Kinemaster: edit (almost) professional videos on Android

Kinemaster is a free video editing application that can be downloaded on Android smartphones. There are several editing options, including slow motion tools, audio, the ability to cut your video and effects.
Kinemaster: edit (almost) professional videos on Android

The app also allows you to share your creations on social networks like Instagram and Facebook - or save them to your gallery. Next, check out the step-by-step guide for using Kinemaster on your smartphone.

Kinemaster: how to edit video

Cropping your video and making the first edits

Step 1: Download the app from the Google Play Store. Then, on the home screen, tap the “+” icon to choose a video from your gallery.

Step 2: Select the aspect ratio of the video on Kinemaster according to the social network you want to post it to. On IGTV, for example, videos are posted vertically (9:16 ratio).

Step 3: Select a video from your gallery to start editing it. Touch the check icon in the upper right corner of the screen to confirm.

Step 4: To select a specific part of your video, just drag it to the right. The end of it will be delimited by the orange stripe at the bottom of the Kinemaster.


Step 5: To add a song or other audio to your video, tap on the “Audio” option, located in the circle on the right side of the screen.


Step 6: Then, select a song that is on your device to finish the process.

Step 7: In addition to an already recorded audio, you can also use Kinemaster to insert a voice recording into your video. To do this, touch “Voice” in the circle on the right.


Step 8: tap "Start" to make your recording.

Kinemaster: adding layers to your video

You can also edit your videos on Kinemaster through layers, which allow you to add media, effects, overlays, and other tools. For this:

Step 1: Touch the “Layer” option, next to the orange circle, on the right.


Step 2: To select a media and add it to your Kinemaster video, tap on “Media”. By selecting the “Effect” option, under “Media”, you can edit your videos with presets. Tap on “Basic Effects” to select options available on the free Kinemaster.


Step 4: in “Overlay”, you can add stickers to your Kinemaster videos. There are several options.

Step 5: After your overlay has been chosen, you can choose its opacity, movement in the video, or color. To do this, navigate between the menu options on the right side.

Step 6: also in the “Layer” menu, you can add text to your video on Kinemaster. To do this, touch the “T” icon and type what you want. Then, tap “OK”.

Step 7: After adding your text to the Kinemaster video, you can edit it. To do this, navigate through the menu on the right side. You can change the font (in “Aa”), the color and also choose animation options (like words that shake in the video or that blink slowly).

Step 8: In the same layer menu, choose “Calligraphy” to write something with your own hand, without having to use the fonts available at Kinemaster. It is possible to change the color used and delete the text as many times as necessary.

Kinemaster: extra functions

Navigating the menu on the left side of the Kinemaster, you have access to extra tools that allow you to finish editing your video.

Step 1: To undo an action in the editor, touch the first menu icon. In the icon below, you can redo something that was accidentally undone.

Step 2: below, in the square icon, you can take screenshots of your video in its current state.

Step 3: on the Kinemaster gear icon, you can put the finishing touches on audio, video and also editing, how to activate the feature “Audio fade in / out”, “Video fade in / out”, change the duration of videos and also its presentation mode (how to adjust the video on the screen, fill the screen and others).

Step 4: in the next icon, also in the menu on the left side of the screen, you can see all the changes that were made in the video and the exact moment that each one appears on the screen.

Step 5: Finally, by tapping the last menu icon, you can go directly to the beginning or end of the video.

Kinemaster: saving your video

Once you have finished editing on Kinemaster, tap the icon in the upper right corner of the screen to save the video to your gallery.


On the next screen, you can define the quality of the video and check more details about it. Finally, just tap on “Export”.

Did you already know the Kinemaster? What do you think about the app? Tell us in the comments!

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