Mac OS Sierra Plugin FAQ Page

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Are Pixel Film Studios Plugins supported with Mac OS Sierra?

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Yes, if you are having any issues installing, contact our email at pixelfilmstudios@gmail.com with the name of the plugin and order ID(Starts with PIX) for the purchase.

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How do I install plugin if I use Mac OS Sierra?

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  • For packages with (Double click to install) & (Motion Templates) only:
  1. You only need to perform a manual installation. Click to Watch Manual Installation Tutorial
  • For packages with a (Sierra Only) & Step 3 installers:
  1. Click to Watch Installation Tutorial
  2.  Restart your computer.

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I installed a plugin and see a red screen similar to this.

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Why is this Happening:

This means that Final Cut Pro is currently out of date.

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What is the Solution:

Update Final Cut Pro. You can update by going to the app store.

Click Here to Watch Troubleshooting Video

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I installed a LUT and see a screen similar to this/How do I reinstall LUT, Colorist, or ProDenoise

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Why is this Happening:

This may happen if you make an updated to Mac OS or Final Cut Pro. You will need to reinstall this plugin. 

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What is the Solution:

Before reinstalling you need to uninstall. Uninstallation instructions are below. When reinstallation is done, you will need to reapply the effect to each clip. If you need a new download, contact out email at pixelfilmstudios@gmail.com with the plugin name, purchase date, and order ID. The order ID starts with PIX. You can find the order ID in your purchase history or confirmation email for your purchase.

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  1. Go to this directory: Macintosh HD>Library>Plug-Ins>FxPlug
  2. Delete any file that starts with     FCPXLUTNAME     (Example: FCPXLUTFILM.fxplug)
  3. Delete the files and empty the trash
  4. Then, go to this directory Movies > Motion Templates > Effects
  5. Delete any file associated with the LUT you want to uninstall
  6. Empty the trash can.
  7. Clear the effect from your timeline and shut down FCPX

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Re-Installing Colorist, ProPan, ProFreeze (Photo & Threshold), ProFocus, and TransFreeze on Mac OS Sierra

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If you need to re-install any of the PFS Mask tool plugins on Mac OS Sierra, you will have to do a clean install which requires uninstalling the plugin and re-installing it. Here is how to perform this process.

  1. Open your finder window and do a search for “PFSMask” and anything that pertains to that, go ahead and delete.
  2. From there, access your Movies>Motion Templates> Titles, Transitions or Generators folder and remove the plugin.
  3. Install the plugin Click Here for the Installation Tutorial
  4. After that, restart FCPX and re-apply the plugin to the timeline and you should be able to use it properly.