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March 19, 2015

by Pixel Film Studios

What is a LUT?

With the FCPX LUT Loader from Pixel Film Studios, editors can quickly and easily load a CUBE file directly into Final Cut Pro X to color correct or grade their footage without having to use another software. A LUT is a Lookup Table that contains a mathematical formula for modifying an image. The LUT changes every pixel’s color to the corresponding color indicated by the table.

FCPX: LUT Loader FCPX Plugin - What is a LUT?

FCPX: LUT Loader FCPX Plugin - LUT Loader for FCPX

LUT Loader for FCPX

CUBE LUT files are extremely versatile. They can be used in many different software and be created to color correct specific digital cameras.

Now, with the FCPX LUT Loader from Pixel Film Studios, editors can quickly and easily load a LUT file directly into Final Cut Pro X to color correct or grade their footage without having to use another software.

Users can simply drop the loader on top of their footage and then, use the drop down menu to select or import a CUBE file.


FCPX: LUT Loader FCPX Plugin - Color Correct Your Footage

Color Correct Your Footage

LUT’s are commonly used for Color Calibration. Users can use a LUT to quickly get their footage from a flat, Cinestyle or Log image to the monitor normal Rec709 grading.


FCPX: LUT Loader FCPX Plugin - Creative Grading

Creative Grading

In addition to color correcting your image to Rec709, LUT’s can be used for creative color grading. With an already properly color corrected image, users can apply a LUT to create a film look.


FCPX: LUT Loader FCPX Plugin - Control Your LUT

Control Your LUT

If the LUT doesn’t fully achieve the desired look, editors can use the built-in customization controls to adjust the strength, contrast, brightness and saturation of their image.

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