30 Dec 2021

Best Settings to Export Video From
Premiere Pro

export in premiere pro

Exporting video in Premiere Pro can be confusing if you haven't done it before, but honestly, it's really easy. You just need to know what settings to use and that's why I'm here.

Premiere pro is one the best editing software programs on the market today. It features nearly all of the codecs that anyone would ever need, with the best compatibility.

Exporting from Premiere Pro

1. Go to Premiere Pro

Open your project or create a new one. Once it's open, go to step 2.

2. Go to 'File' > 'Export' > 'Media...'

After clicking 'Media...', a window will open where you can edit your export settings.

3. Set your settings

Set whatever settings suit your needs. In Premiere Pro, there are many different presets you can use such as YouTube, Twitter and more.

export window

4. (Optional) Media Encoder

You can export using Adobe Media Encoder if you would like to keep using Premiere Pro while you are exporting. All you need to do is click the 'Queue' button in the Premiere Pro export window, and Media Encoder will open.

queue button export

What's the best codec to export for Instagram in Premiere Pro?

I know the best codec to use for Instagram after many times testing over the years. All we need is to do is follow the steps above and use these settings:

  • Format - H.264
  • Bitrate encoding - CBR
  • Target bitrate (Mbps) - 16
h264 exportcbr export

What's the best codec to export for Facebook in Premiere Pro?

These are the best settings to use to export to Facebook:

  • Format - H.264
  • Bitrate encoding - VBR, 1 pass
  • Target bitrate (Mbps) - 42
  • Resolution - 4K (3840 x 2160 16:9, or any 4K resolution for your ratio)
vbr export premiere pro

What's the best codec to export for YouTube and Vimeo in Premiere Pro?

Premiere Pro has some YouTube and Vimeo codecs available to use. Please click the 'Preset' tab, this will open up all the presets to use.

  • Format - H.264
  • Preset - Choose your relevant preset if you want
  • Bitrate encoding - VBR, 1 pass
  • Target bitrate (Mbps) - 142
  • Resolution - 4K (3840 x 2160 16:9, or any 4K resolution for your ratio)

Summary

There it is, all the presets I choose for exporting. If you have any suggestions, feel free to leave a comment. Hope it helps you.

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