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Borate, you are a genius. Thanks so much for this! One more question, however. Is there any way to allow for space around each of the boxes in the matrix? Our choir director wants a background image with the boxes superimposed on top, and from what I've been able to tell, the grid fills up the entire screen so the image doesn't show. Thoughts? And thanks!
Help. I have successfully used the split screen function while creating a multi-faced choir. I am now creating a 5x5 with 25 separate clips on separate tracks. I am on the 25th clip and VP automatically (and undesirably) changes the aspect ratio of my sequence and all other clips in the 5x5 grid from 16:9 to something vertical - presumably 9:16. How do I keep this from happening? This is very frustrating at the end of my project! Thanks.
Hi The largest layout for the Split Screen effect is a matrix of 5 x 5 meaning the maximum number of clips is 25, each clip being on a separate track. This number of tracks along with any effects/fades/transitions etc. can mean VP can struggle to preview. With multiscreen becoming popular I looked into ways of getting more clips to display without VP getting bogged down. 100 clips can be displayed in a 10 x 10 layout without using a split screen and all will play smoothly (at least on my old Vista machine they do.) The basic idea is to load the first 10 clips into VP. Scale them all to 0.1 and then using the Position effect arrange them one under the other at the left end of the frame...... For each of these tracks the Horizontal position value is -45 The vertical values for each clip to line up under each other are... -45 -35.3 -25.6 -16 -6.25 3.57 13.2 22.7 32.4 42.3 With the first 10 clips lined up and playing Export the clip (Default name Sequence 1) Repeat for the remaining clips doing 10 at a time. This can be done relatively quickly if you select all the tracks and then set the Scale (0.1) and Horizontal position (-45) for the first clip and then Append the chain effect to all the other selected clips in one go. Then simply set the vertical positions for each track from the above list. You will now end up with 10 exported clips (Sequence 1 to Sequence 10) each having 10 images one under the other on the left as shown above. In order for VP to run without undue struggling we need to reduce these to 5 clips. Open VP and load Sequence 1 and Sequence 2 Place Sequence 1 on Track 1 and Sequence 2 on Track 2 Add a Position effect to Track 2 and set the Horizontal value at 10 and Vertical to 0 Both columns will now be visible... Check all the clips play and Export the timeline. Let's call it "A" Repeat the procedure for the remaining 8 exports, a pair at a time and you will finish up with 5 videos. (Each having 20 clips like the sequence preview above named e.g. A; B; C; D; and E To create your 100 video clip multiscreen load all 5 clips to VP. Place them on separate tracks and then apply the Position effect to each track to move each successive clip to the right and so revealing the one underneath. Use the following Horizontal positions from Track 1 to Track 5. to do this.. (Vertical for each is 0) 0 20 40 60 80 The result is all five tracks visible at the same time , each with two columns of 10 clips , making 100 clips playing at the same time..... Since VP, in this last step has only 5 clips to render it doesn't struggle in the preview as it might do with 100 clips and 100 tracks. At the most there are only 10 tracks at the outset and even on my old slow machine it seemed to cope with ten 1080 16:9 mp4 clips. Users might find this an useful way of generating larger multiscreen presentations than the 5x5 split screen and where individual clips with Scale and Position might struggle. Nat