Presets are an essential step to speeding up your workflow in post-production. One place they really come in handy is in the Export Settings window in Adobe Premiere. With just over 100 different controls, knowing how and when to export your presets will make your video editing that much faster. And, if you export the same way every time, there’s no need to even think about them. Messing with export settings is cancelled.

Here’s how it works.

Exporting your preset

Step 1: 

Go to File > Export > Media or hit Command-M on your keyboard to open the Export Settings window.

Step 2: 

Customize your export settings to the specifications required for your project. Relish in the fact that this is the last time you’ll ever have to input these specific settings.

Step 3: 

Click on the Save Preset icon which lives directly next to the Preset dropdown at the top of the Export Settings. In that window that pops up, you can choose to include the Effects and Publish settings if you toggled any of the settings within those tabs earlier.

Step 4: 

If you were just trying to create an export setting, you’re done! If you want to actually export your video with your new settings, now is the time to do that!

You can find your shiny new preset by navigating to Documents > Adobe > Adobe Media Encoder > ## > Presets if you want to share your preset with another editor.

Importing your preset

If someone has shared an export preset with you, it’s super easy to import it.

Step 1: 

Go to File > Export > Media or hit Command-M on your keyboard to open the Export Settings window.

Step 2: 

Click on the Import Preset icon which you can find next to the “Preset” dropdown at the top of the Export Settings.

Step 3: 

Find your preset and click Open.

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