PFS App

FREE

Intuitive plugin management is now at your fingertips thanks to the PFS App. This brand new updated tool is a professional desktop application that can be easily accessed from the Applications library of your computer. Download, install, uninstall, and browse your purchased plugins with ease. Additionally, you can receive rewards with our loyalty program, watch Final Cut Pro tutorials, view daily sales and more all through the PFS App. Save time and reduce needless work with Pixel Film Studios.

An update to the PFS App has been released as of July 2022! If you have previously installed “AppStoreRe,” please delete and redownload to get the latest version! 


Product Compatible with Apple Silicon M1 and Intel Processors


Filesize: 68.59 KB

 

Description

PFS App

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Professional Desktop Application

 

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Log Into Your Account

Enter your account info after downloading to begin using the PFS App. Use the same account you use to purchase plugins on the website.

 

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Featured

Check out our latest and greatest plugins in the Featured section.

 

 

My Products

You can find everything you’ve purchased in the My Products section.

 

 

Updates

Check back for frequent updates with hundreds of new presets coming to you for free.

 

 

Bulk Installer

Utilize the new bulk installer to download multiple plugins at the same time. You can recover your product library.

 

 

Uninstall

Remove any product from your computer using the Uninstall feature.

 

 

Sale of the Day

Take advantage of daily sales of up to 35% off.

 

 

Loyalty Program

With the Pixel Film Studios loyalty program, you can earn points that you can use towards future purchases.

 

 

Tutorials

You can find free Final Cut Pro tutorials and more in the Tutorial section.

 

Additional information

Compatibility

M1 Compatible

Frequently Asked Questions

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Where do I find the PFS App?

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Once installed, the PFS App will be located in the Applications folder of your system. You can save a shortcut in your dock if desired! 

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How can I view all of the products I have purchased?

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Click "My Products" on the left side of the app to view all of your products. Please note after the first installation of the app, you may have to quit and restart the app for the Products from your account to load.

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How do I view all of the downloads from my purchased Mega Packs?

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Navigate to the "My Products" section of the app, then click the arrow icon next to the Mega Pack to view all downloads that come with your Mega Pack, including any installable tools and/or composite footage files.

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How do I download Composite Footage through the App?

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Composite footage is indicated using a film strip icon next to the name of the download in the PFS App. To download Composite Footage, click the Install button next to the composite footage icon in the PFS App. When you download a composite through the PFS App, it will download to a folder called PFS Composite in your Movies folder. You can access it by clicking the three dot button to the right of the Downloaded option and then click "View In Finder." You can then import the composites into your projects and use them as desired.

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How do I install my products using the PFS App?

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Navigate to the "My Products" section of the app, then click the green "Install" button to install a plugin. To install multiple products at once, select "Install" for each plugin you want to install. The App will set up a Queue in which all of the selected plugins will be set up to install while the App is running.

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How do I know what version of the PFS App is installed?

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When your PFS App is open, click "Account Settings" at the bottom left of the App. Under "PFS App Version" you will be able to see what version of the app you have installed..

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How can I update products on the PFS App?

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When a plugin has an update, a red dot will appear above the button with 3 dots next to the product on the right side of the app. To update, click the button and select "Update" from the dropdown that appears. The plugin will automatically begin downloading and installing the update after you click the button.

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How can I update the PFS App?

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When your PFS App is open, click "Account Settings" at the bottom left of the App. Under "PFS App Version" you will be able to see what version of the app you have installed. If an update is available, you can click the "Update Available" button to perform an update on the PFS App.

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Why are some plugins missing from my account on the App?

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If a new purchase is missing from your "My Products" section of the App, go to the "Account Settings" tab at the lower left of the app and click "Clear Cache." Then restart the App. If an old purchased plugin is still missing from the PFS App, it may mean that the product is a discontinued release. Only plugins that are currently active for sale on our website can appear on the app. To verify this, please check your Account Downloads page on the website. If the plugin does not have a product box, order number, or email validation information, and does not appear when using the search function of the website, that means the product was discontinued and is no longer updated or for sale. Pixel film studios image to separate product pages

What are PFS Rewards and how do I earn them?

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Whenever you make a purchase you earn points towards rewards coupons that can be used toward future purchases. Rewards are calculated from your PFS account total purchases starting from the very first time you have purchased from us! For every $100 spent on our website, you will earn a new coupon, starting at $10 OFF and going up to $100 OFF. Rewards can be earned up to $1000 in total purchases on your PFS account. Each coupon is good for 1 time use on an order that does not contain any sale items, is 4 or less items total, and carts with a total value of at least $1 over the coupon value before VAT (if applicable.) Only 1 coupon can be applied to an order at a time. 

