There is a good chance that you will still have those videos that you recorded at the last meeting with your friends. They are in your device’s gallery, waiting to be edited. The idea of transferring these videos to your computer for editing may have crossed your mind, but it won’t be necessary.
Kinemaster is perfectly capable of editing your videos. It is a feature-rich video editing app for Android that has all the essential features to give your videos your personal touch for free.
How to crop a video using Kinemaster
To crop your video, you need to load it first. To add your video, touch the “+” sign in the middle circle.
Once your video is added, touch the check mark in the upper right corner. To trim your video, touch the video at the bottom and then the border will turn yellow. In the upper left corner, you will see a scissors icon.
Touch it and a new cropping option will appear in the same area. If the options are grayed out, slide the video back and forth so that the options light up. You can cut to the left or right of the playhead, split on the playhead or split and insert frozen frame. Choose the option that best suits your needs.
How to use the transition feature in Kinemaster
Adding a transition to your videos is an easy task. Add a video as you normally would, but this time choose a few more. You will notice that between each video there will be a gray square with a line in the middle. To add a transition, touch that square.
Touch the transition effect option and various options. You can choose options like 3D transitions, classic, fun, picture-in-picture, powerful, presentation, text and more. When you’re finished adding a transition, touch the check mark at the top. To view the transitions, slide the video where you want it to start and touch the play button.
How to make a narration on the Kinemaster
After adding the videos, you want to add the narration as well. Touch the microphone icon. Recording will not start until you tap the Start button, but you can see that the microphone is on because a green light will begin to flash.
After tapping the Start button, the parts of the video to which the narration will be added will be highlighted in red. When you touch the stop button, the part of the video that was in red will now have a purple line below it. You will also see additional options, such as review, re-record, repeat, voice filter, voice volume and cut.
How to add text to a Kinemaster video
Adding text to a video is a fundamental and essential tool. To add your text and personalize it too, touch the Layer button to the left of the red camera button. When you tap the option, a new options window will appear. The text option will be at the bottom.
Enter your message and tap the OK button. Your text will be small at first, but by dragging it, you can make it larger. Tap the irregular As and you can change the font of the text. The animation option offers ways to enter text, such as swipe down, swipe up, clockwise, release and more.
Swipe down and you can also add things like shadow, glow, outline, background color, full-width background, and more. To change the color of the text, touch the white circle to the right of the scissors icon.
How to add music to your videos
Videos are much better when you add music. For example, let’s say you want to add a song that you have on your device. Place the red line at the bottom, where you want the music to start. Touch the song icon and choose the song.
When you choose your song, a red plus sign will appear. The audio will start playing so that you can confirm that this is the song you want to add. If you’re sure it’s the song, tap the red plus sign and the song name will appear at the bottom.
Kinemaster is a free editing app for Android full of great free features. Once you get the hang of it, it’s not as intimidating as it was at first. What do you think of the app?