How Do I Compress a Video Without Losing Quality in Premiere Pro?

Do you have a large video file that needs to be compressed without losing its quality? Look no further than Adobe Premiere Pro.

This powerful video editing software allows you to compress your video while maintaining its original quality. Here’s how you can do it:

Step 1: Import your video

First, open up Premiere Pro and import the video you want to compress. Simply click on “File” in the top left corner, then select “Import” and choose your file.

Step 2: Create a new sequence

Next, create a new sequence by clicking on “File,” then “New,” and finally “Sequence.” Name your sequence and select the appropriate settings for your video.

Step 3: Add your video to the timeline

Drag your video from the project panel onto the timeline. Make sure it’s in the correct sequence.

Step 4: Apply compression settings

Now it’s time to compress your video. Click on the “Effects” panel, then search for “Video Effects.” Click on “Video Effects,” then “Distort,” and finally “Transform.”

You’ll see an option called “Scale.” Reduce the scale percentage until you reach your desired compressed size. Be careful not to reduce it too much or you’ll lose too much quality.


Make sure that “Uniform Scale” is checked.

Step 5: Preview and export

Preview your compressed video by clicking on the timeline and pressing play. If everything looks good, export your compressed video by clicking on “File” > “Export” > “Media”. Choose a format that works best for you and hit export.

  • H.264: A popular format used for online streaming because of its high compression ratio and good video quality.
  • QuickTime: A format used by professionals because of its high-quality results and compatibility with various software programs.
  • MPEG-4: A format used for compressing videos for email or small file storage.


Compressing a video without losing quality is quick and easy with Premiere Pro. By following these simple steps, you’ll be able to reduce the size of your video file without sacrificing its original quality. So go ahead, give it a try, and enjoy faster uploads and smoother streaming!