Final Cut Pro X - How do I add transitions & borders to a PIP clip?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by iLeW, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. iLeW macrumors newbie


    Jul 17, 2009
    Hey all,

    I'm currently creating some clinical skills videos for my revision website. I have previously been using iMovie for this. It's simple in iMovie to add a border & some transitions to a picture in picture clip. However I can't seem to figure out how to do this in Final Cut Pro X. Does anyone know how you can add borders & transitions to PIP clips?

  2. zblaxberg Guest


    Jan 22, 2007
    What you should be able to do is put the clips one on top of each other in the timeline and then re-size the top video so that it is PIP size and place it where you want to. You can also put any transition you want onto it.
  3. hsilver macrumors regular

    Jul 17, 2002
    New York
    Don't have FCPX open - in middle of FCP 7 project but look for an effect that is similar to PIP.

    If you put clip on track above primary storyline, you can't add any transitions to it without a major workaround - putting it in primary storyline, putting gap media on either side and adding transitions and then putting it above primary storyline. There must be a PIP equivalent.
  4. cgbier macrumors 6502a

    Jun 6, 2011
    Make it a compound clip. Then you should be able do with it as if it was in the storyline.

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