Getting started using LUTS

Using LUT Buddy from Red Giant

LUT Buddy is one of Red Giants free tools (along with Colorista Free) and allows you to…

Use LUT Buddy with host apps like After Effects and FCP to output LUTs and communicate with higher end systems ranging from DaVinci Resolve to Panasonic displays. If you’re already using 1D or 3D LUT’s in your workflow, this tool was designed for you to share values between compliant software and devices.

You can download LUT Buddy here from Red Giant’s website. Also thanks to Aharon Rabinowitz there is a 7 minute video tutorial on how to create LUTS and share them easily between post production programs – namely After Effects and FCP7.

If you want to further understand how LUT Buddy can be used in the real world check out this article on how Stargate Studios used it in their VFX workflow for ABC’s TV show Pan Am.

Applying LUTS in FCP, Avid, Premiere & Resolve

Abelcine has this great tutorial on how to apply LUTS in the three major NLE’s and Blackmagic Design’s brilliant colour grading program DaVinci Resolve. Andy Shipsides runs you through several different LUT plugins (including LUT Buddy) and a few handy work arounds too.

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