Working with LUTs and Camera RAW in Premiere Pro Part 2
Premiere Pro Desert Island Challenge
In Part 1 of this series on working with Look-Up Tables in Premiere Pro CC, we explored the two different places provided in the Lumetri Effect for adding your LUTs and expanding the contrast of your Log- or Flat- recorded images.
In Part 2, we’re going to look at how I prefer to handle Camera RAW in Premiere Pro
Especially on footage that requires extreme exposure adjustments before running that footage through a LUT. While we can often make these extreme adjustments within the Lumetri panel, I find I get better results relying on Premiere’s Source Settings dialog box to set the Exposure properly.
Get the full details in the video Insight below.
Note: At the end of this video you’ll see what I consider to be starting points for these images. They are not shot matched, just close enough that I can start the shot match process. Also note, when I start tweaking the CameraRAW footage how much effect the exposure adjustment has on saturation levels. Keep this in mind as this Series progresses. It provides a hint to how Lumetri processes its images that can help make our jobs easier (or, if we don’t understand what’s going on, it can make our jobs harder).
Warning: My preferred workflow with Camera RAW is still somewhat fluid when working in Premiere Pro. I reserve the right to change my opinion if I find a more reliable method of working 🙂