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jim bachalo
Proper use of LUTs for non RAW footage
on Aug 3, 2013 at 11:27:32 am

Hi
Still a Resolve novice but rapidly getting my chops. Excited in 'perfecting' a PPro to Resolve workflow since Ive never been a plugin fan. My original footage is Canon log from a 1DC.

read this thread
http://forums.creativecow.net/readpost/277/26083

Could someone clarify if and when I should be using LUTs for my primary grade?
Difference between 1 and 3D LUTs?
If applying to nodes, should I use my 2nd node for any LUTs, and then tweak my first node for a primary correction?
Or are there no 'best practices' when it comes to using LUTs?

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Juan Salvo
Re: Proper use of LUTs for non RAW footage
on Aug 3, 2013 at 8:30:42 pm

If you don't know what the LUTs intended input and output is, then the LUT is not for you. Which is the case with most LUTs.

My opinion, you should never, ever use a LUT for a primary grade. That's like using a jackhammer to level out a rocky table.

1D LUTs affect each color channel individually and separately. 3D LUTs deal with the absolute color, not proportions of component colors.

The best practice to using LUTs is if you don't know what the lut is and by extension exactly how it should be used, you shouldn't use it.

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jim bachalo
Re: Proper use of LUTs for non RAW footage
on Aug 6, 2013 at 12:48:37 am

Thanks Juan. Great to see you active in this forum. Definitely a great resource for the community.

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