How to set a default export preset?

New Here ,
Jun 12, 2017

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Hi,

First, I have searched the forums and only found threads that didn't have any real conclusions.

I edit a lot of files, and for 95% of them I use the same export preset, as I'm sure many people do.  I very rarely use the Match Source preset, as I need to save bandwidth/file sizes.  Premiere Pro remembers my Format choice (H.264), but it doesn't remember my Preset.  I have to select it manually every time.  I haven't found any way to set a default.

Can anyone help with this?  I'm quite surprised that a program as thoroughly developed and refined as PP doesn't have this implemented many years ago.

Thanks!

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LEGEND ,
Jun 12, 2017

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Normal behavior is for Premiere Pro to use the same export settings for all first time sequences, or the last used settings for subsequent exports from any given sequence.

In other words, for a new project with many sequences, you will have to choose the settings for the first sequence.  After that, the remaining sequences will come up with those same settings.  But if you were to export any given sequence a second time and need different settings, you would have to change them manually for every sequence.

Make sense?

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New Here ,
Jun 12, 2017

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Hey Jim,


Thanks for your answer, but that's not the behavior I'm getting.  Every sequence has to have the preset re-selected.  Only if I re-encode a sequence is the preset remembered.

This also goes for other threads on the same subject in this forum, BTW.

Steinar

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LEGEND ,
Jun 12, 2017

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Got it.

You on a Mac?

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Yes, Mac, everything updated to latest versions.

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LEGEND ,
Jun 12, 2017

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OK.

My only thought is you have a different default behavior than PC.  I don't know if that can be altered except by switching to PC.

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Explorer ,
Jun 12, 2017

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but i have the same behavior on a pc ...

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LEGEND ,
Jun 12, 2017

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Well that's not normal.

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New Here ,
Jun 14, 2017

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Can anyone from Adobe help please?

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Enthusiast ,
Jun 14, 2017

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While not a solution to your issue, a (semi) workaround is to use Media Encoder, which exposes your custom presets at the top of the list in the Preset Browser.

You can send multiple sequences to Media Encoder (without bothering about their settings in Premiere), and drag your preset to all the sequences you want and it will affect all of them, saving you some steps.

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New Here ,
Jun 15, 2017

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Is anyone from Adobe watching these threads?  I would like to know if there's anything I can do.


Thanks!

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LEGEND ,
Jun 16, 2017

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This is primarily a user forum.  Adobe staff help out when they can.

Maybe take a look at this, see if anything helps.

Unofficial Premiere Pro Troubleshooting Guide

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Adobe Employee ,
Jun 16, 2017

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Hi Steinar: Create a preset (or modify an existing one and save it with a new name): Media Encoder Help | Using the Preset Browser

When you're ready to export, send the sequence(s) to the Media Encoder Queue and then drag your preset to all of the jobs in the queue to apply that preset to your multiple outputs simultaneously.

I would also recommend making a feature request so that, say, in the Media Encoder General Preferences, you could select a preset as the guaranteed default every time: Feature Request/Bug Report Form

Finally, check out watch folders in Media Encoder: Create a watch folder | Adobe Media Encoder tutorials

Perhaps that will address your needs.

Please post back whether any of this helps!

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New Here ,
Apr 25, 2020

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3 years later!!!!  

DELETE THE "AddExporterList.txt" File!  

That fixes this, so it remebers the last preset you used and also Quicktime shows up as an export option (Quicktime remembers SMPTE Time Code track).

 

With Media Encoder quit out of... Go to Applications/Media Encoder and CONTROL+mouse on the application to Show Package Contents... go to the Contents/Resources/txt folder and copy as backup to your desktop (or wherever you want), then delete the file "AddExporterList.txt".  Empty your trash, restart Media Encoder.  That will fix that!

 

2 problems were happening with my CS6 Media Encoder on my Mac, 1) Quictime export was not an option, 2) the Default export was some FLASH movie preset and everytime I sent a movie to Queue to encode from Premiere Pro that same preset of FLV H264 was the only thing it would start up with and I had to manually add my custom preset to it and delete the FLV preset, except I couldn't get Quicktime to replace the MP4 format!!!!  BUT now it's all working as expected!!!! YAY!!!

 

Any questions....

 

JOHNAVATAR.com

Pacific Palisades, CA 90402

 

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New Here ,
Sep 15, 2020

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So basically if you are doing epiosodic and each time you enter a new project, you will default to the H.264 High bitrate with no TC?

 

This is very annoying when I am exporting all my H.264 with TC and instead of it defaulting to my preset, it defaults to the Adobe one and my export has no TC.

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Engaged ,
Oct 23, 2020

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I am also wondering why it is'nt possible to set a default preset in media encoder. Seems like such a non-brainer and basic functionality. I need to export most of the stuff for youtube, and every d---- time I need to reset it. Wouldn't be such a problem if the drop-down then actually drops upwards (because of multiple screen setup) and it takes forwever to finally set my preset. That we have to send Adobe an official request for such a basic non-brainer feature just shows me how Adobe has left the path of intuitive workflows. Pretty lousy.  

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New Here ,
Jan 03, 2021

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I completely agree,  this is a pathetic feature flop, for a product that is this old. 

Adobe support is also useless to determine when productivity shortcomings like will be fixed. 

 

Default export preset and default export source range  should be settable globally AND on a per project basis in premiere pro.

 

 

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Enthusiast ,
Jan 03, 2021

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I'm not sure what's the fuss about. If you have a specific workflow that you need to adhere to, create a template project (with a template sequence) with all the settings that you require, copy/paste that project whereever you want and get on with it.

This allows you to have as many templates as you'd like instead of having ONE single default setting applied globally.

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