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Video Overlay - Make a Picture in Picture Effect Easily

A Picture in Picture (PIP), also called a Video Overlay, is when two video clips share the display screen at the same time, one smaller and superimposed on a larger image. If your TV has this Picture in Picture feature, it means you can play a video game and keep watching your favorite TV show, or enjoy two sports games simultaneously. In video editing, you can use this Picture in Picture effect to insert an additional video (such as a webcam video) into the main video, just like you see in many online tutorials.

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1Import your photo and audio files

Wondershare Filmora (originally Wondershare Video Editor) includes an easy to use Picture-in-Picture feature. After you imported videos to the program, just drag and drop videos or images to the PIP track, you get a raw Picture in picture video. Click the Play button to preview it. Filmora also comes with many PIP resources that you can effortlessly add to your videos for fun.

Move the items on PIP track to decide when it should show up and drag the ends to trim or extend PIP length.

video overlay make a picture in video

2 Modify Picture-in-Picture Track

Next, you have a wide range of customizable options to set up your Picture-in-Picture track. To do so, double click on the added video or image on PIP track, the Motion panel will open. Click "Advanced" button for extra Mask and Effect options.

picture in picture effect

Motion: Choose from more than 30 motions effects to make Picture-in-Picture video/images animated. There will be a sign when motion is added to a PIP.

Position: Directly put the Picture-in-Picture video/images to any position you want.

move picture in picture

Size: Drag and handles to resize the playing windows of Picture-in-Picture video/images. Check the Keep Aspect Ratio to constrain proportions if necessary.

resize picture in picture

Mask: One-click to shape the Picture-in-Picture video/images. Each mask could be adjusted with these options: width, height, left and top.

mask picture in picture

Effect: This tab contains many useful tools such as border, shadow, rotate, flip and alpha. Each helps make the Picture-in-Picture video/image have a good looking.

shadow picture in picture
Picture in Picture Shadow

border picture in picture

3 Save Picture in Picture Video

When you are happy with the Picture-in-Picture effects, click the "Create" button on the right and you could save our Picture-in-Picture video on DVD, device, computer and YouTube.

You can also check the tutorial below:

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Ok, but what if I decide to get a new computer? Is there a way to deactivate the product on one of my computers then reactivate it again on my new computer?
Nevermind! i got it :)
Is this can be done with overlay video in video too?
Hi Jen, Wondershare allows you to enter the activation key on no more than two computers, just in case you might need it on your work computer and your home computer as well. Please do not register it on more than 2 computers or your registration info will be sorted to our blacklist.
Answer#1: Yes you can. Just import your banner and the video clip in to wondershare. Then drag the video to the video track, and the banner to the PIP track. Adjust the size and location of your banner as needed. Answer #2: Yes wondershare can do that. After you drag your video to the video track, right click on it, and choose "crop" from the drop down menu, crop the black line around the edge.
Would I b able to put a banner over the top of the video? Also could I cut the edges of the video for example if there was a thick, black line along the edge, would I be able to cut it? Thanks.
I have two computers I would like to use the software on. Instead of buying 2 copies of the program is there a way I can just enter the activation key on one computer then somehow delete it and reenter it on the other computer?
I'm sorry that's not something we can do for now. But if you are talking about a green screen video clip then we might be able to do that. Check out this video guide and you will understand: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EiR2KtuTjmM
If the video with a person you want to cut out is a green screen clip, then you'll be able to do that by using Green screen effect of Wondershare. Otherwise I'm afraid you can't.
The watermark would be the sole difference between a paid version and free trial version. Once you pay for a license and register the program, the watermark will be removed.