Saving your Adobe Premiere project as an MP4 file is a great way to make sure that you have a backup of your work, and can also share it with others easily.
In this article, we’ll show you how to save a project as an MP4 file.
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. To open the Export Settings Panel, go to File > Export > Media, or press Ctrl + M.
3. Simply change the format to MPEG4 at the top of the panel to export as MP4.
4. Select Export.
Procedure in Steps (with Pictures)
Navigate to File > Export > Media…, or press Ctrl + M (Windows) or Command + M (Mac) (Mac)
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.
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.
Let’s start with the settings in the upper left corner, Source and Output.
Panel on the Upper Left
The source video is displayed before the export settings are applied. To see how the export parameters are applied to your material, toggle between the Source and Output tabs.
You can crop your image here by using a margin or a Crop Proportion, which provides you with several aspect ratios.
The Output panel displays a preview of your final image.
Panel on the Bottom Left
The number on the left reflects the position of the playhead on the timeline. The duration of the video is indicated by the number on the right.
These two triangles define the timeline’s In Point and Out Point. Another method is to drag the triangles beneath the timeline to set the duration. You can export the entire video or a section of it by adjusting the duration of the movie.
If the timeline indication is included in the export, it is highlighted in blue; otherwise, it is greyed out.
This button, which may be toggled on and off, performs Aspect Ratio Correction.
This option changes the zoom level in the Output preview. You can zoom in and out, or choose Fit to make it fit neatly in the frame.
The Source Range function allows you to rapidly set the duration of your video. You have the following options:
Top Right Panel, Export Settings
You may pick between presets and the format of your video in the Export Settings section. You can speed up the process by creating custom settings.
Export Settings (middle right panel)
There are six tabs in this panel: Effects, Video, Audio, Multiplexer, Captions, and Publish. We’ll begin with Effects and work our way up.
Lumetri Look/LUT: This effect allows you to apply different color grades to your project. To use a preset, check the box and select one from the dropdown menu. You may also apply a custom preset by clicking “Select…” on one of the preset selections in the dropdown menu. The style will be applied, and you will be able to see a preview of it on the output screen.
SDR Conform: Use this effect to convert HDR (High Dynamic Range) footage to SDR video (Standard Dynamic Range). Your video can now be viewed on non-HDR devices after being converted.
You can adjust the video’s brightness, contrast, and soft knee. (A lesser-known phrase for the transition to complete compression mode is soft knee.) Controlling this transition prevents strong clipping and reduces distortion in the final image.
Image Overlay: Use this tool to place an image on top of a video.
Applied: Browse for and select the picture to be overlaid. You can also delete the image and start over.
Position: Drag the image to the desired location. You can select center, top center, and so on.
Offset: Shifts the image’s location along the X/Y axis, allowing you to precisely nudge it.
Size: Affects the image’s scale.
Absolute Sizing: If this box is ticked, the image will scale to its original resolution.
Opacity: Modifies the image’s opacity.
Name Overlay: With this tool, you can add text to your video. You can use a prefix, a suffix, both, the source file name, and other options. You can also adjust the text’s location, size, and opacity.
Timecode Overlay: This function adds a timecode overlay to the video. You can change the position, opacity, size, and source of the timecode. The source will determine whether the time code is read from the source media or constructed from scratch.
Time Tuner: This function allows you to shorten or lengthen the runtime of a video. The program will silently duplicate or remove frames, allowing you to adjust the sequence without reediting.
Current Duration: The video’s current time duration.
Target Duration: The amount of time you aim to attain.
Duration Change: The percentage of the video’s duration that has changed.
Allows you to switch between using the duration change percentage and the goal duration option in Preset Use.
Skip Slates: Skips still photos that are longer than 10 seconds.
Loudness Standard: Audio level presets.
Target Loudness: This specifies the desired level of loudness. This option is disabled for settings that already have this standard defined.
Tolerance: Adjusts the loudness when it exceeds the tolerance range.
Max Genuine Peak Level: This setting establishes a limiter for the maximum true peak level.
True Peak Limiter Configuration: Personalize True Peak Limiter.
Write a Loudness Report and specify the location of the report: Writes a loudness report and allows you to specify the location of the document.
Frame Size: Change the frame size of the video, either locking in the aspect ratio or not.
Frame Rate: Modify the video’s frame rate.
Change the order in which each pair of video fields is recorded (Field Order). The display order of interlaced fields can be changed to Upper First or Lower First. This would be used for interlaced formats like PAL or NTSC; progressive is the industry standard for film and web media.
Aspect ratio: The film’s aspect ratio. You have the option of using presets or creating a custom ratio.
TV Standards: You have two options: NTSC or PAL, which stand for National Television Standards Committee and Phase Alternate Line, respectively. If the Match Source rate option is enabled, the standard will be determined by the source’s attributes.
Profile: You have the option of choosing between Simple and Advanced Simple. Controls things like chroma format and compression technique. The bitrate range is likewise constrained by the profile.
Level: Choose a level between 0 and 3. Limits the amount of frame rate options, field order, frame size, bit rate, aspect, chroma, and other video compression settings.
(If you are unsure about which level or profile to use, enable match source.) If you enable this, the best settings will be selected based on the source media.)
Render at Maximum Depth: This will produce a video with a color depth of 32 bits.
Bitrate Encoding: You can choose between CBR (constant bit rate) and VBR (variable bit rate) (Variable Bit Rate). CBR maintains a steady data rate, which shortens export times but reduces video quality.
VBR optimizes the data rate to fit the complexity of the video, resulting in a better final result. You have the option of using 1 or 2 Pass VBR.
Target Bitrate: This number determines the overall bitrate during encoding.
