Accelerating the pace of work always has a positive effect on results, if done correctly. It is not a good idea to avoid something or do something incomplete to close the project faster. Deadlines have always killed most good ideas, but without them, you need to be able to adapt.

Being able to improve your skills should become a habit for any video editor. In the pursuit of quality and efficiency, editors increasingly began to come up with different ways to speed up this or that process. As a result, presets appeared with ready-made settings that can be applied to several files at the same time without spending extra time processing each file.

Understanding the presets

Presets can be called all settings that have been saved and applied to video or audio materials to apply the same effect automatically. That is, you do not adjust the effect every time on every file. And apply ready-made saved settings to one or more materials at the same time. In Adobe Premiere Pro, you can save ready-made presets for both audio and video.

Why do you need presets

In short, it is for comfort and time-saving. Let’s imagine that we need to edit 15 audio files. All of them were recorded by the same person under the same conditions. Accordingly, the sound must be processed in the same way all 15 times. We start configuring the first audio file. We reduce noise, normalize, block peaks, etc. All this takes about 10-15 minutes. The first audio is ready, 14 more to go. But how long will it all take? A lot if we do the same thing for every audio. Or a few minutes, if we use, presets.

How to create your presets in Premiere Pro

They are created very easily. Just make all the settings and save. And now in more detail.

Step 1: Apply the effect

On a specific video/audio (in my case it will be a color correction for a piece of video) apply any effect.

Step 2: Create a set

Next, in the “Effects Controls” window, right-click on the effect we applied. Select “Save Preset…”.

How to create preset in Premiere Pro: choose the effects

That’s all there is to do! The finished preset will be in the “Presets” folder, which is located in the “Effects” window.

How to create preset in Premiere Pro: result

How to import presets into Premiere Pro

In addition to creating your own presets in Premiere Pro, it is possible to import ready-made presets. On the Internet, you can find many different presets for every taste. So, here’s how to portably import presets into Premiere Pro.

Step 1: Select a preset for export

How to import preset into Premiere Pro: click import

In the “Effects” window, point to the “Presets” folder. Right-click on it and select “Import Presets…”. We find the desired preset in the files of our computer in the window that pops up.

How to import preset into Premiere Pro: find the preset

Step 2: Import the set

Once you’ve found the file, select it and click Open. It will appear in the same “Presets” folder or in any other folder that is there. It all depends on which preset you imported and for which format of materials it is suitable. If it’s for video, it will be in the effects folder or the video transitions folder. And similarly with audio.

How to import preset into Premiere Pro: result


Premiere Pro is very flexible and convenient in terms of creating and importing presets. They are convenient to use and easy to sort. You can create your folder (or folders) with all the presets you use, so you don’t have to search for it among a lot of folders.

How to import preset into Premiere Pro: your folder

This approach will greatly facilitate your work routine and increase productivity. The time saved on technical nuances can be transferred to the creative component of your work, or leisure. Both will have a positive effect on your results.

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