Video: Epic KineMaster Tutorial Part 2
Let us go ahead now and see if we can apply some graphics to this clip. I have got a few things going on here. There are four graphical elements in total. This one at the very top here, which I am just going to highlight, is the biggest one you can see in the background and then everything else. This one here. Let us just click on that. is the top left hand side. This one is down the bottom and this one is the one on the side So, the ones that are actually on the page, on the timeline, I have just created those by going to Layer and then creating text and then Example.
.. type some text. and then boom! It appears on the page. It is very quick and easy to click on Fonts and go down and choose something else. I think in this case, I used the font AvenirNext-BoldItalic. Okay. I reckon I used that one. If you want to take away the drop shadows. Just click onto Color and you can see there are actually a range of options here. The second one down, allows you to turn off the shadow and as soon as you click the little check box it is going to apply that. So you can see we are getting close already to what we want. I am just sort of putting this over the top so you can see how it kind of works Then, the thing we need to do is maybe just reduce the Opacity so lets just drop that down there.
And thats fundamentally whats going on. Just three instances of a piece of text that says Jump. But what is going on in the background? I have got this new sequence in the back. To show you that, I need to jump out and I will show you a little trick that I use in KineMaster so that I can reuse the text and graphical elements because, if you create it on the page, as you just saw me do that is pretty much limited to that project whereas if you do this approach, let's just click into this one… So in here, I actually have all of the graphics for this video. So this is actually a little name badge that I created. A little Lower Third if you like; which I later changed. This here is the Jump graphic that you are seeing on the video we were just on.
This here is the intro graphic. I will just play that so you can see it. and this here is the end graphic. and I have created all these graphics in the system. In KineMaster on its own separate project and the reason I do that is because I can then go ahead and duplicate that project. So then once I duplicate the project – which I will do that, just for a quick second to show you. Ok, so we have got a copy here now. I will click into this one now to edit it. and then let us say the new guys name is Fred Flintstone, that is where we will click on the Keyboard here and we will type in Fred Ok, so we have got Fred. Move that just slightly, and then the other one and of course, I could resize that a little bit. I might even change the color… and so on and so on. But why is it green in the background? I hear you ask.
Well that is the secret that allows us to actually move it into other projects. So let me just jump out of here and go back into our Jump project. and as I come along here and click on this guy here, let me show you over here where it says Chroma Key. So Chroma Key is a little functionality that you get in KineMaster – let me just go back into that So I just need to bring the Opacity up so you can actually see this. There we go. So that is the graphic that I have brought in from my other timeline / project. in fact, if I stretch this out, you will see that all my motion graphics are actually there. You see? So I have this one extra clip that I can bring on in and then depending on what is on the page so, in this case, we have got the Jump graphic. and what this will do, when I use the Alpha Key it actually cuts out they key color which you can select using this here – and obviously it is green – and you can sort of play around with these guys here until you get it exactly right.
But what I also did was I reduced the overall opacity down and then you get this effect here so that is how I created that. That took a little longer to explain than I thought but I think you will agree, there are a couple of really good tips in there and I hope that helps you take your own projects to the next level. So the first thing we are going to do is start a new project. Just click here on the Plus button and chose the aspect ratio depending on how you shot your video. In this case, I am going to go with 16:9 and now we need to click on Media and we can start adding some footage. So I want this clip, and I want this clip. Just to start with. Because what I am going to show you right now is how to create a speed ramp. And a speed ramp simply, is when you shoot footage at one speed, let us say slow motion and in this case, 240 frames per second and you want to change it so that some of it is going fast and some of it is going slow.
and you can do this when you shoot your footage on an iPhone for example, you can actually define the area on that single clip, but thats pretty boring if you have only got one clip. So we want to edit a few clips together and to do that, we are going to use KineMaster here and we can apply these speed ramps as well. I am just pinching here so I can zoom out and see all of my footage. And this is really the challenge with slow motion. If I hit Play you have a really long time to wait before anything happens. So let us just hit pause and I am going to scrub forward here, in the timeline, until I see my hero. Now this is Benn Mason and just as he appears here, I click on the timeline. Now we click on the Scissors and now we click Trim left of playhead and that means that the footage now starts from that point. Just so you know, you can actually click on that and fine-tune it.
by dragging on this little bar on the side here – this little yellow bar – and that works on both sides actually. So that is kind of cool! And you can see there, just really small, the writing says 0.13x so that is telling us how fast this footage actually is playing back. Now that is cool. We can leave that for a second and get it to the point where we want to jump which is just here and then we are going to make a cut so again, we can click on the Scissors we go down here and it says Split at playhead we click on that and now, we have this little section here and then it cuts and we have this section where he jumps over and he lands – and lets cut that again Split at playhead and then… he travels through and goes over this other jump So lets cut just before we get to that jump Split at playhead and then we go for a little bit more and finally we are going to give that one more cut.
