However, if you want to share your videos with others, you’ll need to export them in a format that they can understand.
In this article, we’ll show you how to export Adobe Premiere videos so that they can be played on different devices and platforms.
Let’s get started!
Premiere Pro files can be exported as MP4 files.
Follow these simple procedures to export Premiere Pro in MP4 format:
1. Launch the interface.
2. Open the Export Settings Panel by going to File > Export > Media, or by pressing Ctrl + M.
3. To export as MP4, go to the top of the panel and change the format to MPEG4.
4. Select Export.
Step 1: Navigate to File > Export > Media…, or press Ctrl + M (Windows) or Command + M (Mac) (Mac)
Step 2: The Export Settings Panel will be displayed as a result of this command. You may fine-tune every detail for your project here. Change the format to MPEG4 at the top of the window to export as an.mp4.
Step 3: After that, make any necessary changes (we’ll go over them all later in this guide) and click Export. The project will then be completed.
Examined Exporting a File
What about the other million options available on this panel? This panel can be intimidating and overwhelming to a rookie video editor. Let’s go over everything on the panel and dissect it.
I’m looking at MPEG4 alternatives as a starting point. The possibilities for each format may differ. You may have different tools that were not available before, or certain alternatives may be unavailable. It is determined by the format. The majority of the general settings will remain unchanged.
Steps on Exporting a Finished Video from Premiere Pro
Step 1: Launch the Export Wizard.
In Premiere Pro, go to File>Export>Media to export a video. You can also use the shortcut keys Ctrl + M on Windows or Cmd + M on Mac. When you do this, be sure the sequence you wish to export is selected.
Step 2: Select Your Sequence Options
When exporting a video, the first thing to consider is where the film will be sent and how it will be viewed. Will you be uploading to YouTube and Vimeo? Are you compressing the video to make it easier to distribute to a client? Or are you exporting a high-resolution master version for presentation purposes? The delivery location is critical in determining what parameters are required. There are numerous useful presets included with Premiere Pro and Media Encoder. These presets allow you to rapidly select settings for your exported file.
If you wish to skip these custom options and export with the EXACT settings of your sequence, go to the top and click Match Sequence Settings. This will alter your export settings to match your sequence settings exactly. However, I do not advocate doing so because most delivery destinations demand codecs other than your standard editing or intermediate codec.
Step 3: Determine Which Platform You Will Export From.
In this example, we’ll export from Premiere Pro and upload to YouTube. Premiere Pro now has presets for YouTube and Vimeo, which will export your project with the best recommended settings for both. However, in this case, we’ll be exporting with specific settings.
Step 4: Choose a Format and a Codec
The H.264 codec is the best option for web playback. As a result, we’ll go with H.264 as our format. This is also the most commonly used codec for Premiere video exports. H.264 will be used for eighty to ninety percent of your exports.
Step 5: Finish Adjust Your Bitrate and Tune Your Settings
To specify an output name for the exported video file, click the output name button. Check out this page to learn more about how to correctly name a file. Check both the Export Video and Export Audio boxes to ensure that the file contains both video and audio.
You can change the settings in this window to make them more customized if you are comfortable doing so. Here are my suggested settings for most of my Premiere exports:
Select the Render at Maximum Depth checkbox. This will lengthen your render time, but Premiere will take extra precautions to export your movie as cleanly as possible.
The bit rate determines the size of your file. You can reduce your bitrate to reduce file size if you require a tiny file size. For a master copy, you should export at a high bitrate to get the greatest copy possible.
This is my standard export list: Change the Bitrate Encoding Settings to VBR, 2 Pass, and then drag your Target Bitrate to the file size you want. The dimension will be displayed at the bottom of the window. Make your Maximum Bit Rate twice as fast as your Target Bit Rate. When you select two passes, Premiere will go over your timeline twice to ensure that there are no corrupted frames and that your export is clean.
Step 6: Complete Your Export Either in Premiere or in Media Encoder.
You can now choose between two Premiere Pro export options: Queue and Export.
By selecting Queue, you will be directed to Media Encoder, where the sequence will be added to a queue.
Then, at the top, simply press the green play button to begin the export. This is useful if you wish to export many Premiere Pro sequences at the same time. You can also continue working in Premiere Pro while Media Encoder exports in the background. This is the method of exporting that I use the most.
By selecting Export, you just export the sequence from that window. You will be unable to utilize Premiere Pro while it is exporting in this manner.
That’s all! You’ve just exported your completed video.
Step 7: Save Your Export Preferences for Future Exports
If you frequently use a custom setting, you can save your export settings as a new preset. In the export window, click the Save Preset button next to the preset dropdown. The preset can then be given any name you like. You can now utilize the saved setting in the future.
As you can see, exporting a final film from Premiere Pro is a simple and very flexible process. Want to improve the efficiency of your exports even more? In Media Encoder, you may also add extra output files from the same source sequence, which is useful for producing different file types and sizes of the same video.
OUR FINAL THOUGHTS
So, what’s the most important quality you look for when hiring an employee? If you said “someone who knows how to use Adobe Premiere,” congratulations! You are in luck, because that is exactly what we are going to teach you today. In this tutorial, we will show you how to export your video from Adobe Premiere so that it is ready for upload to YouTube or other social media platforms. Ready to get started? Let’s go!
FREQUENTLY ASK QUESTIONS
How to Save or Export Premiere Pro Projects to MP4 Format
1. Complete the edits.
2. In the top menu bar, select File.
3. Click the Export button.
4. Select the Media tab.
5. Select 264 from the Format list.
6. Click the Output Name button and type in a name and path.
7. Select the Export option.
What is the best way to export a 1080p video from Premiere Pro?
In Premiere Pro, go to File>Export>Media to export a video. You can also use the shortcut keys Ctrl + M on Windows or Cmd + M on Mac. When you do this, be sure the sequence you wish to export is selected. This will open the Export Settings window.
How can I export Premiere Pro to mp4 without sacrificing quality?
In Premiere Pro, go to File > Export Media. In After Effects, go to Composition > Add to Adobe Media Encoder Queue. Once the Media Encoder is launched, in the queue, click the “output file” link to adjust the settings. Scroll down to the bitrate options in the video settings.