A "quad split screen" is a video showing four clips at the same time and here's how it's done in Adobe Premiere Elements.
- I have already imported the four video clips into Premiere Elements.
- Drag the first video clip from Project Assets panel onto Video 1 track in the timeline.
- Drag the second clip to Video 2 track.
- Drag the third clip to Video 3.
- Drag the forth clip onto the empty space above the Video 3 track. Drop it there and the Video 4 track is automatically created.
Note: The higher track will cover the lower tracks, so you cannot see the clips below.
- Trim the four clips to the same duration.
- Select the clip on Video 4 by clicking on it.
- Open Applied Effects panel on the right.
- Open Motion tab.
- Change the Scale to 50%.
- Move the video clip in the preview monitor to one corner.
Note: If you cannot see anything in the preview monitor, place the playhead somewhere in the middle of the clips.
- Repeat steps 7 to 11 for the other 3 clips.
- Align the clips so there are no gaps in between.
Note: You need precision and mathematics to get the right coordinates. So here's the trick. Draw lines between them.
- Go to the Action Bar below and click on Titles & Text tab.
- Select General category.
- Drag Default Text on the empty space inside the timeline above Video 4 track. Video 5 track will automatically be created.
- Adjust the length of the title clip to fit the duration of the 4 videos below.
- Click on the title clip to select it. An adjustments panel will open.
- Click on Shapes tab.
- Click on the rectangle tool.
- Go into the preview monitor and draw a thin vertical rectangle right in the middle of the screen.
- While the thin rectangle is still selected, click on the Text tab in the Adjustments panel.
- Click the 2 Align icons to centralise the vertical rectangle/line.
- Draw a horizontal line with the same thickness by copying and pasting the vertical line. Rotate 90 degrees and lengthen across the screen.
- While the thin rectangle is still selected, centralise it in the Text tab.
Note: Now with 4 videos playing at the same time, the audio is going to be very noisy. SO let turn down the audio.
- Open up the audio waveform and drag the audio volume rubber band down to zero.
There you have it! A Quad Split Screen made in Adobe Premiere Elements.
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