– I’m gonna show you the best video editing app, and it doesn’t matter if you’re on an Android or an iPhone, it’s got you covered, and we’re starting right now. (bouncy, thumping beat) What is going on? I get asked a lot what the best video editing app is, so I figured, hey, it’s time I put an article together about it. Not only am I gonna show you the app itself, but I’m going to give you a crash course on how to actually use it. Real quick, before we get into it, if you have an app that you currently use to edit on your phone, leave it down in the comments below, so other people that are going to read this whole article can check that out too. The app we’re gonna be using for this is called KineMaster, and they have a free version, and they have a paid version. Whichever version you pick, we need to go to the phone for the tutorial, so let’s go. Now as we get into this,
I’m going to go ahead and say that this is available for Android and for iPhones, so it doesn’t matter which platform you’re on, KineMaster can take care of you. Now we’re going to get this started with hitting the + button in the middle. Now you’re gonna see, they’re going to give you a project assistant, where they’re basically dummy proofing it for you to help you put it all together, or we’re going to select the Empty Project.
In this situation, because I’m trying to mimic what I would do on a computer, so in this situation, I’m going to hit the Empty Project so that I can build it from the ground floor up. Of course, the choice is yours. Once we have KineMaster open, then we have the actual layout of what’s going on in here, if you look over to the right, you’re gonna see the option for the media browser, for the layers, the audio, and the voice. You want to click on Media Browser in order to pull in your video.
For here, I’m going to pull in a video that I have in here. If you look at the top, it lets you organize by video files, so I’m going to pull those in, and here I’m going to go ahead and just select something for something that I did on Patreon.
Once I have that in here. Now you’re gonna see that I have the options if I click on this track, I can crop it, I can cut it, I can do different things with the speed controls, any of that stuff, I can do it all right over here. We’re going to start it out with a color filter, so I’m just gonna smack this color filter on there, just to give it it’s own little look there, and then I’m going hit the check mark to basically finalize that.
The next thing I’m going to do is, I’m going to click on the track again and let’s say that I want to cut out this part right here, all I have to do is hit the scissors, and it gives you the option to completely delete everything on the left, or right, or split it, or I can extract the audio, or whatever. What I’m going to do is I’m going to split it at the playhead, just so I can show you how easy it is here to just drag and trim what’s going on here.
You can actually break this down per frame, which is absolutely awesome because that really lets you dial in exactly what it is that you want your video to look like, which is extremely powerful. Of course, as you can see, let’s say that I want to make this second part a little bit lower like if is was doing scenery shots or something like that, I can pull the speed back a little bit, which is also great for the effect.
In addition to that, where KineMaster really stands out is in this next option here. Now if you watch a lot of professionally produced videos, you’ll see that they have a lot of different footage on top of each other. On my videos, for example, you’ll see me talking. While I’m talking, I’ll have graphics, or I’ll have an image or another video coming up on the screen. To do that in KineMaster, all you have to do is click on the layer option, and then you can paint of the screen, you can add text, you can add an overlay, you can add effects to it, or you can add additional media.
In this case, I’m going to add the additional media, and I’m going to go into my pictures, and I’m just going to grab a picture out of here, and I’m going to scale this up so that she fits nice and even in the frame there. Now what’s really cool about this is, they give you the option here, for the in and out animations, as well as the overall animations. I’m gonna click on the In Animation, and I’m gonna have her drop down from the top, right? When it comes down it’s a little bit more interesting than just having an image pop up on the screen.
Then I’m going to go to the Out Animation, and for here, I’m just going to have it slide to the right little bit. Again, with this being fully customizable, you can even adjust the speed of the fade, as that transition takes place, which is also extremely powerful. Let’s say that in this situation, like what I just did there, where I closed it. It’s a little bit off screen down there at the bottom, but I want to make sure that I select it, so I can tap down there at the bottom to try to select it, or over on the left, they actually give me a track view.
I can just click on that track view, and it will show me. I click on this to turn that little preview window on and off, but it basically will show me what it is that I’m seeing, so I can basically edit things with my track. In the event that let’s say this wasn’t lined up perfectly where I want it, then I can just click on it, hold it down, scoot it into a different position, and then now it’s going to be in a better place where I want it because it’s actually going to cover up that cut that I made right up there at the top that you can see.
