Sharing your movies is now simpler and easier than before. The Export & Share (previously called Publish +Share) panel contains everything you need, to save and share your finished project. You can save your project for viewing on the web, mobile phone, computer, DVD, and more.
The Export & Share option includes all the available export formats in a single panel. Individual tabs on the Export & Share panel represent the various media options that you can choose from.
Select an output type for the specified media category.
Following is a list of the available options:
- Quick Export: multi-device, web
- Devices: Computer, TV, Mobile, Custom
- Disc: DVD
- Online: Facebook, Vimeo, YouTube
- Audio: Track, Custom
- Image: Frame, GIF, Custom
To learn more about output types, click one of the media categories:
Premiere Elements displays the settings for the output type that you select.
Based on the format of your source clip, a list of recommended settings is displayed.
This recommended setting is selected, by default.
Change the recommended settings, if need be.
You can choose to change the settings to suit your need.
Based on your desired output, you can select a resolution of your choice, and then the formats for that resolution.
For some of the formats you can also specify Quality, and Frame Rate among other options.
Click Custom>Advanced Settings to create customized export settings, or select an already created custom preset from the Presets drop-down list. To learn more about customized settings see, Advanced Settings.
Changing the Advanced settings without an in‑depth understanding of video can produce undesirable results during playback.
The Quick Export option is the easiest way to export your videos. The video format created with this option can be viewed across multiple devices. You can also share this format on several online platforms.
For HD projects (1280x720 resolution and above), the default Quick Export preset is as follows:
Frame rate: 30
Field order: None (Progressive)
For non-HD projects (below 1280x720 resolution), the default Quick Export preset is as follows:
Frame rate: 30
Field order: None (Progressive)
The video you edit in the Quick view timeline or the Expert view timeline is not available as an independent video file until you export, or share, it to a video format. After export, you can play it back on your computer, in other media player or editing programs, and move it to other computers. You can export movies for playback on your computer, TV, phone, or tablet, among others. All mobile files are compressed using the H.264 compression standard.
Select the specific media format from the Devices category. The options available to you are Computer, TV, Mobile, Custom.
Premiere Elements also lets you quickly export your movie in formats suitable for use in specific mobile devices by providing optimized settings for specific devices. All mobile files are compressed using the H.264 compression standard. Use the recommended settings for best results. If your project requires special settings, you can click Advanced Settings to make changes.
Select a specific media format from the Disc category. The options available to you are DVD, Blu-ray, and AVCHD.
With each new release of Adobe Premiere Elements, Adobe reviews industry standards, market trends, and user feedback to define the new feature set. In Premiere Elements 2018, support for Blu-ray and AVCHD disc burning has been removed. You can still export in H264 AVCHD and H264 Blu-ray formats using the Advanced Settings option under the Custom tab in the Export & Share workflow.
Depending on the complexity and length of the project and your computer speed, encoding (compressing) video and audio for a disc can take hours. If you plan to burn multiple discs with the same content and quality, you can save time by burning them in the same session, which compresses the project only once.
Premiere Elements converts all audio to the 16-bit depth and 48 kHz sample rate required by DVDs. For the best results, record your audio using these settings.
Before you begin burning to a DVD or a Blu-ray disc:
- Ensure that the disc you’ve selected is compatible with both your burner and the player.
- Check available disk space. You must have enough available hard disk space to accommodate the compressed files as well as any scratch disk files created during export.
- If your DVD burner is not compatible with Adobe Premiere Elements, you can create an ISO image and then burn the image to a DVD using the software that came with your burner. Specify your option in the Type drop-down list.
If you don’t have enough free disk space on one drive partition, you can specify a different partition for the scratch disk files using the Edit > Preferences > Scratch Disks / Adobe Premiere Elements > Preferences > Scratch Disks command. (You can verify the space needed in the Burn dialog box.)
When a disc burn operation is unsuccessful due to a hardware failure, Premiere Elements creates and saves an ISO image. You can then burn the ISO image to a disc, at a convenient time.
See disc burning guidelines for tips on burning discs.
Premiere Elements enables you to export your movie in formats suitable for delivery through the Internet. Using the Export & Share panel, you can upload your video directly to the web.
Select an online sharing platform from the Online category. The options available to you are Facebook, Vimeo, and YouTube.
Using the recommended settings is the quickest way to export your movie. You can also customize the settings to match a specific situation. Remember, however, to make sure that the data rate of your movie is appropriate for the intended playback medium.
Clicking Begin Share initiates the authorization process after which you can continue with the sharing workflow of the selected platform.
You can choose to export only audio from your movie using the Export & Share > Audio command.
When you choose this option, Adobe Premiere Elements facilitates saving it as Windows Waveform file (.wav), MP3 file (.mp3), AAC file (.aac) or AIFF file (.aiff). Adjust the quality to suit your requirements.
You can export any frame or still‑image clip as a still‑image file. The frame is exported from the current time position in the Expert view timeline or the Monitor panel. Following the export, the frame appears in the Project Assets panel.
On Windows, you can create animated GIFs from small video segments as well. Select GIF and choose a resolution to create an animated GIF. The duration of GIF should not be more than 10 seconds.
You can also export a clip or movie as a sequence of still images, with each frame as a separate still‑image file. Navigate to Advanced Setting and select the Export As Sequence option. Exporting as a sequence can be useful in the following scenarios:
- When you want to use a clip in an animation that does not support video formats or requires still image sequence.
- When you want to use a clip in a 3D application that does not support video formats or requires still image sequence.
When you export a clip, Premiere Elements numbers the files automatically.