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Export and share your videos

  1. Adobe Premiere Elements User Guide
  2. Introduction to Adobe Premiere Elements
    1. What's new in Premiere Elements
    2. System requirements | Adobe Premiere Elements
    3. Workspace basics
    4. Guided mode
    5. Use pan and zoom to create video-like effect
    6. GPU accelerated rendering
  3. Workspace and workflow
    1. Get to know the Home screen
    2. View and share auto-created collages, slideshows, and more
    3. Workspace basics
    4. Preferences
    5. Tools
    6. Keyboard shortcuts
    7. Audio View
    8. Undoing changes
    9. Customizing shortcuts
    10. Working with scratch disks
  4. Working with projects
    1. Creating a project
    2. Adjust project settings and presets
    3. Save and back up projects
    4. Previewing movies
    5. Creating video collage
    6. Creating Highlight Reel
    7. Create a video story
    8. Creating Instant Movies
    9. Viewing clip properties
    10. Viewing a project's files
    11. Archiving projects
    12. GPU accelerated rendering
  5. Importing and adding media
    1. Add media
    2. Guidelines for adding files
    3. Set duration for imported still images
    4. 5.1 audio import
    5. Working with offline files
    6. Sharing files between Adobe Premiere Elements and Adobe Photoshop Elements
    7. Creating specialty clips
    8. Work with aspect ratios and field options
  6. Arranging clips
    1. Arrange clips in the Expert view timeline
    2. Group, link, and disable clips
    3. Arranging clips in the Quick view timeline
    4. Working with clip and timeline markers
  7. Editing clips
    1. Reduce noise
    2. Select object
    3. Candid Moments
    4. Color Match
    5. Smart Trim
    6. Change clip speed and duration
    7. Split clips
    8. Freeze and hold frames
    9. Adjusting Brightness, Contrast, and Color - Guided Edit
    10. Stabilize video footage with Shake Stabilizer
    11. Replace footage
    12. Working with source clips
    13. Trimming Unwanted Frames - Guided Edit
    14. Trim clips
    15. Editing frames with Auto Smart Tone
    16. Artistic effects
  8. Applying transitions
    1. Applying transitions to clips
    2. Transition basics
    3. Adjusting transitions
    4. Adding Transitions between video clips - Guided Edit
    5. Create special transitions
    6. Create a Luma Fade Transition effect - Guided Edit
  9. Special effects basics
    1. Effects reference
    2. Applying and removing effects
    3. Create a black and white video with a color pop - Guided Edit
    4. Time remapping - Guided edit
    5. Effects basics
    6. Working with effect presets
    7. Finding and organizing effects
    8. Editing frames with Auto Smart Tone
    9. Fill Frame - Guided edit
    10. Create a time-lapse - Guided edit
    11. Best practices to create a time-lapse video
  10. Applying special effects
    1. Use pan and zoom to create video-like effect
    2. Transparency and superimposing
    3. Reposition, scale, or rotate clips with the Motion effect
    4. Apply an Effects Mask to your video
    5. Adjust temperature and tint
    6. Create a Glass Pane effect - Guided Edit
    7. Create a picture-in-picture overlay
    8. Applying effects using Adjustment layers
    9. Adding Title to your movie
    10. Removing haze
    11. Creating a Picture in Picture - Guided Edit
    12. Create a Vignetting effect
    13. Add a Split Tone Effect
    14. Add FilmLooks effects
    15. Add an HSL Tuner effect
    16. Fill Frame - Guided edit
    17. Create a time-lapse - Guided edit
    18. Animated Sky - Guided edit
    19. Select object
    20. Animated Mattes - Guided Edit
    21. Double exposure- Guided Edit
  11. Special audio effects
    1. Mix audio and adjust volume with Adobe Premiere Elements
    2. Audio effects
    3. Adding sound effects to a video
    4. Adding music to video clips
    5. Create narrations
    6. Using soundtracks
    7. Music Remix
    8. Adding Narration to your movie - Guided Edit
    9. Adding Scores to your movie - Guided edit
  12. Movie titles
    1. Creating titles
    2. Adding shapes and images to titles
    3. Adding color and shadows to titles
    4. Editing and formatting text
    5. Motion Titles
    6. Exporting and importing titles
    7. Arranging objects in titles
    8. Designing titles for TV
    9. Applying styles to text and graphics
    10. Adding a video in the title
  13. Disc menus
    1. Creating disc menus
    2. Working with menu markers
    3. Types of discs and menu options
    4. Previewing menus
  14. Sharing and exporting your movies
    1. Export and share your videos
    2. Sharing for PC playback
    3. Compression and data-rate basics
    4. Common settings for sharing

DVD Export and Share are applicable for Premiere Elements 2022 and earlier versions.

Direct Facebook sharing is no longer available, but you can save your creations on computer and share them separately. For more details about this issue and workaround, see Unable to upload photos and videos to Facebook.

Sharing your movies is now simpler and easier than before. The Export & 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.

Export and share

  • View settings for multiple formats from a single panel.

  • View recommended settings based on the format of your source clip and the desired output type.

  • Preview your video before exporting.

  • Scan through settings for each media type in an easy-to-view format.

Export and share

Choose from Quick Export, Devices, Disc (Windows), Social Media, Audio, and Image.
The options and settings for the selected media category are displayed.

Following is a list of the available options:

  • Quick Export: multi-device, web
  • Devices: Computer, TV, Mobile, Custom
  • Disc (Windows): DVD
  • Social Media: YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, Instagram
  • 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.

Recommended settings

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.

Watch a preview of your movie to ensure that the output meets your requirements like audio, length of clip, etc.

Output Preview

Premiere Elements creates the output and saves it to the location you specified.

Quick Export

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:

  • Codec: H264
  • Resolution: 1920x1080
    • Portrait - 1080x1920
    • Square - 1080x1080
  • Frame rate: 30
  • Field order: None (Progressive)

For non-HD projects (below 1280x720 resolution), the default Quick Export preset is as follows:

  • Codec: H264
  • Resolution: 640x480
    • Portrait - 1080x1920
    • Square - 720x720
  • Frame rate: 30
  • Field order: None (Progressive)



From Premiere Element 2022, the Quick Export has non-landscape presets and Reduce File Size checkbox with a slider to reduce the size of your creation as per your requirement. The slider will reduce the size by changing its bitrate property.


For non-landscape projects, the default Quick Export preset is as follows:

Codec: H264

Resolutions: 720x1280 , 1080x1080 , 720x720  (depend on project and imported media)

Frame rate: 29.97 fps

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.



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.


Social Media

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 Social Media category. The options available to you are YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, and Instagram.

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.

For sharing to YouTube and Vimeo, click Begin Share to initiate the authorization process after which you can continue with the sharing workflow of the selected platform.

For sharing to Facebook and Instagram, save the video to a local folder and then upload it to 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.

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.


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