Utilizing LUTs in Premiere Pro CC 2015

Adobe Premiere Pro continues to be one of the industry-leading nonlinear editing platforms to date and there are plenty of good reasons for that. The software has come a long way throughout recent years getting a ton of improvements and enhancements down the road. Fortunately, the majority of the updates happened for good. Many tools and features were added, others have been changed and improved (or totally discontinued) making the platform even more matured and enhanced post-production editing solution than before.

As any other piece of software, it’s not perfect, though. A month ago Adobe rolled out an update that fixed many of the issues creative people were experiencing and complaining about since the Premiere Pro CC 2015 was initially released. Yet, the software comes with a ton of new handful features providing an improved assets-based workflow across both desktop and mobile devices.

One of the numerous things that have changed from the Premiere Pro CC 2014 to the latest available version, for instance, is the way you apply LUTs to your footage. Casey Faris is here with another quick tutorial showcasing this new LUT workflow in CC 2015.

Unlike Premiere Pro CC 2014, CC 2015 now provides a new colour space and a new Lumetri Colour Panel along with many other useful new features that we’ve covered numerous times previously on the blog.

As expected the new LUTs workflow isn’t more complicated than the previous one, as Casey Ferris points out, it’s just different. To apply a LUT in CC 2014, you needed to utilise the Lumetri tool in the Effects panel, whereas in CC 2015 you should utilise the Lumetri Colour Panel instead.


In Premiere Pro CC 2015 go to Window and then navigate to Lumetri Color. Select the shot you want to apply a LUT to. In the Lumetri Color panel click on the Creative Section. Go to Look>Browse and pick the LUT stored on your hard drive.


Voila! It’s as easy and simple as that. The nice thing about applying look-up tables this way is that now you can tweak the colour settings in the Lumetri Colour panel further after applying the preset, thus being able to fine-tune the look of your footage seamlessly and in no time.

If you are interested, you can download some free LUTs for your colour grading workflow by following the provided link.

[source: Casey Faris]

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