I new to PE 7 but not to video editing (I come from FCE). I am looking to blend 2 video clips in the middle of the screen (vertically) - the two clips would be playing but they would blend (usually via a gradient in the middle). I cannot figure out how to do this in PE 7. Can someone help me?
You can use the Track Matte to do what you want to do. You would have to make the matte in Photoshop or Photoshop Elements... you would want a white matte for half the screen gradually fading to black. Then apply the Luma key. You can get an idea how to do it from this article by Steve Grisetti, not exactly the same but it should point you in the right direction:
If you do not want the fade betwen the clips you can simply use the crop effect.
Thank you....that's what I was looking for