OFX Plugin (Resolve, Scratch, HitFilm)

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OSX System Requirements:

  • OSX 10.8.5 or later is required - OSX 10.9.5 and up is recommended.
  • For OpenCL rendering a version 1.0 capable graphics card and runtime system are required.
  • For CUDA rendering (Resolve 12 only) a CUDA Compute Compatibility version 3.0 capable graphics card and CUDA 5.5 runtime compatible drivers are required.

Windows System Requirements:

  • Windows 7 SP1 and up - 64 bit only.
  • For OpenCL rendering a version 1.0 capable graphics card and runtime system are required.
  • For CUDA rendering (Resolve 12 only) a CUDA Compute Compatibility version 3.0 capable graphics card and CUDA 5.5 runtime compatible drivers are required.
Steps for installing FilmConvert:
  • Download the latest FilmConvert OFX Plugin installer for your desired operating system.
  • Once complete, go to your downloads folder.
    • Windows:
      • Double click the installer to execute it.
    • Mac:
      • 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 OFX plugins directory:
  • OS X: /Library/OFX/Plugins/FilmConvertPro2.0.ofx.bundle
  • Windows: C:\Program Files\Common Files\OFX\Plugins\FilmConvertPro2.0.ofx.bundle
  • 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.
  • Convert To drop down Selects the particular film stock to be emulated.
  • Size drop down Selects the negative size to emulate. Smaller values such as 8mm are fuzzier with larger grain. Larger values have smaller grain.
  • Film Color slider Adjusts the balance between the original digital camera color palette, and the film color palette. Typically you would leave this at 100% film
  • Curve slider This control allows you to reduce changes in luminosity, so that the original exposure of the digital footage is preserved. Setting the slider to 0 with the color slider at 100 will give you the hue and saturation of the film stock, with no change to the luminosity.
  • Grain slider Adjusts the amount of grain applied to the image. The default is 100%, which is an accurate representation of the grain for the selected film stocks. Some stocks have more grain - such as D3200.

Color Corrector Section

  • The Lift, Gamma and Gain sliders and Hue Adjustment sliders operate by affecting the
    Shadows, Midtones and Highlights of the image.
    • Shadows - adjustments will affect pure black 100%, mid grey at 50%, and pure white at 0%.
    • Midtones - adjustments affect pure black 0%, mid grey 100%, and pure white 0%
    • Highlights - adjustments affect pure black 0%, mid grey 50%, and pure white 100%
  • Lift, Gamma, Gain Sliders These sliders adjust the image by adding or removing brightness to the Shadows, Midtones and Highlights respectively. Adjustments happen before the Hue slider adjustment (below) - so you can use these sliders to control how much of the image is in the upper highlight area before applying the color cast to it.
  • Hue Adjustments The Hue and Hue Amount sliders adjust the color of the shadows, midtones, and highlights.
  • Saturation slider This will saturate or de-saturate them image.
  • Levels sliders Use these to set the clipping point for black and white, and where the mid point grey lies.
Once you have purchased FilmConvert, you will be emailed a license file in the form of an FKV file.

In order to use the FKV file:
  • First off, you need to start your OFX host application.
  • Next, you will need to apply the FilmConvert effect to some media in order to get access to the FilmConvert controls. For instructions on how to do that, see your host application's documentation.
  • Once you have access to the FilmConvert controls, open the Purchase parameter group, then click the Activate License button.
  • Once pressed, you will be presented with a new Window, FilmConvert Product Registration.
  • Hit the Load License File button and browse to your FKV file.
  • Open the FKV, and your plugin will be registered!
To uninstall the FilmConvert OFX plugin from a Windows machine, simply use the Control Panel.


To uninstall the FilmConvert OFX plugin from a Mac, delete:
  • /Library/OFX/Plugins/FilmConvertPro2.0.ofx.bundle


If you are deleting all FilmConvert plugins and the Stand-Alone application, you will also need to delete:
  • /Library/Application Support/RubberMonkey