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

OR

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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2 thoughts on “Adding Video Presets for Adobe Premiere Elements 14 and 15

  1. Michael Atkins

    Bit late in the day, I know, but mine, requiring to add a PAL 704×576, was in: /Applications/Adobe Premiere Elements 15/Support Files/Adobe Premiere Elements.app/Contents/Settings/SequencePresets/PAL/Hard Disk, Flash Memory Camcorders. For me, I copied the 720 one and edited the XML Specs to 704 from 720.

    Change PAL to NTSC if you’re looking for NTSC.

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  2. Georgie

    Hi Mario

    I have premiere elements 15 on a mac and I have searched and searched for the settings folder, but I can’t find it. I only have a folder called Support files which only has folders called AMT & Assets in it. I bought and downloaded premiere elements from the Adobe website, could this be why?

    I am very happy I found your instagram social presets as that is what I am after, is there any other way of getting that preset onto my premiere elements?

    Many thanks

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