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Premiere keeps exporting to My Documents...make it stop!

Jun 5, 2011 8:20 PM

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.

 
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    Jun 5, 2011 9:24 PM   in reply to MrWiks

    You  can export to any path on any drive you wish to.

     

    Change your export path and name your export file exactly how you choose.

     
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  • Jon-M-Spear
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    Aug 27, 2013 7:56 AM   in reply to MrWiks

    In AME, click on the file name of the file you are about to export.  That will present you with "save as..." options.

     

    [Insults removed.]

     
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    Aug 27, 2013 8:52 AM   in reply to MrWiks

    Shooternz's reply gave you the simple answer. [Insult removed.]

     
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    Jun 6, 2011 6:48 AM   in reply to 5004sqdn

    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:

    "Getting started with Premiere Pro (CS4, CS5, CS5.5)"

     
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  • Jon-M-Spear
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    Jun 6, 2011 6:56 AM   in reply to MrWiks

    I have told you exaclty what to do.  You appear not to be listening.

     

    Do you know what AME is?

     
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    Jun 6, 2011 7:37 AM   in reply to MrWiks

    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.

     

    Hunt

     
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    Jun 6, 2011 1:54 PM   in reply to Bill Hunt

    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.

     
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    Jun 15, 2012 6:57 AM   in reply to MrWiks

    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.

     

    Good grief.

     

    [offensive language deleted]

     
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    Jun 14, 2012 9:03 PM   in reply to Akexis

    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'

     
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    Jun 14, 2012 9:04 PM   in reply to Akexis

    How hard is it to say "Click on the file name in the Export window which will open a file browser dialog window"?

     

    It was said in post 3.

     
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    Jul 4, 2012 5:21 PM   in reply to Jim Simon

    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.

     
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    Jan 29, 2013 2:06 AM   in reply to mcook.au

    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.

     
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    Jan 29, 2013 2:12 AM   in reply to EdibleCastle

    I think you'll find that, if you're exporting to file-based output, the "standard export panel" is, in fact, AME - Adobe Media Encoder.

     
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    Jan 29, 2013 2:24 AM   in reply to Jon-M-Spear

    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.

     
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    Jan 29, 2013 2:37 AM   in reply to EdibleCastle

    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.

     
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    Jan 29, 2013 2:47 AM   in reply to Jon-M-Spear

    Ah righto. Thanks for teaching me. I've marked your post as helpful.

     
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    Jan 29, 2013 7:47 AM   in reply to EdibleCastle

    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...

     

    Jeff

     
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    Jan 29, 2013 8:10 AM   in reply to SAFEHARBOR11

    Jeff,

     

    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.

     

    Hunt

     
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    May 27, 2013 8:21 AM   in reply to Jon-M-Spear

    I realize this is an old Thread but I AM very computer literate,  having been in IT for 33 years and during that time have worked for the two largest Defense Contracts on the face of this planet.

     

    And guess what?

     

    I cannot locate where to set the path either.

     

    The attack on him for his simple question is egregious at best and wholly uncalled for. It does not take a Rocket Scientist to understand that there will be a wealth of people whose skill level is all over the map.

     

    Were I him I would have jumped to a competitors product, printed this Thread and sent it USPS Restricted Delivery Mail to every Board Member and remind them that no corporation is immune from demise and that includes Adobe. The consumer is not an expendable commodity but that would appear to be the prevalent attitude with respect to those who chose to belittle rather than provide pointed assistance. Such an attitude is all too reminiscent of the once staples of American Heavy Industry. To wit, General Motors, Chrysler, Getty Oil, Kodak, et al. What do they have in common? Bankruptcy.

     

    As Sam Walton pointed out so eloquently: "The only person who can fire everyone from the CEO to the Janitor is the customer. He need only shop somewhere else".

     

    Jon-M-Spear: go ahead, ask me how computer literate I am. Indeed, I will be happy to go toe-to-toe with you on Unix, Linux, Windows, AIX, you name him. Hell, let's go back to OS2 if that's the best you can do.

     

    I am patently disgusted. I am out of here as well and I will send those letters. At ~$10.02 each it is not inespensive, but clearly someone at Corporate needs to montior these responses. And that would be those who understand how damaging Red Ink can be. You may not grasp that but I assure you in no uncertain terms that the CFO will.

     

    Now they're down two customers.

     
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    May 27, 2013 8:32 AM   in reply to RJ73

    And guess what?

    I cannot locate where to set the path either.

