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Hi all!
I have been looking up tutorials on color corrections for the Mavic Pro and one that came in highly recommended, named "GroundControl_D-Log_to_709_LUT-2017" is made specifically for the Mavic AFTER they re-introduced D-Log (using D-Log -1, -3, -3 in the when filming)

I find that it kind of stretches the colors too much, and wanted to hear if any of you have been experimenting with the same and found some LUTs that work nicely. I'm mainly shooting in clear sunny days.

I typically will have to pull up the shadows a bit when applied, and then I need to pull back on the saturation by a good amount. Wondering if you have other Lookup tables (LUT's) that you're more satisfied with?
I'm using DaVinci Resolve 12.5 (free version)

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There's not one silver bullet LUT that does everything for every situation. But I discovered, after using D-Log, dialing in just a little (using key on a separate node ) of the X5 LUT (DJI) does a nice job.
 
I quite like that GC LUT to get D-Log close to what I want - but I record with all on zero and reduce the LUT intensity well below 50%.
None of them are particularly supposed to be used at 100% and it's normal to need slight extra tweaks often scene by scene.
 
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I quite like that GC LUT to get D-Log close to what I want - but I record with all on zero and reduce the LUT intensity well below 50%.
None of them are particularly supposed to be used at 100% and it's normal to need slight extra tweaks often scene by scene.

Yes true with the tweaking on a per shot basis. I have been using the SpectrumGrades preset Luts and have had very stylish results. The are really top notch quality LUTs. They do need a bit of basic adjustments to get the perfect look. That's a pretty normal process as you say
 
The Icarus Luts are very nice indeed, and come in D-log and Cinema flavours.
 
Can someone give a quick tutorial on LUTs? I'm new to color grading / correction. I get d-log, the color dynamic range compression, and correcting/grading in post using basic controls (highlights, shadows, whites, blacks, saturation, etc.), while looking at the histograms and scopes. So I don't need help with that.

However, while I know what a LUT is, I have no idea where to get them, how to install them in Premiere Pro CC, or what I should use and why. And how this fits in the grading process. There's a list of LUTs to apply in PPCC, with names that mean nothing to me (but seem obviously to be connected to particular camera hardware), so I don't apply any of them.

Thanks in advance.
 
Can someone give a quick tutorial on LUTs? I'm new to color grading / correction. I get d-log, the color dynamic range compression, and correcting/grading in post using basic controls (highlights, shadows, whites, blacks, saturation, etc.), while looking at the histograms and scopes. So I don't need help with that.

However, while I know what a LUT is, I have no idea where to get them, how to install them in Premiere Pro CC, or what I should use and why. And how this fits in the grading process. There's a list of LUTs to apply in PPCC, with names that mean nothing to me (but seem obviously to be connected to particular camera hardware), so I don't apply any of them.

Thanks in advance.

All the info and LUTs are here for you... spectrumgrades.com

Here is an Example of the SpectrumGrades presets being used to achieve a really high end result...
 
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All the info and LUTs are here for you... spectrumgrades.com
Thanks a bunch! This video on their site really shows the effect of apply their LUT(s) to d-log footage:


So, now my follow-on question after spending some time on the site: The after stuff looks a lot like my footage after applying grading manually, using the scopes (and the look of the image itself, of course) to correct the d-log footage.

Are LUTs just presets for exactly what I'm doing manually? Presets that have been worked and tweaked on a bunch of different (similar) footage to get good results? The workflow is, then, apply a LUT to get there fast, tweak a little with the controls if necessary?
 
Hi all!
I have been looking up tutorials on color corrections for the Mavic Pro and one that came in highly recommended, named "GroundControl_D-Log_to_709_LUT-2017" is made specifically for the Mavic AFTER they re-introduced D-Log (using D-Log -1, -3, -3 in the when filming)

I find that it kind of stretches the colors too much, and wanted to hear if any of you have been experimenting with the same and found some LUTs that work nicely. I'm mainly shooting in clear sunny days.

I typically will have to pull up the shadows a bit when applied, and then I need to pull back on the saturation by a good amount. Wondering if you have other Lookup tables (LUT's) that you're more satisfied with?
I'm using DaVinci Resolve 12.5 (free version)

Example output
yeah, I don't like it. the problem with not knowing enough about this stuff is that I do know enough about editing in general to know I should be able to tweak these (given i can use ACR+PS, so I understand about presets etc), but I only have very basic skills in Resolve.
 
Thanks a bunch! This video on their site really shows the effect of apply their LUT(s) to d-log footage:

So, now my follow-on question after spending some time on the site: The after stuff looks a lot like my footage after applying grading manually, using the scopes (and the look of the image itself, of course) to correct the d-log footage.

Are LUTs just presets for exactly what I'm doing manually? Presets that have been worked and tweaked on a bunch of different (similar) footage to get good results? The workflow is, then, apply a LUT to get there fast, tweak a little with the controls if necessary?


Hey sorry for the delayed response, LUTs are designed to take in to account the camera specifications and color profiles. Achieving the cinematic looks with the unique color transforms for most people is almost impossible unless one is a professional color specialist. So the looks one can achieve in an easy effective way are very possible with just applying the LUTs. All that is needed is do basic adjustments to fine tune a look that one likes to their creative taste.

You have to see this films before and after process one can achieve with the SpectrumGrades presets LUTs. really impressive...
 
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