QuickPIP Basics

QuickPIP enables you to create videos with picture-in-picture, split-screen, camera-switching, transparencies, and many other options. Unlike common video editing software, QuickPIP is a video processor that is designed to easily and efficiently mix multiple concurrent video/audio sources and overlay objects. It was originally created to produce fast-paced motorsports video from multiple cameras without requiring expensive video processing hardware, and it has since evolved to become useful for a wide variety of other purposes as well.

Display Objects & Input Files

QuickPIP focuses on providing a high degree of configurability in a user-friendly visual interface. It is designed primarily around Display Objects, which are individual components that render video and/or audio, usually based on content from an Input File. If you want to include a video file, then a Video Display Object is used to play it on the screen (with audio) in the position and size of your choosing, along with a few other adjustment options. Display Objects can be placed anywhere within the screen and set to any size, up to the size of the entire screen. To move a display object, simply click on it in the preview area of the Main screen and drag it to the desired position. Position and size can also be edited in the Display Object Properties box . Once you have configured a Display Object to your liking, most can be exported into a file for use by other people, computers, or projects.

Most Display Objects use an associated Input File (video, audio, image) and then generate an image and/or audio based on the type of Display Object and its individual parameters. A single Input File can be used by any number of Display Objects. The Input File has its own settings that will apply to all Display Objects that use it, as well as additional settings that can be configured within each individual Display Object.

The Preview Screen can be Your Workspace

QuickPIP offers more than just one way to get the job done. Although your project's Display Objects are listed to the right and can be fully configured there, it tends to be more intuitive to control them directly from the preview area of the Main screen. Click on one to highlight and select it in the Display Object list, click and drag to move it, double-click it to open the Display Object Properties box, or right-click it to display a list of other options. You can also drag & drop Input Files and exported Display Object Style files from Windows Explorer directly into QuickPIP.

Timeline Functionality

Most of the Timeline view is based on Display Objects:

Input Files are a separate concept, so their timing is also handled separately:

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