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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJAsm9UUu00



    Can anyone help implement a similar Overlay in PowerDirector 12? I want to try to implement the splitscreen for future videos but I do not know how to do it just like this gentleman has done.
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    Its very simple. Layer compositing.

    Each graphic section is a layer. Or you might call it multitrack. Then you flatten it. Once you build the template, you can swap out the media at will.

    If you're serious about this, I can go into more detail, and break it down for you. You only have to build this template once. That's not a simple split screen, its more of an integration of various elements (sources).

    The sample you posted tells you the layers and dimensions. Top screen, bottom screen, border, etc. (its labeled for you)

    I don't know anything about PowerDirector. I only know about multi-track compositing.
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    Can you elaborate on it, please?
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    Think about how you would do this with paper & transparencies. That's how you lay them out in the timeline (vertically), like the layers of paper on top of each other.

    Don't know if PD can do this. But, IIWY, if you are at the level of needing motion graphic compositing, you should use the proper tools for it (Major NLEs, 2d+ compositors like AE, Nuke, Commotion, Motion, BluffTitler, or one of various 3D graphic apps, including Blender), NOT something pedestrian consumer like PD.

    Also, you can take some lessons by first attempting this with still graphics in Photoshop, Illustrator, Gimp, etc.

    Scott
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