Export an edited video
- Which? explains how to export a video project from existing format to another
- Export to a website
- Create a video file for email or mobile device
- Export a frame as a still image
1Saving the project to Disk (Blu-Ray or DVD)
Click the Disk icon. Now choose either DVD or Blu-ray dependant upon your hardware. Insert a blank DVD or Blu-ray disc. You can burn straight to the disc or opt to save the resultant files to a folder to burn to disc later (use the ‘Burn to:’ drop-down to choose). Burn multiple copies by changing the ‘Copies’ value. Ensure a ‘PAL’ preset is selected for the UK and click ‘Burn’ at the bottom right.
2Exporting to YouTube.com
To export to YouTube.com, select the Online option from the Share tab. Now choose the YouTube setting at the top and click Next (bottom right of the Tasks Panel). If you already have a youtube.com user account, enter the Username and Password on the next screen. If not, click ‘Sign Up Now’ to sign up in the default browser. With a username and password entered, fill in the information about the project and click Next and then click the Share button on the next page. The conversion and upload will start.
3Exporting to a website
To upload a project to personal webspace, choose Online from the Share tab and then choose ‘My Website’ at the top. Choose a preset (the 256K option produces a smaller file size with lower quality than the 700K option). Now enter the server details for the website. You will need the FTP address e.g. ftp.mywebsite.com as well as the username and password. Enter a name for the video in the ‘FileName’ box and then click Next. The conversion and upload will start.
4Creating a video file for email
Video files are notoriously big, so aim to produce a file under 10MB in size. Even then it may take some time to both send and receive. Choose PC from the Share menu and choose either Windows Media or QuickTime at the top. Choose a preset (Cable Modem, DSL produces the best quality but largest file), name and location. Clicking the ‘Advanced’ button opens another window with a plethora of further options. Click Save to begin creating the file. When finished, attach it to an email like any other file.
5Creating a file for Mobile devices
Choose the Mobile option within the Share menu to create a file for Mobile devices. Premiere Elements has default options for iPod, iPhone, Podcast, Creative Zen, Microsoft Zune, Smartphone, Sony PSP and generic Mobile phones. The options work the same as QuickTime or Windows Media exports discussed in Step4. Similarly there is an Advanced menu, although these settings are rarely needed. With the file named and a location set, simply click Save to create the file.
6Exporting the project to tape
With a suitable recording device attached to the computer (typically a MiniDV or HDV camcorder connected by USB or Firewire cable) choose the ‘Tape’ option from the Share menu. Ensure that the camera is in VTR or play mode, insert a blank tape (or cue to a blank section of tape) and click record. If the project has any Effects that haven’t yet been rendered Premiere will render these prior to outputting the project to tape.
7Exporting only the audio
To export only the audio of a project, select the Sceneline/Timeline in the workspace and from the top Menu choose File > Export > Audio. Now name the file and choose an output location. Click Settings to change the output format if necessary. The default is Windows Waveform (creates a file with a .wav extension), which is usually usable on all systems. To create a QuickTime or AVI file instead, select the relevant setting from the ‘File Type’ drop-down.
8Exporting a frame as a still image
It is possible to choose a single frame within a video project and export it as a still image. Switch to Timeline view and position the Playhead at the desired point. Select the clip on the Timeline, right-click and choose ‘Frame Hold’ from the menu. Tick the ‘Deinterlace’ box and click OK. Now at the bottom of the Monitor Panel, click the Freeze Frame button. Click export and then click Settings. Change the ‘File Type’ to JPEG and click OK. Specify a location and filename and click Save.