How to Create Picture-in-Picture- Advanced iMovie Tutorial
Creating Picture-in-Picture is a really cool effect that can be done using some advanced iMovie techniques.
Check out the tutorial below to learn how.
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Great. Now, let’s move on…
Adjusting the Audio
Open up iMovie and grab the clips you want to use. Note that you can turn the audio down individually here:
You can also adjust the fade out and fade in of the audio here.
If it’s all the way down here like this, it will begin to fade lower.
Import the video you’d like to overlay into iMovie, then select and drag the part you want.
You can put it down here if you only want the audio of that video
Or you can put it up here which is where we want it.
Different Advanced iMovie Options
You can choose a couple different video options at this point. Green and blue is if you have a green screen on the imported video. In that case, only your body will show up.
We could also choose side by side, it’s fairly popular as well.
You can change the order of which one you want to be first over here.
Select the top clip and choose picture-in-picture from the options.
It will put the selected video on top of the main project video.
Adding picture-in-picture effects
There’s a variety of picture-in-picture effects like zoom, dissolve and swap.
Choosing “Swap” in the drop down menu will make the video clips switch places on a timer.
The timing of the effect can be changed with the seconds box next to the drop down.
Adding a Border
You can add a border to the picture-in-picture video, we’ll go with the widest one.
You can change the color of the border as well.
Finally, you can add a shadow by clicking the check box in the corner.
Once you’re done, play the video to see how it looks.
How did your video turn out? Let us know in the comments below.