    Click here:

    ClickHere.PNG

     
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    Jul 23, 2013 7:33 PM   in reply to joe bloe premiere

    joe bloe premiere, thank you for the clear and direct solution.

     

    The amount of narcissicm, hostility, smugness and vitriol in this thread is absolutely uncalled for. I am a professional software developer, and I could not figure out this part of the GUI in Premiere. That does not make mecomputer illiterate. It just means that I have not invested enough hours into this user interface to be familiar with all of its ins and outs.

     

    The fact that you have to click on the orange file name is NOT intuitive. It is NOT obvious. It does NOT follow basic HCI principles. It should not have been simply labeled output name, and it should have been a button to bring up explorer, like any other Windows GUI application.

     

    shooternz and Jon-M-Spear, why are you even posting on these forums if all you do is ridicule and harass others? It was not clear AT ALL from what you said in your first few posts what to click on, or even do for that matter. Hundreds of thousands of people look to forums like these from searches. Have some decency. Grow up.

     
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    Jul 23, 2013 7:53 PM   in reply to garywulf23

    shooternz and Jon-M-Spear, why are you even posting on these forums if all you do is ridicule and harass others? It was not clear AT ALL from what you said in your first few posts what to click on, or even do for that matter. Hundreds of thousands of people look to forums like these from searches. Have some decency. Grow up.

     

     

    Re read my Post 3 and 12 smart guy.

     

    Where is there any ridicule or harassment in that?

     

    Many posts are designed as a direction instead of a "tutorial".  Often directed toward the user manual.

     

    The fact that you have to click on the orange file name is NOT intuitive. It is NOT obvious. It does NOT follow basic HCI principles. It should not have been simply labeled output name, and it should have been a button to bring up explorer, like any other Windows GUI application.

     

    You might have even found that I agreed with you. (post 12)

     

    shooternz and Jon-M-Spear, why are you even posting on these forums if all you do is ridicule and harass others?

     

    Is that "all we do"?   

     

     
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    Jul 23, 2013 11:13 PM   in reply to garywulf23

    NIce first post garywulf23.  Congratutlations.  You'll go far.

     
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    Jul 23, 2013 11:23 PM   in reply to garywulf23

    Just throwing in my experience with Media Encoder back in CS4... see stuff, click it. Basically how I learned the interface.

     
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    Jul 24, 2013 1:39 AM   in reply to Jon-M-Spear

    Jon-M-Spear wrote:

     

    I think you'll find that, if you're exporting to file-based output, the "standard export panel" is, in fact, AME - Adobe Media Encoder.

     

    Jon: If you're referring to the Export Settings dialog that opens when in Premiere you go File>Export>Media (or press CMD+M / CTRL+M), then your statement is inaccurate. It's a common misconception, but a misconception nonetheless. Premiere and AME essentially share the code for this dialog, but there are at least a couple of differences. Off the top of my head, I know of two options that are present in the version opened from PPRO but not in the one accessed from AME: Match Sequence Settings and Import into Project. If you click Export, encoding is performed entirely by PPRO. Only if you go down the path represented by the Queue button do you land in AME. If you don't believe me, close AME, then start Export Settings from PPRO & check Task Manager / Activity Monitor to see whether an AME process is running.

     

    But that's more or less semantics. My main reason for piping in is to call out a new feature in AME CC that I haven't heard touted. You can now change the export path for multiple  outputs. Simply select them in the Queue by any standard method of multiple selection, then click the hyperlink in the Output File column for any selected row.

     

    Lastly, for the record, I agree that it should be clearer how to set the export path in the Export Settings dialog. I favor splitting Export Path off as a separate setting from Output Name.

     
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    Jul 24, 2013 8:35 AM   in reply to Mark Mapes

    I favor splitting Export Path off as a separate setting from Output Name.

     

    I think it'd be better if the name simply included the full file path.  We already get that info in a tool tip when hovering over the name, why not just include it there at all times.  That would solve everyone's issue.

     
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    Jul 24, 2013 8:58 AM   in reply to Jim Simon

    I think it'd be better if the name simply included the full file path

    Did not we have that in CS4. I like to see the full path in the Export Settings.

     
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    Jul 25, 2013 6:00 AM   in reply to Jim Simon

    I'm with Jim on this one.

     

    I really don't understand why Adobe makes it is so hard to see how to change the path. It should be obvious, and it just isn't. Oh, sure, when you know how it is easy. But it should not take research to figure it out in the first place.

