FAQ & TUTORIALS
Need help with our LUT Packs?
Here are answers to some of our most frequently asked questions along with "How To" tutorials.
Frequently Asked Questions
ONCE ORDERED... HOW DO I GET THE LUTS?
After you place an order and your payment method has been approved through PayPal, an email is automatically generated that will send you download links (to the email you provided). Then, you'll download a ZIP file that will contain the .cube LUT files.
HOW DO I INSTALL THE LUTS?
First - and this is important - you have to UNZIP the file that was sent to you (either on a computer or mobile device - we use WinZip for iOS). Once unzipped you'll find the individual LUTs to install and use. And it depends on what software you are using on how to do this step. See our quick tutorials below for getting started with some popular options. If you are still having trouble please refer to the support offerings from the particular software manufacturer. Or, drop us a line and we'll do our best to assist you.
*PRO TIP - If you're using Adobe Premiere Pro or FCPX you do NOT actually install the LUTs into the software. You simply keep them in a folder of your choice (and that is always available when you're editing) and then import them, as needed. In Premiere use Lumetri Color and in FCPX use the Custom LUT effect. Other software such as Davinci Resolve or LumaFusion you do import the LUTs into the software. Please see our getting started tutorials below for more info.
DO THE LUTS WORK WITHIN THE FiLMiC PRO APP?
No. At this time you cannot load LUTs within the app. The LUTs are applied to footage within editing, effects or color correction software such as Adobe Premiere Pro, FCPX, LumaFusion (iOS app) or Davinci Resolve.
DO THE LOGV1 LUTS (THE FIRST GENERATION) WORK WITH THE NEW LOGV2 FOOTAGE?
Yes. The intensity or strength will likely need to be adjusted depending on the clip (like you do in most cases already). However, the new LogV2 is more saturated - and sometimes that can look good - but other times you'll need to dial that back to taste. But overall the LUTs do work fine. Watch the tutorial video below for more info.
UPDATE: We now include LogV2 LUTs with our original LogV1 LUTs. If you already own the legacy LogV1 LUTs though you do NOT have to update as mentioned above they do work fine. However, we do now include both going forward. You can read more about this here.
DO THE LUTS WORK WITH LOG OR FLAT FOOTAGE SHOT WITH THE MOMENT PRO CAMERA APP?
Yes, We have tested and confirmed our LUTs do work with Moment log and flat footage. Just like with any footage though the LUTs will need to be adjusted and customized depending on the shot.
*NOTE: While Moment calls their color profile "Log" our tests show that it is not actually a logarithmic gamma curve being applied to the footage. While we are not video engineers and our testing is unscientific what appears to be happening is a global contrast adjustment. This is fine in and of itself as an effect or "film look", but do not expect to see much if any dynamic range improvements shooting in their log profile. Go here to learn more.
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN YOUR LUTS AND THE deLOG OR deFLAT LUTS BY FiLMiC PRO THAT ARE BUILT-IN TO LUMAFUSION (THE IOS EDITING APP FOR IPHONE AND IPAD)?
Our Utility LUT "FiLMiC Pro Log to Standard-Rec709" is very similar to the FiLMiC Pro deLOG and deFLAT as they simply correct the log profile to a "standard" look. In testing the LumaFusion LUT worklflow we did see a small difference in using our Utility LUT and liked the end result better on LOG footage. The FiLMiC Pro deFLAT seems to respond better to LOG in our testing (versus the deLOG) - but this will vary depending on the shot. That's why it's nice to have options. But, beyond the standard correcting of footage - that's where the similarities end. Our FiLMiC Pro LUT Packs offer a variety of different looks to help tell your story (Cinematic, Everyday and Vintage).
DO YOUR LUTS ONLY WORK WITH iPHONE FOOTAGE?
No. Our LUT Packs were created to work with log or flat footage shot with the FiLMiC Pro app (and now also the Moment app). So that means ANY smartphone (i.e. Android) footage will work that was shot with FiLMIC Pro - not just iPhone (we just use iPhones in our mobile filmmaking ).
CAN THESE LUTS BE USED ON OTHER FOOTAGE NOT SHOT IN A LOG OR FLAT PROFILE?
Yes. Typically you would just dial back the intensity or strength of the LUT. However, these were created to use on log or flat FiLMiC Pro footage (in our experience we have found that the log and flat are similar color profiles in FiLMiC Pro and our LUTs work well for both). Note that we are planning to release specific LUTs for other color profiles, including standard Rec 709.
ARE LUTS "DRAG AND DROP" TYPE EFFECTS?
Yes and no. Yes, that you can easily apply a LUT and sometimes can get instantly good results. But typically speaking, LUTs are a great place to start - then you refine the look to taste.
Looking for LUT Pack samples? Go here.