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How to Create a Clip Using a PiP Video Editor

Edited by Pat Bitton

March 3, 2020

The picture-in-picture effect consists in using one video as the background for another. The PiP effect comes in handy when your goal is to provide viewers with two or more simultaneous streams of visual information. The effect is widely used in news shows: it allows the broadcast of what’s going on in the world and at the studio simultaneously, with the anchor commenting on the events. You might think that specific picture-in-picture software is required to edit a video like that, but in fact, you can create one easily with the help of our video editing program. Using Movavi Video Editor, you can make a PiP clip in just a few steps: read the instructions below to find out how to make a picture-in-picture video. In this guide, we’ll show you how the picture-in-picture program works.

Download and Install Movavi Video Editor

Download and launch the installation file. Follow the instructions on the screen. The PiP video editor will open right after the setup.

Add Your Videos to the Program

Select New Project in the welcome window, then click Add Media Files. Select two files: the one you want to use as a background and the one to display over it.

Edit Your Video

Before you start video editing, create an extra video track. To do this, click the Plus button, then select Add Video Track. Drag one of the videos onto the additional track.

Then select this video and click the Cogwheel button. Choose the Picture in picture option from the list above the preview window. Drag the edges of the video to adjust its size. Click and hold to drag it to the desired position on the background video. Once you’re happy, release and click Apply.

Manage the Sound

By default, the audio tracks of the two videos will play simultaneously, which may be confusing for viewers. If you want, you can mute one of them and let the other play, or just mute both and use a whole different soundtrack over them both. To mute an audio track, click the Speaker icon on the video track you want to be silent. To add a whole new soundtrack, import an audio file into the app and adjust the sound parameters.

Save the Video

After you’ve finished editing, save your PiP video. Click Export and adjust the settings in the window that appears: select the video format, quality, and folder the file will be saved to. Then click Start. When the export is complete, the picture-in-picture video editor will open the folder containing the file.

Why choose Movavi’s picture-in-picture video app? Because it’s safe and really easy-to-use! Feel free to discover its many other functions: add effects, transitions, titles, stickers, and more.

 

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