Adobe Premiere Pro CC supports four codecs for HDR output:
However, there’s nothing online about HOW to export these and retain the high dynamic range images.
Recently, in talking with Adobe, I discovered they have an unpublished guide to exporting and compressing HDR media. I was given permission to share it with you.
Here’s the link to the HDR Compression Guide for Premiere Pro CC
Recently, I also created a webinar that goes into detail on how to create HDR sequences in Premiere. (Here’s the link.) Once your HDR sequence is built and you are ready to export:
(To make this easier to read, I masked other interface elements.)
In Export Settings:
Next, go to the Video section.
For the smallest files, choose either H.264 or HEVC. For the highest quality, choose JPEG 2000 for Rec. 2020/PQ format files, or XAVC-Intra for Rec. 2020/HLG files. Only XAVC-Intra supports REc. 2020/HLG.
Exporting HDR material will be very slow. I have not tested all four settings, but exporting H.264 took nine minutes to export one minute of material. HEVC will be slower. This is because neither is hardware-accelerated, yet.
Output speed is CPU-based. The faster the CPU and the more cores it contains, the faster the export.
So, give yourself LOTS of time to export any HDR project!
NEW & Updated!
Edit smarter with Larry’s latest training, all available in our store.