Colors straight out of camera vary greatly between brands and sensors. Canon has been known for a long time for its great skin tone reproduction, while other manufacturers have created more troubles for colorists and retouchers to get perfect tones without a solid post-production workflow. In this tutorial, Chrystopher Rhodes from YCImaging shows how he uses 3D LUT Creator to get perfect colors out of his Panasonic GH5 and goes further by quickly demonstrating how you can color match your footage to any picture or video you like.
Color grading videos is important if you want to set the mood, fix color issues, or simply match either your creative vision or how your eyes saw a scene. However, there are so many different ways to grade footage, so many tools you could use, that it makes it difficult for a beginner to know where to start. In the video above, Rhodes shows how he uses the very powerful and complex 3D LUT Creator app to bring the best out of his GH5 footage.
3D LUT Creator is a truly complete app for anything color related, but it’s very intimidating at first. This video will help you get started with a couple of easy tips and tricks. The basics are not so complicated, and it’s actually easy to get a decent result with. If you then want to go further and let your creativity speak, you’ll see that you can push it quite far.
Do you use 3D LUT Creator in your video or photo editing workflow? Do you think it's worth it? Would you like to learn more about it and how it could benefit your photography as well as a complement to Capture One/Lightroom and Photoshop? Be sure to let me know in the comments below.