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MoviePy – Stacking multiple Video Files

  • Last Updated : 05 Jun, 2021
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In this article we will see how we can stack multiple video file clips in MoviePy. MoviePy is a Python module for video editing, which can be used for basic operations on videos and GIF’s. Unlike concatenating of multiple videos clips in stacking all the video files get played at the same time like images in the collage.
Note : The clips do not need to be the same size. If they aren’t of same size they will all appear centered in a clip large enough to contain the biggest of them
 

In order to do this we will use clips_array method 
Syntax : clips_array(clips)
Argument : It takes list of video file clips as argument 
Return : It returns VideoFileClip object 
 

Below is the implementation 
 

Python3




# Import everything needed to edit video clips
from moviepy.editor import *
 
# loading video dsa gfg intro video and getting only first 5 seconds
clip1 = VideoFileClip("dsa_geek.webm").subclip(0, 5)
 
# rotating clip1 by 90 degree to get the clip2
clip2 = clip1.rotate(90)
 
# rotating clip1 by 180 degree to get the clip3
clip3 = clip1.rotate(180)
 
# rotating clip1 by 270 degree to get the clip4
clip4 = clip1.rotate(270)
 
 
# list of clips
clips = [[clip1, clip2],
        [clip3, clip4]]
 
 
# stacking clips
final = clips_array(clips)
 
# showing final clip
final.ipython_display(width = 480)

Output : 
 



Moviepy - Building video __temp__.mp4.
Moviepy - Writing video __temp__.mp4

                                                                                                                       
Moviepy - Done !
Moviepy - video ready __temp__.mp4

 

Another example 
 

Python3




# Import everything needed to edit video clips
from moviepy.editor import *
 
# loading video dsa gfg intro video
# getting subclip as video is large
# adding margin to the video
clip1 = VideoFileClip("geeks.mp4").subclip(0, 5).margin(10)
 
 
# getting clip2 by mirroring over x axis
clip2 = clip1.fx(vfx.mirror_x)
 
# getting clip3 by mirroring over y axis
clip3 = clip1.fx(vfx.mirror_y)
 
# getting clip 4 by resising the clip
clip4 = clip1.resize(0.60)
 
# clips list
clips = [[clip1, clip2],
        [clip3, clip4]]
 
 
# stacking clips
final = clips_array(clips)
 
# showing final clip
final.ipython_display(width = 480)

Output : 
 

Moviepy - Building video __temp__.mp4.
MoviePy - Writing audio in __temp__TEMP_MPY_wvf_snd.mp3
                                                                                                                       
MoviePy - Done.
Moviepy - Writing video __temp__.mp4

                                                                                                                       
Moviepy - Done !
Moviepy - video ready __temp__.mp4

 

 

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