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  • Tue, Dec 5 2006 10:06 PM

    Picture in picture, trying to divide screen

    I need some help with the picture in picture effect. I wanted to divide the screen into fours, but it is taking me forever to edit! Do I really have to apply effects to every little edit I make? Is there any way to put a freeze frame into my divisions? I am trying to synchronize the action amongst the four scenes, so they look like one scene. I need some time filler, but I don't want to apply effects on every 3 seconds of filler I put on a loop. I am a total novice
  • Tue, Dec 5 2006 11:18 PM In reply to

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    Re: Picture in picture, trying to divide screen

    Just make all of your edits on each of four layers. When your cut is done, Lasso the segments on each track (One track ata time that is) from left to right. With them all selected, Hold down OPTION and doubleclick the PIP effect. This will nest all of our cuts into one effect that you can manipulate as you wish.
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  • Tue, Dec 5 2006 11:28 PM In reply to

    Re: Picture in picture, trying to divide screen

    Blkdog sneaks in before XPotential with a much more succinct response.  I'll just delete my long winded explanation about video mixdowns, nested effects etc etc and head off to bed...Wink [;)]  Still, it's always nice to learn a simpler way of doing things!
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  • Wed, Dec 6 2006 1:16 AM In reply to

    Re: Picture in picture, trying to divide screen

    I'm actually going to go the long-winded route and suggest using "Collapse" to create a nested effect with the video for the PIP inside one effect. You can then apply the PIP to that one collapsed effect and change the PIP settings for all the shots within it. Do this four times, and you'll have what you're looking for (along with some great flexibility should you descide to have the 4 boxes move, resize, fade, etc...).

    As for the freeze frames, time fillier, and loops - I'm not understanding your goal.

    Hopefully my explanation of the collapsed video track works. I do it all the time, but explaining it is a bit trickier. But no, you don't have to apply the same PIP effect over and over... this is one of several optiosn to avoid it.

    Beware though that once you collapsed the video inside an effect - editing the contents will be a bit cumbersome, so try to get everything timed out before you do so.

    Good luck.
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  • Wed, Dec 6 2006 4:16 PM In reply to

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    Re: Picture in picture, trying to divide screen

    BLKDOG's solution was far more direct, in my opinion.   It get's right to the important concept of nesting.  Option-double-clicking an effect whilst a contiguous section of clips is highlighted gives you an insant nest of multi-clip contents.    But then yours is clever, too.
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  • Thu, Dec 7 2006 7:05 PM In reply to

    Re: Picture in picture, trying to divide screen

    As for the freeze frames, time fillier, and loops - I'm not understanding your goal.

    I thought it would be simple to take a frame of video and extend it through time, but I am not sure how to do this.  Essentially, some of the sections have no action while there is action happening in other pictures on the screen.  In order to synchronize the sections, my goal is to extend a frame through time until more action occurs in the inactive section, then splice in the next clip.  Initially I was going to shoot filler but I didn't because of time considerations.  So for instance, I want to take a frame and turn it into 300 frames, to make it into 10 seconds of action.  Right now I have maybe a second of a still scene, which I copied ten times and then used collapse, however I couldn't get picture in picture to work after this.  When I try to apply PIP after collapse, I get the message 'effect does not apply'
  • Thu, Dec 7 2006 7:10 PM In reply to

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    Re: Picture in picture, trying to divide screen

    It is simple Stella, just create a freeze frame and cut it the length of time you wish onto the appropriate track. Forget about collapse, Just select all of your clips and double click as I described above. You can edit your entire track to match actiona and THEN nest everything into your effect.
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  • Thu, Dec 7 2006 8:24 PM In reply to

    Re: Picture in picture, trying to divide screen

    thanks blkdog, you've made everything so much easier.

    Happy holidays Big Smile [:D]
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    Re: Picture in picture, trying to divide screen

    anytime stella...that's me, the path of least resistance!

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    Re: Picture in picture, trying to divide screen

    Hello,


    I was reviewing old forum posts and found your description on how to get the "24" multiple window effect.


    I am using Windows XP so I would need to know what is the OPTION key you mentioned in your instruction.


    Thanks for the info


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    Re: Picture in picture, trying to divide screen

    It's the ALT key on Windows.

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  • Wed, May 22 2013 4:25 PM In reply to

    Re: Picture in picture, trying to divide screen

    Is there a video on how to do this? If so where can I find it? also can it be done with just two video segments? 

  • Wed, May 22 2013 5:35 PM In reply to

    Re: Picture in picture, trying to divide screen

    bradley.ziegler:
    Is there a video on how to do this?

    Yes.

    bradley.ziegler:
    If so where can I find it?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4U_UDxZmktw

    bradley.ziegler:
    can it be done with just two video segments? 

    Yes.

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