Need to save an After Effects project as an H.264 file? Here’s everything you need to know to make it happen.

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It’s time to add another notch to your After Effects belt. After this quick how-to, you’ll know how to export H.264 video in only six easy steps!

Step 1. Go to Composition and Click “Add to Render Queue”

How to Export H.264 Video in After Effects - Step 1. Go to Composition and click Add to Render Queue

In the menu structure, click on Composition and select Add to Render Queue. (Alternatively you can use the keyboard shortcut Control+Command+M.)

Step 2. Open Output Module, Set Format to QuickTime

How to Export H.264 Video in After Effects - Step 2. Open Output Module, Set Format to QuickTime

Click on the blue text next to Output Module to open the menu. Change the Format to QuickTime.

Step 3. Click “Format Options,” Set Video Codec to H.264, Set Quality to 100

How to Export H.264 Video in After Effects - Step 3. Click "Format Options," Set Video Codec to H.264, Set Quality to 100

Open the Format Options… menu list. Under the Video tab, change the Video Codec to H.264, set Quality to 100. Click OK, and then click OK again.

Step 5. Open “Output To,” Set Your Project Save Settings

How to Export H.264 Video in After Effects - Step 5. Open "Output To," Set Your Project Save Settings

Click the blue text next to Output To, add your project name and destination location, click Save

Step 6. Click Render

How to Export H.264 Video in After Effects - Step 6. Click Render

Click the Render button and you’re done. No problem!