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In this video tutorial I show how to create a Split Screen Video Effect with the Event Pan/Crop Tool and Track Motion Tool, using Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 11.

Learning how to create this effect requires precision and patience. The most important settings are the icons within the Event Pan/Crop and Track Motion Tools. They must be in the exact positions that I show in the video tutorial, othewise the split screen may become distorted or not line up correctly.

These instructions will also work for any version of Vegas Movie Studio & Vegas Pro 10 or 11.

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How to Create a Picture in Picture (Video in Video) using Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 10

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Trevor Kunena Avatar   12.10.2014 07:20
Platinum 12 Yes No Hi Derek,
I go fly fishing with a friend and I do all the photos and video.
I bought Sony Platinum 12 to make some decent DVD's.
Couldn't get very far until I found your tutorials.
I'm so grateful .Your easy to follow instructions are helping me make amazing
video.
You're a Master tutor. Sony should be employing you to write their tutorials.
Thank you so much.
Best Regards,
Trevor.
 
Derek Kunena Avatar   12.10.2014 16:13
Yes No Hi Trevor

Thanks for the message.

Cheers :) :) :)
 
David Kunena Avatar   21.02.2014 15:47
How to Create Split Screen Video Effect using Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 11 Yes No You have great tutorials which allowed me to learn how to do a split screen with videos...but I am looking to do a split screen with one side or section video and the other a text screen with animation. I have been playing with the different media generators but I just can't figure it out. I get bits and pieces but not exactly what I want. As an example, the first 3 seconds of this video is what i'm trying to do http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFqp1RsCGfs Any help would be appreciated. Also, I've been so busy with this affect that I havent' tried to find a spot shadow to highlight a person...is there an easy way...and yes, I'm trying to make a recruiting video for my daughter. Thanks in advance!
 
Derek Kunena Avatar   22.02.2014 14:57
How to Create Split Screen Video Effect using Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 11 Yes No Hi David
Which exact version of Movie Studio are you using ?
 
Derek Kunena Avatar   23.02.2014 17:22
How to Create Split Screen Video Effect using Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 11 Yes No This is the tutorial that you should watch first:
https://www.moviestudiozen.com/free-tutorials/sony-movie-studio-platinum/42-how-to-create-a-picture-in-picture-video-in-video-using-sony-vegas-movie-studio-hd-platinum-10
If I find out which exact version of MS you have, I can then direct you to a more specific Text Media effect you can use.
 
Andy Kunena Avatar   01.02.2014 11:28
How to Create Split Screen Video Effect using Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 11 Yes No I was wondering about using two or more video clips on the same overlay track hoping they would all have the same pan/zoom and placement on the screen. Even when I manually adjust the settings to be the same the other clip is moved. Just to be clear: two clips on overlay track and I cannot get them to stay in the same spot. Maybe I oughta just use another track.
Your tutorials have been thoroughly helpful. Much appreciation

Andy
 
Derek Kunena Avatar   01.02.2014 12:02
How to Create Split Screen Video Effect using Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 11 Yes No Hi Andy
My first thought is that you need to check the keyframe timeline within the Event Pan/Crop window. Make sure the Padlock is turned OFF. When it is turned ON, an automatic keyframe will be created every time you move the video frame. My guess is that you have accidentally created keyframes, which means the screen would be continually changing.
So check the mini timeline and if you see any points, delete them. Make sure the cursor in Event Pan/Crop is back to Zero before you adjust the Pan/Crop - then both windows will be the same.
Once you have created one window, you can Save it as a preset and then simply select it again in the 2nd window for an identical match.
Derek.
 
Andy Kunena Avatar   01.02.2014 12:51
How to Create Split Screen Video Effect using Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 11 Yes No Rock solid advice. Yeah, my keyframes were all buggered up. Nice suggestion on the preset- if there's a harder way, I'm usually looking for it.

Thanks again

Andy
 
Derek Kunena Avatar   01.02.2014 12:58
How to Create Split Screen Video Effect using Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 11 Yes No Cool :)
 
Peter Kunena Avatar   16.05.2013 14:20
How to Create Split Screen Video Effect using Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 11 Yes No Cropping? Straightforward cropping of sides top and bottom is easy enough but what about detailed Cropping? In Tutorials of other versions of Sony Vegas it shows to click Mask which is below the word POSITION in the bottom Left of Event Pan/crop box but in Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 11, it seems to be missing. I have searched in YouTube tutorials but can find nothing. Is it not available in this version or under a different name ??
Any help would be appreciated.

Peter
 
 
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