Producing professional video works can now be done by anyone and anywhere because there is an application called KineMaster – an Android and iOS software that can edit and share videos that come with a myriad of features.
KineMaster has features that help you crop videos, combine images with videos, add various effects, and much more.
So, don’t worry if you don’t have good video editing skills because KineMaster comes with an easy-to-understand user interface. This time, Weblogue will provide a tutorial on how to use KineMaster to make quality videos.
How to Use KineMaster
KineMaster is actually quite easy to use, but to help you understand it more deeply, check out the following steps.
1. Prepare Concepts and Materials
This is a crucial step, especially for those of you who are making videos for professional purposes such as promotional videos or advertisements.
There are many things you have to take into account when creating a video, for example, a plot or a story that carries a certain message. When the concept is mature and you have recorded the parts of the video that you want to combine, you are ready to jump into the KineMaster application.
But, if you only make videos for entertainment purposes and so on, there’s no need to get too hung up on concepts. All you have to do is record videos with your cellphone according to your taste, or collect snippets on the internet in the form of pictures, songs, or videos. When it is complete, please proceed to the next step.
2. Find and Install the KineMaster Application
For those of you who are Android phone users, please search for an application on the Google Play Store with the keyword “KineMaster”. Or, you can also click this link to be taken directly to the download page.
Meanwhile, for those of you who use KineMaster on iOS, you can of course search for KineMaster on the Apple App Store or by clicking this link. Once the application has been installed, just click Open to open the application.
3. Create Project and Select Aspect Ratio
The next step, tap the button in the middle to create a new project. Then you are presented with three aspect ratio choices, namely 16: 9, 9:16, and 1: 1. Generally, videos have an aspect ratio of 16: 9 for uploading to platforms like YouTube.
Meanwhile, if you want to make a video for an Instagram story or WhatsApp status, choose 9:16. Finally, there is a 1: 1 ratio suitable for uploading to the Instagram feed.
4. Select the Media You Want to Edit
Now, it’s time for you to include materials such as videos, pictures, and songs. We recommend keeping all your ingredients in one folder so that they are easier to find.
In the Media Browser section, folders containing videos and images will be displayed here. All you have to do is find the folder you want so you can add one of the materials to your project. In the picture above, the folder we selected is named “The 5 newest PC choice-based games”.
Or, if you want to enter a background as an intro, just click the Background folder (see box 1) and choose one of the backgrounds you like. If you want to retrieve media from Google Drive, just tap on the Cloud Storage folder (see box 2) and enter your account data.
After you select one of the materials, the image or video will be included in the project sheet. You can also repeat this process to add other media.
5. Add layers in the form of effects, text, and so on
Of course, besides being able to add media, you can also insert other layers such as blur effects, text, handwriting, stickers, and songs.
Just click the layer button and various options will appear like the photo above. Now, each of these layer types can be customized even more, for example as shown below.
Tap on the Text menu then types the text you want to add. After that, just select OK and the writing will be added to the project sheet.
Here, you can change the font type to match the tone of the video that was made. In addition, you can set the text to have animation. Other formats are also present such as alignment, underline, opacity, and others.
You just need to tap the Aa menu to change the font. There are two group options available namely Android and Latin. Choose the appropriate font then tap on the checklist button in the top right corner.
Now, if you want to set the animation in or out of the text, just select In Animation or Out Animation. Then select an animation, adjust the animation speed on the slider below. If you want it to be faster, scroll to 0.5, while if you want it to be slower, scroll to 1.5. Finally, tap the checkmark symbol in the top right corner.
Don’t forget, you can also do various other customizations such as opacity, blending, adding background colors, and much more. Just tinker at your will by selecting each of the available menus.
You can add line strokes freely, such as a signature or annotation (arrows, two-way arrows, and cross symbols). This is especially useful if you are creating video tutorials. You can also adjust the opacity, color, and animation in and out.
Select the Layer menu, tap on the Handwriting menu, and select the red pencil-shaped symbol.
Here you can choose the shape of the stroke you want. After selecting, just draw the stroke on the part you want to highlight. Don’t forget to tap the checkmark when it’s finished. You can also do more in-depth customization, just like Text.
Normally, this application only presents a blur type effect. You can get more diverse variants of effects by buying premium effects.
Tap on the Layer menu and select Effect.
There are two options available, namely Gaussian Blue and Mosaic. Select one if desired, then press the check button to confirm your choice.
In this section, you need to set which areas you want the blur effect to be. Just drag the bottom right corner to shrink or enlarge. To rotate, drag on the top right corner. Select the checkmark symbol if you have.
