Burning Question: How Do I Edit and Export with My NLE for TikTok?
TikTok is the short video social media app du jour so we’ll talk about how to edit and export with your pro video tools with TikTok distribution. Below, we’ll share a couple of videos for Premiere Pro users, then tutorials for Final Cut Pro, Vegas Pro, and DaVinci Resolve. But first, basic TikTok requirements.
TikTok Basic Video Requirements
Resolution: 1080×1920 at the largest. This is a vertical video, as TikTok is a mobile app.
Aspect Ratio: 9:16. 1:1 also works but it will not fill the screen.
Frame Rate: 60fps
File types: mp4, .mov, .mpeg, (.3gp, .gif or .avi also work for advertising).
Video codec: H.264 encoded
Duration: 9-15 seconds is suggested. The minimum is 5 seconds. You can upload up to 60 seconds if you string four 15 secondTikTok videos together.
Video File Size: 287.6 MB maximum for iOS. 72 MB maximum for Andriod
- TikTok likes vertical video. If you’re old school, like me, you will be cringing at that thought, but you’ll get used to it.
- Center your content because the edges of your video can be obscured. There is a 150px margin on top and bottom, as well as a 64px margin along the left and right sides.
It should be mentioned that this information tends to change as the apps are updated, but at the time of the publication of this article, it’s accurate.
New to TikTok?
See the Wired: Beginners Guide to TikTok
How To Edit TikTok Videos in Adobe Premiere Pro (Dimensions, Export, and Upload)
Joseph Todd explains how to set up your sequences for TikTok.
How To Export High-Quality TikTok Videos in Premiere Pro CC
Matt Johnson explains how you can export high-quality videos for TikTok from Premiere Pro. He also has some presets!
How to EXPORT high-quality videos for TikTok for Final Cut Pro X
Stefano Lombardo explains the same thing for Final Cut Pro.
VEGAS Pro 17: How To Edit & Make Videos For TikTok – Tutorial #481
JustAlexHalford shows you how to use Vegas Pro in the process.
How to Make TikTok-Ready Videos Using DaVinci Resolve
Flannel Ninja talks about TikTok and DaVinci Resolve.
How to upload DSLR video on TikTok
TP Tech shows you how to upload DSLR videos to your TikTok account. There’s a Video Convertor app from VidSoftLab that is a workaround. This app is useful for a lot of conversions so even if you’re not using TikTok, you may want to check it out!
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