This tutorial will help you create new video presets by editing existing presets. It also includes some additional presets you can copy/paste and use right away.
You can find the existing presets for Adobe Premiere Elements 14 or 15 a few different ways. First, you can search for files with the extension .sqpreset which is short for SequencePresets. On Windows, you will most likely find the files under:
C: > Program Files > Adobe > Adobe Premiere Elements 14 > Settings > SequencePresets > NTSC > AVCHD
C: > Program Files > Adobe > Adobe Premiere Elements 15 > Settings > SequencePresets > NTSC > AVCHD
I’ve chosen this location because the default preset for Elements is called Full HD 1080i 30.sqpreset and located in this folder. You will want to save a copy of that default file, choosing a new, appropriate name for your preset, then edit that file in a plain text editor such as Notepad, Notepad++, or TextEdit.
What you’ll see is called XML. You are interested in the following sections:
<First>section for your language, e.g.en_US)
Editing both DescriptionItem’s
<Second> field should be self-explanatory, same with NameItem’s
<Second> field. For VideoFrameSize, it should be in the format 0,0,horizontal,vertical
So that a Full HD horizontal video would be 0,0,1920,1080 and a vertical video would be 0,0,1080,1920.
Once the file editing is complete, save it, then open a new project in Adobe Premiere Elements and select your new preset!
Save time by downloading the presets I’ve included below.
Social Presets for Download
Right-click and Save Link As…
Save them to your Adobe Premiere Elements folder under
> Settings > SequencePresets > NTSC > AVCHD