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Workflow and overview for exporting

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    1. Edit video
    2. Sequences
      1. Create and change sequences
      2. Set In and Out points in the Source Monitor
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      5. Find, select, and group clips in a sequence
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      8. Edit from sequences loaded into the Source Monitor
      9. Simplify sequences
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      11. Working with markers
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      13. Scene edit detection
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      1. Split or cut clips
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      3. Edit in Trim mode
      4. Perform J cuts and L cuts
      5. Create and play clips
      6. Adjust Trimming and Playback preferences
    4. Video
      1. Synchronizing audio and video with Merge Clips
      2. Render and replace media
      3. Undo, history, and events
      4. Freeze and hold frames
      5. Working with aspect ratios
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      1. Overview of audio in Premiere Pro
      2. Edit audio clips in the Source Monitor
      3. Audio Track Mixer
      4. Adjusting volume levels
      5. Edit, repair, and improve audio using Essential Sound panel
      6. Enhance Speech
      7. Enhance Speech FAQs
      8. Audio Category Tagging
      9. Automatically duck audio
      10. Remix audio
      11. Monitor clip volume and pan using Audio Clip Mixer
      12. Audio balancing and panning
      13. Advanced Audio - Submixes, downmixing, and routing
      14. Audio effects and transitions
      15. Working with audio transitions
      16. Apply effects to audio
      17. Measure audio using the Loudness Radar effect
      18. Recording audio mixes
      19. Editing audio in the timeline
      20. Audio channel mapping in Premiere Pro
      21. Use Adobe Stock audio in Premiere Pro
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      1. Text-Based Editing
      2. Text-Based Editing FAQs
    7. Advanced editing
      1. Multi-camera editing workflow
      2. Editing VR
    8. Best Practices
      1. Best Practices: Mix audio faster
      2. Best Practices: Editing efficiently
      3. Editing workflows for feature films
  10. 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. Metadata effect in Premiere Pro
      5. Automatically reframe video for different social media channels
      6. Color correction effects
      7. Effects Manager
      8. Change duration and speed of clips
      9. Adjustment Layers
      10. Stabilize footage
    3. Transitions
      1. Applying transitions in Premiere Pro
      2. Modifying and customizing transitions
      3. Morph Cut
  11. Titles, Graphics, and Captions    
    1. Overview of the Essential Graphics panel
    2. Graphics and Titles
      1. Create a title
      2. Linked and Track Styles
      3. Working with style browser
    3. Graphics
      1. Create a shape
      2. Draw with the Pen tool
      3. Align and distribute objects
      4. Change the appearance of text and shapes
      5. Apply gradients
      6. Add Responsive Design features to your graphics
      7. Install and use Motion Graphics templates
      8. Replace images or videos in Motion Graphics templates
      9. Use data-driven Motion Graphics templates
    4. Captions
      1. Speech to Text
      2. Download language packs for transcription
      3. Working with captions
      4. Check spelling and Find and Replace
      5. Export text
      6. Speech to Text FAQs
    5. Best Practices: Faster graphics workflows
    6. Retiring the Legacy Titler FAQs
    7. Upgrade Legacy titles to Source Graphics
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    1. Color fonts
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    13. HDR for broadcasters
    14. Enable DirectX HDR support
  16. 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
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    10. Frequently asked questions
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      2. Best Practices: Working with native formats
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      8. Troubleshoot issues related to playback and performance in Premiere Pro
  22. Extensions and plugins
    1. Installing plugins and extensions in Premiere Pro
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  23. Video and audio streaming
    1. Secure Reliable Transport (SRT)
  24. 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 media

Export mode

You can export completed videos quickly and easily with a focus on content destinations using optimized render settings for popular social platforms such as YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook or Twitter using the Export mode in Premiere Pro.

