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Motion & Animation: Picture In Picture

Lesson 29 from: Adobe Premiere Pro CC Video Editing: The Complete Guide

Abba Shapiro

Motion & Animation: Picture In Picture

Lesson 29 from: Adobe Premiere Pro CC Video Editing: The Complete Guide

Abba Shapiro

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29. Motion & Animation: Picture In Picture

Summary (Generated from Transcript)

The topic of the lesson is motion and animation in Adobe Premiere Pro CC, specifically focusing on creating picture-in-picture effects with both video and still images.


  1. How do you create a picture-in-picture effect with a still image in Premiere Pro?

    Double-click on the image to open it, scale it down and position it where you want it to be.

  2. Can picture-in-picture effects be used with video as well?

    Yes, picture-in-picture effects can be applied to both video and still images.

  3. How can you add multiple images or videos as picture-in-picture effects?

    Import the additional images or videos, mark in and out points, and drag them to the timeline on a separate layer.

  4. Can you adjust the size and position of the picture-in-picture effect?

    Yes, you can use the slider or manually select and grab the edges of the image or video to adjust its size and position.

  5. Is it possible to add effects or filters to the picture-in-picture effect?

    Yes, you can add effects such as drop shadows to create a sense of depth and dimension.

  6. Can you save the settings of a picture-in-picture effect as a preset for future use?

    Yes, you can save the settings as a preset and apply it to other images or videos with the same positioning and effects.

  7. Can picture-in-picture effects be used with images or videos of different frame sizes?

    Yes, Premiere Pro sees all images and videos the same way, allowing you to work with different frame sizes and adjust the background as needed.


Class Trailer

Understanding Editing: Bootcamp Overview


Understanding Editing: Overview


Understanding Editing: Video Examples


Tour The Interface: Digital Video Workflow


Tour The Interface: Project Panel


Tour The Interface: Choosing Your Shot


Tour The Interface: Music And Voice Over


Tour The Interface: Video Tracks


Tour The Interface: Edit Markers


Building a Rough Cut: Cut Planning


Building a Rough Cut: Selecting Media


Building a Rough Cut: The Edit


Building a Rough Cut: Edit Points


Refining Your Edit: Preparation


Refining Your Edit: Making Cuts


Refining Your Edit: Using Markers


Refining Your Edit: J and L Cuts


Refining Your Edit: Replace Edit


Working with Audio: Overview


Working with Audio: Levels


Working with Audio: Music


Working with Audio: Mixing And Syncing


Transitions: Overview


Transitions: Effect Controls


Filters & Effects: Overview


Filters & Effects: Using Multiple Filters


Motion & Animation: Motion And Animation Overview


Motion & Animation: Movement With Still Images


Motion & Animation: Picture In Picture


Motion & Animation: Motion Effects


Titling & Graphics: Overview


Titling & Graphics: Advanced Tools


Titling & Graphics: Roll And Crawl Effects


Titling & Graphics: Working With Photoshop


Speed Changes: Overview


Speed Changes: Stills And Variable Speeds


Color Correction: Overview


Color Correction: Lumetri Scopes


Color Correction: Contrast


Color Correction: Advanced Tools


Color Correction: Adjusting To A Master Clip


Finishing: Prepping for Output


Finishing: QC Edit Points


Sharing & Exporting: Overview


Sharing & Exporting: Size And Quality


Ingesting Media:


Ingesting Media: Transferring And Importing


Media Management & Archiving


Multi-Camera Editing: Overview


Multi-Camera Editing: Creating A Sequence


Multi-Camera Editing: Switching Multiple Cameras


Multi-Camera Editing: Finalizing


Creating Timelapses: Shooting Strategies


Creating Timelapses: Editing Images


Creating Timelapses: Importing Strategies


Creating Timelapses: Animation


Advanced Editing Techniques: Take Command Of Your Timeline


Advanced Editing Techniques: Transitions


Advanced Editing Techniques: Keyboard Shortcuts


Advanced Editing Techniques: Preference Hacks


Thinking Like an Editor: Editing Choices


Thinking Like an Editor: Telling the Story


Special Tools: Warp Stabilizer


Special Tools: Morph Cut


Special Tools: Green Screen


Lesson Info

Motion & Animation: Picture In Picture

Let's go ahead and actually start doing some animation. We know how to kinda do a picture-in-picture now because we kinda faked it there. It would work with video the same way. It's our glass of wine. I want this to go ahead and be 100%. So if I wanted this to be a picture-in-picture imagine I double-click on it, grab the corner, scale it down, position it where I want it to be. And now I have a picture-in-picture. Not animated yet, but static. And this could be with both video or it could be with still images. So can you see how you can do this with a video? Do you want me to bring in a piece of video to see how it works? (audience members answer simultaneously) I like that. I ask eight people an either/or question and I got four and four, which teaches me a lesson, don't ask these questions, yeah, don't ask. Let me see if I have a piece of video in here. I do not. We'll go back to some of the stuff we have of Mike's. We'll go to the interview. And so let's say I would do it with, g...

