I have two video tracks which I have synced. I want to do a pic-in-pic using size and position. I’ve done them before, so I know that I can only layer V2 on top of V1 and not vice versa. Unfortunately, I want to do the opposite - layer the current V1 on top of V2.
Is there a way to reverse their designations or some other work around which does not involve re-doing all the syncing work?
Maybe make two .MLT files, hiding V1 in one and hiding V2 in the other, then in a third project file, “Open MLT As Clip” for V2 and V1. I haven’t tested it, and you might need to add some kind of background/chromakey thing too, but I think it would work…
Nice reference @sauron. I was thinking about that same workaround that @qubodup made a video about, but I didn’t really want to guide someone into editing mlt files, as I wasn’t sure how to edit the change myself. Now I know what to look for.
I tried the two suggestions. Neither one worked. Even renaming the clips per @sauron’s link didn’t change which clip could be overalyed using the Size & Position filter, so there is probably something else in the XML file controlling that property.
The solution I am working on now is to export the tracks separately, and then start a new project. It appears they export in their “synced” positions. IOW, V2 in the timeline starts 2 minutes into the project, the resulting mp4 will be blank for the 1st 2 minutes also.