Shotcut Picture In Picture & Split-Screen Tutorial

Shotcut Picture In Picture & Split-Screen Tutorial


hello and welcome in shortcut you can divide with screen amongst multiple videos using different methods there is video and video or picture in picture mode there’s split screen mode and there’s video comparison which is usually used for demonstrating video effects today we will learn how to make each one of these let’s start with picture and picture first we’re going to import one video we’re going to enable the timeline and drag the video to Timeline and of course we need two videos on top of each others so we’re going to right click either somewhere in the timeline or we can use the menu here and add a video track it adds the track on the top now we can drag in another video and drag it to the new empty track after positioning them on top of each other let’s go to view filters we now have the top track selected which is blocking the view completely so let’s add a new filter the filter we want is a video filter and it’s called size and position let’s make more room for it so we have to calculate the size we want but we only need to specify one of the sides so let’s go for 320 and it will automatically scale it down and we don’t want to distort the video so we can click fill and tool resize automatically and now we can drag the video clip by the handle in the middle where we want it in the video and we can also resize it visually and even if our box doesn’t keep the aspect ratio the video will and we can position it automatically inside this box and this is it now all we have to do is render this and we’re done now let’s do a split screen style division for this we again select the top video add a filter and again we use the size and position 1 we want a video game style split screen so this time we’re going to use the distort setting and now we’re going to set the size to half but now the video and background is cut off so we’re going to have to select that one clip in the background or in the lower layer and we’re going to add the same effect and again we’re going to have to divide the size on one of the axes by two and then we’re going to have to reposition it and of course set to distort setting and if we forgot to enable distort at the beginning we will have to write in the other size value so here we have a split screen and of course more commonly in video games it is to have them on top of each other so we can do that as well and here we go let us now remove these filters so that we can finally create the video comparison style division purposefully select the clip which is on top and we add again a video filter but this time we use the crop filter and we’re gonna have to do the math ourselves so we’re going to enter left 640 which is half of 1280 but somehow we cannot mean it might be a bug I’m not sure in this version at least I cannot position the cropped video clip so this is easily fixed by adding the size and position filter and it will automatically jump to the left and we can also position it by changing a number and there we go you would usually use this for before/after comparisons when using a video effect so I hope this helps please like the video and tell us in a comment what you use shortcut for feel free to request more tutorials and see you in the next video ciao

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  1. Following the exact same steps but Video 1 is not visible, only Video 2 on half the screen could you help what could be wrong

  2. Yes…This is what I wanted to ask for ! But is Keyframing the positions possible ?! That would be awesome to move stuff around..

  3. thanks bro i tried something like a sniper scope , ahm do you know how to move a resize vid while playing? pls bro

  4. This is great, but I wish Shotcut would let me select both tracks to split at once. I'm making gameplay videos with my face cam as an overlay, but i'd like to cut and split AFTER I add my face cam. I have to select and split each track without moving the playhead which is more time consuming ;_;

  5. One thing i can't find on YouTube is: If you have multiple recordings of lets say an interview (different angels like from left right and center) how to just put the tracks beside each other and how do i in a simple way switch between those multiple recodrings and have them in sync to a sound recorded from another device.

  6. Hi just a quick question please how come my box doesn't go away you said render it but then you want so fast thanks

  7. thank you for making this video it really helpful the first one i like doing that for reaction videos

  8. Is it just me or does Shotcut take a long time to load. I honestly have no idea if this is effecting anyone else…

  9. Thank you! this really helped with my terraria hardcore series I am gonna be making, but can I put multiple images on the screen at once?

  10. How can I drag the layers and change their positions above or below? And how can I create new layers under the current layer?

  11. When I import a 1280×1024 clip into a 1920x1080p project, the distort size mode is giving me some issues. I tried to take two 1280×1024 clips and put them side by side, but I was only able to put them side by side with the 5:4 aspect ratio intact, not with distort size mode filling half the screen like you're showing. I wonder if non 16:9 clips aren't supported?

  12. Thank you! I was looking for a free video editor for my YouTube channel and came across Shotcut. At first, it appeared that the program was extremely limited. But after watching some of your videos, I am seeing that it's capable of quite a bit. Very helpful!

  13. Now Im new to shotcut, and i have a problem, i have created a very organiserade layout for everything i need, But whenever i watch the preview Window, it has these scroll bars and only a small part the video is shown and i have to use the bars to go Around the video so to speak.

  14. Great video. I'm about to change my editing program for my own on the Canadian Pronunciation Coach YouTube channel. You're making me feel so much more comfortable with this program. Thanks.

  15. Recorded a tune about creation. Will clip stuffs from PBS' Nature or BBC, then add myself LIPSYNCing at the corner….Could U please give me a "ROAD MAP" How to do it basically, I've NEVER done it, being from OSchool here. Appreciate your brain and time. THANKS a LOT!

  16. I took a course with Lucas Conde to use the shotcut and now I am looking to improve its use. Your lessons are great and thank you for it. I ask you do I have the videos with 1920×1080 resolution and I would like to take advantage of the various videos recorded by me in this resolution and transform them by cutting them into the reverse format, to use in vertical format. I ask: Is it possible to do so? 😀

  17. Can you use the updated version?

    And Explain every thing again, with the new Version? Since many things in the new Version aren't like yours.

    Like i can not split the screen evenly like you did.

  18. I am using shortcut video editor for all my videos, few things I can not manage like adding image in right position.

    Suppose I want to add an arrow to point the action (like clicking to the link). When it is done and I export the video, I see the image (arrow) position is slightly changed to another. To set it I have to guess the position myself and rearrange. So it is hard when I have a large video to edit and also wait again to save the same video, sometimes I do it 2/3 times. You can understand how hard to make it.

  19. Thanks for the video! Shotcut kept crashing on me while I was trying to do this (probably cause my laptop isn't really meant for video editing). I was working on a larger project, but when I created a separate project just for this, it worked fine.

  20. Exactly what I was looking for! I use Shotcut to make videos of Jeep adventures, and now I can show 2 perspectives of the same obstacle at the same time. Thank you!

  21. Thanks for this. I do have a question: Is it possible to show more than 4 videos at once? I'm trying to create a Brady Bunch or Hollywood Squares-style grid. Is it possible to incorporate even more multi-camera divides? Thanks.

  22. Whenever I do picture in picture the video playback becomes very choppy. Any ideas on whats happening? I have an Nvidia gpu and 16gb of ram. This is driving me crazy.

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