If you’re working with Color, you’ll probably need to install a LUT at some point.
LUTs are a useful tool for editorial so you can view footage in a way that’s closer to how the final image will look.
Don’t edit your project looking at a LOG image!
VFX workflows in Fusion will use LUTs in a similar way in the viewer, so that you can work on a LOG (or linear gamma) image, and still view things in a way that is correct for your display.
And on the color page you may use LUTs for your final look, for transforming color spaces, as a reference for how things looked on set, creating your own LUTs, and plenty more.
But before you can use them, Resolve needs to know where they are.
The video will show you everything you need to know to install them.
My preference is to use the Additional LUT Locations feature (1:57 in the video) and mapping that to a folder synced with Dropbox or Resilo Sync so that you can keep your own LUTs organized and easily available on multiple computers.
In this video from Team 2 Films, you’ll learn about:
- 00:44 Installing LUTs
- 01:57 Adding Folders
- 02:27 Using LUTs
- 03:00 Conclusion
Gedaly is the Managing Editor of DVresolve.com. He is a professional editor, having cut national commercials for major companies, and does color & VFX for indie films at Mask & Feather. He’s also a filmmaker, writing and directing shorts & features. Gedaly is the co-founder of Working.Actor and former marketing strategist for large brands.