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 Adobe Premiere Pro / After Effects plugin
  3. Open Premiere Pro / After Effects and create a new project
  4. Import some media into your project and drag it onto your timeline (Premiere) or a composition (After Effects).
  5. In the Effects menu, search for ‘FilmConvert’ and drag it from the Effects menu onto your clip in the timeline
  6. You will now see some color changes, film grain and the FilmConvert watermarks on your clip
  7. In the FilmConvert effect settings, scroll down to the bottom to find ‘Get FilmConvert’. Click ‘Activate Plugin’
  8. In the popup window that appears, click Load Registration File and browse to your Desktop; select your license file and click OK
  9. You should see a message saying “Your plugin has been activated successfully!”
  10. After activation, you may need to re-render your footage to remove the watermark
  1. Save the .fkv license file from your Purchase Confirmation email to your Desktop
  2. Download and install the FCPX plugin.
  3. Open Final Cut Pro or Motion and create a new project
  4. Import some media, and drag it onto the timeline.
  5. Search for ‘FilmConvert’ in your editor under ‘Film Emulation:
  6. In Motion find the ‘Library’ tab, then the ‘Filters’ category.
  7. In FCP X, find the ‘Effects’ browser.
  8. Drag Filmconvert onto your media in the timeline.
  9. You will now see some color changes, film grain and FilmConvert water marks on you media
  10. Make sure the clip is selected in the timeline, and the playhead is over the clip
  11. In the Inspector, go to the FilmConvert plugin settings and scroll down to click Get FilmConvert > Select Operation > Activate Plugin
  12. On the popup window that appears, Load Registration File and browse to your Desktop; select your license file and click OK
  13. You will see a message that says ‘Your software has been activated successfully!’
  1. Save the .fkv license file from your Purchase Confirmation email to your Desktop
  2. Download and install the OFX plugin
  3. Start a new project and import some media
  4. Add a clip to your timeline, and add FilmConvert from the Effects menu
  5. You will see color changes, film grain and the FilmConvert watermark on your footage
  6. To activate the plugin, open the Effect settings and scroll to the bottom
  7. Click Purchase > Activate Software
  8. On the popup window that appears, Load Registration File and browse to your Desktop; select your license file and click OK
  9. You should see a message that says ‘your software has been 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. Check your spam folder to see if your license file has been miscategorized as spam
  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. You can use our Deregister app to move a license from one machine to another: see here for instructions.

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