How to Create Multi-Screen Video on Windows/Mac

March 19, 2021Ashley Mae

The split-screen video effect has been widely applied to many areas. For instance, you can see it in many Hollywood movies. Some may use this effect to make a creative presentation to impress their audience. Besides, with the development of social platforms, a lot of people make videos with the split-screen effect to attract more attention on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, etc.

If you want to know how to make a split-screen video on your Windows PC or Mac, please continue reading this post. We will show you the best video editing tool to make a video collage. You can also learn how to use iMovie to create a split-screen effect on Mac.

Split Screen Video

Part 1. What is a Split-Screen Video

A split-screen video is a video using the effect that combines multiple video clips into one frame and plays them simultaneously. Usually, people like to put two videos together side by side. That is why the split-screen video is called side-by-side video sometimes. With the split-screen video effect, you can easily add reactions to your video, compare and analyze sports plays, display multiple items or activities, or simply making a badass special effect.

It can help you present the relation between different video clips. For example, the movie "Kill Bill: Vol. 1" uses the side-by-side video effect to display different events, taking place at different places but at the same time, which creates a great deal of tension.

Kill Bill

And in "500 Days of Summer", the screen is divided into two halves - one shows the protagonist's expectations, and the other displays what really happens, which creates the interesting and conflict of the story.

500 Days of Summer

There are a number of other examples and reasons why you should place multiple videos side by side. But how to make a split-screen video?

Part 2. Best Way to Make a Split-Screen Effect Video

When you need to make a split-screen video, Aiseesoft Video Converter Ultimate should be the best choice. It is a useful split-screen video editor for both Windows and Mac systems. It not only enables you to combine two videos side by side but allows you to put as many video clips as you want.

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Aiseesoft Split-Screen Video Editor

  • Provide a lot of creative split-screen templates by default.
  • Customize screen size, border and screen quantity as you like.
  • Add stunning filter and background music to the split-screen video.
  • Export the edited video to any popular output formats with high quality.
  • Support videos in high resolution like 4K UHD and 1080p HD.
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Step 1.
Free download this professional video editing software on your computer. Then install and open the program.
Step 2.
Once you enter the main interface, please go to the Collage tab in the main menu bar. Then select Template and pick the right split-screen layout that you want. After that, click on the Add icon on the left screen to add the video clip to the left screen. Don't forget to add another video to the right screen.
Step 3.
After importing video clips, you can adjust the screen size by dragging the dividing line to the right position.
Step 4.
If you want to edit the video clip, please click on the video clip you want to edit and then click the Wand (Edit) icon. Video Converter Ultimate offers a bunch of editing tools for you to crop, rotate, add watermark, add subtitle, etc.

Under the Filter tab, you can also select a filter to add amazing effects to your video.

Step 5.
Then navigate to the Audio tab. You are able to add background music and adjust audio playback mode here. You can also choose to Keep the original audio track or silence the video.
Audio Tab
Step 6.
To export the video, open the Export tab. Change the file name, output format, frame rate, resolution and video quality according to your need. Then select a folder to save the split-screen video. Click the Start Export button to output the video to your computer.

Part 3. How to Create a Split-Screen Video with iMovie

If you are a Mac user, you can try another free split-screen video editor – iMovie, which is only available on Mac and iOS devices. Aiming for personal use, iMovie can help you connect one clip to another then both clips be displayed at the same time. You are allowed to trim the video with the video splitter. You can even add a slide-in transition and adjust its duration as you like.

Step 1.
Launch iMovie on your Mac. Then select the video clip that you want to edit. Drag the clip above the timeline and release your mouse button when you see a green Add icon.
Step 2.
Once the video overlay controls show up, choose Split Screen from the left drop-down menu. Then the clips should be cropped automatically. You can decide when the split-screen clip video appears by dragging it to the right position. Please click Apply to apply your changes.

Part 4. FAQs of Split-Screen Video

1. How to put multiple videos into one screen on my iPhone?

You need to open the iMovie app on your iPhone. Then start a new project and add both video clips simultaneously. Click on the ellipsis and choose the split mode.

2. Can I make a split screen video with Windows Movie Maker?

No, Windows Movie Maker doesn't support split-screen editing feature. So, you'd better find another split-screen video editor, for example, Aiseesoft Video Converter Ultimate.

3. Can I make a split screen video online?

Yes, there are a dozen split-screen editors online, like Fastreel by Movavi, Kapwing Collage Maker, WeVideo, etc.


Besides Aiseesoft Video Converter Ultimate and iMovie, you can also use the other program to achieve similar result, such as PowerDirector, Shotcut, Lightworks, Final Cut Pro, etc. If you have any further questions about how to make split screen videos, you can comment below and share your problem with us.

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