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LUTs are great for color-grading your videos. They not only make color grading easy but also give your videos a professional and cinematic film look. But what exactly are these LUTs and how do they work?
In most simple words, LUTs or Look Up Tables are tables of numbers that can change the color of your footage. Think of them as Lightroom Presets but for videos. Therefore, LUTs are color-grading presets that can be applied to videos during post-processing.
With cinematic LUTs, you can very easily emulate the looks and colors of major Hollywood movies. Our 100+ free LUTs pack for cinematic film look features LUT files in 3DL and CUBE formats for both STANDARD as well as LOG footage.
3DL & CUBE LUTs – What’s The Difference?
Technically speaking, both 3DL and CUBE formats do the same job. They are exactly the same thing but in two different formats. Most video editing and color grading applications support the CUBE format but a few support only the 3DL format.
STANDARD & LOG Footage
Now there lies a great difference between STANDARD and LOG videos.
STANDARD as the term says is what most of us record our videos at. The videos you get are more-or-less OK straight out of the camera.
LOG on the other hand is a format widely used by film and tv professionals. When shooting under this particular profile, the resulting image looks flat, low on contrast, and somewhat washed out.
This enables the editor to enhance the colors in the post. By achieving that low-contrast image, you now have the opportunity to achieve a more dynamic range for much better color grading in the post.
There are hundreds of articles online if you wish to learn about the two in detail. I recommend you go through the article by RedSharkNews.com for an in-depth view of and differences between STANDARD and LOG.
Our 100+ free LUTs pack for cinematic film look is compatible with almost every non-linear video editing software on both MAC & Windows operating systems.
Adobe After Effects Hitfilm Adobe Premiere Pro Cyberlink ColorDirector Final Cut Pro X Wondershare Filmora DaVinci Resolve Avid Media Composer The Foundry Nuke OBS Studio Adobe Speedgrade And More…
How To Use 100+ Free LUTs Pack For Cinematic Film Look
With that being said, let’s take a look at how to use our 100+ free LUTs Pack for cinematic film look to color-grade videos in two of the widely used editing software – Adobe After Effects & Adobe Premiere Pro.
Applying LUTs in Adobe After Effects
Importing and using LUTs in After Effects is extremely easy. Once in After Effects, import your video and go into Effect > Utility > Apply Color LUT.
A pop-up browse window will appear. Navigate where you’ve downloaded the pack and select open one of the LUTs to apply to your footage. Select LUTs from the STANDARD folder for Standard videos and LOG for log.
Applying LUTs in Adobe Premiere Pro
Using LUTs in Premiere Pro is a straightforward process.
Like in After Effects, you can use the browse function to select and apply any LUT file. After importing your footage in Premiere Pro, click on the color tab at the top center of Premiere Pro UI to open the color workspace.
Click on the clip you want to apply LUT on. In the Lumetri Color panel on the right, open the Basic Correction tab. Then simply click on BROWSE.
A pop-up browse window will appear.
Navigate where you’ve downloaded the pack and select open one of the LUTs to apply to your footage.
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