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How do I use my Rewards Coupons?

Click the Rewards section of the PFS App and click the Copy button next to your coupon. Then at checkout, go to the Coupon section of the checkout, and paste in the code. Please make sure you are logged into your PFS Account before purchase, your order is at least $1 over the value of the coupon before VAT (if applicable), your order is 4 items or less, and your order does not contain any items on sale in order to successfully use a PFS Rewards coupon. Only 1 coupon can be applied to an order at a time.

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Why can I hear a video playing in the background while using the App?

The FCPX Tutorials tab of the App, which includes our full playlist of FCPX Tutorials,  will automatically play the first video when the tab selected. Navigate to this tab and press pause on the Video to stop any background noise.

Minimum Requirements

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macOS:                                            10.15

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Troubleshooting the PFS App

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Why is my PFS App is not working correctly?

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There are a number of reasons that your PFS App could be having trouble. You could be running an older version or perhaps your Finder and/or permissions need to be reset. Below we will provide steps for troubleshooting.

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Am I running the most recent version of the PFS App?

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To verify that you are using the latest version of the PFS App check that the version displayed in the About AppStoreRe Menu on your computer matches the current version displayed in the PFS App description on this page. To find the About AppStoreRe menu make sure that your PFS App is open and selected. In the top toolbar of your computer find a tab next to the Apple icon labeled AppStoreRe. About AppStoreRe will be the first option in this menu.

If your version does not match the latest version displayed on this page check the Update tab inside of the PFS App to check for an update. If the PFS App is out of date and the update button does not appear in the Update tab you can remove the PFS App and redownload and reinstall. The latest version of the PFS App will always be available to download from your account downloads here on our site.

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How can I do a clean install of the PFS App?

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  1. Quit the PFS App in the top toolbar of the computer.
  2. Delete the AppStoreRe off of the desktop.
  3. Locate the PFS-Download folder in finder. To locate the PFS-Download folder, first open a finder window and press Shift Command G on the keyboard. When the Go to the folder: window appears copy and paste ~/Library/PFS/PFS-Download and then hit the enter keyOnce you are in the PFS-Download folder delete the entirety of the contents.
  4. Re-download the PFS App from your account downloads on our site and reinstall.
  5. Open the PFS App and verify that you are now using the latest version.
  6. Run a download to test and verify if the issue is solved. If an issue persists please contact our Customer Support.

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How do I reset my Finder?

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There are 3 ways to reset your Finder. See each way below.

  1. Use the keyboard shortcut Option Command Escape to bring up your Force Quit Applications window. Select Finder and press the Relaunch button at the bottom of the window.
  2. Press the Apple icon at the top left of your computer's tool bar at the top of the screen. Select the Force Quit... and then select Finder and press the Relaunch button.
  3. Hold down the Option key on your keyboard and click and hold the Finder icon in your Dock until a Menu appears. Click the Relaunch option at the bottom of the menu.

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How do I reset my permissions?

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First, open your Terminal. To do this easily, press Command Space to bring up your Spotlight Search and type Terminal. Launch the Terminal window and paste the following command.

tccutil reset AppleEvents

Then press enter.

The tccutil command manages the privacy database, which stores decisions the user has made about whether apps may access personal data. Resetting this will require the user to grant permissions once more when running an installer or allowing a download. The permissions are required in order for the software to be written to the correct directories on your computer.

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Why are updates not appearing even though I received an email saying there was a product update?

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First verify that the PFS App is updated to the latest version. The installer will know there is an update based on if you already have a product installed and there is a newer version available. The installer is looking for the exact name of a plugin so if it can't see the exact name of the file in your motion templates as it appears in the name of the downloaded folder it will just say download in the PFS App. For this reason we do not recommend users rename the motion template folders of the plugin.

For example, let's say you have the FCPX Social Mega Pack installed. In your motion templates, under the Titles and Effects library you would see the plugin listed under Pixel Film Studios - FCPX Social Mega Pack. If the plugin is renamed to just FCPX Social Mega Pack then the PFS App will no longer be able to detect that the Pixel Film Studios - FCPX Social Mega Pac is installed and will instead prompt the user to download rather than update.

The only reasons you would need to download instead of updating is if the plugin is either not installed currently or the name of the plugin has changed and you need to download the newest version.