How Do I Reduce the Size of a Video Without Losing Quality in Premiere Pro?

Are you struggling with large video files that take forever to upload or share? Are you worried about losing the quality of your video while reducing its size?

If so, then you’ve come to the right place! In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps to reduce the size of a video without losing quality in Premiere Pro.

Step 1: Import Your Video

The first step is to import your video file into Premiere Pro. You can do this by clicking on “File” and then selecting “Import”. Browse your files and select the video file you want to work with.

Step 2: Create a Sequence

Now, create a new sequence by clicking on “New Sequence” under the File menu. Choose the appropriate settings for your sequence based on your original video file’s settings.

Step 3: Drag Your Video Into the Timeline

Drag your imported video into the timeline of your new sequence. You can do this by simply clicking and dragging it from the Project panel onto the timeline.

Step 4: Cut Unnecessary Footage

If there are any unnecessary sections in your video, use the razor tool (shortcut key C) to cut them out. This will help reduce the overall size of your video without affecting its quality.

Step 5: Resize Your Video

Click on your video clip in the timeline and go to “Effect Controls”. Locate and click on “Motion” and then adjust “Scale” to resize your video. Be sure to maintain aspect ratio while resizing so that there is no distortion or stretching of images.

Step 6: Export Your Video

Once you have completed all necessary adjustments, it’s time to export your newly resized video. Click on “Export” under File menu and select Media.

In the export settings, choose the appropriate format, resolution, and bit rate for your video. We recommend H.264 format with a bit rate of around 10 Mbps for optimal results.


By following these steps, you can easily reduce the size of your video without losing quality in Premiere Pro. Remember to cut unnecessary footage and resize the video appropriately while maintaining aspect ratio. With these adjustments, you can have a smaller file size while preserving the quality of your video.