If you have already upgraded to Premiere Pro CC 2019 and After Effects CC 2019 you might find that upon installing GoPro’s Fusion Studio 1.3 the extensions for Premiere Pro and After Effects will not install. Rather, the installer will not let you select them to install. The installer comes up but you cannot check the boxes for the two plugins, and when you click next the installer finishes with nothing being installed.

If you need the installer for Fusion Studio you can find the latest installer here. By the time you are reading this GoPro might have patched the issue with the installer

Before manually installing the files I attempted to load the Plug-ins from the installer located at Kolor.com but that did not work and at the time of writing this their website was not available.

Note: To manually install the plug-ins you will need administrator rights to the computer you are working on.

The first thing you will need to do is download the files here: GoPro VR Plugins

Once you have downloaded the file to your local machine, extract it to a convenient location, I extract all downloaded zipped files to the same folder I use for downloads so that it will be easy to find in the future if I need it again.

From here the manual installation of the plugins is basically the same for Premiere Pro and for After Effects, the only real difference is the folder names.

First,I will show the directions for Premiere Pro cc 2019, but to install the plug-ins for After Effects CC 2019 all you need to do is follow the same directions substituting After Effect where Premiere Pro is listed.

Begin by opening the folder containing the extracted extension file. “GoProVRPlugins”

Next you will want to open a new File Explorer window and navigate to where you have the Adobe Creative Cloud programs installed. For me, I used the default installation location which is: C:\Program Files\Adobe, but your install might be different. If you are unable to find this location you can Right Click on the shortcut for Premiere Pro or After Effects and look at the file location in the “Target,” or you can click the Open File Location button and it will get you to the main folder for the application and you can find it from there.

After you have these two windows open you will start copying the Plug-Ins into their folder. When you double click on the GoProVRPlugins folder you will see it contains 2 folders “YourAEFolder” and “YourPremiereFolder” we will follow these folders and copy the files into the locations specified by the folder structure.

Start by opening theĀ “Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2019” folder we found in the last step, next you will open the “YourPremiereFolder” from the download. For me the location is: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2019.

Your folders should look something like this:

You will now copy the 6 .dll files directly into the “Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2019” folder.

At this point I received an error that access to copy to the folder was denied. Make sure you check the “Do this for all current items” checkbox then hit Continue. You will receive the same message later when you copy the remaining files.

Once they are done copying you will open the “Plug-ins” folder in each window.

C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2019\Plug-Ins

 

Then open the “Common” folder in each window.

C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2019\Plug-Ins\Common

 

You are now going to copy the entire “GoPro” folder from your extracted folder directly into the Adobe Premiere Pro-Common folder:

Once you have copied the “GoPro” folder you can close out of the 2 Explorer windows and open Premiere Pro.

Create a new project in Premiere Pro then click on the Effects tab at the top of the screen. In the menu to the right you should now see the GoPro VR options.

 

 

Now for After Effects:

Now that you have checked that the plug-ins are working in Premiere Pro you will repeat the process for After Effects. Open a new File Explorer window and navigate to where you have the Adobe Creative Cloud programs installed. For me, I used the default installation location which is: C:\Program Files\Adobe, but your install might be different. If you are unable to find this location you can Right Click on the shortcut for Premiere Pro or After Effects and look at the file location in the “Target,” or you can click the Open File Location button and it will get you to the main folder for the application and you can find it from there.

After you have these two windows open you will start copying the Plug-Ins into their folder. When you double click on the GoProVRPlugins folder you will see it contains 2 folders “YourAEFolder” and “YourPremiereFolder” we will follow these folders and copy the files into the locations specified by the folder structure.

Start by opening theĀ “Adobe After Effects CC 2019” folder we found in the last step, next you will open the “YourAFFolder” from the download. For me the location is: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe After Effects CC 2019.

Your folders should look something like this:

 

Open the “Support Files” folder in each window.

C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe After Effects CC 2019\Support Files

Then you will copy the 6 .dll files directly into the After Effects “Support Files” folder.

 

At this point I received an error that access to copy to the folder was denied. Make sure you check the “Do this for all current items” checkbox then hit Continue. You will receive the same message later when you copy the remaining files.

When these files are done copying you will open the”Plug-ins” folder in each explorer window.

C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe After Effects CC 2019\Support Files\Plug-ins

You are now going to copy the entire “GoPro” folder from your extracted folder directly into the Plug-ins folder.

 

Once you have copied the “GoPro” folder you can close out of the 2 Explorer windows and open After Effects.

Create a new project in Premiere Pro then click on the Effects tab at the top of the screen. In the menu to the right you should now see the GoPro VR options.

 

I hope you have found this helpful.

 

I have seen on some forums that adding the Plug-ins to the folder C:\Program Files\Adobe\Common\Plug-ins has worked for some people. I tried this method originally and the plugins would not show up in Premiere Pro, and After Effects would crash immediately upon launch.

 

Let me know in the comments if this method worked for you, and if not what you had to do differently to get it working.

Like I said previously this method might not be needed for very long, but it is the only method that seems to work for now and there are no dates for a fix I have found in the forums at GoPro.