How to Put Two Videos Side by Side in iMovie [Split Screen]

Posted on: Dec. 03, 2021
Summary
Struggling to work out how to put two videos side by side on iPhone or make a split-screen effect on iMovie? This article will show you how to split screen on iMovie to easily make side by side videos on your iPhone or Mac.

When you need to visualize two video clips happening at the same time, such as a comparative review video or reaction video, you should merge two videos side by side to create the split-screen effect.

To combine the videos side-by-side exactly as your requirement, Apple’s powerful native video editor, iMovie, is ready to help. iMovie split screen feature could help you put two videos side by side on your iPhone and Mac with great ease.

Now, let's get started....

Also Read: How to Replace Audio in Video >

Part 1 How to Split Screen to Side by Side Video in iMovie on Mac

Putting two videos side by side on iMovie is easy with its Split-Screen feature. Check the simple steps below to learn how to put two videos side by side in iMovie with the Split Screen effect.

Step 1
Launch iMovie on your Mac, and import all video clips.
Step 2
Drag and drop the clips that you want to put side by side to the timeline and make sure one is above another in the timeline.
Step 3
Click the Overlay Settings button at the top of the Viewer window, and then select the Split Screen option from the drop-down box.
Split Screen to Side by Side Video in iMovie on Mac

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Step 4
Now, you should now see your clips side by side in a Split Screen view. If you'd like to change the layout, just click the Position drop-down menu in the Overlay settings of the Viewer. Pick from left, right, top, or bottom to rearrange your video clips.
Split Screen to Side by Side Video in iMovie on Mac

Image Board: Split Screen to Side by Side Video in iMovie on Mac

Pro Tip:
If you are using the earlier version of iMovie, you can also merge two videos side by side using its Side by Side option. Simply drag and drop your video clips to the timeline, then go to the overlay settings, and select the Side by Side option to put the two videos side by side.
Side by Side Video in iMovie on Mac

Image Board: Side by Side Video in iMovie on Mac

How to Split Screen to Side by Side Video in iMovie on iPhone

How to put two videos side by side on iPhone? iMovie helps you easily reach the side by side video effect on your iPhone. Oen your iMovie Project for editing on your iPhone and then follow these steps to combine two videos side by side.

Step 1
Launch the iMovie app, and start a new project.
Step 2
In the Timeline, choose and add the first video clip, then click the "plus" button on the left to add another video clip.
Step 3
Tap on the three-dot More icon and then select the Split Screen option from the drop-down list.
Split Screen to Side by Side Video in iMovie on iPhone

Image Board: Split Screen to Side by Side Video in iMovie on iPhone

Step 4
Now, you should see the videos playing side by side. You can also adjust your clips here, zoom the clips, swap them, or insert a white line between the clips.
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Image Board: Split Screen to Side by Side Video in iMovie on iPhone

Part 3 How to Put Two Videos Side by Side Online with iMovie Alternative

As the iMovie App is exclusive to Apple devices, it's unavailable on Windows, and there may be a little inconvenience for Windows users. So what about placing two videos side by side on Windows without iMove?

Try FlexClip online video editor! In several clicks, you can upload your video clips & photos, then place them side by side without any restrictions online for free. Besides, you can use numerous animations, transitions, and other effects to level up your video significantly. What's more, it is totally free to use FlexClip to combine two videos side by side!

Now, click the Get Started Now button below to merge two videos side by side. If necessary, you are also welcomed to browse its beautiful templates and customize them freely.

Step 1
Upload your videos to the Media section and apply the first clip to the storyboard.
Put Two Videos Side by Side Online - Upload

Image Board: Put Two Videos Side by Side Online - Upload

Step 2
Add the second clip to the Storyboard as an overlay with the Picture-in-Picture icon.
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Image Board: Put Two Videos Side by Side Online - PIP

Step 3
Drag and drop to put two videos side by side. Here, you can also customize your video overlay with the tools on the top bar, including adding the filter, adjusting brightness, flipping & cropping it.
Put Two Videos Side by Side Online - Customize

Image Board: Put Two Videos Side by Side Online - Customize

Step 4
(optional) After putting two videos side by side, you can do some video edits, i.e., adding title & captions, setting background music, doing voiceovers, etc.

Final Words

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