How to Export After Effects to MP4 | After Effects Tutorial

By Timothy Brauning on February 14, 2022

Want to learn how to export After Effects videos as an MP4 file? You've come to the right place!

This step-by-step guide will teach you how to export your videos with ease.

MP4 is a popular video format supported by most devices and media players. By following these simple steps, you will create high-quality MP4 videos that can be played on any device. Let's get started!

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What is the MP4 video format?

MPEG-Part 14 (MP4)  is a multimedia container format. It usually contains various video and audio streams, allowing playback on different devices. MP4 is often used for distributing digital video content over the internet because it offers good compression while maintaining high quality.

How to export After Effects videos to MP4

Step One: Open your project in After Effects and select the composition you want to export.

Step Two: In the menu, select Composition > Add to Adobe Media Encoder Queue

How to export After Effects videos to MP4

Step Three: Adobe Media Encoder will open, in the queue panel, select H.264 format

exporting adobe after effects to mp4

Step Four: Choose your Output file location

how to export after effects to mp4

Step Five: Click the green play button, then After Effects will export your video to MP4 format.

how to export after effects to mp4

That's it! 

You have now successfully exported your Adobe After Effects video to MP4 format.


Now that you know how to export After effects to MP4 videos, try it out for yourself and see the difference it makes! Your viewers will be impressed by the high quality and professional look of your videos.

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