onna do it with Miobi, because I have a nice, empty space here. I'm not sure I would do a picture-in-picture here because it would be blocking somebody's head. Same thing, I could squeeze it in here. I'll do this. So I'm gonna go ahead; I'm gonna import this. Load that in. So here's he's talking. I don't wanna bring in all of that. There we go. Mark an in point, mark an out point. Throw it to the timeline on the bottom layer. So here we are. So we have him talking. He's talking about one of his pictures. I'm going to take the liberty of using one of my pictures instead of one of his pictures, just because it's already in here. So I'm gonna go ahead and I'm gonna grab another image. Let's look at something that may be kinda pretty. I like boats. So I'm gonna grab this, and I can drag it and drop it exactly where I want it to be. You learned that in an earlier lesson. I could mark it in out points. If I need it to be longer or shorter, I can trim it. So I have two layers. I see my boats and I see him, but I don't see him because this is huge. Not only is this huge covering him, it's huge anyway because we're only seeing one boat. And if we look at that original image, and remember, anytime you load something into the source monitor, no matter what size, it shows you everything. So I want to do two things. I need to scale it down, so I might just do a quick set to frame size so it at least fits in the frame and it's pretty close to the right aspect ratio. But now I'm gonna actually make it even smaller. So I can use the slider 'cause it was easier for me than grabbing edges or I could go ahead and select this and grab the edges and position it. So he's talking about his photographs. I can bring that in here. And as he's talking, I can keep bringing more and more images in. That could also be a video cutaway. That could be the footage of the dive. So it allows me that luxury. I'm gonna go ahead and bring that in. We'll jump over to the media browser, bring that full screen. We'll look at his B-role footage video. Oh, this is real pretty. This is a time-lapse that he did. So I'm gonna go ahead, open it on the source monitor, take that, bring that in. I'm gonna replace this, override edit, now it's gone. So this is the right size. So if I hit, set to frame size, nothing will happen. So I'm gonna go ahead, select it. Go down here, talk about my scale. I could position it here, okay, or I could go ahead and position it here. And then I'm gonna play it. (Video plays briefly) We learned transitions, didn't we? So to make this softer I'd probably just go ahead and put on a dissolve, so it dissolves in nicely. Let me go ahead and zoom in and make that slow dissolve. And you have a lot of control. We'll be flying this around. But we talked about filters, well, there's a filter that actually is very useful if I can go ahead and look at this under my effects tab. Remember, we find everything, transitions and filters, under effects. I'm gonna find drop shadow, so it's under there, drop shadow. Put my drop shadow on there, select it. And now with that, apply, I can go ahead and give it a little bit of depth. I wanna go ahead and, there's my direction, opacity, shadow, color. I want distance, there we go. So you can kinda see there's a little bit of a drop shadow there. You can control the softness. But it artificially creates a sense of three dimensions in a two-dimensional space. And so that's really, really nice. And I'm going to expand on this I'm going to go ahead an bring in the diving footage, 'cause it's also 1920 by 1080. It's the same size. This works really well if things are the same size. We'll go and we'll open up the media browser. We'll load in this dive footage. Open the source monitor. Let's pick a nice little clip. There's some real beautiful stuff here. I really do like this shot. Mark an in point, mark an out point. I'm gonna drag this in. I'm lazy; this is the lazy way to edit. I should've actually zoomed out before. So there is our time-lapse. There's this shot. That's all perfect. (video plays briefly) And this is full screen, but I want another picture-in-picture, right. So we learned this briefly the other day. I'm gonna zoom in. I'm gonna simply select it and go copy. Okay, I'm gonna go over here and I'm gonna hold down command option, which is paste attributes on a Mac. On a PC I believe it is "alt" command, but I'll check on that. We'll do it in an overlay. And I'm gonna hit the "V" key. I get my paste attributes option. And I wanna paste motion. I don't care about everything else right now. But I can leave that on. But if I paste the motion, you'll see that without worrying about anything it automatically is the same size as the previous one. And the other thing you'll notice, when I did paste, it should have been in command, option B, is if there was a drop shadow, I could choose to bring that in too. So any effects as well as positioning, I can go ahead and I can paste that on both clips, there we go. And I don't have to keep reinventing the wheel. I think I double-pasted. Yeah, I open that up, you'll take a look. I have too many drop shadows, there we go. That happens a lot, okay. Makes sense, it's easy. It's nice, you build it once, you reuse it. I could actually have brought in 30 images on the B-roll, second track, and then selected them all and applied that. Okay, there are some prebuilt ones. And while we're stepping into this, 'cause I think this is a good place, this is something that people would use often, I can say this has a preset, assuming my technology is working for me (chuckle.) So I can go over here, and I'm in the motion tab. There we go, and I simply should be able to right click and say save this as a preset. And it's going to remember everything that I designed. Now it's really good if you're gonna save a preset to actually pick the clip that you wanna save the preset on. I had picked his clip. And there we see it; there's my drop shadow. And I'm gonna go ahead and under "motion" I'll right click, save preset. Give it a name; I'll just call it pip, and hit okay. And this has been created now inside my effects tab under presets, picture-in-picture, okay. There are a whole bunch that are there by default. So now whenever I wanna position something in that exact location, all I have to do, and I'm gonna cheat here and grab another part of this. Okay, we'll go ahead and we'll get the stingray in out, throw it over here, make it a little smaller. So I don't have to go and copy anything. I can go over here under my preset, drop it on. There it is, exactly how I want it. So you can start doing this with any filter and with things such as motion. Now we did it with a still image, but we're about to learn how you can fly an image around and position it, you can actually save not only the position but how it changes over time, and again save yourself a lot of challenges. Question? Just kinda to amplify that, we could do picture-in-picture literally, a static picture, and then inset pictures scrolling through or we could do video with a static picture in the background and a video? Absolutely, Premier sees them both exactly the same. And this is a nice thing because there may be a situation where you have your images and they're all different frame sizes, square and tall and what not. And you wanna see the whole image, but you don't want the background to be black. So underneath it could be just like a generated video, if you've got some stock footage, some nice moving stuff. There's several tricks, and as a matter of fact, I wanted to get to actually flying it, but one of the things that you'll see in news is they'll get phone video that's vertical. And what they do is they lay it on top of itself. And underneath they just expand and blow it up and blur it a little bit and that way they can use vertical video for a horizontal world. And you have the skillsets already because you learned how to blur, you learned how to scale. And that's a great technique. And the nice thing is you can actually save that bottom layer expansion and blur as a preset. You just do it once, select it, save as a preset, and say iPhone blow-up. So now you put it on one track, you copy it to the other one, and you put the filter on the bottom. And if we have time in the tips and tricks I'll execute that, but if you just play this back a few times, you can walk through it and probably get that. Maybe we'll do a special tip for you.

