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How to Convert PREL to MP4, AVI, MOV, etc. for Video Playback and Sharing

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Updated on Oct 13, 2023

Downscaled from Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Premiere Elements is a handy and practical video editing program tailored to cater to novice editors and consumers. Some of beginners in video editing find they can’t neither open nor play the PREL file exported from Adobe Premiere Elements. In that case, this guide can definitely be of help, here you’ll learn how to convert PREL to MP4, AVI, MOV, MKV, etc. for proper playback and sharing.

What is PREL File

PREL file, using .prel as file extension, is a video project file created with Adobe Premiere Elements, a non-linear video editing program for Windows; contains a timeline, multiple audio and video tracks, video effects, and other settings; includes references to audio and video files rather than the media itself. Since PREL files are not actual media/video files, you cannot open them on any media platforms or media player programs.

How to Convert PREL to MP4

To open and play PREL file, you need to convert PREL to actual video formats like MP4, which is an industrial standard video format with great compatibility. Sure, for a variety of different purposes, containers like MKV, MOV, WMV, AVI, WebM can also be a good choice.

However, if you actually have a try on those PREL to MP4 converters you find on the internet, you’ll realize they’re nothing more than gimmicks. The only PREL converter can only be Adobe editing programs that recognize PREL project like Premiere Elements.

In the following, I’ll show you how to convert PREL to MP4 with Premiere Elements 2020.

Step 1. Launch Adobe Premiere Elements. Click File tab on the upper-left side to open the PREL files you intend to convert to MP4.

Import PREL file

Step 2. Click Export and Share from the upper-right side of the interface.

Click Export  and Share

Step 3. From Quick Export, Adobe Premiere Elements will export the project video as MP4 by default. Define the File Name and Destination folder. Then click Save on the lower-right side.

Export PREL to MP4

How to Convert PREL to More Video Formats

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How to Convert Premiere Elements Exports to More Video Formats

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Step 1. Install and launch HD Video Converter Factory Pro, enter the Converter module. Define the destination path at Output folder and click Add Files to import the MP4 files exported with Premiere Elements.

Load Premiere Elements exports into the converter

Step 2. Click on the output format section on the right side to choose an output format from 500+ ready-made templates.

By customizing parameter settings, you get to adjust video resolution, framerate, bitrate and transcode videos to more advanced encoders to compress video without quality loss.

Step 3. Click Run from the lower-right side to start the conversion.

Convert Premiere Elements exports

Also Read: Premiere Pro Export MP4 | File Import Failure Premiere Pro | Premiere Pro Import/Export WebM

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If you have a PREL file you intend to convert to MP4 yet you’re using Premiere Pro now, Premiere Pro also takes Premiere Elements project PREL file. Import the file from Select File > Open Project, and Premiere Pro will convert the Premiere Elements project file to a Premiere Pro project file. And with the same principle, you can convert the Premiere project file PRPROJ to MP4 in Premiere Pro as well.

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