If you’re looking for FREE cinematic luts for your video editing, you’ve come to the right place. The following LUTs can be used on almost any editing software, including Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut, DaVinci Resolve, etc. With the use of apps like Instagram, people have gotten used to dramatic color grades, and with these LUTs we’ve compiled you’ll be able to achieve that dramatic pop you’re looking for!
Also, for each pack of LUTs, we’ll break down the important info, like compatible software, footage it’s designed for, what’s required for download, etc. For example, we’ll let you know which ones are designed for Log footage and which ones are designed for Rec 709 footage. If you’re not sure what Log and Rec 709 means, or even what LUT means, check out The Ultimate LUT Guide on Ground Control Color for an explanation.
We’ve even created a set of 10 FREE cinematic LUTs ourselves for download. Without further adieu, here is a huge list of LUTs. Enjoy!
While you’re at it, though, check out our list of the Best After Effects Plugins.
35 Free Cinematic LUTs from Rocketstock
Rocket Stock is owned by Shutterstock, so you can expect the quality of their LUTs to be good. Also, this is a great set to start with since it includes vintage and cinematic looks, as well as LUTs designed for Rec 709 footage.
10 FREE CINEMATIC LUTS FROM PUSH FOCUS (THAT'S US!)
At Push Focus, our goal is to provide education and resources for video professionals, so we created this set of cinematic LUTs to give away for free.
13 FREE CINEMATIC LUTS FROM GROUND CONTROL COLOR
Ground Control Color has a lot of assets on their site, including some other free video editing assets, so dig around their site a bit while you’re there. Also, these LUTs are mainly for transforming your footage from one look to another, like from Log to Rec 709 or from a specific camera to Rec 709. This type of LUT can be a great starting point before you work on a more cinematic color grade. However, they also include a couple cinematic LUTs for free on the site.
36 FREE CINEMATIC LUTS FROM COLOR GRADING CENTRAL
Color Grading Central has some great tutorials on color grading, but we think the best resource they’ve provided are these free video LUTs for video editors. These LUTs can be used for any editing software, and they even have software you can upload your own image to so that you can preview the LUTs on your footage.
7 FREE CINEMATIC LUTS FROM LUTIFY.ME
Lutify.me uses a subscription model for their main LUTs, which can cost (at the time of this writing) between $29-$59. Lutify.me is widely used, so it’s worth checking out. In fact, to get the free LUTs you have to sign up for a 14 day trial.
17 FREE CINEMATIC LUTS FROM PREMIUM BEAT
There’s a lot of variety in these free cinematic LUTs from Premium Beat, so they should come in handy. Also, these LUTs are designed for Log footage, which is why Rocket Stock provided 35 LUTs for Rec 709 footage, since they’re both owned by Shutterstock. Also, at Push Focus, we’re always a fan when sites don’t require anything (like email signup) for download, which is true of these LUTs. Way to go Premium Beat!
7 FREE CINEMATIC LUTS FROM SMALLHD
SmallHD produces high quality monitoring equipment, so these LUTs were designed for you to use on set.
8 FREE CINEMATIC LUTS FROM FILTER GRADE
Filter Grade includes 8 LUTs in this free pack. It includes Teal and Orange, dramatic looks, and even video tutorials on how to use them.