Superimposing Videos In Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 for Mac
The superimposition of visual work can create an effect to the video or photo without actually “affecting” the original pieces. In most cases, it brings chaos and a “seeing double (or triple or n-times)” effect to the viewer. Perhaps the way I got to it is a little too simple. Then again, I think it works pretty well.
Please note, this works best when two clips are shot from the same camera angle if you want one moving thing to standout. For the purpose of making the effect obvious to our followers, I am using two shots that are slightly off. You can have your opinion on how good the result looks.
The obvious first step once you are in Premiere is to import at least the videos you want to play over each other and drag them into their
respective video tracks. In this example, I used only two clips. Once there, click on the “Effect controls tab” in the top-center section of the screen. Then set the “Opacity” for each clip to a very small number. I chose 25% for the selected one as you can see. Then simply repeat for the rest of the clips, unless of course you want one clip to be more prominent than the other (set the one you want to stick out to a higher opacity).
I also noticed one clip I used was shot at a sunny time whereas the second was shot when it was overcast a few hours later. You may have to adjust the number for that like I had to.
Here is a freeze frame of the video with that effect:
Three more clips like that, and I have an all-star team! Well, I have an all-star video with only two.