Earlier this year Calgary-based production and post-production house Jump Studios released version 4.0.2 of its popular SpeedLooks cinematic 3D LUT collections, SpeedLooks Studio LOG and SpeedLooks Studio Linear.
The upgrade added five new camera profiles to support more recently-released cameras like Sony’s A7s mirrorless hybrid, RED’s RED Dragon, the Sony F-55 and FS-7 professional camcorders and Panasonic’s VariCam production cameras.
SpeedLooks Studio LOG 4 is designed for a 2-LUT color grading workflow – camera profile LUT then cinematic looks LUT – for use with flat log footage in an NLE or grading suite.
SpeedLooks Studio Linear allows editors to quickly and easily add cinematic looks to DSLR or Rec.709 footage with a single LUT.
SpeedLooks supports a wide range of color grading software and NLEs including Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve full and lite, Adobe Speedgrade, Premiere Pro, After Effects and Photoshop, Apple’s Final Cut Pro X, Motion, Avid, Quantal Pablo, BaseLight, Nucoda FilmMaster, Nuke, Scratch and more.
SpeedLooks 4 contains 53 different filmic 3D LUTs grouped into 6 sets:
- Big, for the look of blockbuster Hollywood feature films.
- Clean, a favorite for dailies and crisp, clean looks indoors and out.
- Blue, for crime shows and thrillers heavy on the darkside. Gold, for heat and tungsten-lit intensity.
- Matrix, so evocative of the movies that helped put Sydney on the international sci-fi moviemaking map.
- Artistic, which includes the bleached-out, monochrome and cross-processed looks so invaluable in war movies, period dramas and creatively-overloaded short films and music videos.
Although SpeedLooks’ clients rarely inform them about specific movie and TV projects using their 3D LUTs, I often see productions that I could swear have been graded using LUTs from either SpeedLooks collection.
Given the modern tendency to use several types of cameras in productions now, SpeedLook’s camera profiles aka patches prove an invaluable first step in getting camera originals looking as similar as possible before adding mood, emotion and a high class effect with SpeedLook’s looks LUTs.
The SpeedLooks team has recently been compiling user feedback about their LUTs in practice and the responses have been illuminating – see the SpeedLooks Q&A Part 1 post in their blog.LookLabs updates SpeedLooks 4 cinematic LUTs sets with 5 camera profiles & new Premiere presets. Click To Tweet
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LookLabs SPEEDLOOKS Version 4
Look creation for video has never been easier, more creative or flexible than with SPEEDLOOKS Version 4.
SpeedLooks are designed by industry professionals for cinematographers, editors and colorists to achieve the character and beauty of 35mm film, all with the click of a button. SpeedLooks work with all DSLR and digital cinema cameras, non-linear editing, and color grading programs on the market.
Our new UNIVERSAL camera patch works with all DSLR footage including the Sony A7s and Panasonic GH4. We’ve updated and added to SpeedLooks, including more versions of our most popular look, CLEAN, plus a greater variety of our other narrative looks.
Learn more about SPEEDLOOKS Version 4 Here.
(cover photo credit: snap from Karin Gottschalk)