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By vashi

Lumetri Looks in Adobe Premiere Pro CC

On 28, May 2013 | 2 Comments | In Editing | By vashi

With the announcement of Adobe Premiere Pro CC, a brand new grading tool was revealed that allows editors more control right from the timeline. Lumetri Looks is a collection of presets that lives inside your Premiere Pro effects bin and supports grades created in Speedgrade as well as LUTs. It harnesses the power of the Lumetri Deep Color Engine inside Speedgrade and allows for continuous 32-bit processing of your footage. What sets it apart from Magic Bullet Looks or other preset programs is that due to the GPU optimization…you get realtime playback of your graded timeline.

I’ve put together a sample collection of some of the presets, so you can eyeball for yourself and decide if they might work for you once Adobe CC comes out in June. Personally, I found them to be subtle and filmic, and they affect the footage in a pleasant, organic way without going shit-house crazy over the top. It has a similar feel to FilmConvert but lacks the film grain and camera preset options. That said, you can easily add either in Premiere or After Effects.

The only Lumetri Looks examples I’ve found were the thumbnails in the Premiere Pro effects bin…so I decided to crank out nine presets over some footage I shot down by the beach in Los Angeles. I find Lumetri Looks a quick and easy way to color my timeline in realtime and give myself or client options for what the final grade can look like. The original footage was shot on a Canon 5Dmkii with VisionColor picture style and no additional color correction was applied.

Canon 5Dmkii – no effect


Bleach Bypass 1


Cinematic 1


Compression 1


Day for Night




Sixties 2


Seventies 2




Warm Overall

I hope you found this helpful and let me know what software or presets you use for quickly adding “looks” to your footage. Until next time…

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  1. Nice. Thanks for the pictures.
    I like to use RG Mojo when doing quick and dirty grading. If I’m in AFX I also like to bring in the current .looks and Luts from Speedgrade as an Adjustment Layer over my footage and controll it with the Opacity slider.
    Otherwise I tend to use Colorista 2 as often as possible.

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