Class Materials

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Abba Shapiro's Work File Information
Building a Rough Cut - Project Files
Refining Your Edit - Project File
Working with Audio Project File
Motion Effects - Project Files
Titling and Graphics - Project Files
Speed Changes - Project Files
Color Correction - Project Files
Finishing - Project Files
Multi-Camera Editing - Project Files (Large Download - 3.25GB)
Creating Timelapses - Project Files (Large Download - 1.25GB)
Thinking Like An Editor - Project Files
Special Tools - Project Files

Ratings and Reviews

a Creativelive Student

I've never even tried video editing before this class. I opened the program once and panicked. After only 9 lessons I was able to throw a short video together (basic of course, but still pretty cool). I wish all of my teachers growing up were just like Abba. He goes over everything without dragging anything on for too long. He repeats things just enough for me to actually remember them, and he is funny. He keeps it fun and shows that even he makes mistakes. I can't even believe how much I have learned in less than a quarter of his class. I have a long way to go and am very excited to learn more. This class is worth every penny and more! I was hesitant on buying the class because I have CS6 and he works with CC, but I have already used what I've learned in his course to create a video. The first 9 lessons were already worth what I paid for the entire course. Thank you, Abba! You are an awesome teacher! You have me absolutely obsessed with creating right now! I highly recommend! You won't find this thorough of a course for this decent price!

Patricia Downey

Just bought this yesterday and cannot stop watching!!!! What a FANTASTIC teacher-- just love the way he explains everything. For someone like me (who has a zillion questions) it is perfect. As soon as he introduces a feature, he explains several aspects in such a way that's easy to grasp and remember. So, so happy I got this. Thank you Abba and CreativeLive!

a Creativelive Student

I am only on lesson 19 and I am so glad I bought this class, so worth it and Abba packs so much information into these lessons its crazy. I will for sure have to come back and watch again when I need to remember to do stuff or need a refresher. He is funny and quirky and a great teacher. I so recommend this to anyone wanting to become a better video editor!! I am coming from being self taught and using iMovie and he makes it so simple and understandable. Can't wait to learn more :)

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