KineMaster Title Screen With Projects - Select a Project to Access the KineMaster Basic Interface
When you enter KineMaster, you’ll be presented with the Project List. From here, you can start a new project, access previous projects (if any exist), as well as view KineMaster Settings, the Asset Store, and Help.
Starting/ Continuing a Project
Tap New Project to start a new project. See Workflows for new project workflows.
Tap any previous project thumbnail to see the Project Details screen. From here, you can tap Start to continue editing your project, Play to preview your project as is, Share to export to popular video streaming sites as well as to your device, Duplicate Project, and Delete. Note that deleted projects cannot be restored.
KineMaster Title Screen - Project Assistant and Empty Project Highlighted
Tap Settings to access settings for the entire application. The following items will be displayed.
About My Account - Displays information about you account type (Pro or Free). If you are using the free version of KineMaster, this screen is one of the places where you can purchase a monthly or annual auto-renewing subscription. For users who do not have access to a credit card and/or reside in a country where a Google Play gift card balance is not usable for subscriptions, we also provide a one-time 30-day pass, available for purchase only on this screen. If you have received a KineMaster license key (from a volume license or enterprise purchase) or a promotional code from a trade-show, contest, or other event, please do not enter it on this screen. Unless otherwise directed by KineMaster support staff, license keys and promotional codes should be entered at https://kinemaster.com/promo. For more information please see the KineMaster Tip at the end of this section.
Device Capability Information (DCI) (Android Only) - This screen displays information about your device, as well as its editing, sharing, and video layer capabilities.
For Android devices, If you think the information displayed is in error you can run a Hardware Performance Analysis to detect the correct information for your device. For best results, reboot your device first and make sure no other apps (especially screen recorders) are running, then return to this screen and tap ⋮ on the top right of the screen and select Run Analysis Now. This will take 3-5 minutes, but it should accurately predict your device’s capabilities.
Default Photo Duration - The default length (in seconds) of images when placed on the Timeline. Duration is adjustable from 0.75 to 15 seconds.
Default Photo Cropping - The default cropping method for photos when placed on the timeline or when (Primary Timeline) Cropping is selected. Choices include the following.
- Fit in Screen - The image will fit inside the screen with no cropping. This may result in black bars if the aspect ratio does not match that of the project.
- Fill Screen - The image will fit inside the screen without black bars, but cropping may occur if the aspect ratio does not match that of the project.
- Ken Burns / Crop and Pan (Random) - The image will zoom, either in or out, slowly over the duration of the crop. Direction of the zoom is determined by the Start and End positions selected at random.
- Ken Burns / Crop and Pan (Face Recognition) - The center point of the zoom is any face or group of faces detected in the photo. If no faces are detected, this works the same as "Random".
Default Layer Duration - The default length (in seconds) of layers placed on the Timeline. Duration is adjustable from 0.25 to 15 seconds.
Media Browser Full-Screen Mode (Android Only) - If set to On, the Media Browser fills the screen when opened. If set to Off, the timeline is left visible.
Audio Browser Full-Screen Mode (Audio Only) - If set to On, the Audio Browser fills the screen when opened. If set to Off, the timeline is left visible.
Audio Recording Source - Determines the source of recorded audio. On Android, choices are Camcorder, Voice, and Auto.
- Camcorder - This selects the mic that is usually facing the same direction as the camera. Is it designed to record audio to accompany video.
- Voice - This option is optimized for voice. Typically the mic will usually either be the front-facing mic on the phone or an attached mic. If no mic is attached this setting may try to do background noise cancellation.
- Auto - Voice will be used for voice recordings, and camcorder will be used when camcording.
On iPhone or iPad, choices may include Auto, Bottom, Front, and Back.
Sort Project List By - Can sort project date by Date (Edited), Date (Created), and Name.
