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How to turn a video into a GIF in Premiere Pro

There are plenty of reasons for turning a video into a GIF, from displaying it on your website portfolio to clipping a funny video into a GIF format to family and friends – there’s always a reason. It’s relatively easy to turn a video into a GIF in Premiere Pro. 

In today’s article, we look at why you would want to create a GIF, how to quickly turn a video into a GIF in Premiere Pro and how to export a GIF from Premiere Pro

What is a GIF? 

A GIF is simply an image file. Similar to that of a JPEG or a PNG. However, the GIF format uses these still images to create animations by placing the still images together, creating a small video from an image file.

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Why would you want to turn a video into a GIF in Premiere Pro?

Here are some common reasons why you would turn a video into a GIF in Premiere Pro, these are:

  • Add to your websites portfolio but want to keep the filesize down.
  • Share in your WhatsApp groups to friends and families.
  • Share videos and images without lagging or large download times
  • Just for fun. Sometimes you record meme-worth videos and want to share it with people, a GIF is the best option! 

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How to turn a video into a GIF in Premiere Pro

Here’s how to turn a video into a GIF in Premiere Pro in four simple steps. Let’s check it out:

Open your video in Premiere Pro

Firstly, decide which video you wish to edit and import your video footage into Premiere Pro.

Open your video and place it onto your Timeline to begin the process.

Set your Sequence Settings to the correct dimensions and frame rate

You will need to customise your Sequence Settings. You will need to set the Frame Rate to 15fps (Frames per second).

Then set the dimensions of your clip in Premiere Pro. Generally, GIF’s are set to 640 x 360, but you can experiment if you like. 

Then set the dimensions of your clip in Premiere Pro. Generally, GIF’s are set to 640 x 360, but you can experiment if you like. 

Additional Help: Here’s how to create a sequence in Premiere Pro.

Trim your clip in Premiere Pro

Next is to trim down your video footage if it needs to be. You will want your GIF’s file size to be small. We recommend your GIF is under twenty seconds long. Primarily GIFS are around 5-7 seconds but feel free to extend it if needed; just try to keep below the 20-second mark.

If you need to trim your video down, use the “Razor Tool” to trim your video down on your Timeline. You can remove any empty gaps within video footage using the Ripple Delete Tool.

Razor tool in Premiere Pro

How to Ripple Delete in Premiere Pro

Export your project as a GIF.

Finally, export your video footage as a GIF in Premiere Pro. To export your footage as a GIF, follow the simple steps below:

How to Export a GIF From Premiere Pro 

Click File > Export Media and make sure to set the format to “Animated GIF”. Name the file and then click Export. 

That’s it! You are done. You have successfully turned a video into a GIF in Premiere Pro!

We hope this article on “How to turn a video into a GIF in Premiere Pro” was of use to you. Let us know your thoughts below in the comments. We love to hear from you. 

Happy editing!

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