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Premiere Pro Masterclass Module 8 - Exporting

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7 Lessons (23m)
    • 1. Intro to Module 8

    • 2. Quickly Export a High Quality Video File

    • 3. OPTIONAL: Understand the Export Module

    • 4. Export a Full Resolution Video

    • 5. Export a Small-File Preview Video

    • 6. EXERCISE: Finish Your 1-Minute Documentary

    • 7. Thank You

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About This Class

ATTENTION: There is a new version of this Premiere Pro course here on Skillshare. Take the newer version of this course here.

Welcome to Module 8 - Exporting

This module will cover:

  • Exporting a high-quality small file size video
  • Exporting a full resolution video
  • Exporting small file-size preview videos 

Enroll in all 11 modules of this course:

  1. Intro to Premiere Pro
  2. Editing Your Videos
  3. Adding Video and Audio Transitions
  4. Adding Titles
  5. Editing Audio
  6. Color Correction and Grading
  7. Motion in Premiere Pro
  8. Exporting Your Videos
  9. Visual Effects and Advanced Premiere Pro Tips
  10. Video Speed in Premiere Pro
  11. Green Screen Editing

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If you are looking for a video editing application that will allow you to edit videos however you want them, Adobe Premiere Pro is the best answer. Premiere Pro is used by professionals across the world for every type of production from business & marketing videos, music videos to documentaries, feature films. This full course is the best way to jump right in and start editing.

Make videos the way you imagine them!

Practice editing while you learn. This course includes practice video files so you can follow along and actually learn by doing.

By the end of the course, you'll have edited a 1-minute documentary with the supplied footage.

I'll be teaching the course using the creative cloud version, but if you have a previous version (CS6, CS5, CS4, CS3 - Mac or PC), you can still learn to edit like a pro.

What makes me qualified to teach you?

My name is Phil and I've been editing videos with Adobe Premiere Pro for over a decade. Plus I'm the creator of some of the world's most popular video editing courses - with over 150,000 students and thousands of 5-star reviews like these from the Adobe Premiere Pro course:

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I'm a full time video editor and online teacher. I'll be here for you every step of the way. If you have any questions about the course content or anything related to this topic, you can always post a question in the course or send me a direct message. 

What is this Adobe Premiere Pro course all about?

In this complete guide to Adobe Premiere Pro video editing course, you'll not only learn all of the editing tools available in Premiere Pro, but also how to edit with the mindset of a professional editor.

Learn from someone who is currently working in the industry, who knows the most current editing techniques, and who has a Bachelor of Arts in Film and Television Production from one of the country's top film schools.

BONUS: As a bonus, you'll receive supplemental video and audio clips to practice with while I teach you with.

By the end of this course, your confidence as a video editor will soar You'll have a thorough understanding of how to use Adobe Premiere Pro for fun or as a career opportunity.

Go ahead and click the enroll button, and I'll see you in the first lesson!



