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Exporting for the Web and mobile devices

  1. Adobe Premiere Pro User Guide
  2. Beta releases
    1. Beta Program Overview
    2. Premiere Pro Beta Home
  3. Getting started
    1. Get started with Adobe Premiere Pro
    2. What's new in Premiere Pro
    3. Release Notes | Premiere Pro
    4. Keyboard shortcuts in Premiere Pro
    5. Accessibility in Premiere Pro
    6. Long Form and Episodic Workflow Guide
  4. Hardware and operating system requirements
    1. Hardware recommendations
    2. System requirements
    3. GPU and GPU Driver requirements
    4. GPU Accelerated Rendering & Hardware Encoding/Decoding
  5. Creating projects
    1. Start a new project
    2. Open projects
    3. Move and delete projects
    4. Work with multiple open projects
    5. Work with Project Shortcuts
    6. Backward compatibility of Premiere Pro projects
    7. Open and edit Premiere Rush projects in Premiere Pro
    8. Best Practices: Create your own project templates
  6. Workspaces and workflows
    1. Workspaces
    2. FAQ | Import and export in Premiere Pro
    3. Working with Panels
    4. Windows touch and gesture controls
    5. Use Premiere Pro in a dual-monitor setup
  7. Capturing and importing
    1. Capturing
      1. Capturing and digitizing footage
      2. Capturing HD, DV, or HDV video
      3. Batch capturing and recapturing
      4. Setting up your system for HD, DV, or HDV capture
    2. Importing
      1. Transfer files
      2. Importing still images
      3. Importing digital audio
    3. Importing from Avid or Final Cut
      1. Importing AAF project files from Avid Media Composer
      2. Importing XML project files from Final Cut Pro 7 and Final Cut Pro X
    4. Supported file formats
    5. Digitizing analog video
    6. Working with timecode
  8. Editing
    1. Sequences
      1. Create and change sequences
      2. Add clips to sequences
      3. Rearrange clips in a sequence
      4. Find, select, and group clips in a sequence
      5. Edit from sequences loaded into the Source Monitor
      6. Simplify sequences
      7. Rendering and previewing sequences
      8. Working with markers
      9. Source patching and track targeting
      10. Scene edit detection
    2. Video
      1. Create and play clips
      2. Trimming clips
      3. Synchronizing audio and video with Merge Clips
      4. Render and replace media
      5. Undo, history, and events
      6. Freeze and hold frames
      7. Working with aspect ratios
    3. Audio
      1. Overview of audio in Premiere Pro
      2. Audio Track Mixer
      3. Adjusting volume levels
      4. Edit, repair, and improve audio using Essential Sound panel
      5. Automatically duck audio
      6. Remix audio
      7. Monitor clip volume and pan using Audio Clip Mixer
      8. Audio balancing and panning
      9. Advanced Audio - Submixes, downmixing, and routing
      10. Audio effects and transitions
      11. Working with audio transitions
      12. Apply effects to audio
      13. Measure audio using the Loudness Radar effect
      14. Recording audio mixes
      15. Editing audio in the timeline
      16. Audio channel mapping in Premiere Pro
      17. Use Adobe Stock audio in Premiere Pro
    4. Advanced editing
      1. Multi-camera editing workflow
      2. Set up and use Head Mounted Display for immersive video in Premiere Pro
      3. Editing VR
    5. Best Practices
      1. Best Practices: Mix audio faster
      2. Best Practices: Editing efficiently
      3. Editing workflows for feature films
  9. Video Effects and Transitions
    1. Overview of video effects and transitions
    2. Effects
      1. Types of effects in Premiere Pro
      2. Apply and remove effects
      3. Effect presets
      4. Automatically reframe video for different social media channels
      5. Color correction effects
      6. Change duration and speed of clips
      7. Adjustment Layers
      8. Stabilize footage
    3. Transitions
      1. Applying transitions in Premiere Pro
      2. Modifying and customizing transitions
      3. Morph Cut
  10. Graphics, Titles, and Animation
    1. Graphics and titles
      1. Overview of the Essential Graphics panel
      2. Create a title
      3. Create a shape
      4. Align and distribute text and shapes
      5. Check spelling and Find and Replace
