10 Free LUTs, Boxing Day and New Year Deals for Filmmakers

This past year has been rather generous to us filmmakers in the way of new and amazing cameras, innovative post-production tools, lenses and other accessories designed to make our lives as video content creators a bit easier. As we get ready to say goodbye to 2015, we have put together a collection of FREE LUTs and other tools for filmmakers as well as some awesome deals on lenses, camera and other gear.

Whether you are a novice, who’s just picked up a Panasonic GH4 for Christmas or a filmmaker, who has been doing this for some time, you’re bound to find something useful in the list below.

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Most of  you know what it is, but for those that don’t here it is. What is a LUT? – a LUT is an acronym, which stands for Look Up Table. It is essentially a set of mathematical code in a form of a file that tells your colour correction or editing application such as Adobe Premiere Pro or Final Cut X how to interpret colour changes you have done to a video file.

For example, if you start with a video file  you have recorder in your camera with a flat picture profile, and your LUT has a more warmer feel with orangey tones, once you apply the LUT in your NLE, it will automatically change the way your video looks depending on the LUT. You can then apply additional LUT on top or make manual changes to contrast, saturation, brightness and countless others depending on the editing/grading software you are using.

Here’s a cute video by Ground Control explaining what a LUT is:

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Download the 10 Free LUTs here

  • More FREE LUTs from Ground Control 

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The guys from Ground Control have 8 free LUTs to give away including camera specific LUTs to REC.709 conversion, which is usually the starting point in colour correction.

FREE LUTs include:

Download the FREE Ground Control LUT’s here.

Ground Control Christmas Sale

Ground Control are also doing a special 15% Off LUT Combo Packs during the Christmas Holiday Season. Use Promo code: CHRISTMAS

  • Zacuto – Get $20 Extra when you spend $100 with a Zacuto Gift Certificate

Zacuto Get $20 Extra Gift Certificate

Get a complimentary $20 gift certificate for every $100 gift certificate purchased! Treat your loved ones to the gift of red and black and choice! Zacuto gift certificates are the perfect gift for the filmmakers in your life. Getting a gift certificate in two easy steps.

1. Use the drop down to select a certificate amount.
2. Wait for your certificate email to arrive between 9-5 CST, Mon-Fri. The certificate will arrive as a PDF email attachment for you to print, email, and present as you like.

Please note: Gift Certificates can not be used in conjunction with coupon codes or discount specials.

Want a specific amount not listed? Contact us at [email protected] or 312-863-3456 for a custom certificate

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isoa6000kl1Sony A6000 Bundle 1 includes:

  • Sony Alpha A6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera w/16-50mm E-Mount Lens – Black
  • Sony 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS E-Mount NEX Camera Lens, Black
  • Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 6 Software for Mac/Windows, DVD


Sony A6000 Bundle 2 includes:

  • Sony Alpha A6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera w/16-50mm E-Mount Lens – Black
  • Sony NPFW50 Infolithium Rechargeable 7.7WH Battery
  • Sony 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS E-Mount NEX Camera Lens, Black
  • Sony BC-TRW Compact 100/240V Quick Charger for Sony NP-FW50 Battery
  • Sony PCK-LM17 Screen Protect Semi-Hard Sheet for Alpha A6000 Camera
  • Lexar 64GB Professional Class 10 600x UHS-I U1 SDXC Memory Card

Sony A7R II Deluxe Bundle Amazon

There are some huge savings on Sony Full-frame mirrorless cameras like the behemoth 4K beast – Sony A7RII. Right now, Amazon US are selling the Sony A7RII Deluxe Bundle for $3,198 and throwing in about $126 of Free Accessories – including 2 batteries and a charger, a tripod, camera bag and a 32GB card.

Sony A7RII Deluxe Bundle:

  • Sony ILCE7RM2/B a7R II Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera, Body Only
  • Sony 32GB Class 10 UHS-1 SDHC up to 70MB/s Memory Card – Newest Version
  • Manfrotto MKCOMPACTLT-BK Compact Tripod (Black)
  • Wasabi Power Battery (2-Pack) and Charger for Sony NP-FW50 type batteries
  • AmazonBasics Backpack for SLR/DSLR Cameras and Accessories – Black

Sony RX100 IV BUndle

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV 4K Digital Camera with Sony Attachment Grip and 64GB SDXC Accessory Bundle $948 ($20 off) with Free Shipping in the US.

