How to Import MULTIPLE LUTS, Color Correct with Lumetri, and export your own CINEMATIC LUTS

How to Import MULTIPLE LUTS, Color Correct with Lumetri, and export your own CINEMATIC LUTS


Hey what’s up everybody and welcome back to Gal! so in this video we’re gonna do some cinematic color grading with Luts
on drone aerial shots now Luts are Look Up tables. they’re essentially basic
math files that you can put on different cinematic profiles for creative looks or
to correct the footage now not one LUT fits all if you apply Lutscand it
doesn’t really do much to your shot you’re like what the heck this is not
doing anything you still have to make further adjustments. You can’t expect it
to bam magically make your shot better so the shots in the opening are also
from Filmsupply. Thank you film supply for providing them for this tutorial and
what’s really great as all the filmmakers on there have amazing shots
and you can download the log versions of the files. Now the LUT pack that I’m
using in this video is from Vamify and it’s called Cinematic Drone Luts and it
has a bunch of different luts that you can apply on your video clips to achieve
different creative effects and they’re specifically designed for the Mavic
drone D-log footage and again if you guys are like what is a log? what is it? I
actually made a whole video on what log footage is and how you can best color
grade it but that said this pack can also be used with other shots not only
the Mavic. I’ve tested them out with different types of shots and you just
have to make some adjustments and it’s just a great starting point from which
you can then get more creative with your looks. Now I’ve put a link to the entire
pack in the description box below and there’s also a discount code if you guys
are interested but again I want to stress that you guys don’t have to buy
LUTs you can make your own and I have lots of different color grading
tutorials but I really like using Luts because they kind of add this foundation
that I wasn’t expecting or a different perspective and it could be a great
basis for like a film that you’re making that can give you an entire look and
starting point. So what I’ve done is I’ve put time codes in the description box
below to everything that I cover so way if you need quick information fast
you can just click on that time code it’ll take you there I will not be
offended if you need to find quick information fast but I hope that you
guys watch and find all of the little luma tree tips that I’m going to give
you towards the end of the tutorial so let’s go ahead and jump on it. So we
are in Premiere Pro here and the way you can import creative Luts
is by going up to the creative tab inside of Lumetri color and from look
there is a drop-down and you can choose browse. Now this way you can import one
at a time let’s choose forest clean and open that up you can see voila it
applies a new color grade now some adjustments need to be made now the
reason why I’m using creative and not the basic correction LUT is because
there is an intensity slider so you can move this slider to the left to blend it
with the original more or you can make it even more intense so we can make some
adjustments here we want to get this luma waveform over here on the left as
close to a hundred as possible it doesn’t have to be all the way up there
just until you can see that it’s not going to get clipped so I’m gonna go
down here to curves we’re just gonna move this curves over until it brightens
up the image and that’s looking pretty good now this was just importing one LUT at a time let’s say we wanted to go in and
try out many different Luts from a pack and you don’t want to have to go in and
go to creative and from the drop down hit browse and then select a new one
what you can do is you can bulk add them to your application support folder so
I’m on a Mac but if you guys are on a PC I’ll put the folder path for PCs as I do
this so I’m gonna go to finder and then from this new Finder window go to go go
to folder and then hit go to library and this is where you’re going to click on
application support Adobe then-common in here you’re going to create a folder
called lot
so ctrl-click I’m going to create a new folder LUT and then lowercase s and
within this folder we can create two more folders one for the technical LUTs
which goes under the basic correction tab of Lumetri color and one for
creative which goes under the creative tab so all of the Luts in this folder
will appear in the creative tab so let’s go ahead and create these two technical
and creative. Alright then I can go to the Mavic Luts from them if I take all
of these .cube files which are the LUT files and I will drag these into the
creative folder and then they are here but we can’t just go over to creative
and see them here you see that they’re not here we actually have to restart
Premiere Pro so I’m going to hit save command+s to save this and we just have
to wait until Premiere Pro opens again one utility later so now that Premiere
Pro is open well let’s go to this next shot here and if we wanted to choose a
lot to test out now when we go to creative and we go to the drop down you
can see all of the different Luts here which is great so you can just go in and
like quickly select one until you find one that works so let’s try the gray
matter and then we can make some adjustments we can increase the vibrancy
that’s looking pretty good we can adjust the curves to increase the
brightness and that’s looking good and the contrast at the bottom of the luma
waveform you don’t want it to go all the way down to zero though because we don’t
want it to clip and so if we like that we can leave it as is so you can click
on the effects toggle on or off to see the before in the after
now another LUT over here let’s say we wanted to apply a different LUT to this
clip so this clip is super cool I love this shot I wish I was this guy on the
