This is really cool. The folks over at SmallHD are giving away 7 classic LUTs that give you the "looks" from famous Hollywood movies. Even cooler, they've posted a bunch of FREE Tutroials that explain and tech you how to use them. Way to go SmallHD!!
SmallHD , which offers compact, full HD on-camera monitors, is giving away a free set of color grades that recreate the distinctive look of seven different iconic films. The company is also publishing multiple video tutorials that explain how to get the most out of these looks during both production and post production. All are free of charge.
Provided as downloadable .zip file, the color grades come in the form of 3D LUT files originally designed in DaVinci Resolve. Visually iconic films such as Apocalypse Now, Saving Private Ryan, The Matrix, and Moonrise Kingdom are among the seven free color grades.
“Color grading will soon be critical to every shooter’s workflow,” says Wes Phillips, CEO of SmallHD. “We’re giving away this free pack of looks and color grading educational material to provide a fun entry point into the world of working with 3D LUTs.”
The tutorial video outlines the capabilities and advantages of applying LUTs or “looks” to footage during actual shoots. The tutorial is tailored for developing new looks on the popular free DaVinci Resolve color grading software. The video tutorials and 3D LUTs download are both available on the Community section of SmallHD’s Website (http://www.smallhd.com/community/movie-looks-download
Displaying the on-set video with the look applied is made simple with SmallHD’s newest firmware upgrade to its 500 Series five-inch full HD monitors. The firmware upgrade enables the monitor’s output to carry the LUT information to other monitors on-set. This feature will be resident in future monitors developed by SmallHD and likely other manufacturers will follow suit.
A user experience that will enhance your on set workflow. it’s as easy as 1,2,3.
1) Navigate by simply moving and clicking the joystick – this allows easy access to ‘pages’ which can be customized with any feature, including custom looks (3D LUTs)
2) With pages set up, the 500 becomes an invaluable on-set tool for letting you quickly spot-check your entire shot for problem areas as well as using LUTs to ‘see’ new opportunities for shots on the fly.
3) Zoom into your image at any time by pressing up on the joystick; click to switch to pan mode and at any time press the back button to reset.
Designed with the Sidefinder in mind. The 500 Series monitor is the key component to the SmallHD Sidefinder (the highest resolution EVF with a flip-out 1080p display). The Sidefinder is available as a $300 add-on accessory for 501 and 502 monitor owners.