Case Scenario: I just edited a crisp beautiful video on Adobe Premier Pro. My YouTube video came out great and uploaded just fine. Whereas, when I uploaded the same video to Instagram, Instagram decides to convert my video into a fuzzy poor quality.

This is because you need to convert your video to optimize the result. Generally, if you shot your video using an iPhone, the result should be just fine. If you shot your video using other devices, or in 4K quality, we need to change the settings to convert the final video.

Here are the settings I found best to use in Adobe Premier Pro to upload high quality Instagram Videos.

Size: Maximum width 1080 pixels (any height)
Frame Rate: 29.97 frames per second
Codec: H.264 codec / MP4
Preset: Match Source – Medium bitrate
Audio: AAC audio codec at 48kHz Stereo
Length: 60 seconds
File size: 15MB

*If the file size is too big*
Change the Preset to: Twitter- 640×640

(Premier Pro- Video Export Settings Screenshot)

(Premier Pro- Audio Export Settings Screenshot)

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