Video Post-Production Guide: Editing and Output


Georgia Tech has teamed with Adobe Inc. to streamline digital media production across all platforms. We use and recommend the Adobe Creative Suite of professional video production tools. 

Video may be acquired in a variety of formats, sizes, and frame rates, but Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe After Effects will import most footage types without the need to transcode. 

For best production results, sequences in Premiere Pro and compositions in After Effects should match native video formats and frame rates as closely as possible. 


Rendering and Output 

  • Video Resolution: Either 1920 x 1080p or 1280 x 720p (16:9 aspect ratio) 
  • Render Format: H.264 
  • Video Frame Rate: 30fps (29.97) or 24fps (23.976) 
  • Aspect: Square Pixels 
  • Audio Codec: AAC 
  • Sample Rate: 48000 kHz 
  • Channels: 16-bit Stereo 
  • Audio Quality: High 
  • Bitrate [kbps]: 256 
  • Render Quality: Maximum 



  • H.264 video is usually the best delivery codec for playback on the web.  
  • Do not edit with h.264 coded video.  
  • You will almost certainly encounter major issues, regardless of editing software used.   
  • It is recommended that you first transcode all source footage to be edited to a single and consistent codec.   
  • We recommend transcoding your source footage to the Apple ProRes 422 codec for editing in Adobe Premiere OR using the native codec of your video camera device (AVCHD, XDCAM, and others).