Once you’ve finished editing your video project, Premiere Pro allows you to easily export your sequence in the format best suited for your needs. Before getting too caught up with codecs, frame rates, and other settings, however, it’s essential to determine the delivery destination of your video. Where will it be screened/viewed? Are you exporting it for web upload or are you looking to deliver a high-resolution file to a client? In this quick tutorial, we’ll focus on a step-by-step approach for exporting video in the H.264, ProRes and Photo-JPEG codecs.
Exporting in H.264
In order to get your export going, make sure your timeline window is highlighted and click on File > Export > Media (keyboard shortcut Cmd+M or Ctrl+M). This will open the Export Settings window.
At the top, you’ll see an option to “Match Sequence Settings.” In most cases, it’s best to stay away from this and leave this checkbox unchecked.
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