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How to Install Twitch in Premiere Pro CS5, CS5.5, CS6 and CC

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Twitch, from VideoCopilot.net is a cool plug-in for Adobe After Effects for creating chaos, jumping, jittering and twitching effects.

However, while Twitch is marketed for Adobe After Effects, we found a way to use Twitch  in Adobe Premiere CS5, CS5.5, CS6 and CC.

When you buy Twitch, it comes with a number of Presets for After Effects.  However, these Presets will not work in Premiere.  But don't worry, I have recreated all of the Twitch Presets in Premiere and you can download them below.

To install Twitch into Premiere CS5, CS5.5, CS6 and CC I wrote a small program that will copy the Twitch files to the correct location for Premiere to use Twitch.  The program will also copy and install the Twitch Presets I wrote into Premiere.

In addition, the program will install Twitch and the After Effects Twitch Preset that come with Twitch into After Effects CS5, CS5.5, CS6 or CC, just in case you have After Effects.

Below, you will find two methods for installing Twitch.  The first method is by using the program I wrote and the second method is step-by-step instructions for manually copying the files yourself.

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The First Method using the Install Program I wrote (it's Free):

1)  Purchase and Download Twitch from VideoCopilot.net

2)  When you download Twitch from Video Copilot you will need to unzip it.  If you are on Windows 7 or 8 you can right click on the filename and then select Extract All.  It will create a folder called Twitchv1.2

3)  Download our Free Twitch installer program with Presets from below. The filename will be  Twitch.zip.  Save it in to the Twitchv1.2 folder that was created when you unzipped the Twitch program. 

4)  Open the Twitchv1.2 folder and you should see the Twitch.zip file which is the program you downloaded from us.

If you don't see it, you didn't save it in the Twitchv1.2 folder as instructed above.  Either re-download it or find it on your hard drive and copy it into the Twitchv1.2 folder.

5)  Now unzip the Twitch.zip file.  If you are using Windows 7 or 8, you can Right Click on the Twitch.zip filename and then click Extract All.  This will create a folder named Twitch.  Note:  This folder must be inside the Twitchv1.2 folder.

6)  Go into the Twitch folder, then, Right Click on the twitch.bat program and select Run As Administrator.

7)  A menu will come up giving you the following options:

  • Premiere or After Effects CS5
  • Premiere or After Effects CS5.5
  • Premiere or After Effects CS6
  • Premiere or After Effects CC

Choose which version of Premiere or After Effects you are working with.

Another menu will come up giving you the following choices:

  • Install Twitch into Premiere
  • Install Twitch Presets into Premiere
  • Install Twitch and the Presets into After Effects

Choose where to install Twitch and the Presets.

8) If you have installed the Twitch Presets for Premiere, then you have to import the Preset into Premiere.  Next are the step you need to follow, otherwise you are done.

9) Start up Premiere and Open a Project.

10) Once the Premiere Project loads, look in the bottom left area of the screen.  You will see a tab mark Effects.  Click on the Effects tab.

11) Right Click on the folder marked Presets and then select Import Preset.

12) If you are using CS5, then Navigate to the C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Premiere Pro CS5\Presets folder.  There you will see the Preset file called Twitch.prfpset  Click on that filename and then select Open.   The Presets for Twitch will now be installed.

If you are using CS5.5, then Navigate to the C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5\Presets folder.  There you will see the Preset file called Twitch.prfpset  Click on that filename and then select Open.   The Presets for Twitch will now be installed.

If you are using CS6, then Navigate to the C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Premiere Pro CS6\Presets folder.  There you will see the Preset file called Twitch.prfpset  Click on that filename and then select Open.    The Presets for Twitch will now be installed.

If you are using CC, then Navigate to the C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Premiere Pro CC\Presets folder.  There you will see the Preset file called Twitch.prfpset  Click on that filename and then select Open.    The Presets for Twitch will now be installed.

Here are the download links for the Install Program and Presets for Premiere:

Twitch.zip Contains the Install Program and the Presets
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The Second Method - Manually Installing the Twitch files into Premiere:

Note for CS5.5, CS6 and CC users:
the directions below are for Premiere CS5.  If you are installing Twitch into CS5.5 or CS6 or CC then any place in the directory paths below where you see CS5 just change it to CS5.5 or CS6 or CC.

1)  Purchase and Download Twitch from VideoCopilot.net

2)  When you download Twitch you will need to unzip it.  It will create a folder called Twitchv1.2

3)  Go to C:\Program Files\Adobe\Common\Plug-ins\CS5\MediaCore and create a folder called Twitch in the MediaCore folder.

4) Go back to the Twitchv1.2 folder.  Then go into the twitch_ae folder and you will find a file called twitch_ae.key

5)  Copy the twitch_ae.key file to the
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Common\Plug-ins\CS5\MediaCore\Twitch folder.

6) Go back into the Twitchv1.2 folder.  Then go into the
twitch_v1.2_pc_x86_x64\Twitch for Windows\64-bit Plugin  folder and you will find the file twitch.aex file.

7)  Copy the twitch.aex file to the
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Common\Plug-ins\CS5\MediaCore\Twitch folder.

Now Twitch is installed in Premiere.

8) Next, we will continue with Installing the Twitch Presets for Premiere.

9) Download the Twitch.zip from above   You MUST follow these instructions exactly.

10 Unzip the Twitch.zip file.  If you are on Windows 7 or 8, you can right click on the Twitch.zip filename and then select Extract All.

11) Go into the Twitch folder and copy the Twitch.prfpset file to:
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Premiere Pro CS5\Presets folder.

11) You will have to import the Preset into Premiere.  Next are the step you need to follow.

12) Start up Premiere and Open a Project.

13) Once the Premiere Project loads, look in the bottom left area of the screen.  You will see a tab mark Effects.  Click on the Effects tab.

14) Right Click on the folder marked Presets and then select Import Preset.

15) Navigate to the C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Premiere Pro CS5\Presets folder.  There you will see the Preset file called Twitch.prfpset  Click on that filename and then select Open.

The Presets for Twitch will now be installed.

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