Premiere Pro Instagram Video Editing Tutorial
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Premiere Pro Instagram Video Editing Tutorial


– [Roberto] Hey everybody
this is Roberto Blake at RobertoBlake.com helping you create something awesome today. Welcome to another Adobe
Premiere tutorial today. I’m gonna show you how to do video editing for Instagram using Adobe Premiere Pro. This is actually really
simple and it’s gonna help you make top notch Instagram videos. So the first thing we’re
gonna do is we’re actually gonna start a new sequence,
we’re gonna go to file, you could also do it in the bin. We’re gonna go to file and
we’re gonna do a new sequence so that you can make the
proper video frame size for Instagram. Now I’ve already made an Instagram preset called Instagram post,
but let’s just say that I hadn’t done that. I could go up here to
custom and I would make this 1000 pixels by 1000 pixels so
it’s a one to one aspect ratio and then I don’t really
need to do anything else, and then I can save this
preset which I’ve already done. So that’s how we would go about this. So I can just go ahead and
use my Instagram post preset. And we’ll just call this
Instagram video, it’s row two. All right so I have my
new Instagram video, you can see that it is a square here. And that’s pretty much
exactly what we need it to be. Now the next thing I’m gonna do is, I can go ahead and open up
a video in my source window. In this case, I’m already doing that, I’m using video footage from
a speaking engagement I did in Jacksonville, and the ideal
length for an Instagram video right now according to the
research that I’ve done is between 20 and 50 seconds. In 2017 we have the ability
to upload up to 60 seconds of Instagram video but between
20 and 50 seconds is good. And so you’ll want to do that. So what I can do is, I can
just pick out any section of my video here. I’ve already set a section up and we have the input and output selected, so we got about 45 seconds of video here. So I can grab this, I can
put it on my timeline, and it’s gonna ask me if I want
to keep my existing settings or change my sequence
settings to match this clip. I’m gonna keep my existing
settings because I need to bring this full-size vertical
video into my frame here. So I’m gonna double-click
and I’m gonna scale this down until it matches my frame here. And so you see I have this top and bottom, so I have this widescreen video. Now you could make this a
square, which Instagram prefers, if you shot your video,
you’ve set it up that way. I’m here on a stage, so
it’s actually better for me to go wide than to try to
get a section of the video and to shift it around and
do all of those things. But you can go either way with that. The beauty of this is we
get the opportunity to put text above and below this. Now in the event that, let’s
say, you wanted to actually set this up to where you have,
maybe you want a different background color here. You can go ahead and do that
and then on the video side, we can go to our bin and
we can create a new object. We can go ahead and
just make a color matte. And let’s just go ahead, and
because this is Instagram, let’s do something clever,
let’s go ahead and make a purple color matte and
we’ll just call this purple. We’ll drag that onto the
video track one below that, and you can see we get
our purple matte there. And again, we can change
this in settings to anything we want, and then,
we can go ahead and we can use the new text tool here and we can go ahead and we can set up text. We can call this Instagram
video editing sample, just because we’re being literal here. And if I go over to my effect controls, I can edit things with this text. I can make this whole
thing center if I want to. Then I can go ahead and I just do another text frame down here. Making videos is pretty simple. And let’s just make this center also. And you can see that we have
our Instagram video here. Now in terms of this text,
I’m just gonna drag that out on video layer three to make
it consistent with our video. And I’m going to mute this
so that we don’t have to deal with it while we’re
editing, but you can see as I scrubbed through that
all of that is consistent. So from here, you can
do any basic editing, if you wanted to do multiple
clips, you would do it the same way you do
anything in Premiere Pro, but the easiest thing is to just take a couple of seconds of
footage of something you want and to edit it. Now the last thing we
have to do is export. I’m going to go ahead and use control M, and go to the export here. So now, you need your export settings for your Instagram video. In this case, I usually just use 10 and 10 and VBR pass one, and
if we want to make this a consistent thing, no problem, we can make this a preset as well. So this is gonna be a preset
called Instagram video, and just remind us that it’s 1000 by 1000. And now we have a preset
so that any time we wanna make an Instagram video,
we absolutely can do that and it’s really simple. So we’ll just export that,
and then the last thing you need to do is you need to get this over to your mobile device for Instagram. If you’re in an Apple workflow, then you can use Apple air
drop to do this really simple. If you’re not in an Apple work flow, then what I typically
do is use Google Drive and then download that to my mobile device and upload to Instagram, and
then you’re off to the races. So that’s it. Now you have a very simple way
to edit professional looking Instagram videos using Adobe Premiere Pro. Hope you guys enjoyed this tutorial. I really actually got
back into doing more of the software tutorials,
so definitely make sure you’re subscribed and
staying tuned for that. Also, what tutorials
would you like me to make in the future, do you
want more things doing video editing here in Premiere Pro, do you want Photoshop stuff, do you want me to look
at some other software? Let me know in the comments section. Like this video if you like it. Don’t forget to subscribe. Check out the other awesome
stuff on the channel. As always, you guys, thanks
so very much for watching, and don’t forget, create
something awesome today. Take care. (upbeat music)