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1. Intro to Module 8: Welcome to the DHOBI premiere Pro masterclass module number eight and this module We're learning all about exporting videos from Adobe Premiere Pro Exporting HD videos for online viewing. Exporting full resolution videos exporting small quick preview files to share with the client. All kinds of exporting in this module you've probably enrolled and hopefully enjoyed a number of other modules of this class on skill share. But if you haven't click through all of the links in the course description to enroll in all of the other modules or just search on skill share for Adobe Premiere pro masterclass, let's get going with Exporting. 2. Quickly Export a High Quality Video File: Wow. We have learned a lot in Adobe Premiere Pro in this course, and I really hope that you've enjoyed it so far in this lesson. I want to show you how to quickly export a high quality and small file size video perfect for uploading online to share your video with the world. In the next lesson, I will be walking through all of the export options to explain them further. But really, for this one, I just want to show you exactly what to do so you can do it quickly. The first thing you want to do is go through your timeline and set in and out points for your export. So go to the very beginning, press I on your keyboard to set an endpoint, then go to the very end and maybe a few frames after the end and press Oh, for the out point. This means that it will only export this portion of your timeline, and it won't include any music or clips or anything. You have to the right of your timeline that you don't want actually part of your export, then go up to file export media or press command em on your computer or control em If you're on a PC first, you want to go to format up here, make sure it's on H 264 then under preset go to down to YouTube 10. 80 p. HD. So you see all of these presets. These are great quick ways to export for specific devices. They've got everything from Apple, iPad, vimeo, TiVo, android. But in general, if you just use the YouTube 10 80 p h dif setting this is going to create a very high quality father. That's good for practically any of these devices. No, though, that for our video that we're working on right now, 10. 80 p is actually larger than our sequence setting. Remember when we said our sequence settings It was 6 40 by 3 60 And you can see that actually, right here. So this is actually going to stretch it up to 1920 by 10. 80 which isn't really making a HD. So for this project, these might not actually be the best settings. But for any video that you shoot on your phone or a modern DSLR, you probably are going to be shooting at this setting the 1920 by 10 80 dimensions in this YouTube 10 80 p. HD preset is the perfect one for that click on this output name and this is where you can choose where you want to save it and name your file. So, Anthony, Doc, I'll save it to my desktop. Just click save. We do want to export video and audio. We're skipping over a lot of this stuff right here, but make sure that this with and height is 1920 by 10. 80. Or, if you wanted to be smaller, you can eso for us. We actually might want to make this 6 40 by 3 60 But if you're again, if you're recording a typical video that you shot on a different camera and it's not compressed 1920 by 10 80 is good. If you scroll down in this window, you'll see two settings that I might consider increasing. One is this bit rate encoding go from BB are want and passed a V B R To pass under here, you want to check, use maximum render quality and up here you render at maximum depth all of these check marks and checking these boxes and changing this to to pass. It doesn't increase the size of the file, which is estimated down here, but it will make it look better. It will make the colors come out better. It will make it more sharp everything that just slightly you might not be able to notice it , especially if you're watching it on just a phone or on YouTube. But if you're watching it on a high resolution screen, you probably will be able to know some minor differences when you check all these boxes. Versus not. The downside is that it does take longer to export. So if you need to export faster, you can uncheck those, and it will still be high quality HD. But for now, this is good, and she leave this target bit rate right here at 16 and the maximum bit rate at 16 16 is a good number for 1920 by 10 80 videos. If you're exporting four K footage, this should be higher, maybe around 25 or so. But for our purposes, 16 is good. Then just click this export button. If you hit Q, which is totally fine. You can hit this Q button, and it will take it to media and coder to export. But if you want to just export it quickly, right within Premiere Pro Just Click Export. It's going to start exporting. It's going to do the passes through the audio in the video, and then once it's done, it will be on your desktop. Thanks for watching. I know this lesson actually is a little bit longer than I was hoping it to be, but I wanted to talk through a couple of those things. In the next lesson, I'm going to walk through more of these settings and specifically the the render queue with the media encoder. Thanks, and we'll see you then. 3. OPTIONAL: Understand the Export Module: let's go through some of those export options that you understand what's going on. So again, if you say you're in and out points for an export, then go up to file export media. It will open up the export module on the left side. We have our source, and you can actually adjust the in and out point of your export down here on this timeline like soldiers, by dragging or down here, you have this source range, and you can choose it thes sequence in and out points that you set on your timeline before you can do the entire sequence or your work area, which, if you go back to your timeline and then you click this little three line button right here and say work area bar. This is another bar you can use, actually, which comes in handy to limit yourself. Say you have a project that needs to be 30 seconds. You can put this right at the 32nd mark, and that's where you'll know As you work, you have to end, but right there and then back in your export settings that go command M or control em. If you're on a PC, you can change it to that work area where you're just going to leave it on sequence in and out. That's typically what I dio so going back to the export settings on the right side. If you want to export it, just at these settings of your sequence that you imported, you