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  • Match Iphone Settings for Premiere Export

    Posted by Paul Benson on May 10, 2023 at 6:19 pm

    Thought this would be easy, but I’m missing something obvious.

    My overall goal is to reduce the filesize of a video to <25MB so that it can be emailed.

    Original file is 68MB from an iPhone14.

    Drop it into Premiere, halve the screen resolution as a starting point (knowing with compression it isn’t strictly going to provide a file 25% of the size). Use the HEVC format (since that is what the iphone used) and export. It explodes to 302MB.

    The iphone is quicktime and premiere output an mp4, but I’d think the codecs would be the most important component. So, I set Premiere to Quicktime which defaults to Apple ProRes 422HQ (and using HEVC is not an option for the video codec) -> 722MB.

    I’m curious what setting I would use to have it re-create (roughly) the same file size that the iphone generated. From there, I can try other ways to reduce the file size but I’m going in the wrong direction with essentially no changes, just re-encoding the base file but at a smaller resolution.



    Hector Vera replied 6 months, 2 weeks ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • Hector Vera

    May 24, 2023 at 10:20 pm

    I believe you will need to find a setting format that is more compatible for small devices. The thing is that if you render a video you recorded from an iPhone to a full blown video format for PC/Laptop sized for example like an mp4 iPad format, normally it would have a much larger file space on the rendered video. But in your case since you exported as a HEVC format which is the format used for iPhone devices, that is pretty strange. It also could depend on the screen resolution on how you rendered that HEVC format. At least that’s what I think. Even if it can be rendered in that same iPhone format, I believe it’s possible for the resolution to have expanded since its been dropped to Premiere to a larger computer screen and stretches the image out. Thats is what I can theorize but I don’t know if I am fully right there. Let me know if you have some questions or doubts on this! 🙂

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