- Creating presets in different video editors
- The role of LUTs
- Creating LUTs in different video editors
- Using LUTs in the video editing workflow
- Correcting lens issues
Skill Level Intermediate
Hi, my name's Rich Harrington and welcome to this course where we'll be exploring the role of presets, lookup tables and lens correction. These are things that you can use to both save time, and enhance the overall quality of your production. We've got a lot of things to cover. In this course, we'll take a look at making sure you understand what a preset is. And we'll explore it in several different video applications. There are many advance features when making a preset and I'll make sure you know how to take full advantage of them. Next, we'll explore the role of lookup tables or LUTs. These allow you to take information about color and tone and create a preset effectively, that can move across multiple applications. You'll learn strategies for working with LUTs to keep them managed and to get best results. We'll also take a look at creating LUTs, using software such as, Adobe Photoshop, Premier Pro, DaVinci Resolve and some dedicated third party tools that are designed to help you create, enhance and optimize the LUTs that you build. We'll then explore how to work effectively with LUTs in different applications. So you understand the best practices, so that you don't run into any surprises when you go to output your file. Lastly, we'll address issues with lens distortion. This is an area that more and more people are learning to pay attention to. Many lenses have inherent properties, such as, barrel distortion and that's unwanted. And I'll show you how using different tools, you can easily correct this. This is most noticeable when the shot is panning and you see the barrel distortion move throughout the frame. Now, in this course, we're going to be building upon skills that you already have. So you should have a basic familiarity with the nonlinear editor or a motion graphics tool that you're going to be looking at. Some of the skills we cover will be specific to a certain tools. So if you don't use those tools, you can skip the movies. Others are going to be a little bit more general to help you understand the core concepts. If possible, try to watch the full class but I realize you may jump around a bit. Do your best to watch it in a linear order though, and you'll get the most out of it.