VegasVideo4- 2-in-1 screen, i.e., "insetting" one video into corner of large, main vid on screen?

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by RSWilson, Oct 16, 2004.

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    RSWilson Guest

    How can this be done in Vegas Video 4? It's like when one is watching
    sports. I think I've seen where they'll put video in a corner of the
    main screen. I need to do that in a vid I'm currently working on.
    I've searched and searched but it's obvisouly a terminology problem
    for this newbie. I believe I don't need step-by-step instructions at
    all, fortunately, just a starting place. I've been managing to figure
    out things in VV4 as I go along but this one is stumping me. I have
    the pdf manual, too, so once I know what it's called, I can look up
    the procedure.

    RSWilson, Oct 16, 2004
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    Graham Mayor Guest

    It is called picture in picture.
    Graham Mayor, Oct 16, 2004
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    rqo Guest

    Put the Picture-in-Picture track above the main video timeline. Use the
    Track Motion on you PIP track to resize it and set the placement. That's

    rqo, Oct 16, 2004
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    John Guest

    Drag the video clips you want into different tracks. Select "Event Pan/Crop"
    for the top clip. Grab the corner of the rectangle and drag it larger. Now
    grab the whole rectangle to position it right where you want it.

    (watch the preview window as you do each step to see what's happening)
    John, Oct 16, 2004
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    Mike Kujbida Guest

    "Event Pan/Crop" is the wrong tool for the job. "Pan/Crop" does exactly
    what it says. "Panning" the image, if it's oversized, to add motion to a
    still image and "Cropping" it to get rid of a portion of it that you don't
    As others have said, "Track Motion" is the correct tool for what the OP
    wants to do.
    Instructions are found on p. 218 in the Vegas 4 manual (and p. 250 in the
    Vegas 5 manual).

    Mike Kujbida, Oct 16, 2004
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    John Guest

    Ok. Thanks.

    What would be the down side of using Event Pan/Crop to do this
    instead of using Track Motion?
    John, Oct 16, 2004
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    rqo Guest

    It's harder to resize the video using the event "Pan/Crop" tool, if all you
    wanted to do was place a smaller version of the entire video clip in one of
    the corners. Then inside the PIP, if you want to crop or pan, then use the
    "Pan/Crop" tool at the event level.

    Personally, once you get used to using the key frames for the Track Motion,
    it's all up to your own imagination as to using PIP's. It's amazing how
    difficult that used to be to duplicate in film. Sort of like using a type
    writer versus a computer with MS Word.

    rqo, Oct 16, 2004
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    Mike Kujbida Guest

    I personally find Track Motion much easier to position images with. In
    addition, you get X & Y rotation plus shadow & glow options, none of which
    are in Pan/Crop.
    Having said that, the main thing to be aware of about Track Motion is that
    it affects the entire track. This means that whatever you do to the first
    image/video clip is applied to all images/video clips on that track. You
    can, of course, keyframe around it if desired - or simply create a new

    Mike Kujbida, Oct 16, 2004
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    John Guest

    Thanks rqo

    John, Oct 17, 2004
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    John Guest

    Ok. Thanks Mike
    John, Oct 17, 2004
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    RSWilson Guest

    All excellent advice, thanks so much. I went back to use all this
    info and got exactly what I needed. Cropping to make all the frames
    the same without the unwanted info border on the side. Since there
    were 2 borders of different sizes, I ended up splitting the video in
    the spots where the border changes (because, _of_course, the border
    has to slide out and can't just appear from one frame to the next
    <vbg>). I found that sometimes, the quality was affected as the
    resulting cut out portion is blown up because I didn't want black
    borders so fixed the ratio, but other than that, this worked

    The PIP works like a dream is I found it was so easy to do once I knew
    what I was looking for. I did run into a synchronizing problem that I
    wasn't aware of until I actually did this <lol>, but at least this is
    very do-able.

    Thanks so much, everyone!
    RSWilson, Oct 18, 2004
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