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Best Format To Export From Premiere Pro?

Best Format To Export From Premiere Pro?

When it comes to editing video files, Adobe Premier Pro is one of the biggest and most commonly used pieces of software. For it to be useful, however, you need to know how to export video. An understanding of Premiere Pro's export function is one of the core skills; after all, you cannot watch or share your videos without exporting them first. Learn everything you need to know, including what is the best format to export from Premiere Pro.

Exporting Video

First things first, you need to understand how to export video. In Premiere Pro, the process has been made relatively straightforward. To begin, either click "File" at the top of the window and select "Media" under "Export," or use the shortcut "Control/Command + M." This will open up the Export Menu, which lists all of the options for exporting. Most importantly, you need to select the destination for the new file, the name of the file, an exporting codec, and a file type. Additionally, you should confirm that you are exporting both audio and video by checking the appropriate boxes.

The Best Format

All of the exporting options listed above are incredibly simple, with the exception of codec and file type. Together, these two options determine the format of your export, the quality of the video, how big the file will be, how long it will take to export, and more. So, what is the best format to export from Premiere Pro? That question actually does not have a single answer. The best format will depend on your unique needs and what you plan to do with the finished video. If you plan to upload it online, you should use a different format than if you plan to share it with friends in person.

Your Export Options

No matter what you plan to do with your video, one of these three formats will most likely be best:

  • H.264 – This is the most common and most versatile video codec, and it is commonly used to create MP4 or 3GP files. It has high quality, short render times, and small files.
  • AVI – If you want the highest quality possible, you can't beat AVI. It will take a long time to export and the file will be very large, however.
  • TIFF Sequence – In the case of export error, this format allows you to start the export right where it stopped, rather than starting over. This is a good option for longer videos.
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