The Kino Interface

The Kino window consists of several elements:

♦ The menu bar: Provides access to all of the modes and editing features.

♦ The toolbar: Provides buttons for quick access to common editing features.

♦ The storyboard: Displays individual clips from a video for selecting and removing from the video file.

♦ The mode pages: Provides options for the specific editing mode used.

♦ The scrub bar: Allows you to seek within the movie by dragging the arrow pointer.

♦ The transport controls: Controls playback and fast seeking through the video file.

The mode pages are the key to Kino. Each mode page provides a different editing interface for interacting with the individual video clips in the video file. Six mode pages are available and are described in Table 12-2.

Table 12-2: The Kino Mode Pages

Mode Page



Displays the video clip segment. You can use Edit mode to move clips around in

order and remove clips from the storyboard. Once you rearrange the clips you

can view the result in the Edit mode window.


Selects an external device from which to capture video. You can record the

video captured from the external device to make new clips in the storyboard.


Displays the video clips along with timestamp information, showing the relative

times for each clip in the storyboard and how they contribute to the overall time

of the video.


Provides basic cut-and-paste features within the video clips. You can use Trim

mode to insert and remove clips from the video.


Adds basic special effects to the video, such as blur, pixilation, flips, and chang-

ing colors.


Allows you to output the current video to another format or device.

As you can see from its modes, Kino has a long way to go before it becomes a professional-quality video-editing tool, but it does provide a basic video-editing environment for working on simple video files.

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