Ok, so we have a whole bunch of little cuts. Now I am going to pinch and just push my fingers out so that I can zoom in on the timeline here and what we are going to do is change the speed of each of these clips – so the first clip… as he leads up to the jump, I actually want that to be normal time so lets click on speed here and… ok… we can go to 1. That is, literally normal time, normal speed. Or we can shortcut by clicking on that. Ok, so we will click here to accept those changes now, as he jumps over, lets have a look at the speed setting so we can choose from anywhere from the speed that we shot it, to kind of half the speed – and the reason why that is the case is because that little clip is not quite long enough to allow for playing back at just normal speed. So if you do not see 1x, the reason why is because that clip is not long enough. Look, I will show you. If I just drag it out, like so and make the clip longer so when we play it back at normal speed, obviously the length of the clip shortens and when that happens we need it to be more than one second.
you see now we have got the option? So… we are actually happy with this playing back in slow motion and as he lands there – in fact, I need to undo that because otherwise I am going to mess up my little sequence. So let me just go back a couple of steps here before I started messing around with that. So here we go… and then he lands… and then this section here I guess we want that at normal speed and its too short! But what we could do is we could use a second shot – and as you know, I have a second shot – let me just delete this. I will come across there and click on the Trash can. So I have another shot here and this is really the key to getting great footage Do not just shoot it once. Shoot it several times from different angles. So Ive actually shot this particular jump twice.
Oh, look! There is a little bird in there. In slow motion. Oh no – is it? its a dragon fly! look, there is a dragon fly in my footage! Check this out. Was that? That was a dragon fly! The things you catch when you are shooting slow motion. Alright, so lets zoom forward here. Oh, here he is. Here is Benn. Comes in for a big jump and obviously shooting down low, up at the bicycle, it makes this jump look a lot more like it actually appears when you are on the push bike looking down on it. Because I have got to tell you, it is pretty scary! Ok, we want this little section here– Probably from about there. What we are going to do is we are going to match the cut to the action in the last video clip. So lets just Trim this to the left. Im going to show you a little short cut in a second which you are going to like as well. So here we go we are going to come back here and so this jump here..
. this section here, we are going to click on our new track and we are going to drag it across and actually replace that footage that we had just a moment ago. So now have a look at this. He comes around, jumps and then disappears from frame… Perfect – and as soon as he's disappeared from frame, he could really be anywhere. Now once again, I want to trim this footage off to the right, now, as you have seen, I will click here and click the Scissors but there is actually a shortcut to do this, If we click on the clip, down here on the right hand side, you can click here and you have a hot button that does the exact same thing – so you will notice these hot buttons are all way round the whole thing. If I click on the Accept button and I click over here, this actually gives me a quick snapshot of all the different features so that is a very nifty feature.
Ok, so we need to match this cut here I am pinching and zooming in and we are going to get ourselves here so that these two cuts kind of make sense. Right now, as you can see, despite the fact that I cut that at a point where I felt it was right, because I was not zoomed in its really important that when you make your cuts you zoom in really tight onto the timeline all the way in… so that when you make a cut it actually does the cut where you want. So I need to adjust this guy and go backwards. lets just click on that and just drag across here a little bit…and a little bit further… here we go, because we are zoomed in so far it is taking a little bit but that is ok. Alright, that is about right there. So he is just on the ramp in this shot here and then when we cut… oh, actually, he is going a little bit further.
I think if we pull that one up there, just click here on the Scissors Trim to the right of the playhead here we go, he comes up and then… he is going to get airborne. You know maybe maybe that could work. Lets zoom out, lets play it back. He comes through here and ka-boom. Now something I will point out is when you are playing this back– when you are actually editing it– depending on how powerful your device is, it might seem a little jerky… the footage might not play back so smoothly when you change the speed ramp. That is absolutely fine. When you export it out, it is going to look perfect. so we have got this here, he comes through, he does his jump through the air and then we have a clear frame which means that we can come back to this other footage here sort of scroll ahead – I think that we do not need that one at all.
.. just delete that…and we have got this sort of landing and we can choose where we are going to have him land. We could have him sort of in that part there – or really, in any part at all. Let's go for this here. I think that works. Trim to the left… do I need to trim to the left? Ahh – pro tip. You need at least one second on KineMaster to enable you to make either a cut or an edit ok? So the same thing I was talking about before with the speed ramp, you need to be sure you have got at least a second of footage. So a second ago, I was not able to trim to the left. You see? It has disappeared and the reason why is because I have not got one second of footage there. so we need to come back until the edit option appears. see here – it disappears then comes back so there we go, we have at least a second there and Trim to the left of playhead Now of course, if I did not have this cut in the middle that would not be affecting me at all. But, because I have that cut, it is causing me a little issue there and what I can do is actually delete this one and now bring this across.
… lets see how we are going here Ok, so what we are going to do is he is going to land full speed – and then I am going to see if we have got a second here now. So before we had a problem. Now, I think we will be ok. Lets check it out. How fast can we go? Well we can speed it up a little bit. Alright, thats good! So then he goes back into slow motion and we are out, and that is basically what I created… Trim to the right and lets watch it all the way through. So there you have it, that is how easy it is to create a speed ramp when you shoot slow motion and you want to change the speeds of that slow motion to play normal speed through the boring stuff and then slow it down for the good stuff that is how you do it in KineMaster..