motorcycle right now. Let’s try a different LUT let’s try the C-flat
Nevada and you can see it needs a lot of work it’s pretty dark in this shot and
we can increase or reduce the intensity here depending on our liking. I’m going
to increase it and don’t worry I will bring in more detail in just a second
let’s make it around 115 and then let’s increase the vibrancy to around 50 just
type that in there and now let’s go up to basic correction and here we can use
the shadows and move that slider to the right to bring back in more detail look
at that looks so much better and then we can go down to curves and add even more
exposure bring that up you know we can add a little bit of contrast just
slightly we don’t want too much contrast because then we’ll lose a
little bit of detail on the road so that’s looking good now we can go down
to hue versus Sat and hue versus hue so we can use the dropper tool here to
select the sky and I want to increase the saturation of the sky and select that and you can’t move these key frames over and we can just boost up the
saturation. look at that! So now it’s far more vibrant in the sky and if we wanted
to make it more of a golden hour we can go down here to hue versus hue and we
can select this hue and then we can just boost it up just a tad to make it a
little bit more pink see the before and after now that’s looking a lot better I
love that and now what we can do if we wanted to copy these attributes over to
this clip we just hit command C on a Mac ctrl C on a PC to copy that and then
right over here on this clip ctrl click and paste attributes and just paste
lumetri color attributes and now you see it’s not perfect but it’s starting to
look better we can actually turn on comparison view and we can use this shot
as the reference and this shot as our current time head here and what we can
do we can see that it’s clipping in this shot it’s way too bright up here so what
we can do is go to curves and move this over so that way it’s not as bright and
it’s not clipping and we can go to basic correction and let’s reduce the
highlights slightly and then from color wheels and match adobe has a color
matching tool but you’ll see what happens it’s not exactly perfect let’s
hit apply match and it’s going to analyze the reference shot and apply the
color on the right now it just takes a few moments to do that and you can see
it just looks too red so I’m going to hit command Z to undo that so instead of
doing that just think okay the sky is the highlights and I want to
change the highlights to be more orange so over here is the highlights wheel I
can move this highlights up just slightly ever so slightly just to get
more of that Sun reflection in the highlights to kind of match the sky over
there so that is a cool way that you can match different shots now if you want to
color great entirely from scratch let’s just get out of comparison view if you
want to make your own Luts you can certainly do that as well
for example this shot here was not a Mavic drone in none of the Luts if I
did the drop down here none of these Lutz really looked that good so that’s
ok though because I’m going to quickly show you how you can color grade and
save your own LUT now so in this case this shot here it’s pretty flat it’s a
log shot so what we first want to do is increase the brightness of the luma
waveform and decrease it to add more contrast so let’s go to the luma curve
line here and move it over to the left and we’re going to get it closer to 100
just to brighten this up and then we will bring this curve at the bottom as
far right as possible until it looks good we don’t want it to get too dark
especially in this mountain right here so that’s looking a lot better we can
already see the before and the after that’s looking good and if you like this
shot you could leave it as is but we definitely want to add in some vibrancy
I always like to add a little bit more color boost see that no that’s too much
a little bit and then using our handy curves again we can change the hue so
here if we use the dropper tool and just click on the sand and then using hue
versus hue we can actually change the color to be a little bit more pinkish in
color so here’s the before and after after it’s more pink before it’s a
little bit kind of yellow so let’s turn this back on and then we
increase the saturation of this hue select to this area again we can boost
this up just slightly and we can kind of scrub through and we don’t want it to be
too pink there so let’s drop this hue versus hue down a little bit and yeah
we’re starting to get our grade here and so you can see the before in the after
and you know I’d probably tweak this a little bit more but if you wanted to
save this as a LUT file a .cube file just go up to the hamburger menu and
export it as a cube file and you can just save this as whatever you want to
call it say Desert LUT and you want to save it to your computer and then you
can share it with your buddy, your editor, another colorist and so that’s how you
can make a LUT. So that’s all for LUTS in this video today I hope you guys found
the tutorial useful and thanks to Vamify for sponsoring. Again their link is in
the description box below if you guys are interested in the pack with the
discount code and if you guys have any other questions about lots how to great
anything that’s pitching at you that you’re like oh I really want to know how
to use color wheels and match for HSL secondary. What the heck are those? Just
leave a comment below and maybe I’ll make a tutorial about it so that’s it
for this video and I’ll see you guys next time bye!

21 thoughts to “How to Import MULTIPLE LUTS, Color Correct with Lumetri, and export your own CINEMATIC LUTS”

  1. Yes, mam it was very useful and very beautiful.
    We wants many many this typs of color related tutorials. Plz mam.
    Premiere pro and da Vinci 😊

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