Steps for installing FilmConvert:
Download the latest FilmConvert After Effects Plugin installer for your desired operating system.
Once complete, go to your downloads folder.
- Double click the installer to execute it.
- Double click the DMG to open it.
- Inside is an executable file. Double click it to start the installation.
- Follow the instructions given by the installer.
Once complete, the plugin resides in the following directories:
Applying FilmConvert to your media
Once FilmConvert is installed, you will want to apply it to your footage. To do that:
First open up After Effects or Premiere.
Create a new project, or open up an existing project.
In the case of a new project, import some media, and drag it onto the timeline (Premiere) or a composition (After Effects).
If in Premiere find the Effects tab. In After Effects, find the Effects menu item.
Go the Film Emulation category, which currently has just one item FilmConvert. Drag the effect onto your media.
You will now see some color changes, grain and FilmConvert water marks on your media!
NOTE: If the Film Emulation category is not visible in Premiere, close Premiere, then re-launch with the Shift and Alt keys held down until the
welcome screen appears. This will clear the plugin cache.
If the Effect is still not present, Windows users should download and install recent graphics drivers (for a working OpenCL runtime), then clear
the plugin cache again.
Note for RED footage.
- Source Camera Selects the camera (or camera type) used to shoot your footage. This setting is required in order to apply the correct color correction.
- Exposure Performs an adjustment prior to the film emulation being applied.
- Temp Adjusts the color temperature. This assumes that the clip temp is 5600 (daylight). Moving the slider to the left makes the scene cooler. Moving to the right makes it warmer.
You should apply our metadata preset in the Adobe provided Source Settings
interface. This preset merely resets all metadata settings to their default, thereby giving FilmConvert a known starting point for color adjustments.