Premiere Pro and other applications employ Adobe Media Encoder, a stand-alone encoding application. When you specify export settings in the Export Settings dialog box and click Export, Premiere Pro sends the export request to the Adobe Media Encoder.
From the Export Settings dialog box, click Queue to send Premiere Pro sequences into the stand-alone Adobe Media Encoder queue. From the queue, you can encode sequences into one or more formats, or take advantage of other features.
When the stand-alone Adobe Media Encoder is rendering and exporting in the background, you can continue to work in Premiere Pro. Adobe Media Encoder encodes the most recently saved version of each sequence in the queue.
You can export video from a sequence in the form best suited for further editing or for a viewing audience. Premiere Pro supports export in formats for various uses and target devices.
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.
You can export a sequence or clip to videotape in a supported camcorder or VTR. You can use this type of export for archiving a master tape, or for delivering rough edits for screening from VTRs.
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.
Finally, using the Adobe Media Encoder, you can export video in formats suitable for devices ranging from professional tape decks to DVD players to video-sharing websites to mobile phones to portable media players to standard- and high-definition TV sets.
(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. Click the Publish tab.
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 the Export Settings dialog box.
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.