Lookup Tables, or LUTs, and Look Files sound like they are very similar. How similar are they? What is a Look File and how can you use it to enhance or correct the color of your footage in Adobe Premiere Pro? In this movie, author Richard Harrington compares LUTs and Look Files and discusses how to use Look Files in Premiere Pro.
- In this course, you'll often hear me refer…to look files.…A look file is simply a type of lookup table.…Lookup tables are a lot like digital images…where there are different extensions that…can describe different types.…Through the years, different applications…such as color grading tools like DaVinci Resolve,…as well as hardware calibrators that create things…like monitor profiles, have used different file formats.…These are all essentially lookup tables or LUTs.…However, in an Adobe workflow,…thanks in part to Adobe's acquisition of SpeedGrade,…you'll often see look files being put into place.…
The look format is specific to Adobe workflow…and is often tied to SpeedGrade.…Fortunately, Premier Pro and tools like Photoshop…can read other types of lookup files…but you might encounter a look.…For purposes of Premier Pro editing,…and if you're looking at other documentation…or additional tutorials, the phrase lookup table,…LUT and look are all essentially interchangeable.…There are slight technical differences,…
- What is a lookup table?
- Applying corrective LUTs
- Applying LUTs for style
- Creating custom LUTs
- Working with LUTs in cross-application workflows
- Managing your LUT library and presets