63 thoughts on “Premiere Pro Instagram Video Editing Tutorial

  1. BTW Follow me over on Instagram! http://instagram.com/robertoblake
    Over in Instagram, I'm sharing daily inspiration and post talking about how I overcame obstacles and found my passion and the power to become successful as a creative entrepreneur!

  2. Awesome-sauce Roberto! I want to pitch a content idea for you- e-mail in-box the best place to reach you?

  3. Awesome tutorial, Roberto.

    I want to see some more After Effects and Premiere Pro tutorials from you in the future.

  4. Crazy good and super simple, my friend. This is super useful as I normally use stills as ig plugs for new vlogs. I will definitely be using this.

  5. Can you do a video on colour correction, please? I've heard a lot about it but I don't really. understand it and how to use it.

  6. If you wanted more vertical real estate you can make it a 4:5 ratio. I use 1080 x 1350 on my IG video posts.

  7. Hello Roberto, nice tutorial. Can you do tutorial on editing Instagram Videos Stories in Premiere Pro? Specially using Android to upload to IG. When I try and upload from Galaxy Note 5 the video upload times out but if I upload from Apple product it works ok.

  8. Nice tut! I typically just use an enlarged blurred version of my video clip as the background, though sometimes I'm lazy and just upload in 16:9 since IG does take odd formats even if in the gallery view it squares things off.

  9. Roberto Blake! LOVE your videos! They are very helpful to me. But if you can, could you do a tutorial on how to make a proper end screen for end cards? Like what dimensions to use so the end cards can fit? Something like That? I'm not sure how to explain it.

  10. Good video keep it up! I actually publish articles similar to this subject! https://creativecityweb.wordpress.com

  11. Please make a video on editing videos for Facebook and another one for Twitter. I don't use Adobe Premiere Pro. I edit videos in CyberLink PowerDirector 15, but either video editor would be helpful. Thanks for your creative videos they have helped me a lot! 👍🙂👍

  12. how can i do this in windows movie maker. Yea I know what a choice for video editing software, but its what i got

  13. I actually use InShot app on my phone for my instagram videos on Discoveringnatural. Very fast to do. takes about 5 mins or less. Have you tried that?

  14. Incredibly useful tutorial. I've just created the preset and going to play around with video from a recent trip. Thank you for taking the time to share this with us all.

  15. As always some great tips in this tutorial on Instagram. Do you also have a tutorial or info on how to create (permanent) closed captions on a Instagram or Facebook video? Since audio is turned of by default on these platforms.

  16. Thanks, for the video Roberto, I've been thinking about doing this for some time now. Just one question why 1000×1000 instead of 1080 by 1080?

  17. Roberto I have watched your video's the past few days learning a lot and gave me a great start to my youtube channel, however I put together my first video today and just posted it literally maybe a hour ago, my question is I used tube buddy to find a great topic as well as great tags everything there was good. Then I made a thumbnail which looks pretty good in my opinion..

    ————> THE QUESTION LOL.. I TALK ALOT. I am just wondering how will my views rise if I type in the name of my video and its no where to be found on the first 10+ pages how will others find it? I know when I am looking I normally don't even navigate thru the 2nd page normally something catches my eye before then so I am interested to know how my video would get its views?

  18. Quick question! Do you recommend water marking videos for IG? Just mad my first IG video using this tutorial and Im not sure if I should watermark it or…

  19. I'm considering switching over to Adobe Elements. From what I've read, Elements doesn't have a default to export to IG (like it does for FB, Vimeo and YT). How could we export to IG from Elements?

  20. My ig post using this setting retained it's high quality. I was experimenting before using another video's tips. Didn't like the results so thank you so much.

  21. I loved seeing you double click to quickly and easily scale in the program monitor. I also loved seeing you click and drag the size of the text box you wanted. Thank you!

  22. For some reason when I upload this to my Google drive I am not able to o download it to my iphone, nor am I able to air drop it. Anyone else having these issues?

    Edit: There is a MUCH easier way of doing this when exporting. Premier Pro has a "twitter 720p" preset that you can apply when exporting. From there you can copy it to your google Drive then download it onto your iPhone. EZ!

  23. Would you believe i have this app and never used it? Not anymore!!! Off to making videos! Thanks Beretta!!!

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