Bundle includes:

  • 2 x extra batteries and charger
  • HDMI Cable, Camera case
  • Sony Grip, 64GB Card
  • Lens cleaner
  • Mini Tripod
  • Adjustable tripod and more

Amazon US are also running some awesome deals on Pelican cases. Keep in mind that those are very volatile in terms of prices and availability, so by the time this article posts later today, the prices may have changed, hopefully in your favour so better act fast before they are all gone.

Pelican 1510 Carry On Case

  • $125+ (46%) Off on the Pelican 1510 Carry On Case with Pick n’ Pluck Foam – now $146 with Free Shipping in the US
    • Watertight, Crush-Proof and Dust-Proof.
    • FAA Maximum Carry On Size.
    • open cell core with solid wall design to make a strong yet lightweight travel case
    • Easy open double throw latches cover, O-Ring seal and A Automatic Pressure Equalization Valve.
    • Lifetime Guarantee of Excellence.

Pelican 1610 Large Camera Hard Case

  • Pelican cases are kept watertight through the use of a tongue and groove fit and a polymer o-ring.
  • Pelican cases come standard with an Automatic Pressure Equalization Valve which releases built up air pressure while keeping water out.
  • Pelican’s Pick N’Pluck foam lets you customize the interior.
  • Stainless steel reinforced padlock protectors
  • Interior Dimensions (inches): 21.78 x 16.69 x 10.62

Lens Deals at B&H:

Sony 10-18mm f4.0 OSS Zoom Lens APS-C E-mount Sony

B&H also have some awesome deals on mirrorless 4K and Full HD cameras like the Panasonic GH4 ($200 off, now $1,298)

Panasonic DMC-Gh4

  • 16.05 MP Digital Live MOS Sensor
  • DCI 4K 4096 x 2160 at 24p
  • UHD 4K 3840 x 2160 at 30p/24p
  • Full HD up to 60p
  • 3.0″ 1,036k-Dot OLED Touchscreen Monitor
  • 2,359K-Dot OLED Live View Finder
  • V-Log L optional purchase ($99.95 at B&H)
  • 4:2:2 8-Bit or 10-Bit HDMI Output
  • High-Speed 49-Point Autofocus
  • Magnesium Alloy, Weather-Sealed Body

You can also save $200 on the “more budget friendly GH4” – Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7, now on sale for $598 with the 14-42mm kit lens in Silver and Black versions. The Panasonic LUMIX G7 4K + 14-140mm lens bundle is also on sale at $200 Off, for $898.

These bundles also inlclude a Warranty Extension To 3 Years For Free Via Rebate. Offer ends: March 31, 2016

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If you are into Sony mirrorless cameras like the Sony A6000, Sony A5100, Sony A7sII, A7rII – you can check out all Holidays Savings on Sony Mirrorless cameras here – including instant rebates of up to $350 on select bundles and rewards up to 5%.

Sony A5100

Amazon UK – has the Sony A5100 + 16-50mm kit lens on sale for £274 with Free delivery in the UK. Check out more Amazon UK Boxing Day Deals below:

GoPro hero+ camera

  • Built-in touch display for easy camera control, shot framing and playback
  • Stunning 1080p60 and 720p60 video
  • 8MP photos with Time Lapse and Burst modes
  • Rugged, durable and waterproof to 131′ (40m)
  • QuikCapture enables you to power on and record automatically with the press of a single button



Amazon UK is also doing a nice deal on Panasonic mirrorless cameras. You can get Up to £70 Amazon Credit with Selected Panasonic Cameras below:

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Buy a qualifying Panasonic camera from the selection below between 24 December 2015 and 04 January 2016, and claim up to £70 Amazon credit

Panasonic Lumix GH4 (Now £799), Lumix GX8 and DMC-G7KEB-K – £70 Amazon credit

Panasonic Lumix GX7CEB, GX7KEB, FZ1000EB,LX100 – £34 Amazon credit

Please note: These offers apply to the Qualifying Items listed above purchased from Amazon.co.uk and does not apply to used products. Offer does not apply to third party sellers on Amazon.co.uk’s Marketplace platform.

How to Claim:

1. Purchase a qualifying Panasonic camera from Amazon.co.uk between 24 December 2015 and 04 January 2016.

2. After 3 days the credit will then be applied to your account.

3. You have until 4th April 2016 to use your Amazon credit.

See terms and conditions for more details.

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