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Premiere Pro: Working with the Adobe Media Encoder: Part One

Premiere Pro: Working with the Adobe Media Encoder: Part One

Choose your options from the Format, Range, then the Preset

The Adobe Media Encoder is a flexible tool that can export your video project to a range of formats, including MPEG-1, MPEG-2, Macromedia Flash Video (FLV), QuickTime, RealMedia, and Windows Media. Though each format has its own peculiarities, the basic workflow is the same for all of them, which is what is covered here. You can export either a work area or an entire sequence, so if you’re exporting just a work area, create that first.

1. Choose File > Export > Adobe Media Encoder. The Adobe Media Encoder dialog box will appear. If export is grayed out click the Timeline to select it. If you’re working in the Effect Controls panel or Source Monitor, for example, Premiere Pro will deactivate Export._

2. In the Export Settings area located in the upper-right corner of the dialog box, choose the desired format.

3. In the Export Settings dialog box, choose the target range (select either Entire Sequence or Work Area from the Range drop-down menu).

4. In the Export Settings area, choose the target preset from the Preset drop-down menu. If you have previously created any custom presets, they will appear at the top of the Preset list.

Note — If you’re an inexperienced user, you should stick with the presets, lest you change a parameter that renders the file unusable. If you’re experienced, continue with Steps 5–9. Note that once you change any parameter, Premiere Pro will force you to save the encoding parameters into a new custom preset.

Read Working with the Adobe Media Encoder: Part Two.

Read Working with the Adobe Media Encoder: Part Three.

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