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How To Do Split Screen Effect

This effect is also known as picture in picture effect or PIP.

In this example we will see how to have 4 screens playing at once in the video.

Example - 4 screens in one


To create this effect you need 4 video tracks on the time line. Add extra tracks to the time line from the Project>Tracks>Insert Track menu.

You create a project/timeline like that shown in Figure 1 and described in detail below.

Figure 1. - Time Line Setup


Video 1 (appears in bottom left in the result) has no effects added to it.
There is a composite transition between Video 1 and Video 2. (See Figure 2). This transition has a sizing and positioning effect as part of it that causes the Video on Video Track 1 to be scaled down 50% and be positioned in the bottom left corner.

Figure 2. - Transition 1


Video 2 (appears top left in result) has a pan and zoom effect added to it (See Figure 3). This effect has a sizing and positioning effect as part of it that causes the Video on Video Track 2 to be scaled down 50% and be positioned in the top left corner.

Figure 3 - Effect on Video 2


There is a standard composite transition between Video track 2 and Video track 3 - see Figure 4.

Figure 4 - Transition between Video 2 and Video 3


Video 3 (appears top right in result) has a pan and zoom effect added to it (See Figure 5). This effect has a sizing and positioning effect as part of it that causes the Video on Video Track 3 to be scaled down 50% and be positioned in the top right corner.

Figure 5 - Effect on Video 3


There is a standard composite transition between Video track 3 and Video track 4 - see Figure 6.

Figure 6 - Transition between Video 3 and Video 4


Video 4 (appears bottom right in result) has a pan and zoom effect added to it (See Figure 7). This effect has a sizing and positioning effect as part of it that causes the Video on Video Track 4 to be scaled down 50% and be positioned in the bottom right corner.

Figure 7 - Effect on Video 4

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