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The Best Instagram Video Settings For Adobe Premiere Pro CC (2018)

September 22, 2019


On today’s show a quick and to the point tutorial on how to export high quality video for Instagram and that starts right now Hey guys Ryan camp at the Piedmont Motion Picture Company Thank you so much for joining me today If this is your first time finding us this channel focuses on learning and growing as a filmmaker Features short films behind the scenes gear reviews and filmmaking tutorials for video production just like this one So if you’re interested in any of that stuff, please consider subscribing Today we’re looking at how to get the best results when exporting video for Instagram within Adobe Premiere Pro now I know this isn’t exactly a filmmaking tutorial but Instagram has become a very important part of self-promotion today We’re going to look at the types of videos that work best with Instagram We’re going to look at our project settings and presets the best export settings and ways that you can transfer your finished video file to your mobile device when you’re ready to Upload, so let’s get started. The first thing you should know is that Instagram only works with specific types of video links and resolutions Your video can be in one of three aspect ratios the square format, which is the one-to-one format the vertical format which is the 4 to 5 format and the landscape format, which is the 1.9. One-to-one format Instagram videos can also be no longer than 60 seconds. So keep that in mind as well First let’s set up our project settings First go to your project panel new item and then sequence Let’s make a new preset by first choosing the DSLR 1080p format Be sure to select the frame rate which best matches your native footage in this case. I’ll be choosing the 1080p 30 format Now go to settings Let’s change our frame size to 1800 by 945. This is actually the setting that we can use to accommodate a 1.91 to one landscape format don’t get confused by the fact that Premiere Pro refers to it as the 4221 To save this preset go down to the bottom of the sequence window click save preset Now we can name this preset for future use. I’ll call this the Instagram landscape Once you click OK this preset will be saved to your custom settings under sequence presets Now we can follow the same steps to make our other two presets Pick the DSLR 1080p 24 or 30 depending on your footage Go to settings and change your frame size to 8 6-4 to 1080 This will accommodate a vertical format of 4 to 5 Save this preset the same way. We did our last preset by clicking save preset at the bottom and naming it Instagram vertical Our last preset is the square or the 1 to 1 preset we can make it by going back to sequence presets and choosing the DSLR 1080 to 24 or 30 Go back to settings and just change your horizontal size to 1080 now. We have a one-to-one ratio or a square format Save the preset and name it Instagram square Now you have these presets saved and ready for any future use so that will save you some time For the sake of this tutorial. I’m going to use the vertical format, which works well with the Instagram stories feature We’ll select our preset and bring our footage into the timeline Be sure that when you bring your footage into the timeline that you choose to keep existing settings Otherwise premier will revert your settings back to match your original footage Notice that your footage may be cropped due to the new aspect ratio we can adjust our footage to best fit within our workspace and here you can add text effects and edit like you normally would Remember that if you scale down too far, you will have the black bar showing in the image That’s okay. If you want that the black bars can also be a great place to add text if you’d like It’s really just up to you Remember that the video length also needs to be below 60 seconds now Let’s go to export go to file and export media Your format should be set to h.264 The preset can be set to match our source with a high bitrate Choose your output name and location. Whatever’s easiest for you to find Down in the video window. Everything should be good, but we need to change our bitrate change this to vbr 2 pass To lower the file size a bit, so we’re not taking up too much memory space on our phone later we can lower the target bitrate and maximum bitrate a bit if Your video is really short or memory just isn’t a problem for you We can leave this as high as we can just find a good balance of quality for whatever works best for your situation When you have everything ready just hit export and let premier do its magic Once we have the file ready. We will need to get this video file to our mobile device so we can upload it to Instagram For Mac and iPhone users like myself we can use the Handy airdrop feature to easily transfer files between our computer and mobile device. Just Find your file on your Mac go to share airdrop then find your mobile device and transfer by clicking done We can also just send the video file to ourselves by using the message app We can literally drag and drop the video file to our mobile device within the messages app Other ways to transfer the file include using a service like Dropbox or Google Drive Just upload the video file to your transfer service of choice Download the corresponding app to your mobile device and download the file you need from there. And that’s it guys You’ll be creating high-quality Instagram video content in no time. 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