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Export Preset Manager

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Preset Manager enables you to choose from a list of pre-defined export settings, import and export presets for sharing, or save your own export presets.

Access the Preset Manager

Click Quick Export in the header bar and choose Export to export with the default preset. Select More Presets to open the Preset Manager if you want to view and manage all the available presets or create your custom preset. You can also access Preset Manager from the Export mode.

There are a few pre-installed system presets that are marked as Favorites by default such as:

  • Three match source H.264 presets at different quality levels which automatically match the source's parameters on export.  
  • A few H.264 presets for common video frame sizes such as 4K, HD 1080, HD 720, and SD 480 widescreen.

The Preset Manager screen

The Preset Manager dialog box
The Preset Manager dialog box

A. Complete list of all presets B. All presets pre-installed with Premiere Pro C. Custom presets that you have created D. Displays the presets that are set as favorites in the list below E. Selected preset details F. Delete selected presets G. Import video preset files (*.epr) files H. Export selected presets to your system 

Create and save custom presets

  1. In the Export dialog box, select a preset that most closely matches the settings you want.

  2. In the Preset menu, select the preset that most closely matches the settings you want. Edit preset settings according to your requirements.

  3. After making your changes, click Save preset.

    Saving your preset
    Saving your preset

    Preset saved in the Custom Presets section of the Preset Manager
    Preset saved in the Custom Presets section of the Preset Manager

Manage presets

Sort presets

Sort presets

Sort presets in ascending or descending order depending on format, frame size, category, or other parameters. Click each column header to sort presets.

Mark presets as favorites

mark preset as favourite

Click the star next to a preset to favorite or unfavorite it. When a preset is marked as favorite, it displays in the Preset menu for access from Quick Export and Export mode.

Search and display presets

search and display

Display only your favorite presets, custom presets, system presets, or all of them at the same time. Use the Search field to filter the preset list by any criteria. For example, type "prores" to only view presets that export to the ProRes format.

Delete presets

delete preset

Select a preset and click Delete at the bottom of the Preset Manager. Note: You can only delete custom presets.

Import and export presets

You can bring your custom presets from one computer to another, or to an offline computer, by manually exporting them and then importing them. You can select multiple presets in the list by using Shift + click (Win) or Cmd/Ctrl + click (mac).

SOURCE COMPUTER: On the computer that has the presets you want to migrate, do the following:

  1. Open the Preset Manager.
  2. Choose Export Presets.
  3. Select the desired presets and select Export.
  4. Select the folder to export your presets to. Choose a folder you can use to transfer the files using a USB drive, network, or an online sharing service.
  5. Click Save.

TARGET COMPUTER: On the computer receiving the imported settings, do the following:

  1. Open Preset Manager.
  2. Choose Import Presets.
  3. Select the presets you want to import and click Open.
Note:

Presets created in Adobe Media Encoder are automatically added to the Preset Manager in Premiere Pro. However, you need to mark them as favorites for them to appear in the Preset menu.

Have a question or an idea?

If you have a question on the Preset Manager, ask away in our Premiere Pro community. We would love to help you out.

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