How to Install a LUT into Davinci Resolve

 

1. Copy and paste the .cube file into:

 

PC: ProgramData\Blackmagic Design\DaVinci Resolve\Support\LUT

(you may have to select view hidden folders to find this)

 

MAC: /Library/Application Support/Blackmagic Design/DaVinci Resolve/LUT/

 

2. Run Davinci Resolve.

 

How to Apply a LUT into Davinci Resolve

 

1 . After importing your video files into Resolve,  go to the Color tab and select one of the clips.

 

 2.  Click on the Nodes tab and create 2 nodes.

 

3. Double click your second node to select it, right click it, find the lut in the 3d LUT menu and select it.

 

If necessary, double click on your first node, then go to the Luminance curve in the Curves menu and create an s-curve or reverse s-curve. 

 

If your footage is too dark or too bright, go to the Color Wheels section and adjust the slider under the Offset color wheel until you get your desired look.

 

If the LUT is too strong (color or contrast wise), try selecting the same named LUT from one of the other LUT sections (ex: Cine, slog +2, ect by Double clicking your second node to select it, right click it, and find the lut in the 3d LUT menu). If this does not correct it, click on the button that looks like a Key (usually found above the Curves menu). After that, go to the area where is says Gain, then click and hold until you gain the desired effect. 

 

 Within your first node is where I would recommend making any white balance and exposure adjustments. Within the Color Wheels section there is a drop down menu that says Primaries or Log. I find that selecting Log and changing the color in the Offset color wheel gives me the most accurate coloring results when grading log footage.

 

 

How to Apply a LUT into Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2015 (and newer)

 

1. Run Premiere Pro CC.

 

2. Insert the footage you would like to color edit onto the Timeline.

 

3. Go to the Project tab, right click in an empty space within the tab, go down to New Item, and select Adjustment Layer.

 

4. Apply the adjustment layer to the Timeline, right above the footage you would like to color grade.

 

5. Go to the Effects tab, and search for Lumetri Looks. Apply one of the Lumetri Looks effects to the Adjustment Layer.

 

6. Click on the Adjustment Layer, and then click on the Lumetri Looks effect. Click the Setup button found to the far right. 

 

7. Find the LUT you would like to use for the desired effect.

 

8. Go to the Effects menu, click on the search bar, and type in "RGB Curves.''

 

9. Apply the RGB Curve effect to the Adjustment Layer above the Lumetri Looks effect (the LUT you are using).

 

It may or may not be necessary to adjust the curve to create the effect you are looking for. If the LUT is too strong (color wise or exposure wise), you can adjust the opacity of the Adjustment Layer in the Effects tab until you get your desired look.

 

How to Apply a LUT into Final Cut Pro X

 

To use LUTs in Final Cut Pro X, you will need to purchase LUT Utility from http://www.colorgradingcentral.com/lututility . From that website, you can find all of the information necessary to install LUTs. 

 

 

 

 

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