Luminary Glass Overlays

The definitive post-production counterpart to an iconic cinematography technique

Since the beginning, unique glass overlay effects have been a hallmark of Lens Distortions. Luminary is the quintessential example of this signature style.

From delicate to assertive, these glass textures offer you a unique way to complement your subject, accentuate or soften parts of your shot, and add complexity to your film.

Luminary 4K

Iconic glass overlays with rich reflective elements

Luminary 4K

Luminary 4K

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What’s New in Luminary for Video

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Overview

Signature Style

Since the beginning, distinguished glass effects have been a hallmark of Lens Distortions. Luminary is the definitive example of this signature style.

From delicate to intricate to bold, the glass textures in this pack offer you a unique way to build intrigue in a scene, complement your subject, and accentuate or soften parts of your shot.

Highest Quality

All the glass effects were optically captured in camera, which gives them organic movement and texture, as well as subtle glints and refractions.

5 Distinct Categories

90 Effects Total

01 Quick

Grab attention and create a sense of urgency with the clips in the Quick folder. These also work great as transition elements between cuts or speed-ramped shots.

02 Bold

Go big with these flashy and full overlays. This category offers some of the most assertive clips in Luminary.

03 Delicate

Detailed and Nuanced clips that are perfect for adding just the right amount of texture.

04 Immersive

Envelope your subject with glassy bokeh and elegant light.

05 Intricate

The Intricate clips are ideally used as accents and glints.

MEMBERSHIP FAQ

Access for a single-user* to all products and songs that are currently availabe on our website.

Our mobile app is not included. The subscription on our website and the subscription in our mobile app are entirely separate.

Browse the VFXSFXColor, and Photo pages to familiarize yourself with our product lineup. You can preview our entire song catalog on the Music page.

*Our Elite Membership offer the best value for teams with 5 or more people.

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

Each of our product lines (VFX, SFX, Color, etc) has slightly varied compatibility, so click a link below to learn more about the specific editing software each product line is compatible with:

VFX compatibility
Color compatibility
SFX compatibility
Photoshop compatibility

Our VFX products are delivered as ProRes files, some also offer an H264 option.

SFX products and Music are provided as WAV and MP3.

Finishing LUTs are standard .cube LUT files.

Photo products are Photoshop actions + image files.

The membership covers social media, client work, all forms of advertising, and YouTube monetization.

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

Assets must be incorporated into a project with other footage, photographs, etc.

Example of things you cannot do include:

  • Share files or accounts with friends
  • Incorporate our assets into any sort of product
  • 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.

Upload to YouTube and monetize with confidence!

We provide you with two easy methods to automatically clear copyright claims within minutes.

1) Register a YouTube channel to automatically clear copyright claims on any video containing Lens Distortions tracks. 

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

Videos published while your membership is active are covered forever.

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

For larger teams, consider purchasing an Elite plan, which covers multiple users and extended placements.

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

Any projects you publish while the subscription is active are covered forever but you will no longer have a license to use any assets moving forward and must delete all downloaded files from your computer.

Signature Style

This pack contains some unapologetically bold looks for scenes where you’re really seeking to make a statement. But it also contains no shortage of nuanced and intricate elements for adding just a touch of subtle intrigue to your shot.

Luminary is the iconic glass shoot-through style from A to Z.

5 Distinct Categories

01 – Quick: Grab attention and create a sense of urgency with the clips in the Quick folder. These also work great as transition elements between cuts and also pair perfectly with speed-ramped shots.

02 – Bold: Make a statement with these gorgeous, refined glass overlays. Some are silky and soft, others are more complex… but all of them are perfect for framing your shots with light.

03 – Delicate: Based on the classic glass shoot-through technique, these overlays are perfect for accenting small, profound moments.

04 – Immersive: Wrap your subject in glimmering bokeh and light. Use these effects to create a sense of awe or magic.

05 – Intricate: Use these unique effects to add subtle glints of light to objects.

Tutorial: Using Luminary 4K in Adobe Premiere

Tutorial: Using Luminary 4K in Final Cut Pro X

Tutorial: Advanced Glints with Luminary in After Effects

Music

Individual


  • Access to all Music
  • Personal, freelance, and client work
  • Covers social media, websites, and web advertising
  • Monetize on YouTube
  • Pre-clear 5 YouTube channels
  • No SFX, VFX or LUTs
  • No Broadcast or Streaming
$229
/year
Price increases July 1st.
Lock in current price now.
Music & SFX

Individual


  • Access to all Music & Sound Effects
  • Personal, freelance, and client work
  • Covers social media, websites, and web advertising
  • Monetize on YouTube
  • Pre-clear 5 YouTube channels
  • No VFX or LUTs
  • No Broadcast or Streaming
$299
/year
Price increases July 1st.
Lock in current price now.
Best Value
All-Access

Individual


  • Access to all Music & Sound Effects
  • Access to all VFX and LUTs
  • Personal, freelance, and client work
  • Covers social media, websites, and web advertising
  • Monetize on YouTube
  • Pre-clear 5 YouTube channels
  • No Broadcast or Streaming
$499
/year
Price increases July 1st.
Lock in current price now.

General FAQ

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

All purchase options cover social media networks, website videos, podcast platforms, and YouTube monetization.

Choose a Pro or All-Access plan to cover professional or client work and unlimited web advertising.

Assets must be “synchronized” into a video or podcast project with other media and may not be used on their own.

Streaming (Netflix, Hulu, etc), theatrical, and multi-territory TV require an extended license.

Please review the full license agreement for more details.

Examples of things you cannot do:

  • Share files or accounts with other people (memberships are for a single person)
  • Make music with our assets or sing over our tracks
  • Incorporate our assets into any sort of product or app
  • Upload our assets to Spotify, Apple Music, etc.
  • Upload assets by themselves to YouTube, Facebook, etc.
  • Automated or excessive downloading

Please review the full license agreement for full terms.

If you choose to cancel, your membership will remain active until the end of your current subscription period.

Once your subscription ends, you will no longer have permission to use any assets you’ve downloaded in new projects.

Don’t worry, any projects you already published while your membership was active are covered forever and you will not retroactively receive copyright claims.

Membership fees are not refundable.

Yes! Upload to YouTube with confidence!

Simply connect your YouTube channel to your Lens Distortions account to pre-clear the channel for use with our assets.

Pro and All-Access plans have the ability to connect more than one channel and can also create license codes to clear a specific music track in a single video. These options are great for clients or if you have more than one personal channel.

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

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

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Subscribing is the most affordable way to get access to everything you need for your projects. You pay a recurring fee to get ongoing access to our platform and download individual files to use while a member.

Projects completed while a member are licensed forever, but the assets themselves are not. i.e., You need to have an active membership to edit with any assets you’ve downloaded via a membership.

Purchasing a product allows you to pay a one-time fee to download all the files in a specific pack and use them forever.

You can create a free account and download a watermarked preview of any music track and add assets to project playlists.

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.

Yes! You can upgrade to a higher plan anytime and receive a one-time proration. 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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If you have a project that exceeds the scope of what the membership allows, you can purchase an extended license to upgrade that specific project for wider placements/distribution.