Maximum Bitrate: Sets the maximum values that can be used during VBR encoding.
If this option is left unchecked, the system will select a keyframe distance based on the frame rate and export format. If enabled, you can choose how frequently keyframes are placed into the movie.
Short Header: This function makes the header into a square shape, which is ideal for sharing videos to Instagram. To create the square shape, the header will either expand or crop.
Resynchronization Marker: After an error has been detected, resynchronization markers are used to reestablish synchronization between the bitstream and the decoder. This feature for encoding can be enabled or disabled.
Choose between Monoscopic, Stereoscopic – Over/Under, and Stereoscopic – Side by Side frame layouts.
The term “monoscopic” refers to viewing with only one eye at a time. Stereoscopic imaging creates an image by using two lenses (both eyes) to see the scene from two separate angles. Both can be viewed with a headset, but only monoscopic can be viewed without one.
Horizontal/vertical Field of View: This setting controls the height and width of the view size in degrees.
Choose the audio codec that will be used to encode the audio stream.
The sample rate is the number of audio samples conveyed each second, measured in kHz or Hz. The quality of audio produced at greater sample rates is higher.
You should export audio at the same sample rate at which it was recorded, without increasing the sample rate. Increasing the sample rate over the initial rate has no effect on the sound quality.
The number of channels in the final output audio is referred to as the channel count. You have the option of selecting Mono, Stereo, or 5.1.
When the audio bitrate is less than 40 kbps, Premiere suggests enabling this option.
Audio Quality: Select your audio quality, which might be high, medium, or low.
You have two choices for precedence: Bitrate or Sample Rate. Bitrate will limit the sample rate based on the audio bitrate selected for the project. By selecting Sample Rate, you can limit the bitrate values for a certain sample rate.
Oversampled Mode: Enabling oversampled mode will provide you with the best audio quality available for your project.
Captions can be exported in three ways: not at all, as a separate file from the video, or burned into the video. It should be remembered that when captions are burned into video, they become part of the video file and cannot be detached in the exported video.
File Type/Frame Rate: You can select the file format for the caption, either EBU N19 Subtitle file or SubRip Subtitle format. You can also select the captions’ ultimate frame rate.
Info: This option allows you to fine-tune all of the metadata for the captions.
Adobe Creative Cloud: Selecting this option will publish your file to Adobe Creative Cloud, a cloud service where Adobe can save your files for use across all Adobe products. The panel displays the Creative Cloud file location and allows you to add a subfolder.
Behance: Behance, Adobe’s social networking platform and showcase, is ideal for artists wishing to collaborate with other experts and promote their work. Log in to your account, add descriptions and tags, and then choose whether or not to remove the local file after upload.
Facebook: This option allows you to publish directly to your Facebook Feed. Once you’re logged in and have Media Encoder access, you may select the page, add a title and description, and delete the local file once you’re finished uploading. A simple and tidy procedure.
FTP: File Move Protocol is a protocol used to transfer files over a network. Log in to your server here, input the server port, the FTP access location in the Remote path, the number of attempts to connect the server in Retries, and after publishing, the option to delete the local file
Test allows you to validate the connection to the FTP server. Verify upload will confirm that the upload process was successful with you.
Vimeo is a video-sharing website. Many film professionals use it to show off their work. Vimeo’s remarkable feature is the ability to upload 4K video. After logging in, you may choose the channel to upload to, enter a title and description, make it public or private, add tags, and delete the local file after uploading.
YouTube: One of the finest ways to reach a large audience is through YouTube. After logging in, you can choose the channel, playlist, title, description, privacy, tags, custom thumbnail, and delete the local file after it has been uploaded.
Use Maximum Render Quality: This option raises the quality scaling. Overall, it will lengthen the encoding process. When scaling to a different frame size than the source material, this option will maintain more details and avoid aliasing.
Import Into Project: This will import the exported video into your Premiere Pro project.
Set Start Timecode: This option will set your starting timecode to a custom time rather than the timecode of the source.
Use Previews: This option will use the previously generated preview files. The use of preview files expedites the exporting procedure.
Use Proxies: Proxies are low-resolution duplicates of your high-resolution film. Enable the proxy function if you need a speedy export but don’t need to see the final video in high-quality resolution.
Render Alpha Channel Only: This will only render the video’s alpha channel.
You can pick between Frame Sampling, Frame Blending, and Optical Flow for time interpolation. When the frame rate of the finished video differs from that of the source, you use this function.
Estimated File Size: This is the estimated file size of the video, which is essential if you’re making a video with a limited upload size.
Metadata: This tab appears, displaying all of the project’s metadata.
Setting a bunch of projects to export in the Media Encoder, sleeping, and waking up to finished projects is an example of an editing workflow. This workflow makes the best use of available time.
Export: This will open the video in Premiere Pro.
Cancel: Exit the exporting process.
And there you have it, the various details of Adobe Premiere Pro! If you have any further questions, please visit support.adobe.com. Here, you’ll find professionals and other editors that can guide you through the numerous capabilities of Adobe Premiere Pro.
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FREQUENTLY ASK QUESTION
How can I save a Premiere Pro file as an mp4?
How to Save or Export Premiere Pro Projects to MP4 When you’re through editing, save or export the project to MP4.
1. In the top menu bar, select File.
2. Click the Export button.
3. Select the Media tab.
4. Expand the Format menu and choose 264.
5. Click the Output Name button and type in a name and path.
6. Select the Export option.
What is the best way to save a Premiere Pro project as a video?
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.
Is H264 the same as MP4?
According to the definitions above, MP4 is a file container format, whereas H. 264 is a video compression codec that requires a video container to host the encoded video. H. 264 encoded files are often MP4 files, however they can also be AVI or MKV files.