Allow us to delete encoder presets
There are a lot of settings I will never use. Some are outdated (DV), others I just don't have a need for.
I appreciate all the presets provided, but all the clutter makes it harder to find the settings I actually use. Let me delete or at least hide the settings I will never use.
This might belong in the Media Encoder section, but it also applies to Premiere and I find it more bothersome in Premiere.
Is it better to allow removing those presets or simply have an interface that is simpler with the most common delivery formats? Should there be a progressive disclosure for those that want access to more settings but not necessarily expose that?
We recognize that there are a million settings in Premiere Pro and AME – most of which are irrelevant to many users. It’s an interesting discussion on how Export should be designed so we are genuinely interested in hearing more from people about what they’d like to see.
Trevor Asquerthian commented
Exports don't bother me so much (although a simplified view showing only user presets would help efficiency).
Sequence presets are not only full of unnecessary items to navigate, they have to be reloaded every time a custom preset is created.
I tend to go and remove them at the OS level when they get really annoying, usually about a week before I upgrade to a new version that puts them all back in again.
Eric Chase commented
Right now, if I wanted to export a Pro Res file, the first automatic preset is a 4k DCI format that I will NEVER use. It takes 10 seconds for the software to cycle in a way to allow me change it. This is on premiere 2020
Jim Simon commented
I think perhaps a Favorites folder at the top would be helpful.
Peter C commented
I agree. Perhaps a hide feature like hiding layers in After Effects would work? All of the presets would still be there if you have an unusual job that requires a little used preset. A master hide button would turn this on and off.
Micah Haun commented
Reducing clutter is the main goal. I think deleting would be fine. I would also be fine with hiding unneeded presets. You could also allow us to star favorite presets like fonts and essential graphics does. Ideally I could then set it to only show favorites or easily toggle between only favorites and show all.