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.
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.
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.
You on a Mac?
Yes, Mac, everything updated to latest versions.
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.
but i have the same behavior on a pc ...
Well that's not normal.
Can anyone from Adobe help please?
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.
Is anyone from Adobe watching these threads? I would like to know if there's anything I can do.
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!
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!!!
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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.
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.
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.
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.
I came here because I am having the same problem, which apparently you are not understanding.
Even doing what you suggest wouldn't work, because PP doesn't remember what the last setting was. It always defaults to the one at the top of the list.
What's infuriating for me is that PPCC2019 actually did do this correctly, but PPCC2021 does not. And no, setting the sequence to the same as the export isn't a solution. I edit in the full resolution of the footage, so that all FX are done properly, but then at the last step, export a compressed file that is the best combination of quality vs. time. The default takes twice as long, which for me and my 2 hour programs, is a bad thing. Not to mention the file space taken up. Instead, I want the output to default to ProRes 422 LT. That it doesn't do this is infuriating. It's not difficult to overcome; I just have to remember every single time to make this change, but for OVER 20 YEARS, I have been using software that didn't require this. Which means that there is a very good chance while on a tight deadline I will forget. What's more, I have to remember this for every export I do.
The other posters observe correctly that Adobe seems to not be paying attention (and this was 3 years ago), as there are other fundamental features – like setting in and out points for sequences – that do not work properly, the way all other NLEs work. PPCC 2021 requires that you set the sequence in and out points TWICE, otherwise they don't stick. That was also slightly better in 2019, but still was wrong, as setting the in and out points in a sequence wouldn't work, but then at least I could set markers and use those markers to set the in and out points in the source window. Now, I have to do BOTH set the points in the sequence AND use markers to set them in the source window, which is 2x as long to do, and means there are 2x as many chances for errors, for something that should take 1/4 of the time if it worked properly.
I moved to PPCC because FCP7 couldn't keep up any more and FCPX is garbage for the workflow I use, which is different from what FCPX was designed for. PPCC is as close as I've found, but these little misses are really annoying.