0 Replies Latest reply on Nov 22, 2014 2:37 PM by Graham Hutchins

    Footage looks terrible when applying LUT to log footage in linear working space

    Graham Hutchins Level 1

      Hi all,


      I'm obviously missing something in my workflow.


      I'm trying to use linear working space for my project and if I'm content to work with flat, log C300 footage, everything is fine.


      Screen Shot 2014-11-22 at 4.25.30 PM.png



      The moment I apply a LUT to either an adjustment layer above the footage or the footage itself with LUT Buddy or the AE native LUT plugin while in linear workspace, the footage looks unexpectedly terrible.


      Screen Shot 2014-11-22 at 4.26.24 PM.png


      If I'm not working in linear workspace, the footage looks as expected.


      Screen Shot 2014-11-22 at 4.36.47 PM.png


      I feel like there's either a colorspace conversion or something using the Cineon Converter plugin that I'm missing to fix this.


      By the way, I'm trying to composite with the LUT in a guide adjustment layer for my displays and then render my comp as flat log footage.  The LUT is meant to get me into the ballpark of what the actual graded footage with look like while delivering log comp to the colorist.


      Any insight would be most helpful.




      Message was edited by: Graham Hutchins Added pictures