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OFX PLUGIN INSTALLATION

PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 6:06 am
by austinflack
I own FilmConvert and thought I would play around with their OFX plugin in Resolve. However, when I install the FilmConvert OFX plugin, it doesn't show up in the effect library in Resolve. I know this is kind of a FilmConvert question, but I was just wondering where OFX plugins are supposed to be installed for Resolve to "find' them. Can't find that info anywhere. Thanks!

Re: OFX PLUGIN INSTALLATION

PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 7:29 am
by Tashi Trieu
/Library/OFX/Plugins/

Re: OFX PLUGIN INSTALLATION

PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 3:14 pm
by Survivor_Films
On my PC, (which is running FilmConvert Pro OFX and Resolve 11 without issue) OFX plugins can be found here:

C:\Program Files\Common Files\OFX\Plugins\FilmConvertPro.ofx.bundle

Re: OFX PLUGIN INSTALLATION

PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 4:35 pm
by Kays Alatrakchi
Tashi Trieu wrote:/Library/OFX/Plugins/



On a Mac? I can't find such a folder. Could you be more specific?

Re: OFX PLUGIN INSTALLATION

PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 1:39 am
by popcornflix
Hold down the option key and pull down the GO menu in the Finder. You'll see the Library Folder as a choice. Select it. Finder will open the Library, and you can continue from there.

Re: OFX PLUGIN INSTALLATION

PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 5:35 pm
by Kays Alatrakchi
popcornflix wrote:Hold down the option key and pull down the GO menu in the Finder. You'll see the Library Folder as a choice. Select it. Finder will open the Library, and you can continue from there.



Thank you, I understand how to access my User Library. That is not the problem. The problem is that there is no such thing as an OFX folder in my library...so I can't really "continue" from there unless I literally create one which seems like something that Resolve should have done. What am I missing.

Re: OFX PLUGIN INSTALLATION

PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2014 3:07 am
by Peter Chamberlain
When you install an OpenFx compliant plugin the standard dictates where the items are placed. Resolve looks in the places defined by the standard. If you have installed an OFX plugin and you can't see it in the Resolve interface, please check with your plugin vendor.

Re: OFX PLUGIN INSTALLATION

PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2014 5:17 am
by Subrata Senn
After having installed Beautybox and Filmconvert OFX plugins, everytime I open Resolve 11, I find this message coming in: "OFX is not enabled, please enable it from Color Page".
There is no way to enable the OFX from color page as the OFX button remains unabled (grey).
How do I fix this?

Re: OFX PLUGIN INSTALLATION

PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 7:39 pm
by ClarkSeverson
Subrata, did you ever fix this? I am having the same issue you were having.

Thanks,
Clark

Re: OFX PLUGIN INSTALLATION

PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 7:47 pm
by Subrata Senn
ClarkSeverson wrote:Subrata, did you ever fix this? I am having the same issue you were having.

Thanks,
Clark


Yes I could solve it, thanks to Rohit Gupta of the Blackmagic Support team.

This is what he told me to do:

"
In the terminal, type this command:

rm "/Library/Application Support/Blackmagic Design/DaVinci Resolve/.ofxinit"

Restart Resolve, and see if it works. If it crashes, and after you start Resolve you continue to have the same issue, one of the plugins in the /Library/OFX/Plugins folder is not working correctly. You will have to remove them one by one, and identify which plugin is problematic.

Let me know how you go!

Regards,
Rohit"

I found out that Beautybox was the culprit. After removing beautybox and doing exactly what Rohit told me to do solved my problem. Filmconvert and Saphire work fine.

Re: OFX PLUGIN INSTALLATION

PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 8:11 pm
by ClarkSeverson
Never mind, I figured out what I was doing wrong! Operator error. I had downloaded the wrong plug-in from Digital Anarchy.

Re: OFX PLUGIN INSTALLATION

PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 1:07 am
by Stephen Dixon
Just for anyone reading this on Windows it's in

C:\ProgramData\Blackmagic Design\DaVinci Resolve\Support

ProgramData is a hidden folder, you can get to it by manually copying and pasting, or typing %programdata% into the address bar of an explorer window. Useful to know, because that location is also where the LUTs are kept

Re: OFX PLUGIN INSTALLATION

PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:13 am
by peter hex
The installation of OFX plugins seems to slow down the render speed drastically.

I can only recommend to use the fusion possibilities as much as possible.

In my case it does the same thing 5-6 times faster, same quality.

Re: OFX PLUGIN INSTALLATION

PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:06 am
by Marc Wielage
peter hex wrote:The installation of OFX plugins seems to slow down the render speed drastically. I can only recommend to use the fusion possibilities as much as possible. In my case it does the same thing 5-6 times faster, same quality.

I haven't found that to be the case if I'm not using the OFX plug-in. I think I have almost everything: Sapphire, BorisFX, HitFilm, Red Giant, Neat Video, DFT, Film Convert, and Beauty Box. The DFT plugs are a little unstable, but everything else has been OK. I think Mocha is buggy at the moment, so we're using that as a standalone only. (I found the New Blue FX were very unstable, so I stopped using those completely.)

If we're using the plug-in, I think it's fine as long as you cache the effect. No question, the ResolveFX plug-ins are more efficient and more stable, which figures since they're made specifically for Resolve.