Export jobs to Adobe Media Encoder

In addition to exporting directly from Premiere Pro, you can send exporting jobs to Adobe Media Encoder, a stand-alone encoding application. All settings and presets from the Export mode in Premiere Pro is transferred to Adobe Media Encoder queue for batch exporting.

Exporting via Media Encoder means rendering happens in the background so you can continue working in Premiere Pro. Media Encoder encodes the most recently saved version of each sequence in the queue.

You can send export jobs to Media Encoder in the following ways:

  • To send a clip or sequence to Media Encoder from Export mode, select the Send to Media Encoder button.
  • To send a clip or sequence directly to Media Encoder choose File > Export > Send to Adobe Media Encoder or use the default keyboard shortcut Opt + Shift + M (macOS) or Alt + Shift + M (Windows). The currently open sequence in the timeline is used by default, but you can also send selected sequences and clips in the Project panel using the same method.

The H.264 Match Source - Adaptive High Bitrate export preset is applied when sending jobs to the Media Encoder queue by default. However, if the sequence or clip has been opened in Export mode or Quick Export previously, the last-used export setting is applied instead.

You can also select a different preset in Media Encoder or edit your export settings using the Export Settings dialog before clicking the Start Queue button to start the export.

Quick Export

You can quicky export a sequence from Premiere Pro using Quick Export. It is a fast and efficient way to export files for various uses and target devices.

Other export options

You can also export files for further editing in other applications, or export still images.

Exporting files for further editing

You can export editable movie or audio files. Then, you can preview your work with effects and transitions fully rendered. Also, you can continue editing the files in applications other than Premiere Pro. Similarly, you can export a still-image sequence. Also, you can export a still image from a single frame of video for use in a title or graphic.

Premiere Pro supports both direct export and Adobe Media Encoder export. Direct export generates new files directly from Premiere Pro. Adobe Media Encoder export sends files to Adobe Media Encoder for rendering. From Adobe Media Encoder, you can choose whether to render an asset immediately, or to add it to a render queue.

Export project files for other systems

You can export project files, not just clips, to AAF files. You can import AAF files into various third-party editing systems for finishing. You can trim Premiere Pro projects down to their essentials and ready them, with or without their source media, for archiving.

Export formats for various devices and websites

Finally, using the Adobe Media Encoder, you can export video in formats suitable for various devices and output formats.

General workflow for exporting video and audio files

  1. Do one of the following:
    • In a Timeline panel or Program Monitor, select a sequence.
    • In a Project panel, Source Monitor, or bin, select a clip.
  2. Click Export in the header bar or choose File > Export > Media to switch to Export mode.

  3. (Optional) In Export mode, specify the Source Range of the sequence or clip you want to export. Drag the handles on the timeline. Then click the Set In Point button and Set Out Point button.

  4. To crop the image, specify cropping options in the Source panel.

     Cropping on export is currently only available in Adobe Media Encoder.

  5. Select the file format you want for your exported file.
  6. (Optional) Select a preset best suited for your target means of playback, distribution, and audience. Premiere Pro has presets for Twitter, Facebook, Vimeo, and YouTube.


    To automatically export a file from a Premiere Pro sequence with settings that exactly match the settings for that sequence, select Match Sequence Settings in Export mode.

  7. To customize the export options, click a heading (for example, Video, Audio) and specify the appropriate options.


    Previously, custom destinations were saved per sequence with no easy way to share them with other sequences and projects. You can add, edit, and retain a single set of custom destinations in Export mode. Open a sequence or clip in Export mode and set up multiple customized destinations – now available globally.

  8. Do one of the following:
    • Click Send to Media Encoder. Adobe Media Encoder opens with the encoding job added to its queue.
    • Click Export. Premiere Pro renders and exports the item immediately.

By default, Adobe Media Encoder saves the exported file in the folder where the source file is located. Adobe Media Encoder appends the extension for the format specified to the end of the filename. You can specify watched folders for various types of exported files.

For more information about using the various settings in the Export Settings dialog box, see Export Settings reference.

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