The best Premiere Pro export settings for YouTube.

When you finish a video project, it’s important to optimize it for the platform you’ll be using. Learn how to choose the best Adobe Premiere Pro export settings for YouTube.

Use an export preset.

YouTube is the most popular online video platform in the world. Because so many video creators use it, there’s an export preset in Premiere Pro to optimize your file for YouTube with the click of a button.

To use the YouTube export preset, follow these steps:

  1. Open the export menu by selecting File > Export > Media File.
  2. In the pop-up under Preset, choose YouTube 1080p Full HD.
  3. Click Export.

This will automatically choose the best export settings for YouTube, making the entire export process simple.

Specific export settings for YouTube.

If using presets feels like cheating — or if you just want more control over your export — you can choose to select your settings in the export window manually. Generally, these are the best Premiere Pro export settings for YouTube:

These settings will optimize your video to play on YouTube. Once you’ve exported your project using these settings, you’ll be ready to upload straight to YouTube and let your viewers start enjoying your incredible content.

Looking for more helpful video tips and tricks? Discover what more you can do with Premiere Pro to optimize your video content for any online platform.