How to Export 2.35 from Adobe Premiere to Vimeo

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People are always asking me how I export 2.35:1 footage to Vimeo. I figured I would go ahead and do a tutorial on how I edit 2.35:1, using Adobe Premiere CS5 or CS5.5. How I export it to H.264. As well as, how I upload it to Vimeo.

If you are going to edit 2.35:1, you will need to frame with that in mind when shooting. For instance, when you shoot a close up, it will turn into an extreme close up.


Original 16:9 Framing

2:35 Cropping Applied

When editing, I don’t recommend using the crop preset in Premiere. Instead, I recommend using a matte over the top of your footage. A friend of mine, Andrew Farmer created a png matte for me with an alpha center. This is a 1080p template. If you are working in a 720p timeline, simply scale it to frame. Here is the 2.35:1 template.

2:35 Cropping

Export your footage using Adobe Media Encoder. In the export settings change your frame height and then crop your footage from the top and the bottom. Depending on the resolution you are editing in, the height and the crop changes. Here are the proper dimensions:


  • Frame Width = 1920px
  • Frame Height = 816px
  • Crop Top = 132px
  • Crop Bottom = 132px


  • Frame Width = 1280px
  • Frame Height = 544px
  • Crop Top = 88px
  • Crop Bottom = 88px

Export Settings from Adobe Premiere CS5 or Higher for 2:35.

When you are finished exporting, upload your H.264 file to Vimeo. Vimeo will automatically recognize the frame height and will display it as 2.35:1.


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benOctober 22, 2013 at 4:45 pmReply

Stoked, Thanks man!

Ross WilliamsFebruary 1, 2013 at 6:31 pmReply

Awesome stuff… it was a huge help. Thanks so much!