      6. Apply gradients to text and shapes
      7. Add Responsive Design features to your graphics
      8. Use Motion Graphics templates for titles
      9. Replace images or videos in Motion Graphics templates
      10. Use data-driven Motion Graphics templates
      11. Best Practices: Faster graphics workflows
      12. Working with captions
      13. Speech to Text
      14. Speech to Text in Premiere Pro | FAQ
      15. Retiring the Legacy Titler in Premiere Pro | FAQ
      16. Upgrade Legacy titles to Source Graphics
    2. Animation and Keyframing
      1. Adding, navigating, and setting keyframes
      2. Animating effects
      3. Use Motion effect to edit and animate clips
      4. Optimize keyframe automation
      5. Moving and copying keyframes
      6. Viewing and adjusting effects and keyframes
  11. Compositing
    1. Compositing, alpha channels, and adjusting clip opacity
    2. Masking and tracking
    3. Blending modes
  12. Color Correction and Grading
    1. Overview: Color workflows in Premiere Pro
    2. Auto Color
    3. Get creative with color using Lumetri looks
    4. Adjust color using RGB and Hue Saturation Curves
    5. Correct and match colors between shots
    6. Using HSL Secondary controls in the Lumetri Color panel
    7. Create vignettes
    8. Looks and LUTs
    9. Lumetri scopes
    10. Display Color Management
    11. HDR for broadcasters
    12. Enable DirectX HDR support
  13. Exporting media
    1. Export video
    2. Export Preset Manager
    3. Workflow and overview for exporting
    4. Quick export
    5. Exporting for the Web and mobile devices
    6. Export a still image
    7. Exporting projects for other applications
    8. Exporting OMF files for Pro Tools
    9. Export to Panasonic P2 format
    10. Export settings
      1. Export settings reference
      2. Basic Video Settings
      3. Encoding Settings
    11. Best Practices: Export faster
  14. Collaboration: Frame.io, Productions, and Team Projects
    1. Collaboration in Premiere Pro
    2. Frame.io
      1. Install and activate Frame.io
      2. Use Frame.io with Premiere Pro and After Effects
      3. Frequently asked questions
    3. Productions
      1. Using Productions
      2. How clips work across projects in a Production
      3. Best Practices: Working with Productions
    4. Team Projects
      1. What's New in Team Projects
      2. Get started with Team Projects
      3. Create a Team Project
      4. Add and manage media in Team Projects
      5. Collaborate with Team Projects
      6. Share and manage changes with Team Project collaborators
      7. Archive, restore, or delete Team Projects
  15. Working with other Adobe applications
    1. After Effects and Photoshop
    2. Dynamic Link
    3. Audition
    4. Prelude
  16. Organizing and Managing Assets
    1. Working in the Project panel
    2. Organize assets in the Project panel
    3. Playing assets
    4. Search assets
    5. Creative Cloud Libraries
    6. Sync Settings in Premiere Pro
    7. Consolidate, transcode, and archive projects
    8. Managing metadata
    9. Best Practices
      1. Best Practices: Learning from broadcast production
      2. Best Practices: Working with native formats
  17. Improving Performance and Troubleshooting
    1. Set preferences
    2. Reset preferences
    3. Working with Proxies
      1. Proxy overview
      2. Ingest and Proxy Workflow
    4. Check if your system is compatible with Premiere Pro
    5. Premiere Pro for Apple silicon
    6. Eliminate flicker
    7. Interlacing and field order
    8. Smart rendering
    9. Control surface support
    10. Best Practices: Working with native formats
    11. Knowledge Base
      1. Known issues
      2. Fixed issues
      3. Fix Premiere Pro crash issues
      4. Green and pink video in Premiere Pro or Premiere Rush
      5. How do I manage the Media Cache in Premiere Pro?
      6. Fix errors when rendering or exporting
      7. Troubleshoot issues related to playback and performance in Premiere Pro
  18. Monitoring Assets and Offline Media
    1. Monitoring assets
      1. Using the Source Monitor and Program Monitor
      2. Using the Reference Monitor
    2. Offline media
      1. Working with offline clips
      2. Creating clips for offline editing
      3. Relinking offline medInstia