In order to get out of this, all you have to do is you have to click on that track option button again, and then you’ll see it with the bigger preview window.
Now another thing that’s really cool is they also have in here like you saw that I added to mine, is I can go down here and I can crop this, I can choose the opacity on it, I can do the specific color adjustment, or I can come in here and I can grab any of the premade filters, just to make everything look a little bit richer, to have a little bit of a style to it, which is also a huge bonus. Another thing we’re going to do to take this whole thing up a little bit more. Say we want to add text floating across the screen, what I would do is I would click on the layer option here, and I would click on the text, and then I’m going to just do some text here. Just gonna put, “Editing.” I’m gonna put that up on the screen.
Now I’m going to make this bigger, so it kind of fills up the whole screen there, or almost the whole screen. Then I’m going to click here, and I’m going to click a font that looks similar to any of my branding stuff. This is probably the closest that I’m gonna get, so I’m gonna click on that. Then as you can see, now I can kind of adjust this to however I want it to be on the screen.
Now what’s really cool, if you want to take this up a whole other level, is I can actually go in here, and I can take the opacity down, and make it to where I can still see through, but it’s not totally obstructing my image, which is really, really cool. Let’s say I want to scale that down a little bit, and kind of put it down here, just to get out of the way for whatever reason, and then I have that as well, but you have the full freedom to move all of this stuff anywhere you want. Like I said, when you go to that track view, now you can see that, that editing option is also up here, that editing text option.
If I want that to come in at the beginning of her clip, then I would just take that, and then I would scoot it over, and then that would also come in at the beginning of her clip. If I want to take that also where I want it to animate when it comes in, then I would do the same exact thing, to where I’m going to have this one pop in, and them I’m going to have it on its way out, I’m going to have it slide down.
It just adds a little bit of style to what it is that’s going on with everything that’s happening on the screen. Once you have everything set up how you want it. You have your video fully edited, you do have the option as well. Let’s say you want to add your voice to this. Let’s say there’s a part of the video that you don’t like, and you just want to do a voiceover, or you just have a bunch of clips you want to talk about, hey this is the vacation I took.
These are the things that I was doing during the vacation. All you have to do is click on the voice option, and then you can hit start. What’s going to happen is it’s gonna let you record your voice. Now I have a video that I’m gonna put a card to at the top of the screen on how to get the best audio into your phone, and the way that you do that, is through the review that used for that, is through a product called The Road Video Mike Me. This thing is amazing for audio on a phone, for doing voiceovers and stuff like that. I’ll put a link to that down in the description below, but it is an awesome little microphone, super small. It plugs right into your phone, and it’s ready to go.
Now once you have everything set up to where you want it to say, hey, you know what, I’m wanna save this, or I wanna send it to YouTube, or whatever. All you have to do is click on the share button. Here you can save it to your video gallery. You can upload it to YouTube, Facebook, Google +, drop it right in the Dropbox folder, or a bunch of other options if you click the three dots right there. One thing that I do wanna point out here that’s very important is if you look up at the top right here of the actual preview screen, you’re gonna see a Watermark with the little trash can next to it. Now the free version of KineMaster is going to export this with a watermark.
In order to get that watermark off of there, you’re gonna have to actually click on that trash can button, and you’re gonna have to actually purchase KineMaster. It’s worth it. It’s only five bucks. Right here, this currency’s displayed in Thai baht, which is my local currency, but 158 Thai baht is roughly five U.S. dollars, and the 1200 baht it roughly about 30 U.S. dollars for the whole year. You have that option, and it’s totally worth it if you are somebody that says, hey, you know what, either one, I’m trying to edit the videos on my phone, and I want something that works, that will mimic what I can do on a computer. If you say, hey you know what, I wanna just make some social media clips from my phone, that I can kind of edit together while I’m at work, or while I’m on the go or something like that, then this is also another great tool that you can use, basically so you can create that additional content while you are on the run.
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