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Which video export settings are recommended for Adobe Premiere Pro?

We recommend the H.264 codec for video and the AAC codec for audio, encoded into MP4 (ideally under 1 GB per file and a maximum of 2 GB per file). Here are the recommended export settings when using Adobe Premiere Pro:

Export Settings
  • Format -> H.264
  • Preset -> Custom
  • Comments -> (Choose a Name for your Settings)
  • Output Name -> (Where to save)
  • Export Video -> Check
  • Export Audio -> Check
  • Open in Device Central -> Uncheck

Filters
  • None

Basic Settings:
  • Multiplexing -> MP4
  • Stream Compatibility -> Standard

Basic Video Settings:
  • Codec -> MainConcept H.264 Video
  • TV Standard -> NTSC (or PAL)
  • Frame Width -> 1280 pixels
  • Frame Height -> 720 pixels
  • Frame Rate [FPS] -> 29.97 (NTSC) or 25 (PAL)
  • Field Order -> None (Progressive)
  • Pixel Aspect Ratio -> Square Pixels
  • Profile -> Main
  • Level -> 3.2

Bitrate Settings: (The higher these numbers, the higher the quality but also the higher the file size.)
  • Bitrate Encoding -> VBR, 1 Pass
  • Target Bitrate [Mbps] -> 5
  • Maximum Bitrate [Mbps] -> 9

Advanced Settings:
  • Set Key Frame Distance -> Uncheck

Audio Format Settings:
  • Audio Format -> AAC

Basic Audio Settings:
  • Codec -> AAC
  • Output Channels -> Stereo
  • Frequency -> 48 kHz
  • Audio Quality -> High

Bitrate Settings:
  • Bitrate [kbps] -> 192

Advanced Settings:
  • Precedence -> Frequency


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Usefull Links for Adobe Premiere Pro:
http://www.premiumbeat.com/blog/pro-tip-exporting-a-finished-video-from-premiere-pro/
http://wolfcrow.com/blog/the-adobe-premiere-pro-export-guide-part-one-codecs/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSx4w-tzApY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuFn0ia-7P8