Pinnacle Studio 17 Ultimate – The Picture In Picture Effect [PiP Tutorial]

Pinnacle Studio 17 Ultimate – The Picture In Picture Effect [PiP Tutorial]


Hello people, welcome here! Let’s see how to make a simplePiP effectinPinnacle Studio 17.Leave comments to improve our videos.ThePicture in Picture effect, also calledPiP, is an effect where a picture appears smaller within your project.We won’t see heretransitionsor othereffects. If you are interested in them,watch the related video in this guide.To make this effect, you simply need to place the picture in anhigher trackand then make it smaller. This is very simple. Just double-click on the picture to open theEditor window. Then, you have two different ways to obtainPiP. On top, choosePan and Zoom, inStatic mode. Then, just use thegrey nodeson the edges to enlarge such contours. If you check the Preview, you will see that the picture is becoming smaller. The vacant zones are the ones not occupied by the picture, respect to the original size. Click and drag inside to place the picture correctly, checking thePreview. Check better clicking inTransition In section to see how the picture is with your whole project in the background. Then come back toPan and Zoomto adjust all again. This is maybe the fastest way to obtainPiP, however,this works on pictures only, that do have a Pan and Zoom section.In case you want to apply this effect onvideos, you need to add a specific effect. Double-click on the video, and go toEffects section, and then to2D-3D. If you browse, you will find some effects related to PiP. The most complete one is calledStudio PiP. So simply click on it to add it more on the right. At this point, the preview shows you that the video is already appearing smaller on your main project. Through the options on the right, you can set the crop, the placement throughPosition, the zoom throughSize, and add any border, shadow orOpacity. ThisStudio PiP effectworks on both pictures and videos, and it is indeed more complete. When you are done, just click onOK. You can put more pictures at the same time. In this case each picture must have its own track, always higher than the rest of your project, and each one must be set throughPan and Zoomor through theStudio PiP effectfor their size and placement.Thanks for watching! Check our guide for more forPinnacle Studio 17!

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  1. Thanks it worked me. but my screen flickers while updating effects height width etc… what to do to solve it?

  2. When I try to use studio pip, the background will be completely black, only the video that has the studio pip effect will be shown.  Am I doing something wrong or is this something wrong with my software?

  3. What a rubbish software. Never liked dark grey Interfaces, small text, buttons and tabs. I have Pinnacle 17 Ultimate. Guess where it is now? In the junk box. I am back with Studio 12. It's faster, easier and quicker to edit a simple video than this garbage. In Pinnacle Studio 17, when you drag and drop the clips on the storyline, they don't snap (stick) next to the clip already on the storyline. You have to manually bring the clip close enough to snap on the existing video clip, otherwise it just sits there and the only way to attach it next to the existing clip is to left click and drag it to the left and as close to the existing clip as possible, or it will not attach itself.

    In the trusty Pinnacle Studio 12, as soon as you drop a video clip, a title or sound effect on the storyline anywhere on the right of the screen, it will automatically zip to the left and attaches itself next to the video clip or effects. If you clicked on the same clip and separated it an inch away, that's when the clip stops snapping back. But if you click on it again and drag it next to the other video clip already in the storyline, it will re-connect (snap) back with the existing video clip.

    That's the Pinnacle Studio UK I loved to have, speed, simplicity and peace of mind, not this click, drag and wasting time aligning it next to a clip already in the story line and if you drag it too far left it interlace or overlap in between.

    And when you want to add a fade effect, you have to accurately click on a corner to 'peel' the effect up to a length to set the duration, which is a pain in the butt. With Studio 12, you don't even need all this 'peeling' bullshit. Most of the effects added to the storyline ar either extented or shrunk, and you did not even need to time them because the size of the effect on the storyline was easy to guess, such as it is either 10 seconds or it is 12 seconds, it didn't make much difference on the fading of one scene and the next. A one hour movie edited with Pinnacle Studio 12 can be edited in 5 hours whereas the same movie edited on Pinnacle Studio 17, you'd be lucky if you have finished it at least in a day because of the tedious work involved in reading and clicking these tiny text and buttons besides working on storyline and then the 'peeling' of effects to adjust them. If you have Studio 17, try clicking on a clip and drag it in the storyline, see how slow it is. If you still have an older version of Pinnacle Studio, such as 9, 10, 12, 14, etc., try do the same, see how fast the clips attach (snap) on the storyline.

    With Pinnacle Studio 17, some things are impossible to achieve and when effects, music and stuff are to be added, the time it takes to painstakingly and accurately point the cursor on those small buttons, tabs and links, including Stop/Start/Pause under the video window is enough to say to hell with it.

    Of all the space along the bottom of the video window, they made such tiny buttons; even the stereo bar-graph is on the wrong spot. They put it on the lower left of the interface. Who is going to look down there when your eyes are fixed on the video window, on the right? Are they afraid of making text, buttons, and tabs bigger? Maybe they are.

  4. This software is ideal for making videos for Youtube and a computer, but even using the Wondershare Converter (that you have to pay extra for) it won't make a DVD that you can play from a DVD player to your TV.  They lead you to believe this software will make a DVD disc and it does make a DVD disc in all kinds of formats all on which I've tried.  So I looked at one of my purchased DVD movies and the files ext are *.vob.  So I went to the help and search the manual for vob, that didn't help because there was only on reference to vob.  So I scrolled down a bit in the pdf help file and clicked a link for further help then searched avi to vob converter and it gave me the Wondershare converter and sure enough there was a function to convert avi to vob but it only converts a 1/3 of the video and you have to buy the program to get it to convert the full video from avi to vob.  So I tried it and same ole same ole it wouldn't work in my DVD play that plays on the TV.  Get this though.  I have a Nikon Video Camera.  Any movie I make is so simple.  I make the movie copy the file (any video file will work and the camera produces several) to my DVD then  burn it and the DVD disc plays correctly in all my DVD players that play through the TV and also on my PC.

  5. This software is ideal for making videos for Youtube and a computer, but even using the Wondershare Converter (that you have to pay extra for) it won't make a DVD that you can play from a DVD player to your TV.  They lead you to believe this software will make a DVD disc and it does make a DVD disc in all kinds of formats all on which I've tried.  So I looked at one of my purchased DVD movies and the files ext are *.vob.  So I went to the help and search the manual for vob, that didn't help because there was only on reference to vob.  So I scrolled down a bit in the pdf help file and clicked a link for further help then searched avi to vob converter and it gave me the Wondershare converter and sure enough there was a function to convert avi to vob but it only converts a 1/3 of the video and you have to buy the program to get it to convert the full video from avi to vob.  So I tried it and same ole same ole it wouldn't work in my DVD play that plays on the TV.  Get this though.  I have a Nikon Video Camera.  Any movie I make is so simple.  I make the movie copy the file (any video file will work and the camera produces several) to my DVD then  burn it and the DVD disc plays correctly in all my DVD players that play through the TV and also on my PC. I solved the problem.  I bought AVS4YOU video converter for $59.00 and made a perfect DVD that plays from my DVD Player to my HDTV.

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