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Get an overview of our offering, learn a few editing tips, and start taking advantage of the Lens Distortions platform.

Since the beginning, Lens Distortions has been focused on helping filmmakers achieve a cohesive aesthetic in their projects and across their portfolios. Even though our offering has massively expanded over the years, our entire lineup is still as cohesive as ever.

If you are new to Lens Distortions, this page offers a quick jumping-off point to learn more about our offering and get a feel for how everything on our boutique platform helps you achieve your cinematic vision.

Finishing LUTs™

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.

Since we introduced them in 2019, Finishing LUTs have become one of the most useful aspects of the platform with countless members mentioning they’re the best color products they’ve ever used.

SFX Techniques

Lens Distortions pioneered modern cinematic sound effects built specifically for filmmakers, and in this in-depth tutorial, we take you inside the sound design of some of our most popular trailers and videos and show you how to leverage the same sound effects techniques in your own edits.

Sound Design Tracks™

Even with world-class sound effects at your fingertips, it takes a ton of time and practice to master the art of sound design. We created Sound Design Tracks to serve as powerful starting points to your editing projects. Get better sound design faster with can these pre-built sound effects sequences you can cut your footage to or chop up to create custom arrangements.

Classic Light Hits™

Lens Flares have a reputation for being over-the-top and fake. We set out to change that with Light Hits™, which give you tasteful, subtle flares that help you punctuate edit points and splash light and texture into your shots.

Cinematic Editing with Matt Komo

Lens Distortions Visual effects are both the highest-quality and easiest to use. In this tutorial, Matt Komo shows you some of his favorite editing tips and techniques for visual effects that you can start using today to take your projects to the next level.

Snow

The simplest way to leverage visual effects is to accentuate what’s already in your shot. Our Snow overlays are a great example of this. Take a winter scene and turn it into an immersive world by simply dropping a snow effect on top of your footage and setting the blend mode to screen.

Music & SFX

Access to all
Music and Sound Effects

$20.75
/Month
$249 Billed Yearly
Best Value
All-Access

Unlock the entire platform of legendary audio and visual assets

Full access to all
Music, SFX, VFX, and Color

$33.25
/Month
$399 Billed Yearly – 2 Months Free
VFX & COLOR

Access to all
Visual Effects and Finishing LUTs

$20.75
/MOnth
$249 Billed Yearly
Music & SFX

Access to all
Music and Sound Effects

$29
/month
Billed Monthly
Most Flexible
All-Access

Unlock the entire platform of legendary audio and visual assets

Full access to all
Music, SFX, VFX, and Color

$39
/Month
Billed Monthly
VFX & COLOR

Access to all
Visual Effects and Finishing LUTs

$29
/MOnth
Billed Monthly

MEMBERSHIP FAQ

You can use our assets in virtually any video project or podcast!

All memberships cover:

  • Personal, professional, and client work
  • All social media networks
  • All forms of advertising
  • YouTube monetization
  • Podcasts

Assets must be incorporated or “synchronized” into a project with other footage, photographs, etc.

TV programming, VOD (Netflix, etc), and theatrical releases require an Elite Membership.

Examples of things you cannot do include:

  • Share files or accounts with friends
  • Edit with assets after your membership lapses
  • Incorporate our assets into any sort of product or app
  • Upload music to Spotify, Apple Music, etc
  • Upload songs by themselves to Youtube, Facebook, etc
  • Use our music or sound effects as part of your own music or record vocals on our tracks
  • Claim ownership of any of our assets with Youtube’s Content ID

Please review the full license agreement for more details.

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 use any assets you’ve downloaded 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.

Yes! Upload to YouTube and monetize with confidence!

We provide you with two easy methods to pre-clear your or your clients’ videos for YouTube:

1) Register a YouTube channel to automatically pre-clear copyright claims on any video containing Lens Distortions tracks. You can register one YouTube channel per account.

2) Generate License Codes for a specific project. Just include the codes in your video’s description when uploading to YouTube. This is a great solution for client projects or if you manage multiple YouTube channels.

Rest assured, videos cleared while your membership is active remain cleared forever.

Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Vimeo, etc are already cleared and do not require you to register your account or use License Codes.

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You can browse the platform and stream previews of every individual asset without an account!

To test out music tracks in a project, you can create a free account and download a watermarked preview of any track.

These “temp tracks” are great for seeing if a track is a good fit for your project or client. Simply activate a membership when you’re ready to officially use a track.

We don’t offer downloadable samples of any of our SFX, VFX, or LUTs for free accounts.

Generally, all professional video editing software is compatible: Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro X, Davinci Resolve, After Effects, LumaFusion, etc

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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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For teams of 5 or more, consider purchasing an Elite plan, which covers multiple users and extended placements.

For small teams, simply activate a single-user membership for each person on your team.