You’ve just downloaded the latest version of KineMaster, the hottest video editing software on the market, and as soon as you try to open your first project, you see this message in bright red letters: CONVERT PROJECT TO FULL VERSION TO REMOVE WATERMARK. But what if there was a completely free way to remove that watermark? Here’s how!
Why would anyone make it this hard?
KineMaster is a great free video editing software that I’ve been using for my content. I love all of the features it has and how user-friendly it is, but then there’s one thing that’s been a bit frustrating – its watermark.
Even if you don’t want to make changes to your videos or just need a way to save them, their watermark will still be visible and look out of place. That was until I found this awesome trick: if you put an image of your own logo on top of the KineMaster text in any footage slot, it’ll hide the watermark! It can take some finessing to get it lined up correctly, but once you do, your watermark stays in place even when you export your videos. It also doesn’t matter what type of footage slot you’re hiding the watermark from; no matter what type of media (video or photo) you’re inserting the image into, it’ll look natural and unnoticeable.
How to do it (the right way)
A new update for KineMaster for Android was released, and some users have noticed that the watermark is still there. You’ll have to delete and reinstall it in order to fix this. Once you’ve done so, don’t open the app yet! Go back to your phone’s settings > apps > tap on KineMaster > storage > clear cache. Once you’ve done this, go back into your phone’s settings > apps > KineMaster and open it up. It should now be bug-free! If not, try clearing data instead of just cache. There is a free alternative called Video Editor by VDOX if you want an alternative to remove the watermark (though with some limitations). If neither of these methods work, let us know on Twitter @KineMaster – we’re always listening!
How not to do it (the wrong way)
Find a friend with some video editing skills and tell them you’ll pay them. Or, ask on social media for someone’s help. These days there are plenty of skilled videographers who are willing to work pro bono if they like your project or business. Send them the video, wait for their response and then send them $5-$10 via PayPal when they’re done. Keep in mind that this will take time, as well as being at the mercy of another person’s schedule.
It’s also not 100% guaranteed that the watermark will be removed 100%. Some people have had luck using voice-overs or other techniques to hide it altogether.