How in the world can I change this? Every time I try to export my videos, they always get exported to My Documents. How can I change the directory of the exported file? Can I even change the directory in which the file is exported?
I really think you guys need to add an export to directory option. Stop forcing me to export to My Documents.
Are you not not very computer literate?
Selecting where you save your files is one of the most basic of all computer principals.
In AME, click on the file name of the file you are about to export. That will present you with "save as..." options.
It would probably be a good idea for you to go through the basic learning materials for using Premiere Pro. I recommend starting here to learn Premiere Pro:
Let me present you with more information because it seems as if none of you know what my actual problem is.
When I click on FILE--EXPORT--MEDIA (or CTRL-M) it brings up a window with export options such as what codec I want to use or what quality settings I want, or even the frame size. Nowhere in that window does it list an option to change the export path.
After I have set everything the way I need it, when I click on EXPORT, the file just starts to render and it does not give me an option to change the directory where I want the exported file to go. All I am asking is where is the option to change the directory where I want the files to go.
Does that information help?
Thank you Todd. The first video gave me the answer.
As for the rest of you,
Give me a break. I'm new to Premiere and it can be a little daunting when you first start using this software.
Of course, people that have trouble with brand new software they've never seen must be computer morons, right?
I found my help, so thanks again Todd. Farewell to all of you smart folk. I done learnt it good.
Do you know what AME is?
AME = Adobe Media Encoder - the Export application, that can be launched from within PrPro, or as a stand-alone app.
Good luck, and glad that you found the location to specify the Path for your Exported files.
Also, glad that video helped you. You may want to go through the rest of the material on the Getting Started page Todd mentioned. I've tailor made it for folks just like you.
Please come back to the forum here if you have any other questions.
How hard is it to say "Click on the file name in the Export window which will open a file browser dialog window"?
There's a spot that says Output Name: Filename.ext (Filename being whatever you've called it and ext for whatever your extension is.) Click on Filename.ext and that opens your dialog window. Found this looking for something else, but imagine if every question on the Internet was answered this way. It took you all more time to not be helpful than to simply answer the question. I'm also baffled by the hostile attitude. What exactly was so offensive about asking? Premiere isn't very explicit so I can see why someone would ask, but Todd, no one wants to sit through a bunch of videos to get to something so simple.
I'm by the way, answering this question in case someone else needs the answer down the road.
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I certainly agree that the name "Output File" is not very informative and could be made more so and more intuitive.
ie It could indicate that it it is also possible to set an output path from there as well as naming function.
eg. 'Output: Filename/ Dir.Path'
True, but to be fair, the filename is shown in two places, and only one of them includes the full file location. It is strange that one cannot edit the file location by clicking it, but can by clicking the filename elsewhere.
Just wanted to post a quick comment here firstly to thank MrWiks for the question and Akexis for the answer. I needed this answer down the road and wish more people act like you on forums. So often you think you've found the forum post that'll (at last!) help you out with your problem and all you find at the end is "I got the answer" from the OP and nothing more
Btw, presumably like the OP, I'm not using AME, just the standard export panel that pops up in CS5. So the 'answer' in reply 3 isn't quite right.
haha I love it. Love your tone of voice. It's so insinuating throughout this thread!
But, this isn't about of technicalities. It's about giving clear constructive helpful advice.
"File>Export>Media" in CS5.0 brings up a panel with a title "Export Settings". No other application is visibly opened alongside Premiere. If this is AME, it's entirely not clear and should be addressed in any answers.
How is a person with low post count, clearly new to the app, coming on a forum asking about how to change save paths meant to know this? It's about tailoring your answer and not presuming everyone has your level of knowledge or thinks in the same way.
I think you misunderstand my intentions.
It is precisely because I don't presume that everybody has the same level of knowledge that I was hoping you'd see my reply as being helful...
...teaching you a piece of terminology that, up to this point, you seemed unfamiliar with.
I have to admit that I had used each Premiere version since 6.0 many years ago, and I think it was starting with maybe CS3 that I, too, could not find the SAVE thing when exporting from Premiere via AME! Perhaps because the default filename is "Sequence_1" or whatever it says, it just blends in with the other data presented in that area. It does not have the "look" of the standard "Save to..." thing and quite understandably it is very easy to overlook. The Save thing is usually at the BOTTOM of the window in most programs, not buried in amongst other data near the top. Even after I found it, some time passed before I needed it again and I then could not remember how to access it again!! It is simply not intuitive. Now the filename is orange or gold so it stands out a bit, but I don't think this was always the case with older versions. Very well hidden feature...
You are correct that the change came with CS 3, where AME became a stand-alone app, as well as transparently being called from within PrPro. The GUI also took on a different look, and many were just not seeing some of the dialog boxes, as they no longer stood out, quite so boldly.
As a side-note, Premiere Elements also made some GUI changes, roughly at the same time, and even scroll bars seemed to disappear. At least many users never saw them, and I can understand why.
Sometimes, when making a GUI more pleasing to the eye, the designers trade some obvious indicators for beauty.
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