Export Gif in Premiere – How To Export A Video As An Animated GIF File

You can export videos from Premiere Pro as animated GIF files. In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to do it.

For many media pros, GIFs are a staple product in the development of marketing materials for clients. GIFs can be used for explainer blog posts. They can also be used for online digital advertisements. A GIF can be made into a meme and texted to someone. There’s a whole lot of reasons for using a GIF. 

For many years, GIFs were primarily designed and developed using Photoshop. But did you know that a GIF can also be made in Adobe Premiere Pro? It’s super easy. This post will explain how exactly to turn a Premiere Pro video file into a working GIF.

What is a GIF?

A GIF is a set of image files similar to the JPEG or PNG file format. These images are placed sequentially in a timeline to create a small “animated” video film effect. We say “animated” because GIFs aren’t really videos. If anything, they’re more like flipbooks that don’t have sound.

How to turn a video into a GIF in Premiere Pro in 3 Steps

Below is a step by step guide on how to turn a video project on Premiere Pro into a GIF. The guide is intended for media pros that already know how to use Premiere Pro. Here’s how to turn a video into a GIF in Premiere Pro.

Step 1: Open your video in Premiere Pro and set correct settings

First, import your video footage into Premiere Pro. Open your video and place it onto your Timeline to begin the process.

Set your Sequence Settings to the correct dimensions and frame rate. Usually the sequence settings that I use is a Frame Rate of 15fps (Frames per second) and dimensions set at 640×360. You can experiement if you like on the dimensions. But usually, this size works and ensures a small file size.

Step 2: Trim footage down

Trim down your video footage by using the “Razor Tool”. You can remove any empty gaps within video footage using the “Ripple Delete Tool”. You will want your GIF timeframe short, around 5-7 seconds should work. Rule of thumb is to keep it under 20 seconds if you need the GIF to animate for a longer period of time.

Step 3: Export your project as a GIF.

Finally, export your video footage as a GIF in Premiere Pro. To export your footage as a GIF, follow the simple steps below:

Click File > Export Media and make sure to set the format to “Animated GIF”. Name the file and then click Export.

That’s it! You are done. You have successfully turned a video into a GIF in Premiere Pro!

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