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How To Export As MP4 From Premiere Pro - 6 EASY Steps

Exporting in Adobe Premiere Pro is the final step in the video editing process. In this guide, we'll go over how to export your video with the most optimal settings

January 26, 2023
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How To Export Video In Premiere Pro

Exporting in Adobe Premiere Pro is the final step in the video editing process. It involves rendering the edited video project into a final video file, which can then be played on a computer or device, uploaded to the internet, or burned to a DVD or Blu-ray disc. When exporting, you can choose from a variety of video formats and codecs, such as MP4, H.264, and ProRes, and customize the output settings such as resolution, bitrate, and audio encoding. Exporting also allows you to output a single video or multiple videos at once, and can be done using the "Export" or "Queue" option. Properly exporting your video is important to ensure that it looks and sounds the way you intended it to.


How To Export Premiere Pro To Mp4 1080p, 4k & All Other Resolutions

Here's How To Export Premiere Pro To Mp4 Without Losing Quality:

  1. Make sure your video project is complete and that all necessary edits have been made.
  2. Go to "File" and select "Export" from the dropdown menu.
  3. In the "Export" window that appears, choose a format and preset for your export. You can also customize the output settings, such as resolution and bitrate, by clicking on the "Export Settings" button.
  4. Select an output location for the exported file by clicking on the "Output Name" field.
  5. Click on the "Export" button to start the exporting process. A progress bar will appear to show the progress of the export.
  6. When the export is complete, a window will appear indicating that the export was successful. Click on "OK" to close the window and complete the export process.

That's it! Your video should now be exported and ready for viewing, uploading, or further distribution.

Exporting Video With The Correct Aspect Ratio And Resolution & Selecting The Best Preset For Your Mp4 Video

Exporting a video with the correct aspect ratio and resolution is important to ensure that it looks good on different screens and devices. The aspect ratio is the ratio of the width to the height of the video frame, and common aspect ratios include 16:9, 4:3, and 2.35:1. The resolution is the number of pixels in the video frame, and higher resolutions result in clearer and more detailed images but also larger file sizes.

To export a video with the correct aspect ratio and resolution in Adobe Premiere Pro, you should first choose a preset that is appropriate for your needs. The preset will determine the aspect ratio, resolution, and other output settings of the exported video. To select a preset, go to "File" > "Export" and choose a format and preset from the dropdown menus in the "Export" window. Some popular presets for MP4 exports include "H.264 YouTube 1080p" and "H.264 Vimeo 1080p." You can also customize the output settings by clicking on the "Export Settings" button.

Once you have chosen a preset, you can adjust the output settings if necessary. To change the aspect ratio, go to the "Video" tab in the "Export Settings" window and select a different aspect ratio from the "Display Aspect Ratio" dropdown menu. To change the resolution, go to the "Scaling" tab and enter a new value in the "Resolution" field. Remember to consider the final destination of the video when selecting the aspect ratio and resolution, as different platforms and devices may have different requirements.

Using The H.264 Codec For Mp4 Exports

H.264 (also known as AVC or MPEG-4 Part 10) is a popular video codec that is commonly used for MP4 exports. It is known for providing high-quality video at relatively low bitrates, making it a good choice for exporting videos that will be streamed or shared online. H.264 is also widely supported by various devices and platforms, including computers, smartphones, tablets, and video-sharing websites.

Where Does Premiere Pro Export To

By default, Adobe Premiere Pro exports video to the location specified in the "Preferences" menu. To access the "Preferences" menu, go to "Edit" > "Preferences" (Windows) or "Premiere Pro" > "Preferences" (macOS). In the "Preferences" window, go to the "Scratch Disks" tab and look for the "Video Cache" and "Audio Cache" fields. These fields specify the default locations where Premiere Pro will export video and audio files.

Setting Up A Custom Output Location For The Exported File

To set up a custom output location for an exported file in Adobe Premiere Pro, follow these steps:

  1. Go to "File" and select "Export" from the dropdown menu.
  2. In the "Export" window that appears, click on the "Output Name" field.
  3. A "Save As" window will appear, allowing you to select a custom location for the exported file.
  4. Use the "Save As" window to navigate to the desired location and enter a name for the exported file in the "File Name" field.
  5. Click on the "Save" button to set the custom output location and close the "Save As" window.

It is a good idea to choose a location with enough free space to accommodate the exported file, as well as to have a backup location in case the primary location becomes unavailable. You can also consider using a fast and reliable storage device, such as an external hard drive or a solid-state drive, to improve the speed and reliability of the export process.