MANUAL INSTALLATION GUIDE

Download the free trial version of FilmConvert for your editor from filmconvert.com/download. The free trial is fully functional, and gives you everything you get in the paid version - the only difference is that while using the trial, you will see a FilmConvert watermark over your export.

When you purchase the software, you will receive a license file sent to your email address that you can use to activate the software and remove the watermark.

  1. Save the .fkv license file from your Purchase Confirmation email to your Desktop
  2. Download and install the latest trial version of the Adobe Premiere Pro plugin from www.filmconvert.com/download
  3. Open Adobe Premiere Pro and start a new project
  4. Add some media to the timeline
  5. In the Effects menu, search for ‘Nitrate’, and drag the FilmConvert Nitrate plugin onto your clip in the timeline. You will see some color changes and the FilmConvert logo appear on your clip
  6. Under Effects Controls, find the FilmConvert Nitrate settings and scroll to the bottom of the settings list
  7. Next to Register Plugin, click the ‘Open License File’ button
  8. In the popup window that appears, click ‘Load Registration File’ and browse to your Desktop to select the .fkv file
  9. In the popup dialog click "Load License File" and then select your .FKV file.
  10. Your plugin will be registered successfully!
  1. Save the .fkv license file from your Purchase Confirmation email to your Desktop
  2. Download and install the latest trial version of the Nitrate plugin from www.filmconvert.com/download
  3. Open your editor and start a new project
  4. Add some media to the timeline
  5. In the Effects panel, search for 'FilmConvert Nitrate', and drag the effect plugin onto your clip in the timeline. You will see some color changes and the FilmConvert logo appear on your clip
  6. Under Effects Controls, find the FilmConvert Nitrate settings. Next to 'Purchase and License', click 'Select Operation' and select 'Activate'.
  7. In the popup window that appears, click ‘Open FKV File’ and browse to your Desktop to select the .FKV file.
  8. You should see a pop up message saying 'Activation Successful!'. Click Ok to close.
  9. If the watermark does not disappear automatically, please try re-rendering your timeline, or adjust one of the sliders to refresh the image.
  1. Save the .fkv license file from your Purchase Confirmation email to your Desktop
  2. Download and install the latest trial version of the FilmConvert plugin from www.filmconvert.com/download
  3. Open your editor and start a new project
  4. Add some media to the timeline
  5. In the Color Tab, at the top right click OpenFX > Library and search for 'FilmConvert Nitrate'
  6. Drag the Nitrate effect onto a node in your tree
  7. Under the OpenFX > Settings, find the FilmConvert Nitrate settings and scroll to the bottom
  8. Under Export and License, click the Activate License button
  9. In the popup window that appears, click ‘Load Registration File’ and browse to your Desktop to select the .FKV file
  10. In the popup dialog click "Load License File" and then select your .FKV file. Click Open.
  11. Your plugin will be registered successfully!
  1. Download and install the latest Avid Media Composer Plugin installer
  2. Open Avid Media Composer and create a new project
  3. Create a new sequence, import some media, and drag it onto the timeline.
  4. Click on Effects from the menu bar
  5. Open the Effects Palette window.
  6. Go to the Film Emulation category, and drag the FilmConvert effect onto your media. You should see some color changes, grain and FilmConvert watermarks on your media
  7. Click on the Effects Editor
  8. At the bottom of the plugin settings ‘Activate’
  9. On the popup window that appears, click Load Registration File and browse to your Desktop where you saved your license file. Click OK.
  10. You should see a message that says ‘Your software has been registered successfully!’
  1. Download and install the Photoshop plugin
  2. Open Photoshop and start a new project
  3. From the Filter menu, choose Film Emulation and click ‘FilmConvert...’
  4. In the popup interface which appears, at the top of the menu click Activate
  5. Click ‘Load Registration File’ and browse to the Desktop where you saved your .fkv license file
  6. Click OK, and your plugin will be successfully registered
Frequently Asked Questions

This is most often caused by your mail client trying to 'unzip' the license file. Try the following steps:

  1. Download the .fkv file using a browser from your webmail. Save the .fkv file to your desktop or another local location
  2. If you are downloading via Safari, please un-tick "open safe files after downloading" in your browser preferences

You should receive an email from FilmConvert with your license file and activation instructions within a few minutes of your purchase.

  1. If you completed your purchase via Paypal, your license file will have been emailed to the email address associated with your Paypal account
  2. If using Gmail, please check your Spam folder and Promotions folder, as Google may have filed it in there
  3. If you are using a .edu email address, some university mailservers will reject attachments outright. Please email support@filmconvert.com and we can update your email address

To fix the license problem please make a backup of Macintosh HD/Library/Application Support/RubberMonkey/Profiles or have the original camera pack installers handy.

Next delete Macintosh HD/Library/Application Support/RubberMonkey, then re-install the plugin.

Your FilmConvert license allows you to activate the software on up to 3 machines at one time. If you’ve reached your max activations limit, you will need to deactivate an existing machine before you can activate on your new computer. Click the Deactivate Plugin button at the bottom of the plugin settings to deactivate a machine before you wipe/sell/upgrade it.

If your old computer is no longer active or able to be deregistered, please contact us.

No! Your best bet is to upgrade to our full Bundle package - it gives you access to all the plugins across all the editing platforms we support: Resolve, Premiere+AE, FCPX, Avid etc. That way you can maintain backwards compatibility to older projects you’ve edited as well as work on your new projects.

You can see more details here: https://www.filmconvert.com/bundle-upgrade

As you may have heard, we've recently released an optional paid upgrade for FilmConvert called Nitrate, which gives you even more power and flexibility in your grading.

If you just want to keep using FilmConvert Pro, you can download the legacy installer from here and activate it using your original license key.

If you want to upgrade to FilmConvert Nitrate, you can upgrade your license for $89 here.