6 Replies Latest reply on Aug 16, 2011 12:03 PM by the_wine_snob

    Multi screens

    novaboy5

      Hello Group,  I was wondering if Adobe Premier 9 can be used to make a video with multi screens such as the opening credits of the Brady Bunch or this youtube video I've pasted below.

       

      Thanks.

       

      Michael

       

       

       

       

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-v42pkodIlw

        • 1. Re: Multi screens
          Steve Grisetti Adobe Community Professional

          Absolutely! In fact, I show you step by step how to do it in my book http://Muvipix.com/CoolTricks

           

          You can also find tutorials for doing it in the subscribers area of Premiere Elements support site http://Muvipix.com. Just do a product search on "Brady Bunch."

           

          The principle is basically that you add each clip to a separate video track, then you size and position each clip to fit in one section of the video frame.

          • 2. Re: Multi screens
            the_wine_snob Level 9

            What you are asking about is PiP - Picture in Picture, and the only thing that will limit you, is your imagination.

             

            The "Brady Bunch" article, that Steve mentioned is a good place to start.

             

            To give you an idea of how PiP sets up on the Timeline, see the image below. In it, there are actually 3 PiP's, if one counts the Title:

            PiP_Example_01.jpg

            Beside the woman, and the Title, there is a Shape (gray strip), with its Opacity adjusted back, so that it is partially Transparent.

             

            When doing multiple PiP's, I like to create an "alignment grid," to help me with my Motion>Scale and Motion>Position. This ARTICLE goes into more detail, and here is a look at guides in use:

            Alignment_Grid_01.jpg

             

            Good luck, and happy editing,

             

            Hunt

            • 3. Re: Multi screens
              novaboy5 Level 1

              Are these real books or ebooks.  I asked you this once before but can't remember.   I have to order these! Michael

              > Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2011 06:49:10 -0600

              From: forums@adobe.com

              To: mgbennett44@hotmail.com

              Subject: Multi screens

               

              Absolutely! In fact, I show you step by step how to do it in my book http://Muvipix.com/CoolTricks

               

              You can also find tutorials for doing it in the subscribers area of Premiere Elements support site http://Muvipix.com. Just do a product search on "Brady Bunch."

               

              The principle is basically that you add each clip to a separate video track, then you size and position each clip to fit in one section of the video frame.

              >

              • 4. Re: Multi screens
                novaboy5 Level 1

                Thank you!   That's the answer I was hoping for. Michael

                > Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2011 08:55:52 -0600

                From: forums@adobe.com

                To: mgbennett44@hotmail.com

                Subject: Multi screens

                 

                What you are asking about is PiP - Picture in Picture, and the only thing that will limit you, is your imagination.

                 

                The "Brady Bunch" article, that Steve mentioned is a good place to start.

                 

                To give you an idea of how PiP sets up on the Timeline, see the image below. In it, there are actually 3 PiP's, if one counts the Title:

                http://forums.adobe.com/servlet/JiveServlet/showImage/79604/PiP_Example_01.jpg

                Beside the woman, and the Title, there is a Shape (gray strip), with its Opacity adjusted back, so that it is partially Transparent.

                 

                When doing multiple PiP's, I like to create an "alignment grid," to help me with my Motion>Scale and Motion>Position. This http://forums.adobe.com/thread/476984?tstart=60 goes into more detail, and here is a look at guides in use:

                http://forums.adobe.com/servlet/JiveServlet/showImage/79605/Alignment_Grid_01.jpg

                 

                Good luck, and happy editing,

                 

                Hunt

                >

                • 5. Re: Multi screens
                  the_wine_snob Level 9

                  Steve's books are printed, though many excerpts from them appear on the Muvipix Web site. IIRC, I believe that most of the articles from the books are via subscription, but there could be some, that are in the free area.

                   

                  I once had links to a series of good tutorials, and though they were done in Premiere (the precursor to PrPro), the concepts translated directly to PrE. However, the creator of that Web site, and those tutorials, Curt Wrigley, author of the last few Adobe Classroom in a Book Premiere Pro, took the site down. There could well be others available on Picture in Picture.

                   

                  The main thing is the concept, which is basically to place the PiP Clips on higher Video Tracks, and then adjust their Fixed Effects>Motion>Scale and Motion>Position, so that you can see the background around those. Getting the Scale and Position correct, and especially if those PiP's are going to be replaced in the Timeline by others, with the same exact Scale and Position, is the tough part, and why I recommended the Alignment Grids. Those really help me, and if placed on a Video Track above all others, will be visible, as one applies the Scale and Position.

                   

                  Also note that depending on what needs and wants, the Effect>Crop can be useful too. In the example that I show above, the PiP of the lady was also Cropped, from the original image.

                   

                  Good luck,

                   

                  Hunt

                  • 6. Re: Multi screens
                    the_wine_snob Level 9

                    Here is a screen-cap showing the Timeline, part of the Program Monitor, and the Effects Control Panel, with the Fixed Effects>Motion>Scale and Motion>Position adjusted. Note: the Crop Effect was also added, but in this view, we do not see the adjustments to Left, Right, Top & Botton. Also, for more screen real estate in the view, all Audio Tracks have been removed from the Timeline view. I normally work with this view, until time to edit Audio. Your view might well have the Video Clips separated by the Audio Tracks.

                     

                    PiP_Position-Scale_Keyframes.png

                    Hunt