     

    If there isn't enough room, put it off by itself and do something like "G:\My Documents\Panasonic\2013-06-17...\Export Example.MP4" to allow the user to see the beginning and the end at least. After all, some of us use some pretty long paths.

     

    One of my longest is probably over 200 characters. My most common is less than 15 characters (on my "export" drive).

     
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    Aug 27, 2013 8:49 AM   in reply to shooternz

    I had to create an ID just to post here. Like a couple others here I am a programmer of about 25 years, and I'm the CEO of a software company. I worked for years as a team lead with teams of programmers working under me for several large Fortune-100 companies. In all the years I've been in IT, I too could not figure out how to change the path. And in all the forums for programming help I've been, I have never seen such a simple question gather so many insults.


    The only people who should be lambasted here are those who are pretending to offer help under the snarky veil of superior intelligence with insults and harassment. Asking somebody "Are you not not very computer literate?" is not only not helpful at all, but it's insulting, rude, and childish. And speaking of lack of literacy, asking "not not" is a double-negative.

    When Jon-M-Spear started with the name-calling, then he continued with "Selecting where you save your files is one of the most basic of all computer principals." I just shook my head in pity and went to the next post. This of course led me to miss the answer.

     

    Saving files as a basic “computer principal.” First, it's not a principal, it's a principle. But I digress; literacy isn't everybody's strong suit. Saving files on a computer is not the problem he was having. The problem he was having was finding the command button or link to switch the path. He had already indicated that he has no problems saving files. So, along with your literacy issues, add reading and basic comprehension.


    I read this thread over and over and over and I didn't get how to open a folder until the third time because:

    1. Adobe seems to have built an island unto themselves with non-standard GUI interfaces.

    2. Their command says "output filename" in a microscopic font, and nothing about path, which is a bug.

    3. When somebody writes insulting language, I just stop reading the post, and therefore I skipped the answer.

     

     

    [Personal attack removed.]

     
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    Aug 27, 2013 7:57 AM   in reply to asus5000

    When somebody writes insulting language, I just stop reading the post, and therefore I skipped the answer.

     

    The insults have been removed with the answer left intact.

     
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    Aug 27, 2013 8:50 AM   in reply to asus5000

    Asus5000,

     

    Patently well put, thank you.

     

    I've been in IT for longer than dirt is old and at one time or another everyone, and I mean everyone, has sat down in front of a computer and after powering it up has said "Now what?". Gates, Wozniak, Jobs. No one was born with this knowledge  within their DNA. Indeed, I wasn't. I was minding my own business one day doing QA/QC on Process E6/C41/EP2 and suddenly found myself staring into the attached. (A D148SR Film Recorder driven by a DEC PDP-11/24, Kennedy 9000 Mag Tape Unit, dual 8" FDD. State of the Art at the time, LOL). To say I had zero knowledge of computers at that time is an understatement of proportions I cannot begin to express. That was 31 years ago.

     

    [Character comment removed.]

     

    God save me from the person will all the answers.

     

    Thanks again.

     

    Dicomed D148SR copy.jpg

     

    Lyman

     
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    Aug 27, 2013 11:19 AM   in reply to LYMANDEL

    Ah yes, you mentioned the PDP-11. I remember it well, when a 10 Mb hard drive cost $20,000 and was the size of a washing machine.

     
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    Aug 27, 2013 1:40 PM   in reply to Jim Simon

    I favor splitting Export Path off as a separate setting from Output Name.

    I think it'd be better if the name simply included the full file path.  We already get that info in a tool tip when hovering over the name, why not just include it there at all times.  That would solve everyone's issue.

     

    I agree.  Seems so simple.

     
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    Aug 27, 2013 9:43 PM   in reply to LYMANDEL

    ...That was 31 years ago.

     

    Ah, so you ARE a newbie.

     

    My first computer was an IBM 360/30 and we programmed on graph paper and punched it on to Hollerith cards (80 column punch cards). The ink kept running out on the keypunch machines so I learned to read the holes in the card almost as fast as I could read words on a page. I remember when I saw my first terminal to talk directly to a computer and thought that the ultimate in computing had taken place!

     

    http://www-03.ibm.com/ibm/history/exhibits/mainframe/images/2423PH360M30.jpg

     

    ibmCard.png

     
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    Aug 27, 2013 10:41 PM   in reply to Steven L. Gotz

    All too young...

     

    My first programming was like this:

     

    IBM402plugboard.Shrigley.wireside.jpg

     
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    Aug 27, 2013 11:20 PM   in reply to Stan Jones

    Yikes Stan!!!

     

    That is old all right.

     
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