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langben [Avatar]
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Hi all,

I recently upgraded to v9 and now want to make a video with a split screen - but I am lost how to do this. I can find tutorials on the internet on how to do it using version 8 (using a pip track) - but nothing using version 9. Any1 able to help a newbie out?

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Carl312
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Use the technique for PD8.

Making adjustments for the difference in PD9 of a different track system.

You can put one video on track 1 and the split screen on track 2. Carl312: Windows 10 64-bit 8 GB RAM,AMD Phenom II X4 965 3.4 GHz,ATI Radeon HD 5770 1GB,240GB SSD,two 1TB HDs.

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langben [Avatar]
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Can you please explain it a bit more in detail - I still can't figure it out What I am trying to do is to show a clip with various enhancements (sharpness, saturation and so on) in such a way that the right half of screen shows the right half of the clip with enhancements applied. The left side shows the left part of the clip unmodified.

Is this possible?

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Cap'n Kevin
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Hi langben,

Totally possible...see screenshot as an example.

1. Place the clip on Track #1
2. Click on the Modify button above the timeline.
3. Click on the Hexagon shaped button(Add/Edit Masks) in the PIP designer Window.
4. Scroll down through the masks and near the bottom you will find the Left side mask and the right side mask.
5. select the right side mask and deselect the "Maintain Aspect Ratio" and expand the edges of the mask to the far left and far right sides of the screen to fill the preview window. Increase the transparency slider to 100%. See Screenshot example.
6. Click OK...PIP designer window closes.
7. Place the same clip on Track #2, directly under the clip in Track # 1.
8. Select the clip on Track #2 and select the Modify button.
8. Select the Mask button again and apply the other mask (left side mask) and uncheck "Maintain Aspect Ratio"...stretch mask to either side of the Preview screen.
9. Click OK.
10. Apply any of the adjustements you want to see on Track #2 and you will see the results in the Preview Screen...see Final Example Screen Shot.

See if this makes sense to you.

Kevin
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langben [Avatar]
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That did it! Thanks for helping me out.

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Mileyboy [Avatar]
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Hello...ive tried to create split screen using the above information but it wont work....it seems simple but each time it keeps showing normal screen...is there something im missing

Thanks
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Carl312
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Quote: Hello...ive tried to create split screen using the above information but it wont work....it seems simple but each time it keeps showing normal screen...is there something im missing

Thanks

Here is a simple method, does not use masks. It also is not full screen for the two images.

Select Clip mode in the preview, grab one of the white dots on the corner drag smaller. Do for each track.

Track one, clip mode drag one corner (white dot) make image about half screen.

Add the second video/image to track 2, clip mode, drag opposite corner to fill half screen. you now have two video/image on screen at the same time.

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Neil [Avatar]
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This works a treat on Power Director 12. Thanks
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Aurimas [Avatar]
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Hi all,
I am new here and looking how to split screen in to 3 parts horizontally. Any help would be appreciate.
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Carl312
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Quote: Hi all,
I am new here and looking how to split screen in to 3 parts horizontally. Any help would be appreciate.

Split Screen Tutorial
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhyEBFKKYs0

The above is for two videos, you can make the size of the mask to fit one third of the screen.

It may help to turn on the grid so you know where to place the three videos.

This is a old thread, you should have started your own topic.

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Aurimas [Avatar]
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Forgot to thank you, so it`s better late than never Was helpful and made what I wanted. Thanks
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