with what software i can split the screen of a video? putting like 3 videos at the same time in one video....here is an example of what i want to do http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JynWHMAQrHQ

  • Oh yeah they use that technique in the Incredible Hulk, and a few other films.... – TheXed Dec 3 '10 at 1:01

You can do this with the composite transition in kdenlive

sudo apt-get install kdenlive

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Watch this video tutorial to find out how and, as a bonus, how to do a green screen effect.

  • +1 for suggesting Kdenlive. Whilst being a professional video editing tool, it's fantastic for beginners. – its_me Dec 6 '11 at 10:30
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    @dv3500ea Can't access the video tutorial,it says is private,also the first link you provide is broken. – giannis christofakis May 14 '13 at 16:49
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    It's a private video! Can't watch it. – Naveen Oct 23 '13 at 8:32

How to do this in openshot:

  1. Put each clip on a seperate track beneath each other

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  1. Right-click clip > properties > layout

  2. Set height and Width to 50% set x and y to 0% or 50% depending on location of clip.

Example for top-left clip

top left clip

Example for bottom-right clip

bottom right clip


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Here's a tutorial using Cinelerra.

Unfortunately it seems you have to manually compile it, if you are using the latest Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat": http://cinelerra.org/getting_cinelerra.php#ubuntu

  • thanx for the answers, i tried cinelerra, is pretty heavy, i follow all the instructions to install it..but it looks ugly, hard to understand, its not comprehensive, you need to guess everything, i think i'll try kdenlive, i feel bad that there are some tutorials for windows movie maker in youtube i hope some people start uploading tutorials of this effect to use it in openshot, and other linux programs, ill watch the kdenlive tutorial – punkmexic Dec 4 '10 at 4:12
  • carlicuslinux has a few openshot tutorials and thisweekinlinux has a set of kdenlive tutorials. – dv3500ea Dec 4 '10 at 14:42

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