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  • How do I set a default preset in AME?

    Posted by Jiri Fiala on November 2, 2020 at 11:01 am

    Sorry if this is answered elsewhere but I can’t search a subforum on new CreativeCow.

    How can I set a default preset for my exports? I’m exporting a LOT of Adobe Character Animator files (video with audio and alpha) and I just don’t want them to be the default Cineform files as they don’t play in QuickView and generally suck in MacOS.

    I want it to default to ProRes 4444. How can I do that? Seems simple but isn’t. Thanks!

    Chris Hartman replied 1 year ago 3 Members · 6 Replies
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  • Andy Ford

    November 3, 2020 at 4:51 am

    In the Preset Browser Window, hit the plus sign and you can create a new encoding or ingest preset. Then, you can select it from the dropdown in your queue when there’s a file there.

  • Jiri Fiala

    November 3, 2020 at 9:43 am

    Thanks but that doesn’t answer my question. I want to set a default preset for any future encodings. Right now it defaults to a preset I don’t want, ever, and I have to manually change it every single time.

  • Andy Ford

    November 3, 2020 at 2:21 pm

    Oh sorry, I initially thought you needed to know how to make presets. Unfortunately, I do not think Adobe fixed this issue yet. The best success is when dragging files directly into AME, as it remembers the last settings used. So, it should automatically select the Quicktime format and Apple ProRes 422 HQ preset if that is what you used previously. It will do so until changed again. In addition, you can select multiple files and just change the settings for one and the rest will update, which is useful if you’re doing a large batch.

    I know that also isn’t what you are looking for, as you want a way to always have it be default even if it’s not the last used… or when exporting directly from another Adobe software.

  • Jiri Fiala

    November 3, 2020 at 3:15 pm

    The thing is, when exporting from Character Animator, it always defaults to Cineform. Oh well… you’d think with stuff like deep neural learning and whatnot, surely you can set a default preset. I’ll just pester support and feature request forms some more. Thanks!

  • Andy Ford

    November 5, 2020 at 3:13 am

    Yes, AME doesn’t keep the last used settings when exporting from an Adobe program. Only when dragging something into AME. Hopefully we won’t have to wait til 2021 MAX to get this fix.

  • Chris Hartman

    March 14, 2023 at 2:55 pm

    I struggled with this issue as well. Instead of dragging the files into the Queue window, drag them onto the preset… this applied the selected preset to all the dragged clips.

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