Step 5: Set Up a PiP Effect
A Picture-in-Picture (PiP) effect is a cool way of creating a preview of what will be displayed in your photomontage by displaying a collage of upcoming images. It’s a convincing effect; when applied to video, you’ll find endless creative uses for this simple yet highly watchable effect.
A PiP effect is created by stacking clips, one on top of the other, so they appear in their own separate windows, or picture. For a PiP to work, you’ll need to set up the timeline first.
To set up a PiP effect, do the following:
- Double-click the Images folder in your Project panel.
- Drag one of the images from this folder onto Video 2 so that it sits directly over the first image (see Figure 3.17).
- Repeat the above, but place the next image on Video 3 (see Figure 3.18).
- Do this again, but this time place the image in the empty area over the top
of Video 3 (see Figure 3.19).
Once you drop the image, a new track (Video 4) will be automatically created (see Figure 3.20).