Picture in Picture - How to Overlay a Picture/Video on a Video

Picture in Picture - How to Overlay a Picture/Video on a Video

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By Elva | Jan 26,2018 16:42 pm

Overlay video, also Picture in Picture, means putting a video, image, watermark, motion graphics or texts on top of the main video. It is quite useful in making movie. And overlaying video will make your video looks professional. Below we will show you the easiest way on how to overlay video with the best overlay video editor.

The Easiest Way to Add Picture in Picture Effect to Videos

Filmora Video Editor for Mac (or Filmora Video Editor for Windows) is the highly recommended overlay video editor, which help you to perform PIP easily. You can overlay video with videos or images. And you can also customize the Picture in Picture video or image by adding effects, changing the position and size, adding mask.

Why Choose Filmora Video Editor

  • The best video overlay software to apply PIP effects with drag-n-drop.
  • You can have many other video editing tools to make your video special.
  • It provides you with 300+ effects like text, title, transitions, filter, etc.
  • It is helpful for beginner and professional with easy mode and advanced mode.

How to Create Picture-in-Picture Effect Using Filmora Video Editor

Filmora is the best overlay video editor software. It is very easy to use yet professional that you can do most of the sophisticated tasks related to video editing in a convenient way. This is what makes Filmora Video Editor so special. Follow the below steps to overlay video.

Step 1. Launch Filmora Video Editor and import video

First of all, you need to launch the overlay video editor. Once you have done that, you will see a "+" icon right on the top. Click that option and then you will be able to import the videos you want to edit.

import video

Step 2. Go to Overlay Windows

After importing the videos, you can drag them to the timeline for editing. And right click on the video in the "Media Lirabry" and select "Add to PIP" to continue.

Go to Overlay Windows

Step 3. Overlay the motion graphics

You are able to overlay motion graphics to the video. To do so, click on the "Motion Graphics" icon, and select your desired sample, and then drag it to the timeline.

Overlay the motion graphics

Step 4. Overlay video or image

You can also drag the video or image to the PIP section in the timeline to overylay it to the orginal video. And then, drag the video or image to set the duration. In the preview window, you can drag the overlay video or image to change the position and size.

Overlay video or image

More Tips about Picture-in-Picture?

A picture in picture, also call video overlay, is an amazing technology, also sometimes known as PIP. It is a feature incorporated in various televisions that allows a viewer to watch two channels at the same time. The television with this feature actually places a small additional window on one side on top of the main window. The main window and the small additional window both broadcast channels that you want to watch. This means you can watch two channels at the same time. However, the T.V only plays the sound of the main window which means you cannot hear what is going on in the additional small window.


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