VideoStudio: Create a Picture-in-Picture Effect

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Method 1: Picture-in-Picture Effect Using Overlays

The first picture-in-picture method uses overlays placed on top of your main video clip. In this example, our main video clip is a video of a woman working in her office. To create a promotional video, we are going to add a second video in a picture-in-picture window and a logo.

To adjust the duration length of the overlay:

To add a second picture or video overlay:

How to adjust transparency level or add a border:

Now we will add a border around our picture-in-picture video clip. First, click on the video clip on Overlay track 2 to select it.

Now if you preview the video, you’ll see we’ve created a more professional-looking video by adding a picture-in-picture effect and logo overlay on top of the original video clip.

Method 2: Picture-in-Picture Effect Using the Multi-Camera Editor

Another way to create a picture-in-picture effect is to use the Multi-camera Editor. This method is especially useful if you want to play two or more video clips shot of the same scene from different angles.

For this example, we’ll use a video of a restaurant storefront as the main background and add a second video of a chef cooking a meal as our picture-in-picture effect.

NOTE: You can have up to 6 tracks in VideoStudio Ultimate and 4 tracks in VideoStudio Pro.

NOTE: You can also choose which video you’d like the audio to come from by clicking on the Main Audio icon, if both videos have audio.

At this point, you can follow the same steps as in method 1 if you would like to adjust the transparency, add a border, or adjust the size/placement of the picture-in-picture window.

These are a few of the ways you can enhance your videos by adding a professional picture-in-picture effect!

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