Picture-In-Picture provides a very thorough picture in picture effect that includes full 3D geometry, border, shadow, and reflection features.

Place the Picture-In-Picture effect on the clip that should be inserted in the background and place the background track behind it. The PiP options are very extensive, so the best way to design the effect is to choose from one of the many presets and then modify to get just the right look.

  • The Picture group sets up the geometry of the embedded picture.
    • Center sets the position of the picture.
    • Size sets the size of the picture, from one pixel to the full image.
    • Crop scales up the size of the picture to remove any borders in the source image.
    • Opacity determines the mix of the picture and background.
    • Rotate X rotates the picture around the horizontal axis.
    • Rotate Y rotates the picture around the vertical axis.
    • Rotate Z rotates the picture flat on the screen.
  • The Border group sets up the painting of the picture border.
    • Width sets the width of the border, not including the Blur In and Blur Out options which extend beyond the border.
    • Opacity sets the visibility of the border.
    • Color sets the border color.
    • Blur In causes the border to blur into the picture.
    • Blur Out causes the border to blur out over the background.
  • The Shadow group sets up the rendering of a drop shadow under the picture. Note that the shadow incorporates both the picture and its border.
    • Blur sets the amount of blurring in the drop shadow. It uses the outline of the border as its edge, so if the border itself is blurred, the shadow starts with the blurred border outline and blurs it even more.
    • Opacity sets the visibility of the shadow.
    • Color sets the drop shadow color.
    • Angle sets the direction of the shadow.
    • Offset sets the distance of the shadow.
  • The Reflection group sets up a reflected copy of the picture displayed underneath it. The reflection incorporates the border, but not the drop shadow.        
    • Opacity sets the visibility of the reflection.
    • Offset moves the reflection down so it doesn't start exactly at the bottom of the picture.
    • Fade causes the reflection to fade away so it is strongest at the top for a more realistic look.
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