can just click this match sequence settings button, and that's going to export it at thes settings of your sequence. And so that might be a good thing if you are quickly at it exporting something for preview purposes. Typically, I changed the format, though under format you have H 264 and then all kinds of other formats, from quick time to impact to to just audio files. MP three. There's also a I F F wave form. For most purposes. You're going to want to use H 264 It's just the go to quality for most video makers. Now, when you are posting online videos later on, we'll learn about the quick time setting when you're exporting a full resolution file. But for us, we're just going to stick to H 264 We mentioned all of these presets over here you can create priest sets. And I also did that. See this Y t quick 10 80. It's the YouTube quick 10 80 settings that I use, which basically sets everything the target bit rate, the maximum bit rate. But it also matches the sequence settings for whatever sequence I'm exporting, and you can create new presets by changing all of the settings down here and then clicking this button right here to save it. It's not going to let me because I am on a set it preset right now. But say I change this frame rate to 29 97 and then I say, Save preset. I could say this Oz, the YouTube quick 10 80 29 97 preset we saw here. This is the output name clicking that will allow you to change the title of your video and where you save it. If you just want to export the audio for some reason, you can do that or just the video. This summary gives us all of the information about our output and our source. And then down here we have different tabs. Over on the left. We have different effects. You can do things like apply look up tables or Lumet tree looks, which is a preset effect that will go over in another future lesson. You can add image overlays like a watermark name overlays, time code overlays, things that are more for professional video editors. Uhm to use the video tab. This is what we saw before, where we have our settings for the size of our export so we can change the size to whatever we want. Typically, we are looking at a 16 by nine frames, so 12 80 by 7 20 is an HD format, 1920 by 10 80 with this little button right here locked, it's going toe lock the with and height aspect ratio. So if I uncheck that, I can make this a perfect square if I do 1000 by 1000 pixels. But that's not going to look good because it's actually going to squeeze this into a squid square. So we want to make match the actual aspect. Ratio of our project 16 by nine Frame rate 29 97 Sometimes you might be exporting for different places on TV. Might need to use 29 97 or 59 94 Or you might want to just match the frame rate of what you shot. 23 976 Fueled order comes from how your video is actually output on a screen. Actually, your video is broken down into a lots of lines. So if your height is 10 80 it's 1080 lines, and it's just the way that it appears. And so for most cases, we're just going to use progressives, so just leave. That is progressive. Same with the aspect. Square pixels is generally what you want to check unless there is a specific case and someone asks you to export at these other options, depending on if you are projecting it with a sort of temper projector or something like that. TV standard Pal vs NTSC. As it says when you hover over this U S and Japan use NTSC, Europe and Asia use Pal. It's just the way that it's been for a long time. So if you're watching this and you're in Europe, you're probably going to be shooting and exporting in PAL leave profile on level at Main and 4.1. We saw this render at maximum depth. It's really interesting that this is an option. I don't know why Premiere Pro doesn't automatically render at maximum depth, so I just check that to make sure that it has the best export quality bit rate settings. This is what really affect the size of your file bit rating. Quoting You have options C B, R V, B R. One pass and VI br to pass. Choose between VI br one pass and to pass. One pass will make your export quicker, but two passes means it actually goes through the export twice. That goes through all of the frames of your video twice, and it makes the colors and everything look a little bit better. The target bit rate and the max bit rate. The bit rate is basically how much information in terms of file size is happening per second, so your target would be 16 megabits per second. You're Max is how much it's limited to, so the max will be 16. Generally, these two are the same. You could lower this if you want, and if you lower the target bit rate, you'll see down here. The estimate of follow size decreases so if you need to export a small file size, you can just lower it down here. Once you get past 16 when you are exporting a 1920 by 10 80 film or video, there's no real reason to increase the target bit rate past 16 because it's not actually going to make your video look batter. Each size has a specific bit rate that is sort of the maximum bit rate that matters for that size of video, and 16 is about that for 1920 by 10 80. There's these other tabs right here. So, like audio, you have different audio formats. If you know you have to export Dolby Digital. If you're playing in a big theater that requires Dolby Digital, that's an option for us. We're just going to leave it at a C and down here. The audio settings were leaving the sample rate at 40,000 hertz. You might need it to be 44 100 hertz with 32,000 hertz, but for most of our projects, just leave it at 48,000 channels stereo. Unless you I want to make your mix mono, you can. But then that's going to just make the same exact sound, come from both the left and right speakers. Stereo. If you have things on left and right speakers a little bit different. If you recorded your audio and stereo, it's going to export at stereo or 5.1 surround sound. An audio quality. Just leave that at high for audio bit rate. Leave this at 3 20 the highest kilobits per second. Eso the higher the bit rate, the higher the quality. So just leave that at the highest multiplex or captions publishing there just some more advanced options, like if you want to add captions to or if you have created captions in Premiere Pro, you want to export them as a specific file. Or if you want to publish directly to things like Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo or Adobe Creative Cloud, you can do that. You just have to sign into your accounts to do so and down below. We saw this use maximum render quality again. It's just an extra box. You have to click. I suggest