Recorded Audio Location (Android Only) - The default folder for all audio files recorded in KineMaster. Options are, Device Default Folder, KineMaster Folder, and Project-Specific Folder. Default option is KineMaster Folder.
Recorded Video Location (Android Only) - The default folder for all video files recorded in KineMaster. Options are, Device Default Folder, KineMaster Folder, and Project-Specific Folder. Default option is KineMaster Folder.
Photos Location (Android Only) - The default folder for photos taken in KineMaster. Options are, Device Default Folder, KineMaster Folder, and Project-Specific Folder. Default option is KineMaster Folder.
Frame Capture Location (Android Only) - The default folder for frames captured in KineMaster. Options are, Device Default Folder, KineMaster Folder, and Project-Specific Folder. Default option is KineMaster Folder.
Please note that KineMaster is unable to read from or save to SD cards. All your media files will need to be kept in a folder on your internal drive. Once you select a Location for your media files, be aware that moving your files with another app will result in
Export Frame Rate (FPS) (Android Only) - Choose the default frame rate for exported projects, measured in frames per second. Options on most devices are are 15, 24 (Cinema), 25 (PAL), and 30. Export frame rates above 30 fps must be activated in the experimental settings, and will only be available if your device is 60+ fps edit compatible. For iPhone/iPad, frame rate is chosen at export.
Advanced and Experimental Settings (Android Only) - Extra settings that may or may not work correctly, and may or may not be in future versions of KineMaster. With the exception of “Collect Export Diagnostic Data” which should be used only at the direction of the KineMaster Team, users are free to use these settings at their own risk. The default setting for each item is Off.
- Media Browser Hierarchical Mode - If set to On, the Media Browser shows the fill folder hierarchy. If set to Off, the folder hierarchy in the Media Browser is flat.
- Show Audio Amplitude Meter When Recording - If set to On, the audio amplitude meter will be visible when recording video through KineMaster in Camcorder Mode.
- Allow export frame rates higher than 30fps - If set to On, 60fps edit-compatible devices will be able to export up to 60 fps.
- Collect Export Diagnostic Data - If set to On, export diagnostic data will be collected. This feature should only be used under the guidance of the KineMaster Team, and can create a lot of files that can take up a lot of space on your device.
KineMaster Tip!: How to Enter Promotional Codes and Licence Keys
To use a promotional code or a licence key received from a contest, event, or directly from Support, you must have a KineMaster Account. This account is separate from your Google Play account, and is also currently separate from our community account as well. To apply your code (and create a KineMaster account) please visit https://www.kinemaster.com/promo
KineMaster Account Sign Up - If you are already signed in, this page will display useful information about your KineMaster account.
Upon entering a unique email address, you’ll be asked for your name and a password. After creating an account, you’ll be able to enter your promotional code which will be applied to your account in real time.
After this, simply log into your new KineMaster account on your device by heading to the “About My Account” screen in the KineMaster Settings mentioned above to activate.
KineMaster Help Screen - Get a Fast, Professional Response from KineMaster’s Friendly Support Staff
Tap Help to view the different methods of getting help if your KineMaster project.
Help - Browse the KineMaster Help Center with information on device compatibility, payment and subscriptions, troubleshooting, as well as tutorials, a segmented version of this user guide, and the KineMaster FAQ. (Requires Internet connection.)
Website - Browse the KineMaster Website for more information on KineMaster!
E-mail Support - Submit a support request to KineMaster. Please make sure to accurately select from the options provided to allow the KineMaster Team to effectively address any issues. Also, please be sure to be very detailed in your submission. KineMaster Annual Subscribers have access to expedited support.
KineMaster Asset Store
The KineMaster Asset Store allows you to access professional assets, such as music, sound effects, visual effects and transitions, stickers, animated overlays, and fonts. Tap Asset Store on the KineMaster main screen (as well as in KineMaster projects) to browse for assets. Premium users have access to premium assets unavailable to free users. More on the Asset Store can be found in the Asset Store.