What version of Premiere Elements, what computer operating system?
I think that you are talking about the PiP effects (Picture in Picture) which are found in the Effects/Presets/PiPs 25 or 40% of a program/project.
I can give you more specific information and actual examples when more details from you with regard to Premiere Elements version.
Please check out the following Adobe document to determine if we are targeting what you seek.
To be continued
hi. Thanks it's the latest version (14) on Windows computer.
Thanks for the additional troubleshooting information.
I have not had time to create a sample video of this effect to post on YouTube for you to see...but try this and let me know how these basic steps work for you. With those PiP effects 25% and 40%, you can customize them to different scale % and move them around in position....some come as slide in, spin in, lots of possibilities. This test run in just for PiP UR 40%
1. Import your main video and put it on Expert workspace Video 1/Audio 1.
2. Import the video that you want to be an insert into the main video, and place it on Video 2/Audio 2, directly above the main video on Video 1/Audio 1.
Then, at the bottom of the workspace, go to fx Effects/Video/Presets/
40% UR and then select
PiP 40% UR
3. You should now have your insert video at the top right of the main video.
Explore and experiment with the others which as "motion" PiPs for the spin in or out, slide in or out, etc. You can change the scale by clicking on the insert's bounding box on screen or go into Applied Effects Tab/Applied Effects Palette/Motion Panel expanded for more control for Position, Scale, and Rotation.
We will be watching for your progress.
Does not matter which Elements version you are using or OS.
This is a basic editing technique and all it requires is inserts.
Put your interview on video1/audio1 and the inserts (your stills) on video 2 at the desired time in the timeline.
Set the stills to the desired duration in the timeline.
The version of Premiere Elements version is important to giving how to details. Principles tend to stay the same from version to version, but features do not always. And, Premiere Elements Mac does not always have all the features that Premiere Elements Windows Mac has. Good to get those details out of the way at the onset.
Also the PiPs effect will support video as well as stills in the PiPs feature which offers additional automatic effects for the insert.
Instead of using the PiP effects, you can scale your video 2 content (video or audio) - click on the monitor to bring up the image bounding box, scale by dragging on one of the bounding box handles, and position the scaled image with the mouse cursor. The presets offer perks to some automatic keyframing for your consideration for more elaborate effect.
The reply was intended to give you a broader overview for you to explore and experiment with.
Thank you for considering the suggestions.
Just scale it up till it fits.
This is a professional still so you want to use its full resolution.
So first uncheck Scale to Frame Size (right click on the still in the timeline and select Clip)
After unchecking Scale to Frame Size the still will look zoomed in.
Select the still in the timeline and go to Applied Effects (right top corner)
Twirl down Motion and tweak the Scale slider.
You might also need to adjust the position to get the correct composition of the still.
Premiere Elements 14/14.1 bounding box has different characteristics than prior versions. Sometimes it is not easy to see the handles on the bounding box.
A quick way might be to select the clip on Video 2, go to Applied Effects Tab/Applied Effects Palette/Motion Panel expanded, and work with Scale property there.
Also explore clicking and dragging image in monitor space using mouse cursor for positioning.Can you just move the image to the left with the mouse cursor to fill the space without creating a space to the right?