around the media in the preview window. Just drag it to any position you want in the video.
Change Overlay Video Size: Drag and rectangle handles to resize the playing window of Picture-in-Picture video/images.
Apply Motion to Overlay Video : Choose from more than 60 motions effects to make Picture-in-Picture overlay video/images animated. There will be a sign when motion is added to a PIP.
Add Mask to Photo/Video Overlay: In the PIP Edit panel, switch to Mask tab and choose one preset Mask to change the shape of the Picture-in-Picture video/images. Each mask could be adjusted with these options: width, height, left and top.
Apply Effect to Overlay video and image: This Effect tab contains many useful tools. You can hold the green screen or chroma keying and make parts of the clip transparent, add a drop shadow or border around the video/image edge, or rotate or flip the PIP video/image overlay. Each helps make the Picture-in-Picture video/image have a good looking.
Picture in Picture Chroma Key interface
Picture in Picture Effect Shadow interface
4 Fine Tune Overlay video & image with the main video
Filmora allows you to composite the overlay video/image with the main video in a better way by adjusting blending mode and the opacity . In the Compositing tab, you can choose a target blending mode from Darken, Multiply, Color Burn, Screen and much more and adjust the opacity of the video. You can always preview the blending effect in the preview window.
5 Save Picture in Picture Video
When you are happy with the Picture-in-Picture effects, click the Export button on the right and you could save our Picture-in-Picture video on DVD, device, computer and YouTube.
Besides the basic editing of PIP overlay video, you can also add element to the video. In Filmora, you can adding multiple overlay tracks to enable your video with more creativities. In case that you are not familiar with Filmora yet, check the 60s introduction video below to learn how to edit video in Filmora.
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