Not to be confused with a ‘Stylized Look LUT’ – I created the BozBMDFilm_to_Rec709 Utility LUT out of a need to make my own color grading life easier when dealing with the Blackmagic BMCC / BMPCC Cinema Camera Film LOG and RAW files.
The LUT brings out the contrast and color values captured by the BMCC / BMPCC in Film or RAW mode and strives to preserve highlight and shadow detail. Any filter, lighting, lens or camera color casts recorded at source will also be present. This also includes any white balance issues recorded at source.
To be clear: This is not a ‘Fix It’ LUT. This is a ‘Let Me See What’s Been Captured’ LUT!
Camera: BMCC / Image: John Brawley [8 bit JPEG]
Camera: BMPCC / Image: Sami Sanpakkila [8 bit JPEG]
Camera: BMPCC / Image: Boyte Creative [8 bit JPEG]
My goal was to create a single node LUT that would:
- Add Balanced Contrast & Saturation
- Preserve Skin Tones
- Preserve Shadow Detail
- Preserve Highlight Detail [Note: Highlight detail can never be recovered from hot/blown out whites with ANY LUT. The information is just not there]
- Soften & Roll Off Hot/Blown Out Whites
Use it as an input/viewing LUT to see what’s going on with your image, integrate it as part of your grade or just use it on it’s own. It’s entirely up to your creative taste — You can also use this LUT with the Blackmagic Ursa files with minimal adjustments.
Camera: Blackmagic Ursa 4.6K / Image: Shane Hurlbut
As a frugal filmmaker, I always like to get value for money. It’s difficult to put a price on something as valuable as time, but I feel that this LUT is worth the small donation of £3.00GBP (approx $3.80USD) that I’m asking for.
Sure there are FREE utility LUTS you can find readily in Resolve or online. Trouble is, they never worked for me. I needed something that was instantly satisfying. That’s why I created the BozBMDFilm_to_Rec709 Utility LUT.
It’s cheaper than a Golden Arches Meal and something I’d personally have taken a leap of faith on if I was looking. Made a difference to my work flow as I’m sure it will with yours 🙂