Using LUTs In DaVinci Resolve

This Flight Path assumes you have an introductory understanding of LUTs. If you're unsure about using LUTs, please begin your learning with our What Are LUTs? Flight Path - then return here to dig into the DaVinci Resolve workflow.

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Creative Grading - Blending LUTs

Some jobs just call for the grade to be turned up to 11. A fun way to do this is by blending multiple LUTs together and enjoying the happy accidents!

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How to Reverse Engineer Look-Up Tables (LUTs)

Learn how to deconstruct a LUT (Look Up Table) to understand its impact on your image. This will improve your color correction using LUTs.

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First Impressions with DaVinci Resolve 15 Public Beta (after NAB)

Learn what one colorist thinks of DaVinci Resolve 15 Public Beta the first time he launches it. Not on the trade show floor in Las Vegas where he first saw it... but in quiet of his suite. And discover the huge new feature no one is talking about!

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Building A Visual LUT Library With Resolve 11

Learn how to take a list of Look Up Tables in Resolve 11 and make it into a visual LUT Library. This workflow can be used in any version of Resolve before Resolve 15 (which introduced a built-in LUT Library).

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How Hard Is It To Export A 'Broken LUT' from DaVinci Resolve?

In an earlier Insight, you learned how to Stress Test your Look Up Tables (LUTs) to discover if they are introducing artifacts in your images. In this Insight, learn how easy (or hard) it is to generate 'broken LUTs' in DaVinci Resolve.

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Syncing Resolve's LUT Folder & Viewing HDR & SDR Simultaneously

In this MailBag episode, we discuss how to easily sync Resolve's LUT folder & the pros/cons of viewing HDR & SDR simultaneously


Using LUTs With Resolve In Specific Workflows

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RED's IPP2 Pipeline In Resolve (Sort Of)

RED's new IPP2 processing pipeline has a lot to offer, in this Insight, we explore the new pipeline setup in RedCineX & DaVinci Resolve 14

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Getting To Know ACES Part 3: Visual Effects Workflows

Our Getting To Know ACES series continues, looking at the essentials of using ACES for VFX roundtrips with DaVinci Resolve. You learn how to move images between VFX and color grading within the ACES color science.

Related Resources


Flight Path: What Are LUTs And How Do You Work With Them?

This is our introductory Flight Path on the topic of Look Up Tables. If you find the Insights in this Flight Path too confusing then visit this page to lay your foundation.

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Flight Path: Using LUTs in Adobe Creative Cloud

This Flight Path guides you through Insights in our Color Library related to working with LUTs in Premiere Pro, Photoshop, and Lightroom.

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Training: Introduction To DaVinci Resolve 14 Certification Bundle

Part 2 of this 13-hour bundle has four movies dedicated to working with LUTs in DaVinci Resolve. Plus, it includes a color correction Practice Project for you to experiment with using LUTs - while learning the key fundamentals of editing, color correcting, and mixing in Resolve.

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RED's IPP2 Overview

After watching our Insight on this workflow, head over to RED's website for their official explanation.

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PhilmColor Creative LUTs For IPP2 Workflows

This is a set of commerical LUTs (it costs money) designed specifically for the RED IPP2 workflow.

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FilmConvert Film Emulation Plug-In

One Insight in the Flight Path talks about FilmConvert - a commercial plug-in that profiles a wide range of digital video cameras and emulates them into a variety of film stocks. Think of it as an interactive LUT, with additional features.

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TrueColor: LUT Stress Test Image

An excellent test image to help you evaluate the results of applying a LUT to your image.

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