By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS)
3D LUTs are all the rage these days for the DSLR and small form camcorder (as well as the large body cameras), and for good reason. The beauty of a good set is a non-destructive way to manipulate your image from a standard, mundane look, to something far more cinematic, with a very simple process.
Earlier this year, James Miller, who runs DeLUT, released a set of 200 V-Log L-savvy 3D LUTs collection for the Panasonic Lumix GH4 and GH4R hybrid cameras. In fact, the set has such a wide varied selection that Miller went ahead and apologized for it:
“In this pack there are around 200 LUTs or Looks really as they’re all stylised in some way. I’m sorry there are so many.”
Here’s a brief video giving you an idea of what to expect from these 3D LUTs.
Of course, that’s only one set, and he also has two different collections of England-inspired looks. The first one is separated into Set 1, 2, and 3, while collection two is comprised of 92 film grade LUTS called Set 4. If the look of the UK isn’t your cup of tea (sorry for the pun), there’s always the New York inspired-set called DELUTS New York State, or you can just start off with the GH4 Base Set.
Miller comes from a background in print reprographics for high-end magazines, before moving on to cinematography and filmmaking. Those conditions have given him years of experience with lookup tables, as he told Planet5D that he’s:
“I used LUTs ever since the mid 90s but it’s only this March I got round to selling them.”
He also has a set of Sony A7s LUTs and set of 136 film grade LUTS based on the Blackmagic Cinema Camera 4K and the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera. You can purchase the LUTs directly from the DeLUT website here. Miller also has a set of test LUTs available for free, as well as a help/tutorial resources on how to use the sets.