Kyle O'Brien

Film Emulation luts

Recommended Posts

I've seen a lot of film emulation plugins and luts on youtube, but I can't help but think there must be better ones out there.

Like are professional colorists using film emulation luts from youtube?  I use Juan Melara's stuff all the time as it is the best i've ever found.


Curious about if there are certain secret luts LOL.   I have also used the brim which is pretty cool.  

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hi Kyle, 
there is no secret sauce in this industry, footage that is the result of the director vision and dop job on set is the king. 
Good film look can be achieved using resolve luts that comes for free, some other good alternatives are:
Filmbox (like the halation, you can tweak it a lot and in HDR works great)
Ravengrade Luts/DCTLs 
Cinegrain FILM Pipeline (built for aces cct)
Juan Melara luts/powergrades

These are all valid options that I personally tried, you can also do amazing grades without using any magic lut, avoid free luts from web they can easily break.

Have a look also at DCTLs, there are some free and some paid, some of them are similar and you can download a demo to check the differences. Those that pop to my mind are MONOnodes, KH, CullenKelly, PixelTools

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.