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How to Create Export Presets in Premiere Pro

Jason Boone

Streamline your video editing workflow by creating custom export presets in Premiere Pro. It only takes three simple steps!

Creating custom export presets in Premiere Pro – from frame rate to audio format and everything in between – is a great way to save time in your video editing workflow. Plus, once you’ve saved your presets, you can share them with your video editing peers.

Here’s how to go about it.

Step 1: Customize Export Settings

Once you’re ready to export a sequence, select File > Export to launch the Export Settings dialog box. You have a plethora of options when exporting from Premiere Pro. Choose your preferred format, and then select from a collection of default presets provided within Premiere. You can choose to match your sequence settings, or completely customize the settings to your own liking. This includes frame size, frame rate, pixel aspect ratio, bitrate, and audio format.

How to Create Export Presets in Premiere Pro: Customize Export Settings

Step 2: Save Preset

Once you’ve customized your export settings, you can save out a preset for future use. To save, click on the Save Preset icon just to the right of the Presets drop-down menu. You’ll have the option to give your preset a name, and then select whether you want to include Effects and Publish settings in your preset.

Both the Effects and Publish tabs offer all kinds of features for your export, including adding custom Lumetri Looks, image and timecode overlays, a video limiter, and the ability to automate your social media uploads. Creating a preset which automatically publishes your video to social media can clearly help automate your workflow and save you a significant amount of time.

How to Create Export Presets in Premiere Pro: Save Preset

Step 3: Share and Import Presets

The presets you create are saved in the Adobe > Adobe Media Encoder > 11.0 > Presets subfolder. You can copy and share these .epr files with other editors. To import a preset someone has sent you, simply select the Import Preset button located right next to the Save Preset button in the Export Settings dialog box. When you import, the .epr file will be automatically copied over to your Presets subfolder.

How to Create Export Presets in Premiere Pro: Share and Import

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