clicking to make sure that it is the best quality, and then the other one I just want to mention quickly. Is this import into project. If you want the export to be imported into your project automatically, you can just import it with that last time we just click this export button and exported straight from Premier Pro. But you can click this Q button and it will open up the export in Adobe media encoder. What this allows us to do is export in the background while we continue to work in Adobe Premiere Pro. Sometimes I'm batch editing a lot of projects at one time, and so I want to export a long project. And sometimes it's not just a one minute project that takes a couple minutes. Maybe it's a 30 minute documentary or ah, two hour long event that I'm editing, and I'll want to just start the export. But be ableto continue to edit other projects or different versions of the same project right within Premiere Pro. So I do that Q option, and it opens it up in Adobe Media Encoder. Here we can go through and change our export settings. They also have presets on the right hand side as well. On the left, you have your age 264 setting option, and if you click. That brings us back here to this window, where you can change all of your settings. The preset. If you click that again, it goes back here. There are different presets that you can choose straight from adobe media encoder like we saw before, and the output file. You click that to choose where you want to save it. Then, to start this, you can just press this start. Q. And the reason why it's a Q is because you can actually add more projects to this. For example, when I'm editing a course, I often add it multiple lessons at once. So we'll have 10 lessons that I want to export. So all just be editing them in Premiere Pro, then export them and add them to the Q and continue editing while all of them export. So you can see here. After I pressed the button, it starts to export, and we are on our way to having a great project exported. If you have any questions about this, please let me know. There's also lots of great resource is on Adobe's website on the different Kodak's, the different formats that would take too long to explain in a video, but I will be glad to help point you in the right direction if you need any help, Thanks for watching and we'll see you in another video. 4. Export a Full Resolution Video: Let's learn how to export a full resolution video of our clip. So to do that, go selector in and out points for your sequence that you want to export. Go to file export media or just command em. Then change the format up here from age 2642 Quick time. Skip the preset right here. Rename it here by clicking it and then renaming it to whatever you want and setting where you want to save it and then under here under video. Kodak. This is where you change it to the full resolution. Kodak. So change it to Apple Pro Rez. 4444 This is going to be completely high quality. Full resolution Apple Perez for two to H Q. Is also the same. Basically, for most of us, you won't be able to know the difference at all. But with four K footage, it definitely used the 4444 If you're not using four K footage for two to H, Q is totally fine. And then for the basic video settings down here, just click match source so that it matches whatever your settings were for the video that you used and then click export. That's going to export a full quality Apple Pro rez file. It is a quick time file, but it is completely full rez. Thank you so much for watching and we'll see you in the next video. 5. Export a Small-File Preview Video: say you're working through a project and you want to send a version for review to your team or a client. You might not need to export a full resolution file that will take longer toe upload and process online, even though it's relatively fast with most of our Internet speeds. And nowadays, but for a lot of us sending that first draft at a lower resolution but a small file size is what we want, so set your in and out points for your sequence that you want to export, then press command em on your keyboard. We want to keep the format at age 264 the preset. We can change to something like YouTube 7 20 p so it's still going to look good. You might even consider going down to 4 80 p, but I would just keep it at 7 20 p. And this is assuming you're editing video that's bigger than seven 20 p or 7 20 p for us. We're editing this really small video, so it doesn't really make sense. But if you're editing normal footage from your own camera than it will be bigger than 12 80 by 7 20 so this will still look good. It won't be stretching out your actual footage and go down to bit rate. This is really where you can get a small file size change of the 16 to even one might look good anywhere between one and three. That's going to give you a really small file size, but it will still look decent enough, but it's just going to be a lot easier to use. You can even send this over most email servers if it's under 25 megabytes. So that's how you export a small file size video. Thanks for watching, and we'll see you in another lesson. 6. EXERCISE: Finish Your 1-Minute Documentary: So how are you doing, Phil? Here. Live while not live but in person with you right now. I wanted to check in again and see how you're doing. How is the class so far? And I also want to prompt you to do the work to do the exercises. I know throughout some of these lessons I prompt you to odd titles to add transitions to make your edit. And I hope you've been doing that so far. But now you've learned everything that you need to to actually put together a nice little short documentary, and I want you to do that. So your action item for today before you move on with this course, is to finish your 62nd short documentary, export it and post it online to share with us. You can post it on YouTube. You can post it on vimeo dot com. You can even put it somewhere like Google Drive or Dropbox and share it with me posted on the course page in the Q and A forum, or send it to me in a direct message. I can't wait to see your work, So get to it and we'll see you in another lesson. 7. Thank You: thank you so much for enrolling in this module, and I hope you learned what you wanted to learn coming into it. If you're interested in moving forward with Adobe Premiere Pro, please check out the next module in this Siri's by clicking through the link in the course description or just by searching for the next module. Adobe Premiere Pro Masterclass Module number. Whatever module you're looking for on skill share, thanks so much and have a great day.