As with effects, there are not many options available on overlays. There are only basic stickers that contain stickers such as emoticons. The selected sticker can be customized in terms of opacity and can be rotated or adjusted for blending settings.
As usual, select the Layer menu then select the Overlay menu.
Several sticker options will appear that can be added. Make your choice and press the checkmark symbol at the top right to confirm your choice.
Just like on the Effect screen, now you can make customizations in terms of opacity and others. You can drag the sticker to the desired location and also shrink it if necessary. Tap the checkmark when done.
In addition to the elements that can be added via the layer menu, you can also add a soundtrack or song by selecting the Audio menu.
You can add downloaded songs in .m4a or .mp3 format for example. And also, you can enter the voice recordings. Tap once on the song you want to include to play a preview of it. Then tap the Plus symbol to enter it on the project sheet. Finally, tap on the checklist to finish selecting songs.
If you want to add narration in the form of your recorded voice, just tap Voice on the menu bar, then tap the Start button. This is where you speak. Tap Stop to stop recording and your voice will enter the project sheet automatically. To give a funny impression, you can also use the Voice Changer feature on the menu that appears.
6. Take and Add Photos and Videos
In the previous steps, we have suggested preparing the media you want to edit. But if you prefer to improvise, photos and videos can be added “suddenly” by taking pictures or recording directly from the KineMaster application.
Just click the camera shutter-shaped symbol which is located in the middle between the other menus.
Then two menus will appear in the form of a Camera to take photos and Camcoder to record videos. Select one, record, or photograph the desired object, and the media will automatically enter the project sheet. Practical, right?
If you are satisfied with adding various media to your project sheet, you can also beautify the video by using transitions.
How to add it is also very easy. Look for the “plus” symbol on the sidelines of the media on the project sheet (see box 1 above).
There are many types of transitions to choose from, including transitions with the theme of travel, picture-in-picture, text transitions, and others. Oh yeah, there are also Microsoft Powerpoint-style transitions, you know! Select a transition group, tap on the transition, then tap the checkmark as shown above.
7. Use the Trim and Split Features
Have you included all the clips and images on your project sheet? Now, if there is a clip whose length is too long, or whose position you want to move, you can use the trim, move, and split features.
First of all, tap on the media that you want to customize. The media will have a yellow outline on the project sheet. Then, select the Trim / Split menu.
Then there are three menus that you can choose from, namely Trim to Left of playhead, Trim to right of playhead, and Split at playhead. Please note, the term playhead refers to the vertical red line on the project sheet. This playhead shows your current position in the video duration timeline. For example, if we want to cut the handwriting duration above, select the Trim menu to the right of playhead.
You will notice that the duration of the media being trimmed will now have a shorter duration (note the arrow above). The same can be applied if you want to get rid of the duration to the left of the playhead using the Trim to the left of playhead menu. Meanwhile, if you want to divide the media into two parts, just use the Split at playhead menu.
8. Export and Share
If you have finished making edits according to what you want, now is the time to finish up by exporting and sharing the video to platforms such as YouTube or WhatsApp, Facebook, and so on.
Select the export symbol in the top right corner, or as shown by the arrow in this image.
Well, here you can determine the video resolution and frame rate. Available resolution options are HD 720p, SD 540p, 480p, and 360p. As for the frame rate, you can choose from the highest 30 FPS to the lowest 12 FPS.
This is a normal setting. If you have synchronized your smartphone’s performance with KineMaster and activated the setting “Allow export frame rates higher than 30 FPS”, an option will appear to export at 60 FPS.
Apart from the frame rate and resolution, you can also adjust the amount of bitrate. The higher the bitrate, the clearer the quality but the bigger the size. Choose the desired resolution, frame rate, and bitrate and tap Export.
Wait until the export process is complete. Then, your video file will be visible on the right. To upload it to YouTube, tap on the share symbol.
Then various choices of platforms will appear to share the video that you have created. To upload it to YouTube, of course, you just have to tap the YouTube logo. The next steps continue as is the normal YouTube upload process. Enter all information such as title, description, etc. Then tap on Upload.
So, now you have successfully uploaded a video that was created using KineMaster. Approximately the results of the video will be like the one below.
Those how to use KineMaster. Very easy, right? Apart from its very user-friendly interface, you can use KineMaster anywhere, both offline and online.
All of its features are very complete and relevant to today’s content needs.
So, are there any obstacles that you feel when using KineMaster? Good luck!