How do i split screens?

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I am a guitarist and i want to make an educational video show my right and left hand action on split screen..Please help
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ALEX AGBO ADAPOYI

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This should get you going in the direction to do it.

https://www.screencast.com/t/hJ90ycWx

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Your video mentions that separate videos might be preferable to just cropping a single video. If I do create separate videos, how do I ensure they are synced or aligned in relation to real time (i.e., the audio track)?
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The reality is there is no way to ensure everything will line up or be synced.

That's the job as a editor to bring all the pieces together.

When I mention multiple recordings I thinking along the lines of multiple cameras recording at the same time but focused on a specific area though as I also mention, planning what you are wanting the final production to be and how you can bring it together
is important.

Using separate recorded standalone videos of course can be used but the editing may just be a little more complex and involved.

As far as the audio goes, usually a split video scene will only consist of a single audio that is usually a music track. Think of a movie scene where a split scene was done. Usually there is just some music and/or sound effects happening.

If there is a spoken word audio then it is usually focused and synced on the main character
and the other videos are there to add to the story.

For example think of a scene where there is a double split video (two videos in one).
One is of the character talking about what happened and the other video is a flashback of the occurrence. The audio is just of the character talking and probably some music in the background playing. The priority is that the spoken word audio syncs with the character talking and the flashback video just needs to follow what is being said so it helps to get the point across visually.

The spoken word of the character would be recorded to jive with the character and the music background audio added separately.
The flashback video would have no audio recorded with it.

That is as a editor what you have to bring together.

It gets more complex but is doable to bring together a recording of say a hangout or a multi person recording but if the audio of all the participants is being recorded as a single track or to one source it makes the editing and/or syncing easier.

I could go on and on but hopefully you get the idea.

Editing is just a part of the process and with good planning before a single recording is even made and keeping it simple makes it easier.


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Thank you so much
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Intriguing.