5 Replies Latest reply: Jul 6, 2012 1:34 AM by somanna
EERCZ Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

I am trying to have a picture in picture ( PIP) appear through a cube transition, but I only want the relevant part ( being occupied by the PIP) of the video to flip. In other words, the cube transition relies on the outgoing video and incoming video to fill two sides of the cube. As it rotates the outgoing video leaves on one side of the cube with the incoming appearing on the other side of the cube. When I apply the transition, it is flipping the whole screen and not just the small part where the PIP appears. I hope I managed to explain myself. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Final Cut Pro X, Mac OS X (10.6.7)
  • dsimagry Level 4 Level 4 (1,275 points)

    You mean something like the sample below?


    Click on the image below to see animated gif (make sure to turn on gif animations in your browser)...



    2012-07-05 18_24_30.gif


    Are you familiar with COMPOUND CLIPS? This can be achieved via a compound clip placed on top of the video you want the PIP overlayed upon.

  • EERCZ Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Thanks for the quick response. What I am trying to describe is similar. In your example the outgoing clip is a different clip. In other words, I think you used three clips. What I am trying to do is have the outgoing clip peel of the larger full screen clip ( in your example the chef cooking) and as the cube turns the new clip appears. Is that clearer?


  • dsimagry Level 4 Level 4 (1,275 points)

    My expertise ends here... Hopefully someone comes by with the solution you seek.



    Here's another "CUBE" example...




    This effect can be achieved playing around with COMPOUND CLIPS.

  • EERCZ Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    This looks like the effect I am going for. Is there an easy way for you to try and explain what you did? I know how to create a compound clip, but I am not sure where to start in terms of layering what on top of what and where to apply the transition. Hopefully you can give it a crack at trying to explain it.


  • somanna Level 1 Level 1 (110 points)

    Hello to you dsimagry, I loved viewing what you had sent. I am a newbie and had initiated this reply with an intention of requesting you to make a screen recording of what you have described so that newcomers may see and learn.


    Or else you may please suggest some site which shows how to get this done.


    Thanks in advance.