Luminary Glass Overlays

The definitive post-production counterpart to an iconic cinematography technique

Since the beginning, unique glass 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

Luminary 4K

Iconic glass overlays with rich reflective elements
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Get access starting at just $29/month

Luminary 4K includes:

  • Includes 90 curated clips/li>
  • 5 Distinct Categories: Quick, Bold, Delicate, Immersive, Intricate
  • 4K ProRes: 15GB, 4K H264: 2.1GB

Our membership gives a single-user access to all products and songs that are currently available on our website, including all VFX libraries.

Our VFX overlay products are encoded in ProRes, and are compatible in any non-linear editing software that allows you to change the “blend mode” of clips on your timeline to “screen.” This includes, but is not limited to, programs such as:

  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Final Cut Pro
  • DaVinci Resolve
  • Lumafusion
  • NUKE
  • Etc.,

Avid Media Composer and iMovie do not have “blend mode” settings and are not supported.
Check with your editing software’s help documentation to ensure that you have the “screen” blend mode option.

Check out the Overview video below, as well as the in-depth tutorials at the bottom of this page.
To learn more about using our VFX and SFX products, please check out this YouTube Playlist

Trailer

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 & SFX

Access to all 
Music and Sound Effects

$29
/month
Billed Monthly. Cancel Anytime.
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All-Access

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

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VFX & COLOR

Access to all 
Visual Effects and LUTs

$29
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Music & SFX

Access to all 
Music and Sound Effects

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

$33.25
/MONTH
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VFX & COLOR

Access to all 
Visual Effects and LUTs

$20.75
/MONTH
$249 Billed Yearly

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

Learn More >

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.