Saturday, September 6, 2014

PE 12: Unexplained New Export to File Customized Preset Options


For Premiere Elements 11 and earlier, the "Choose Name" dialog that appears at the end of customizing a Premiere Elements export preset displays just a field for "Please name this preset".  (See Figure 1)

Figure 1. Premiere Elements 11. "Choose Name" Dialog With Just "Please Name This Preset Field".

But now for Premiere Elements 12/12.1, that "Choose Name" dialog as check offs for
  • Save Filter Settings
  • Save FTP Settings
besides the "Please name this preset" field.
(See Figure 2)

Figure 2. Premiere Elements 12/12.1. "Choose Name" Dialog With "Please Name This Present" Field And Options For "Save Filter Settings" And "Save FTP Settings".

The "Choose Name" Dialog of Premiere Elements 12/12.1 is the same as that seen in versions of Premiere Pro.


The "Save Filter Settings" and "Save FTP Settings" options in the "Choose Name" dialog appear to have relevance for Premiere Pro, but not Premiere Elements. Adobe Press describes these choices for Premiere Pro CS5
Filters: The filter available for encoded output is Gaussian Blur. Enabling this filter reduces the video noise introduced by slightly blurring the video. Export the project without this filter to see whether noise is a problem. If it is, increase noise reduction in small amounts. Increasing noise reduction too much will make the video blurry.
 FTP: This tab primarily allows you to specify an FTP server for uploading the exported video when it is finished encoding. Fill in the appropriate FTP values supplied by your FTP host if you want to enable this feature.
It is questionable if the Premiere Elements 12 "Choose Name" dialog's Save Filter Settings check mark is really applying a Gaussian Blur to the export to reduce video noise. But, surely there is no way in Premiere Elements to change the amount of the Gaussian Blur if applied at the export level. And, there is no way to specify FTP settings in Premiere Elements 12/12.1.

So, why are these choices included in the "Choose Name" dialog of Premiere Elements 12/12.1?


We have no "Why are they there?" information for the "Save Filter Settings" and "Save FTP Settings" of the Premiere Elements 12/12.1 "Choose Name" dialog.

At this point, I am suggesting that you ignore these options until more information is available on "Why are they there?".


If history repeats itself, a new version of Premiere Elements should be released by Adobe at the end of September of 2014. Maybe then the answers will be forthcoming....
  • feature and function that we have overlooked in Premiere Elements 12/12.1
  • a Premiere Pro dialog that mistakenly got used in Premiere Elements 12/12.1 and no one ever bothered to correct the situation
  • a planned feature that never got implemented on time last September 2013 when Premiere Elements 12/12.1 was released - and was left as is as a wait until next year matter.