Understanding LUTs and RAW at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Most Recent Additions... > BlackMagic Cinema Camera

BlackMagic Cinema Camera
EF & MFT lens mount / 2.5K CinemaDNG RAW

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old November 19th, 2013, 10:46 PM   #1
Major Player
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Japan
Posts: 295
Understanding LUTs and RAW

Please correct me if I'm wrong:

When you record in film mode on the BMPCC, you record a flat profile. When you import your footage into whatever NLE you use, you apply a LUT that shows you what the colors SHOULD look like for your particular camera. However, you use the other color correcting tools, like Colorista, to apply the actual changes and then add whatever additional changes you want using those same tools.

In Resolve Lite, I can't find the LUT used for BMPCC...or am I not understanding the idea behind LUT's?

Also, do LUT's apply when shooting RAW? In photography, you would not apply a LUT but rather editing the raw RAW file as is using whatever color editing software you used, like Lightroom.
Jason McDonald is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 20th, 2013, 07:02 AM   #2
Inner Circle
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Efland NC, USA
Posts: 2,315
Re: Understanding LUTs and RAW

The way to think about it is a LUT is a short-cut to get RAW or LOG footage looking within our normal expected range for luminance and color. It is a temporary color correction to use during your edit.

You should color correct the base footage when the time for color comes.

The last I read was the Resolve needed an update to correctly work with the BMPCC. I admit that I've not kept up to date on that since I don't have one.
Chris Medico is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 20th, 2013, 07:16 PM   #3
Inner Circle
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Brooklyn, NY, USA
Posts: 3,827
Re: Understanding LUTs and RAW

Resolve 10 supports BMPCC cDNG. Resolve 9 does not from what I understand.
Craig Seeman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 27th, 2013, 09:06 PM   #4
Regular Crew
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Germany
Posts: 176
Re: Understanding LUTs and RAW

First go to the "camera" (raw) tab and select "clip" and than "BMC"

Than slap the "BMC" LUT on your last node.

Leave that node alone

For more color correction make a new node and place it before the LUT node.
Frank Glencairn is offline   Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

(800) 223-2500
New York, NY

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Texas Media Systems
(512) 440-1400
Austin, TX

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

(800) 323-2325
Mineola, NY

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Most Recent Additions... > BlackMagic Cinema Camera

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:56 PM.

DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2018 The Digital Video Information Network