Adobe Premiere Elements 14

Adding Video Presets for Adobe Premiere Elements 14 and 15

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:

  • <DescriptionItem> (see the <First> section for your language, e.g.en_US)
  • <NameItem>
  • <VideoFrameSize>

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

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