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.
Earthy rust with deep shadows
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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.
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.”
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.”
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.
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.
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