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Tuto-12 How to use a multi screen transition ?

Tuto-12 How to use a multi screen transition ? By Déclic Vidéo FX - Last updated on Monday, August 3, 2009
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Published on Thursday, September 25, 2008
Created on Wednesday, July 18, 2007 3:53 AM

How to use a multi-Screen transition ??

GOAL of this lesson: displaying many clips at the same time (animated or not).

For this lesson, we will use the effect "160-Multi7" that you can download in the free collection. All other multi-screen effects can also be used, the procedure is similar. The preview of the result is available here: 160-Multi7 - Preview.


STAGE 1 : Video clips preparation


For the effect/transition "160-Multi7", you will need  8 different video clips (animated or not).
If you intend to use pictures instead of video clips, this preparation is not necessary; your pictures must be located somewhere on your hard disk. Before starting, you must decide the final video length (containing the 8 simultaneous video clips); in this tutorial, 5 seconds duration has been selected, you will need 8 clips of 5 seconds each (since all video clips are displayed simultaneously). Clips numbered 1 and 2 will be used in the main Studio time line. Other video clips (3 to 8) must be prepared as follows:

                  Video Clip 3 - Preparation

  1. Launch Studio, open a new project and save it under the name Video3
  2. Drop it on the time line the clip which will represent the video 3 (you can drop multiple clips).
  3. Lock the main time line Video (1 - the lock on the right of the time line), click on the sound line (2) and suppress the sound by clicking on the garbage can (3)
    This is done to avoid hearing the sounds of the secondary clips.


  1. Click on the third tab, called "Make Movie". Render it as an "AVI" file or a "MPEG" file (depending on the type of capture you have done).


Process the other videos the same way(4,5,6,7 and 8).


STAGE 2 : Completion of the Multi-Screen project


Now that you have all the video needed to make the project, let's construct the final part.

                  The project

  1. Launch Studio, open a new project and save it under the name Multi7.
  2. Drop on the time-line clips #1 and #2 (5 seconds each), on Video A and Video B, which will surround the transition.
  3. Click on "Show  Transitions" (1) and choose in the drop down list the category Declic Video (2) (in Studio 9 after Alpha Magic, down in Studio 10 and 11).

  1. Wait for the green bar to disappear (background rendering), and drag the transition on the right, to fully cover   video B. 

  1. Double-Click on the transition, and click on the Edit button.

  1. Easy FX Editor is now open :
    • Click on "Host Vidéo3" (1)
    • Select "Media Source" (2) in the configuration panel 
    • "Interpret" must be "Single Image" for picture, "Interlaced Upper-First" otherwise.


  1. Choose in your media file in the menu (Video3,4,5,6 or 7) that you created just before, and click on Open.

  1. WARNING : Verify that "Interpret" setting is "Interlaced - Upper First", and not "Trame", otherwise your video will be frozen.


Now, click on "Host Video8", and proceed the same way that you did  for "Host Video3"; repeat this for "Host Video4", "Host Video5",  "Host Video6" and "Host Video7". Once done, click "Ok" on the bottom right.

  1. Easy FX Editor will now close, and we are back in Studio.

  1. Wait for the green band to disappear (background rendering) and check your project; if it performs as expected then click on the tab "Create Movie" and render it as an "AVI" or "MPEG". Otherwise, you can modify it, following item 9.

That's it, you're all done. Now you can use it in your own production !

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Dennis Freeman By # Dennis Freeman @ Friday, August 10, 2007 7:15 PM
Great Job of leading me through the process.
AFter seeing the first example, I was able to apply the concept to many other multi-window transitions already loaded in Studio 11.

meanne sanchez By # meanne sanchez @ Saturday, August 18, 2007 4:13 AM
thank you so much...
it really help me...

Prem By # Prem @ Friday, November 16, 2007 10:03 PM
Hi, I've error message as below
" Runtime error ! Programe: C:\Programe Files\Pinnacles\Studio 10\programs\Studio.exe

R6025 - Pure Virtual function call "

Déclic Vidéo FX By # Déclic Vidéo FX @ Friday, November 16, 2007 10:19 PM
Hi Prem, you have a Studio error, nothing to do with this tutorial for multiscreen. I suggest that you try re-installing Studio (using regdelete). In any case, please post your problem into one of the forum mentionned in this website.

elc0chin0 By # elc0chin0 @ Monday, February 11, 2008 1:15 PM
I'm just getting real frustrated. I upgraded to studio 11 plus thinking this was basiclly the same as the Studio 10.8 I alrady had.

Apparently not.

Studio 11 plus is just the video portion and won't let you do much else as far as the transistions. SUX.

I've got FX in a directory as it installed with 11, but when I try to run it, it just crashes.

anyone have this problem and know how to fix it.

I've got support on chat but I think the guy went to sleep on me.

Déclic Vidéo FX By # Déclic Vidéo FX @ Tuesday, February 12, 2008 1:50 AM
Dear elc0chin0,
Please refrain using bad word on this website.
As far as I understand, your problem is not related to this tutorial, and we are not a forum. I strongly encourage you to join one of the forum mention in the home page, so people can help you. Do not worry, Studio 11 is just working as S10, with additionnal features.
Declic Video FX

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