How to Activate AKVIS Charcoal Video

The AKVIS Charcoal Video plugin works with Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Elements, EDIUS Pro 9, DaVinci Resolve, Vegas Pro, and other video editing programs.

You can use the program during the 30-day trial period without registration. When you use the unregistered version, the result will be protected with the AKVIS watermark. After the activation the sign disappears.

Unregistered Version


To start the activation process, run the CharcoalVideoMain file.

On Windows, open the program folder (C:\Program Files\AKVIS\Charcoal Video) and double-click the CharcoalVideoMain_64.exe file. This method is universal and suitable for all compatible video editors on Windows.

On Mac, you can find the CharcoalVideoMain file for activation here:

On Linux, double-click CharcoalVideoMain in "/usr/libexec/AKVIS" or enter in the terminal:

Alternatively, you can use one of these controls:

About the Program

In the About the Program window, click the ACTIVATE button.


In the Activation window, enter your name and your serial number for the plugin, and click ACTIVATE.

Plugin Activation

The plugin will be registered to your name.

Registered Version


Attention! During the activation process your computer must be connected to Internet. If it is not possible, we offer you an alternative way:

Choose Send a request by e-mail to create a message with all necessary information. Transfer the activation message to a computer connected to Internet, for example, with a USB stick, and send to We will send you a license file (.lic).

Save the .lic file (do not open it!) to your computer where you want to activate the plugin, in the AKVIS folder in Users’ Shared (Public) Documents. More…


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