1

Context:

  • I have Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2017
  • I am recording interviews with Ecamm recorder for Skype in 480p resolution (size conscious)
  • I always record separate files (audio & video) - track 1 and track 2.
  • I created a fancy layout image (16:9) in Photoshop which I drop in Premiere and then I adjust the video tracks so they fit in it - the layout has the guest bit bigger than me (they are obviously more important)

I already tried two different configurations of project/export settings:

  1. 1280x720 and 24fps - which was blurry - you could watch it but it was straining my eyes (presets were SLR 720p)
  2. 4K and 25fps - which was OK (presets were RED Cinema 4K) and surprisingly the size was also comparable, which is a bit confusing.

Questions:

  • What presets do you recommend when creating Premiere project for a YouTube video? I read that YouTube recommends uploading 720p videos, but nothing like that exists in Premiere presets.
  • What settings should I use to render the sequence to have good quality but acceptable file size?
1

What presets do you recommend when creating Premiere project for a YouTube video? I read that YouTube recommends uploading 720p videos, but nothing like that exists in Premiere presets.

Any preset works as long as your export settings correspond to what YouTube can ingest.

By the way, 720p presets exist in Premiere, for most codecs. Here's a screen capture for the DNxHD codec:

enter image description here

What settings should I use to render the sequence to have good quality but acceptable file size?

For a 720p file, make sure your data rate is no smaller than 5 Mbps.

For a 1080p file, make sure your data rate is no smaller than 10 Mbps.

Codec: H264.

Field order: progressive usually (depending on your raw footage).

Aspect: square pixel usually (depending on your raw footage).

Audio: AAC, 4100Hz, Maximum Bitrate.

Maximum render quality.

0

Here is the recommended encoding settings from YouTube help

I am puzzled why you are using a layout image that you drop in Premiere? You should read through Adobe's Help page about creating sequences. That has good information that should help you out.

For myself, I usually shoot in h.264 Video codec, 4K resolution, and for an interview style video, I would probably choose 30fps (frames per second).

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.