How do I export videos using Adobe Premiere?

Learn how to easily export your video files.

We always prefer the best Master quality over YouTube and Vimeo presets.

Upload only Broadcast / Film Festival Grade Masters.

  • To export, use only ProRes HQ or DNxHR HQ, and PCM audio. These are production codecs.

  • Preferably no H.264. Definitely, no presets with YouTube or Vimeo, please.

  • Never up-convert video or audio, which will result in a subpar file and may be rejected by channels.

You can check our help page for Supported Video and Audio Codecs.

Step 1: Open The Export Window

After selecting your timeline, go to File > Export > Media or press Control+E (Windows) or Command (or Cmd) ⌘+E (macOS).

The Export Menu will pop up, and you can start selecting the best-quality Master codecs.

Step 2: Select the Format and the Codec

Select Format > QuickTime.


After that, Select Preset > Apple ProRes 422HQ.

These presets will guarantee the best video and audio quality.

Step 3: Fine Tune Your Settings if Needed

Under the Video tab, all settings are selected by default to match the source video and timeline settings, if you need to change the resolution, frame rate, etc you can un-check and adjust.


The same applies to the Audio tab.

Step 4: Choose Filename and Location

Click the blue filename to open the Save As dialog box. Use this to choose an export location and a name for your new file, and then click Save.

Step 5: Export Time!

Now you are all set to export your video, just click Export.


If you click on Queue, it will send your timeline to Adobe Media Encoder, freeing Premiere, and all you need to do is click the Green Play Button and your file will begin to export.

After the export finishes play the file to see if everything is ok and start uploading to Filmhub.