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For static video sizes, use PIP, picture in picture.
When you want to change the size of one video while the other video is still playing, use the motion/scale/position effect in the effects control panel and use keyframes to define the zoom you want.
I suggest you start reading the help file, watch some tutorials and read Ciab (Classroom in a Book) for PR.
Wicked! Thats great, its the kind of thing I was looking for!
My project though is a little more complex. It's a door opening and giving onto the second video! I cant seem to actually create the shape I want with the motion tool. It always keeps my video in a rectangular/square format.
I basically want to erase the stuff that shows up when the door opens and replace that with the second video. So the shapes I need to fill in are not linear.
Maybe Premiere is not the software to do this?
It really a job for AEFX.
YOu need to track the motion as you zoom and use a mask etc to bring in your new video in the window frame.
Thanks Todd, I just got your link, I will check it out!
Have a try with the corner pin effect to modify the shape and perspective or look at mattes. AE may be a bit daunting for a newbie.
Haha i actually realised I might need after effects after describing my "door opening" project.
Thanks a lot for clearing that one out. I was asking way too much from PrePro.
Thanks to all of you for taking the time to help me! Much appreciated!
Now that you've described this more, I agree that this sounds like it would be easier in After Effects.
If you come to the After Effects forum, we can help you there:
Thanks for the link!
Before I actually write a message on the board, I wanna look if someone already asked for the same question but is it also called "picture in picture" in the after effects software?! Or is there a different term for my issue?
> Before I actually write a message on the board, I wanna look if someone already asked for the same question but is it also called "picture in picture" in the after effects software?! Or is there a different term for my issue?
There's not really a specific term for what you're describing. The very general term for overlaying layers on top of each other is 'compositing'. Here's an overview of compositing.