ProSya’s products for AE and PPro involve effect files (.aex extension) packaged as a hybrid extension into a .zxp package. Lets understand what this means.
An AEX file is a plug-in used by Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro, which are professional video-editing applications. It stores content that extends the functionality of the After Effects application. AEX files are written in the C/C++ programming language.
Combines the action panels of Creative Cloud extensions with tight integration in the product. Hybrid extensions include both ordinary extensions and Creative Cloud extensions.
A zip-based package format that can include a digital signature that identifies the extension’s publisher.
Download your extension (.zxp file) to your computer’s Downloads folder.
Enter any passwords, or accept any notices your computer’s operating system presents.
Install 7-zip or any similar unzip utility. Right Click on the .zxp and click 7-zip->Open Archive.
Look for the WIN/ directory inside zxp when opened with 7-zip.
Double-click on WIN/ directory to view the .aex file.
Extract the .aex file into the Adobe mediacore Plug-ins folder.
Copy the .aex plug-in to the mediacore directory - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Common\Plug-ins\7.0\MediaCore
If you prefer, you can create your own folders within the ‘Plug-ins’ folder in order to organize your files, however these folders will have no effect on how After Effects organizes your plug-ins within the program, it would only be for your own organizational needs on your file system.
In the case of ProSya plug-ins, they will appear under the ProSya folder inside the ‘Effects’ menu or under the ‘Effect & Presets’ tab.