The glaring issues with the Export Panel
The need Export panel is a massive PITA . Here's a just a FEW of the reasons why. There are many more .... but let's start here -
This is really BASIC UI/UX stuff. The flow of the new UI is utterly baffling. The old UI hand ALL the settings one side. The SAME side as the export button. So it flowed from the top the bottom.The new UI starts on the upper left and moves across then down then across again. Coupled with the fact the window is not resizeable or moveable make this design decision utterly baffling. Why directly swap the settings and preview window to be on exact opposite sides from both versions. Even if you had to update the UI why wouldn’t you just leave these things in place. You could have easily achieved placing the new settings directly on the right hand side with far less interruption to the flow of the window.
As many have commented, the settings and clip selection are the exact opposite place on the window as the export button ?????? Previously is was ALL on the same side. And TABS ... its vastly easier to acces and view settings with TABS. That’s why we all use them for browsing on literally EVERYTHING else. They are a superior system for organising and viewing information. Burying basic setings inside click to open menus is terrible design.The fact the window is set and unmoveable is simply unforgiveable. I am at a loss to understand that decision. Which brings us to real estate.
This is just so obvious I’m not sure how to address it in any meaninful way. This is clearly born out of (as above) the window being set and not scalable or moveable. This seriously needs to be addresed ASAP as is it one of the main causes of frustration with the new UI. Things like left hand “destination” panel. I will NEVER use this, as many of your other users will not (I completely understand some will) but the fact it has a dedicated panel space is bizarre. Once again, could have placed on the RIGHT hand side AS A TAB and the preview window left on the left hand side ????
The obvious layout should have been - PREVIEW WINDOW - DESTINATION SETTINGS - EXPORT SETTINGS Or preferablly LEFT THE EXPORT WINDOW AS IT WAS and just added a destination tab
The ONLY improvemet I can see is having the ability to simply access presets for export. But once again, buried behind clicks and could have more than easily just been incorporated into the vastly superior previous export window.
Tom Fewchuk commented
I haven't even upgraded to the new Premiere cos these import/export redesigns make me want to vomit from the screenshots I've seen. Can't believe devs are trying to make this seem more 'Apple' in its UI (for lack of better analogy) rather than utilitarian but quick & straightforward to use as it's always been.
Just leave it as it was!