How to make picture-in-picture video

A pip video is a video with a picture-in-picture effect. It means that another video with the image of the blogger or the reviewer is placed on top of the main video, usually in the corner, so it doesn’t distract too much.

Wonder how to make a video with pictures and videos which you can layer on top of each other as you want? There is some video editing software with picture-in-picture effect available, but you often have to download it and figure out where the needed settings are.

But if you only need to put a picture on top of a video or another picture, you don’t need to resort to complex professional editors or even download anything – our tool will help you with that! It works completely online, so you can use it anytime and on any device as long as you have an internet connection.

It’s also pretty simple, just look at the steps below:

  1. Add files

    Open Clideo’s Online Video Editor and click "Get started".

    Open picture-in-picture video editor

    Then, click "+ Upload" and pick images, clips, and music either from your device or your cloud storage account. If you need to add more files later, you can do so anytime you want.

  2. Create a picture-in-picture video

    All the uploaded files are in the "My Media" tab.

    Files for picture-in-picture video

    Click on the "+" sign to add two or more files to the timeline or manually drag them there.

    Add files for picture-in-picture video

    You can edit each file separately by clicking on them and adjusting different crop, saturation, and other settings. It is also possible to change the speed and volume of video and audio files.

    To put a picture on top of another picture or video you can manually change the position and size of one or both images and videos however you want after selecting them on the preview screen.

    Resize picture-in-picture video

    At the top left of the timeline, you can find the options to split a file, duplicate it, place it in either foreground or background and delete it.

    Make sure that you even out the length of each file so that they start and end simultaneously, select the file in the timeline and drag its right or left handles. If the project is short, use the "+" button at the top right of the timeline to zoom in and make the length of the files more precise. Otherwise, use the "–" button to zoom out or the "→←" symbol to make the timeline fit the screen.

    Adjust picture-in-picture video

    If you need to add some subtitles, it’s simple too – just click the "Text" tab and add the preset you like. Then, click the subtitle file on the timeline to customize the font, size, boldness, color, background, and alignment. To change the video’s aspect ratio, go to the "Settings" tab and apply the preset that suits your needs. Here, you can also change the background color if there is an unused space in the video.

    If you want to undo some change, click the reverse arrow at the top of the player.

    When all the settings needed are applied, click "Export" and choose one of the export options.

    Export picture-in-picture video
  3. Save the video

    Watch the preview to see what the final result looks like. If you need to add some changes, click "Edit". And if everything looks good, click "Download" to save the video to your device or upload it to the cloud storage.

    Save picture-in-picture video

Do you prefer to explore all the features yourself step by step? Then we have a detailed Help Center for you.