To produce a Multivideo with an external video editing software (Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects, Final Cut Pro…) is more elaborate but it gives you more control over the final result.
First, you have to open your usual video editing software and create a new project. Remember that PlayFilm has a file size limitation in 3640 px. This, applied to your Multivideo, means that it can be up to 3640 px of height or width, we recommend 1920×1080 px. Once the 1920×1080 px project is created, import the video files which will form the multivideo grid. It is necessary that all the videos you are going to use have the same size in pixels, so you can perfectly place them in the canvas in a grid. When the videos are moved into the timeline, resize them from the canvas. Use the resize tool by positioning the cursor on the video’s corners. Reduce them, one by one, to the size you need in order to place them in grid.
If your project is a two, three or four-videos Multivideo it should follow one of these grids: PlayFilm allows you to create a 9 layer Multivideo, but this would reduce significantly the quality of the final interactive video. Therefore our recommendation is not to use more than 4 videos. In case your Multivideo is bigger than 4 videos, you can check gird examples in the Image 1 above. Once you have the different videos placed forming the grid it is time to export it. Do it in .mp4, h264 codec and 2,8 bitrate so you won’t have any troubles importing it to PlayFilm. The file will appear in the Video tab in Library turned off, wait until it turns on to drag and drop it to the Timeline. Now, it is ready to be configured.