266 Free Cinematic LUTs

266 Free Cinematic LUTs for Video Editors

266 Free Cinematic LUTs for Video Editors


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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!


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.

Software

  • Premiere Pro
  • Final Cut Pro X
  • DaVinci Resolve
  • more

Footage

  • Log
  • Rec 709

Required

  • Nothing


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.

Software

  • Premiere Pro
  • Final Cut Pro X
  • DaVinci Resolve
  • more

Footage

  • Log (with a conversion LUT)
  • Rec 709

Required

  • Sign up for website


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.

Software

  • Premiere Pro
  • Final Cut Pro X
  • DaVinci Resolve
  • more

Footage

  • Log
  • Rec 709

Required

  • Sign up for website


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.

Software

  • Premiere Pro
  • Final Cut Pro X
  • DaVinci Resolve
  • more

Footage

  • Log
  • Rec 709

Required

  • Sign up for website


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.

Software

  • Premiere Pro
  • Final Cut Pro X
  • DaVinci Resolve
  • more

Footage

  • Log
  • Rec 709

Required

  • Sign up for website


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!

Software

  • Premiere Pro
  • Final Cut Pro X
  • DaVinci Resolve
  • more

Footage

  • Log
  • Rec 709

Required

  • Sign up for website


7 FREE Cinematic LUTs from SmallHD

SmallHD produces high quality monitoring equipment, so these LUTs were designed for you to use on set.

Software

  • Premiere Pro
  • Final Cut Pro X
  • DaVinci Resolve
  • more

Footage

  • Log
  • Rec 709

Required

  • Sign up for website


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.

Software

  • Premiere Pro
  • Final Cut Pro X
  • DaVinci Resolve
  • more

Footage

  • Log
  • Rec 709

Required

  • Sign up for website


10 free cinematic luts

10 Free Video LUTs for Easy Color Grading

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10 Free Video LUTs


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LUTs can be an amazing resource for anyone creating video content. They can help transform your footage with minimal effort, but if you don’t know what you’re doing they can be tough to use.

It’s also important to understand what a LUT is and how to use them, so this article is going to cover the basics of LUTs so that you are better prepared to use them for your video footage. And check out our comprehensive list of the best free video luts available for download here.

This list includes free cinematic LUTs and free conversion LUTs for Premiere Pro, Davinci Resolve, Final Cut Pro, and After Effects. And don’t forget to check out the 10 FREE VIDEO LUTs we’re giving away at the bottom of the article.

Free Cinematic LUTs

What Is a LUT?

LUT  stands for “look-up table”, and means that a LUT transforms color input values to different output values based on a calculation. In simpler terms, a LUT is a preset color grade for your video that can be applied to your footage during filming or in post production. There are also many types of LUTs that can be used for many different purposes.

When To Use a LUT

Filmmakers, video editors, and colorists primarily use LUTs because they can save time. If they (or somebody else) has already taken the time to create the look they are going for, it is often easier to use a LUT instead of stating from scratch each time. Also, LUTs can be used for very specific scenarios like matching one camera to another, previewing a color grade on set, etc. We’ll go into further detail as we discuss the different types of LUTs.

Types of LUTs

  • Transformation LUT: This type of LUT converts footage from one color space to another.
  • Calibration LUT: This type of LUT is applied to reference monitors to ensure uniform color from one monitor to the next.
  • Viewing LUT: These are used typically on set so that the footage can be viewed closer to how it will appear in post, which gives a better representation of lighting, skin tones, etc. For example, the LUT may convert from Log footage to Rec-709 footage, or it may even be a color grade that has already been created for the production.
  • 1D LUT: This type of LUT is controlled by one value setting. While this achieves the general goal of a LUT, it does not provide you with the level of control most editors and colorists would prefer. They have the .lut extension.
  • 3D LUT: A 3D LUT establishes color and luma in a 3d space, controlling hue, saturation, and brightness. They give the colorist much more control than a 1D LUTs, so they are more commonly used. They typically have the .cube extension

What type of LUT should I use?

The last thing we’ll discuss is what type of LUT you should use for your footage. To start, we’re gonna make the assumption that if you’re reading this article, then you’re looking for a LUT that can apply an overall, creative color grade to your video footage. So, here’s what you should ask yourself next.

  • Is my footage log or rec 709?
  • What software am I using for editing?
  • What look am I going for?

10 Free Video LUTs

We’ve created 10 free video LUTs that can be applied to directly to rec 709 footage. This means that if your footage is LOG, you just need to use a LOG to Rec 709 LUT before applying our LUT, which you can find here. These are .cube files, so they can be used in most NLEs, like Premiere Pro CC, FCPX, After Effects CC, DaVinci Resolve, etc.

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    Samples

    Check out some sample images below of before and after applying these free LUTs. Also, we put together a list of 266 free cinematic LUTs we’ve found online. These LUTs can be used with LOG or Rec 709 footage and can be used in almost any video editing software.

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