Finishing LUTS™ – A unique approach to color

We believe good color is less about the impact of any given shot and more about the power of a unified aesthetic across an entire project.

With this conviction in mind, we’re pleased to introduce Finishing LUTs, a series of tastefully curated color profiles to help you develop a cohesive aesthetic.

Whether you use them as a starting point, in conjunction with other LUTs, or as the final touch in your workflow, Finishing LUTs will improve your color grading process.

Canyon Red

Earthy rust with deep shadows

What’s a Finishing LUT?

Finishing LUTs are designed to tie your entire sequence of shots together. They’re less about infusing new color into your project and more about tightening up all of your shots around a disciplined color palette.

The focus of each Finishing LUT is uniform consistency across all of your footage, preservation of color integrity, and a stylized look – in that order.

Compared to common LUTs, Finishing LUTs generally have a lighter touch, though some style and footage combinations will appear stronger than others.

Each Finishing LUT includes 3 variations of the look, each with its own Tone Curve. This provides a lot more flexibility for balancing color and contrast.

Evoke B&W

A modern black & white with rich contrast

I use one of your Finishing LUTs on every project I do! They are like the glue that holds it all together.

Jonathan Campbell

Halo Sound and Vision

Tested and Refined

The majority of LUTs on the market focus on heavy-handed style at the expense of quality. Those dramatic blockbuster replicas may feel expressive, but odds are they are completely compromising the integrity of your shots.

Finishing LUTs are rigorously stress tested to ensure color stability across a wide variety of footage all while providing the cinematic color grades Lens Distortions is known for.

In the example below the sky gradually shifts from Orange to Deep Blue (this is a very common scenario for dawn and dusk shots.) Most LUTs ruin this gradient, creating harsh contrast between the two colors. Our LUTs are designed to preserve gradients, making the transition as smooth and natural as possible.

Finishing LUTs not only do a great job of preserving color fidelity, they are also designed to shift unwanted tones to their ideal hues. For example, many cameras are often biased a bit green. We don’t love that look, so we’ve designed our LUTs to restore these tones to a natural state.

Was going to hire a proper colorist but thought I’d give your Finishing LUTs a try. Wow. Gamechanger for sure.”

Savva Svet

Filmmaker

Universally Compatible

Works with Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro, DaVinci Resolve, Lumafusion, Photoshop, etc. Compatible with any software that supports 3D LUTs.

Finishing LUTs work with any standard video footage (Rec. 709). If you shoot standard footage on your camera, you’re good to go. If you shoot in LOG format or another color space, please normalize your footage before applying a Finishing LUT.

Platinum Coast

A soft palette of deep blues and earthy reds

Find Your Signature Look

No filmmaker needs 100 LUTs. When companies try to sell you a huge package of LUTs, let’s be honest, you only end up using a select few. We put more effort into every individual Finishing LUT than the other folks put into their entire lineup, leaving you with a curated selection you can trust.

Find the look that suits you and your projects best. You can easily tweak a LUT, double up on one to increase the intensity, or mix and match multiple to get the exact look you want.

Start your Lens Distortions membership to explore the full lineup and find a look that’s right for you and your projects.

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YouTuber & Filmmaker
We needed good, realistic flares. Naturally, Lens Distortions was what we went with. They’re the best ones out there.”
Title Designers for STRANGER THINGS
We’ve been using Lens Distortions for a while and we feel like they really add a nice high-end element to our films.”
White in Revery
Cinematic Wedding Filmmakers
“The Finishing LUTs are superb; I use them all the time.”
David Baillie
Award Winning DP
Virtually every project benefits from having Lens Distortions used to treat and layer the frame.”
Legendary VFX House
One of my favourite providers of all things film and cannot imagine not being your customer. I use one of your finishing LUTs on every project I do! They are like the glue that holds it all together.”
Jonathan Campbell
Filmmaker/Drone Pilot

Cinematic LUTs FAQ

Finishing LUTs™ are Lens Distortions’ unique approach to cinematic LUTs, focusing on uniform consistency across all of your footage, preservation of color integrity, and a stylized look – in that order.

Simply put, our LUTs won’t mess up your footage like almost all other LUTs on the market will.

Generally, LUTs can help you achieve in pretty much any professional video editing software. LUT compatibility includes Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro X, Davinci Resolve, After Effects, LumaFusion, Photoshop, and many more applications.

LUTs make it really easy to achieve cinematic color grades. Please see our article on how to install LUTs in Adobe Premiere and Final Cut Pro X

Yes, click the link to download a free cinematic LUT! You simply need to create a free account to download. Feel free to use this LUT for personal, client, and commercial projects.

Yes! You can switch between any of our membership plans at any time. Changes will take effect immediately.

Visit the Switch Plan page to choose a new plan.

The first time you switch your Membership plan, our system will automatically calculate the unused time left on your initial plan and adjust the amount due on your new plan. This is a one-time proration and will not carry over should you choose to switch the plan associated with your membership again in the future.

If the value of your unused time on your initial plan is greater than the cost of your new plan, your “Next Renewal Date” will also be extended. No refunds are given.

Please note the “Total Due Today” and “First Renewal” on the checkout screen to understand what and when you will pay.

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Yes, you can switch plans or cancel at any time. Keep in mind you must have an active membership to use our assets in new edits.

If you ever feel like your current plan isn’t the best fit anymore, it’s easy to switch your plan to something more flexible and enjoy uninterrupted access to the assets you need. Learn more about switching.

If you choose to cancel, your membership will remain active until the end of your current subscription period and will not renew. Membership fees are not refundable.

Your membership will automatically renew unless canceled. 

No, you must have an active membership to continue using any assets you’ve downloaded in new edits and to publish projects.

Any projects you publish while your membership is active are covered forever and will not retroactively receive copyright claims.

If your membership lapses, you will no longer have a license to use any assets in new edits and must delete all downloaded files from your computer.

Cinematic LUTs are tools used in video editing to apply color grading and color correction to your footage.

LUTs (Look-Up Tables) are essentially files containing mathematical formulas that alter the colors and tones of an image based on predefined values. They serve as a reference guide for transforming the input colors of a video or image to achieve a desired output look.

Cinematic LUTs are specifically designed to emulate the aesthetic styles and color grading techniques used in movies, cinematic shows, and high-end commercials. They often aim to replicate the look of popular films.

By applying a cinematic LUT, video editors can quickly enhance the visual quality of their footage and create a more polished and professional look.

Cinematic LUTs are often used in conjunction with other color grading tools to fine-tune the overall look and feel of a video, including adjusting contrast, saturation, and brightness.

It’s worth noting that while cinematic LUTs provide a starting point for achieving a specific visual style, additional adjustments and tweaks may be necessary to tailor the look to a particular scene or project. Therefore, they serve as a helpful tool in the color grading process, but the final creative decisions are still made by the filmmaker or video editor.