In simple terms think of a LUT as a color preset/filter that is universally compatible in nearly all editing software like Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro X, Davinci Resolve, Filmora, Avid and much more. It's also compatible in many many camera monitors to give you a live representation of what the LUT will look like in the editing suite.
For a more detailed explanation, please take a look at our blog 'What are LUTs?'.
Yes all of our LUTs are supplied in Rec709 standard color space, which works on all cameras using standard color space. We have also supplied Log to Rec709 conversion LUTs, so if you shoot LOG then you can convert your Log footage to Rec709 which means your footage is compatible with all of our LUTs.
This will not decrease quality, think of the conversion LUTs as contrast and saturation adjustments while the Rec709 LUTs are strictly creative adjustments, so they work well together.
Our True Log Conversion LUTs are created for Blackmagic, RED, Sony, Panasonic, DJI, Fujifilm, Canon, Nikon and Arri.
We have also specialised some natural enhancement LUTs for specific cameras to get a natural beautiful tone, a more finalised look rather than using standard Rec709, linked below:
Blackmagic BMDFilm Natural LUT
Sony S-LOG2 LUT
Sony S-LOG3 LUT
Log is generally used on professional cameras, to enhance your dynamic range so you can maintain highlights and shadows of the image, without losing detail. The only issue people find with LOG is that it looks close to black and white and very faded. This is because the LOG color profile is designed to be color corrected and graded in the editing process. This is where LUTs come very handy in the professional filmmaking world. LUTs are designed to bring your LOG footage back to Rec709 or you can use LUTs as creative LUTs to stylise your LOG footage.
Rec709 standard color profile is on pretty much all cameras and this is what you will be mostly using. It's the technical term for standard color space. We provide folders named 'Rec709' in our Creative LUT Packs, then a folder of True Log Conversion LUTs for all major cameras.
1. Use Rec709 LUTs on your standard color footage
2. Use our Log Conversion LUTs as a base correction, then apply our Rec709 Creative LUTs additionally as a creative look.
Yes all updates and upgrades for our packs will be free. We believe in constantly improving our products to keep on top of new innovations and tech, so you can keep using our products as best you can.
Not exactly, but we would suggest if possible to use a neutral color profile. This usually means, not too much contrast, saturation or sharpness. We have a guide for Camera Settings here.
Some cameras using standard color profile will be very exaggerated and the sharpness is usually too high, for example with DJI cameras, their sharpness is generally too strong out of the box, so it helps to tone down these properties to get the best results out of LUTs.
Our LUTs are compatible with nearly all editing software. This is the amazing thing about LUTs, they are universally compatible in nearly all video editing software. Please take a look at the below list to find what editing software our LUTs are compatible with.
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- Adobe Photoshop
- Adobe After Effects
- Adobe Premiere Pro
- Adobe SpeedGrade
- Wondershare Filmora
- DaVinci Resolve
- Edius (8+)
- Pinnacle Studio
- CyberLink ColorDirector (4+)
- Final Cut Pro X
- Sony Vegas (13+)
- Vegas Pro
- Affinity Photo
- Avid Media Composer (7+)
- The Foundry NUKE
and much more.
No you don't. Not many video cameras shoot RAW to this day, it's mostly used by high-end expensive film cameras like RED and Arri etc. Although Blackmagic have just implemented their new RAW codec built by themselves, this is one of the first main-stream introductions to RAW video on the consumer market.
RAW video gives the ability to adjust settings such as Exposure, ISO and white balance after shooting. So it is not essential for using LUTs but it can help with color correction before applying the LUTs.
They are exactly the same, just in two different formats and do not have any difference with performance. Nearly all applications support the .CUBE format, but not many support .3DL.
Yes, all of our sound effects can be used where-ever you like. You can use them commercially or anywhere like Youtube, Vimeo and Facebook. The only thing that we do not permit and is illegal to do so, is reselling any of our sound effects or products.
Doing this can result in trademark violation and legal action. We have special codes written into the files to be able to recognize where they came from, also we have a team who actively searches for copyrighted reselling of our products.
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