I’ve loved the idea of Instagram videos and Vine but have been hesitant to use them. Coming from a video editing background, I wanted the control that editing on my desktop computer gave me. Some of the tools available on your phone can be pretty powerful, but I’ve wanted to repurpose sequences I’ve already created for YouTube. Specifically, Google Hangouts On Air trailers that I could shorten for Instagram.
I decided on Instagram since it does allow you 15 seconds of video compared to Vine’s 6 seconds. You can chew up seconds really fast when you trying to put sequences together.
I found a really great tutorial on www.whoismatt.com. The settings for Adobe Premier worked perfectly. Make sure to check out this article for all the details.
Below is the sequence I used to upload an edited video from Adobe Premier Pro CS6 to Instagram, the settings should be similar on other video editing systems.
1. Create a new project in Premier. Open Premier and click on New Video Project. I always create a separate folder to collect all the different assets of a project in. Video, sound, etc.
2. Create a new sequence. Select Digital SLR>1080P>DSLR 1080p. 30 DO NOT CLICK OK!
3. Select the “Settings” tap at the top. It should be the second one, and choose the following options.
– Editing Mode:DSLR
– Timebase: 29.97 Frames/Second
– Frame Size: 640 Horizontal 640 Vertical 1:1
– Pixel Aspect Ratio: Square Pixels (1.0)
– Fields: No Fields (Progressive Scan)
– Display Frame 30:fps Drop-Frame Timecode
– Audio Sample Rate: 44100 Hz
– Display Format: Audio Samples
– Video Previews: Width 640 Height 640
I went ahead and saved this a preset so I didn’t have to come in and enter the settings a second time. If you think you’ll be […]