New export workflow now available! 

Premiere Pro 22.3 (released April 2022) introduces a streamlined new export workflow. Upgrade now to the latest version to try this out. For more information, see Export video.


Adobe Premiere Pro lets you easily create videos that can be exported to the Web or mobile devices.

Click on the sequence and select File > Export > Media to export your project.

In Export mode, choose one or more destinations for your uploaded file (YouTube, Twitter, etc.).  You can search for destination-specific presets from the Preset Manager by choosing More presets from the Preset menu, or customize your export settings by selecting a file format, frame size, and bit rate for faster upload time and better playback quality

Here are a few tips to help you choose the most optimal settings.

Tips for creating video for the Web

Follow these guidelines to deliver the best quality video for broadcast over the Web.

Know your audience data rate

When you deliver video over the Internet, produce files at lower data rates. Users with fast Internet connections can view the files with little or no delay for loading, but dial‑up users must wait for files to download. Make the clips short to keep the download times within acceptable limits for dial‑up users.

Select the proper frame rate

Frame rate indicates frames per second (fps). If you have a higher data rate clip, a lower frame rate can improve playback through limited bandwidth. For example, if you compress a clip with little motion, cutting the frame rate in half can save you only 20% of the data rate. However, if you compress high-motion video, reducing the frame rate has a much greater effect on the data rate.

Because video looks much better at native frame rates, leave the frame rate high if your delivery channels and playback platforms allow. For web delivery, get this detail from your hosting service. For mobile devices, use the device-specific encoding presets and the device emulator available through Adobe Media Encoder in Premiere Pro. If reducing the frame rate, the best results come from dividing the frame rate by whole numbers.

Select a frame size that fits your data rate and frame aspect ratio

At a given data rate (connection speed), increasing the frame size decreases video quality. When you select the frame size for your encoding settings, consider frame rate, source material, and personal preferences. To prevent pillarboxing, choose a frame size of the same aspect ratio as the frame aspect ratio of your source footage. For example, pillarboxing results when you encode NTSC footage to a PAL frame size.

Cover progressive download times

Learn how long it takes to download enough of your video so that it can play to the end without pausing to finish downloading. While the first part of your video clip downloads, you can display other content that disguises the download. For short clips, use the following formula: Pause = download time - play time + 10% of play time. For example, if your clip is 30 seconds long and it takes 1 minute to download, give your clip a 33‑second buffer. The applied formula is 60 seconds - 30 seconds + 3 seconds = 33 seconds.

Remove noise and interlacing

For the best encoding, remove noise and interlacing.

The higher the quality of the original, the better the final result. Frame rates and sizes of Internet video are smaller than frame rates and sizes of television video. However, computer monitors typically have color fidelity, saturation, sharpness, and resolution at least as good as high-definition televisions. Even with a small window, image quality can be as important for digital video as for HDTV. Artifacts and noise are at least as obvious on a computer screen as on a television screen.

Follow the same guidelines for audio

The same considerations apply to audio production as to video production. To achieve good audio compression, begin with clean audio. If your project contains audio from a CD, transfer the audio files directly from the CD to your hard disk. Do not record the sound through the analog input of your sound card. The sound card introduces an unnecessary digital-to-analog and analog-to-digital conversion that can create noise in your source audio. Direct digital transfer tools are available for Windows and Macintosh® platforms. To record from an analog source, use the highest-quality sound card available.

Tips for creating video for mobile devices

You can export a sequence for use on a variety of mobile devices.

FAQ: "How do I export a movie for YouTube, Vimeo, iPad, iPhone, Apple TV?"

Use these tips when shooting content for mobile devices:

  • Tight shots are better. Try to keep the subject separated from the background; the colors and values between background and subject should not be too similar.

  • Be aware of lighting. Poor lighting is a greater problem with mobile devices and can reduce visibility on small screens. Shoot and adjust with this limitation in mind.

  • Avoid excessive panning or rolling.

Use the following tips when editing video with Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects:

  • Set the frame rate for the output movie according to output device or output type. For example, a commercial in After Effects might be rendered at 15 frames per second (fps) for distribution on mobile devices, but at 29.97 fps for broadcast television in the USA. In general, use a lower frame rate. A frame rate of 22 fps is a good compromise for reducing file size without losing quality
  • Make the movie as small as possible and remove any extraneous content, especially empty frames. Many actions can be done pre-encoding to limit file size. Some of them apply to shooting techniques, while others (for instance, using motion-stabilization tools in After Effects or applying a noise-reduction or blur effect) are post-production tasks that facilitate the compression portion of the encoder.
Note:

For tips on making movies smaller, see the online Help for After Effects and Adobe Premiere Pro.

  • Match the color palette to the correct mobile devices. Mobile devices, in general, have a limited color range. Previewing in Device Central can help determine if the colors used are optimal for an individual device or range of devices.

  • Adjust clips. Grayscale view is helpful to compare values.

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