An effective option within video editing is to fit a picture or video into another picture or video, which is called Picture In Picture (PIP). You can easily create this effect either manually or with the help of defined presets within a video software such as MAGIX Movie Edit Pro 17. This article will give you an idea of how easy it is.
Let’s first introduce the quick and easy method of using presets. First of all, you need to place one video sequences onto the first track in Movie Edit Pro 17 Plus. Then, choose a second clip that you would like to overly as a picture-in-picture onto the third track . Then, go to the fourth tab in the Media Pool under “Effects” and then to “Design Elements” where you need to click on the option “Picture in picture”. Now you should be able to see all presets for this function. A simple click is enough to generate a preview. Let’s try and apply one of these elements. To do so, you need to click on the video on the third video track to activate it. Then double-click on the “Picture in picture” option of your choice. You can also drag & drop the preset element directly onto the video track – whichever way you prefer.
You will notice the “Picture in picture” function is now active since it has been placed at the top corner in the preview. You can easily adjust the position by clicking on the “Movement effects” option in the menu. Select “Position & size“. You will now see an orange square around the “Picture in picture” effect in the preview. By touching this with the mouse, you can alter its size and position. It’s so easy and quick to use and apply the Picture in Picture feature in videos.
Picture-in-picture in video editing- without presets
Now, let us even go one step further. We want to place a picture onto another one, however, with the exact form of the master shot, i.e. in the recording format that is placed on the first track. Let us select a picture of a flag or of a signature and place our own recording into this picture. This process is quite similar to the one that has been described earlier on. After we have placed the pictures on our timeline, we now click on the third track, namely on the recording we want to place onto the video on the first track. Now, click on the “3D creation” option. You should see an orange square again. This can be customized so that the recording can be inserted into the picture of the first track.
What to do if the object moves? Above the timeline, you will find the “Keyframe Animator“. This has already been introduced in a previous article and shall be applied here again. Even if the object moves, you can adjust its movements exactly to the master shot in the first track. Such creative skills surely will impress all your movie viewers.