File won't save to MP4

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Jun 30, 2021 Jun 30, 2021

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Hi there. I am SUPER new to Premier Pro and cannot find the answer to my question. I am trying to export my short video as an MP4. But MP4 doesn't show up as an option for me and when I try to export and/or save, it only gives me .prproj as the file extension format. I am assuming I have a setting off somewhere-any help much appreciated!

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Adobe Community Professional , Jun 30, 2021 Jun 30, 2021
You need to EXPORT your video.  Make sure the sequence you want to export is selected. And then go to File > Export. A dialog box will open on the right-hand side there will be a place to choose FORMAT. Select H.264. And under that, there is a Preset. Scroll through the presets and look for one that works for you. Or just use Match Source - High bitrate if you're not sure. Next to "Output Name" click on the blue title. This will open up a sort of save dialog box where you can change the name o...

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You need to EXPORT your video. 

 

Make sure the sequence you want to export is selected. And then go to File > Export. A dialog box will open on the right-hand side there will be a place to choose FORMAT. Select H.264. And under that, there is a Preset. Scroll through the presets and look for one that works for you. Or just use Match Source - High bitrate if you're not sure. Next to "Output Name" click on the blue title. This will open up a sort of save dialog box where you can change the name of your video file and choose where to save it on your hard drive. This will help get you started with your first export and from there you can start learning the settings and such.

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