How to create (above/below) side by side videos (center cropped full screen edge to edge)

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Thanks @wozzzzza Original Source

I wanted to post this in the Managing / Editing Video section, since it's so good.

It's always best to show side by side videos full screen.

Since there isn't much of a reason to look at the sky on top, or hood & dash below, this editing method makes total sense. (it's all about the road, sides and cars mainly)

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EDIT: VSDC is free and seems pretty easy to use
http://www.videosoftdev.com/free-video-editor

Follow this thread to make sure you output 30 frames per second
https://dashcamtalk.com/forum/threads/merge-2-videos-together-using-vsdc-free-video-editor.12382/
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How to create Picture in Picture videos using Adobe Premiere Pro 17

Example Result:

 
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Nice but adobe premier is too expensive.


Can be done for free using VSDC video editor like this one:

 
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Nice but adobe premier is too expensive.


Can be done for free using VSDC video editor like this one:

Nice, agreed free is the best method to share. Is there a video or step by step guide handy to do this in VSDC?
 

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any how-to videos?
I can create how to video on VSDC but it's so freakin easy that it may not be worth the time.
The video I posted above took around 10 minutes (plus the processing time) after installing it for the 1st time ever.
I never even had heard it before that. :D
 
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Thanks, easy for same is not for others. A demo would help more people take advantage of this editing trick. I'd love to see more proper side by side video posts in the forum. (Or front/rear)
 

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Here is one how to video, it gives option to put four videos in one but you will get the idea:


You'll be a pro video splitter in 5 minutes. :D
It also allows disabling audio in clips so they don't interfere.
 

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Thanks, easy for same is not for others. A demo would help more people take advantage of this editing trick. I'd love to see more proper side by side video posts in the forum. (Or front/rear)
Watch the demo video I posted above and after that, I'm sure it'll be very self explanatory once you play with it.
It's 10 x easier than adobe that you already know so it'll be piece of cake.

Here is another example of front/rear I did, my 2nd video using the VSDC editor for Rexing MX3 dual channel dashcam.
Notice that both front and rear are actual pixels, front is 1920x1080p and rear is 720x480p.
I could make the rear also full half lower screen if I stretch the area...
It may not have all the fancy features of premiere but for splitting purposes, it's more than enough.

 
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Do you need to "crop boarders" as explained in the YouTube comments or do you just move the top video up off the screen a bit and rear video up but beneath?

 

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Do you need to "crop boarders" as explained in the YouTube comments or do you just move the top video up off the screen a bit and rear video up but beneath?
No need to... but that's an option.
What I did is this, much easier and quicker without cropping.
On the 1st video where both front/rear were 1080p, I put the rear video to cover entire 1920x1080 area as I wanted the rear to be on the bottom half.
Since half of it was sky, I put the front video on top and moved it up so half of it is outside the area so kind of automatic cropping without cropping.
Get it? :D
Done... as I said, piece of cake.

For the 2nd video, I put 1080p front video first to cover the work area and dropped the rear 720x480p video on top and dragged it in the middle.
I could have put it in any corner or in the center etc...
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once I get some decent footage I have been planning for a while to do a front/rear PIP video and post but don't seem to get a lot of idiots when im around on the road.
 

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This is a great tutorial, @wozzzzza. I was able to do the same with Cyberlink PowerDirector using the mask function. There are not many videos on how to use that function but by following this tutorial and a bit more searching on YouTube, I was able to find a method that works.
 

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cant figure out how to actually CROP out the parts I dont want. all it does is make the video the same size with black bars.
 

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New here, but food for thought. I have the K1S and have been wanting to do a split screen video. I use Kubuntu (Linux) for my OS and the Kdenlive for my rendering. I am computer savvy, but not multimedia/video/editing savvy, but with Kdenlive and this tutorial video, it was freakishly easy. I ended up with a fairly simple, but effective split screen.

 
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