# How to export an edited clip into a video file in the VSE?

I am in the video sequence editor, cut out fragments, combined the remaining into one whole new clip and do not know how to procede from here on in order to obtain a video file (h264, mpeg4).

I tried to click the animation button and all I got was a some pictures I already had cut out.

• Could you post your output file format settings you can find in the Render tab? – Carlo Sep 16 '15 at 15:56

• @DanielMöller The Current editor type for this aria should be Properties to access these options (upper-left corner of screen-shot), also it may help to switch the Engine to use for rendering to Cycles; near the top-center of Blender window. – S0AndS0 Nov 7 '19 at 21:44
• I don't think this is relevant anymore. The renderer tab has properties like "Render Engine", Sampling, Viewport, Bloom, etc… But no "animation" button. It is worth noting though that the GUI looks completely different compared to this answer, I only guessed that I look at the correct window because I found the other menus there, like "Output name", "Sequencer", "Post-processing", etc. Blender version is 2.92.0 here. Apparently they completely redesigned that part. – Hi-Angel Mar 7 at 4:05