Save as Video

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You’ve put the finishing touches on your KineMaster video project and you’re ready to post it to Facebook, message it to a friend on WhatsApp, send it to a coworker on Slack, or just keep it in your Photos app for later. So, what’s the next step? You’re going to have to save your KineMaster project as a video . 

Saving your video in KineMaster is easy! Tap the export button in the top right corner of the KineMaster project screen. 

If you’re not a KineMaster subscriber, your KineMaster project will save with a watermark in the top right corner. If you are subscribed to KineMaster Premium, your video will save without a watermark.

The Save as Video screen provides three different settings on the left, and shows previously saved versions of your project on the right. 

Resolution • Frame Rate (FPS) • Bitrate • Saved Versions • Troubleshooting

Save as Video Settings

KineMaster’s Save as Video screen gives you control of the final video resolution, frame rate, file type, and bitrate. Once you have selected the appropriate settings, just tap Save and the saving process will begin.

TIP: Don’t close KineMaster or put your device to sleep while KineMaster is saving your video.

Resolution

The resolution of your video refers to how many pixels are in a row and column of your video. 

Not every phone or tablet is powerful enough to save your projects at KineMaster’s maximum supported settings (4K resolution at 60 frames per second). If your resolution scroll wheel doesn’t include 4K, 2K, 1080p, or 720p output, this is probably the reason. You can find out more here.

A good rule of thumb is to select the save settings of the lowest quality video clip or image in your KineMaster project. This will prevent your final video from looking “blurry.” 

So, for example, if you have a video that you recorded on your phone at 1080p and another video a friend shared with you that was recorded at 720p, you should export your video at 720p for the best results.

TIP: Scroll to the bottom of the Resolution options to find animated GIF save settings. 

Frame Rate (FPS)

The frame rate of a video is how many images are shown per second. At the highest setting (60 FPS), your video will look incredibly smooth. At lower settings (12 or 15 FPS), you may notice that some motion appears to suddenly jump or stutter. 

Like your resolution setting, you should save at the lowest video clip FPS contained in your KineMaster project. So, for example, if you recorded a video at 30 frames per second (FPS) and also have a screen recording that is 24 FPS, you should save your video at 24 FPS. 

If you select a frame rate higher than your recorded video clips’ FPS, you may notice some unintended effects, like a shorter-than-expected video duration, or strange motion effects. 

Bitrate

Frame Rate controls the number of images shown each second. Bitrate controls the compression quality of each of those images. Moving the bitrate slider to the left increases the compression and lowers the quality of each frame. Moving the bitrate slider to the right lowers the compression increases the quality of each image. 

Next to the Save button, you can see the predicted final file size of your video. You will notice that lowering the compression (moving the bitrate slider to the right) increases the final file size. 

What bitrate should I choose?

Choose a bitrate based on what you plan to do with your video. If you’re going to save it to your home media server to watch on your 4K TV, you can safely set the bitrate slider to the highest setting. If you’re going to send a video to a friend who’s cellular provider has a monthly data cap, you’ll want to pull the bitrate slider all the way down, to save them an expensive surprise. 

Sharing videos to social media comes with other bitrate recommendations. A simple Google search for “your social media site” + “bitrate” will bring up lots of information. 

The links to bitrate recommendations for the most popular sharing sites are provided here, for your convenience.

YouTube

Vimeo

Facebook

Twitter

Instagram & IGTV

TikTok

Now, you’re ready to tap the Save button! When you do, a progress bar will appear. Be sure to follow the instructions and don’t close KineMaster or turn off your device while KineMaster exports. That will stop the exporting process and you’ll have to start over.

Saved Versions

When you open the Save as Video screen in a KineMaster project for the first time, the right side of the screen is empty. After your project completes saving, the video will appear. You can see the video name and three buttons to the right: Preview, Share, and Delete.

KineMaster Projects are named with the “km” prefix, your project name, and the saved resolution. If you’d like to change your project name, exit to the KineMaster home screen and tap and hold on your project thumbnail. “Rename” is the second from the top option that appears.

Tap the Preview button to watch your saved video. Tap the Share button to upload your video to social media sites, messaging apps, cloud storage providers, or send it to other apps on your device. Tap the Delete button to remove the saved video from your device’s storage (if you do this, you won’t be able to recover this file later).

 

Troubleshooting

It’s taking a very long time to save my video!

Saving a video from KineMaster makes heavy use of your phone, tablet, or Chromebook’s processor. Not all mobile device processors are equal. Processors on the very latest top-of-the-line devices are quite powerful. The processor in an older, budget device from several years ago won’t be able to save your videos quickly. For slower devices, be sure that you plug in to keep your battery power up and wait for the project to save. 

My saving progress bar has stopped

KineMaster saves your video project to your phone, tablet, or Chromebook’s internal storage. The most common reason for the saving progress bar to stop is that your internal storage is full. You can check to see how much storage remains on your device in the Settings app. KineMaster’s Save as Video screen also provides that information for you, next to the Save button. Use the bitrate slider to control the final size of your video. Make sure that the final video isn’t larger than the remaining space in your internal storage.

Occasionally, a KineMaster asset may have problems rendering to a particular video clip. If your device has plenty of storage space, but your saving progress bar is still freezing, note the point along the progress bar where save stopped. The saving progress bar roughly corresponds to your project timeline. If your save is stopping one-third of the way, look in that general area of your KineMaster project. Change or remove the KineMaster assets in that part of your project. Then, try saving again. 

If you’re using an Android device and have changed the Advanced and Experimental settings to use unlimited layers, this can also cause saving to stop. Revert the Advanced and Experimental settings back to their original off positions and try saving your project again.

If these solutions don’t work, you should get in touch with KineMaster’s tech support team. Click here to learn how.

My exported video looks blurry when I watch it in the Photos app (iOS) or Gallery app (Android)

This usually happens when you have saved a video at a higher resolution than the original video clip in your KineMaster project. Increasing the saved resolution of a 720p video clip to 4K will increase the size of the pixels, generally reducing the quality of the video. 

You can use the Information button after selecting a video clip in your project to see what the video clip’s resolution is. Learn more about the Information button here.

My exported video looks blurry when I watch it after uploading it

Reasons for blurry playback from most Internet sites has to do with how the sites buffer your video, rather than a problem with your device, or with KineMaster. On Facebook, there’s a specific option to select for HD video uploads. On YouTube, if your Internet connection is slow, it will automatically play a lower resolution version of your video. Make sure you’re watching your video on a fast wifi connection to see the highest quality version of your video. 

I get an error message when I try to export

If you get an error message when you try to export your video, you need to double-check that you are running the latest version of KineMaster. You can do that by visiting Google Play or Apple’s App Store, searching for KineMaster, and tapping Update if that’s an option. 

If you are running the latest version of KineMaster and continue to see an error message, please contact KineMaster’s tech support team. Click here to learn how.

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