LUT Installation

Installing LUT presets vary depending on which host application you are using. Here are installation instructions for popular applications:

Adobe Premiere Pro

Recommended method for installing multiple LUTs in Adobe Premiere Pro 12.1 (CC 2018+) and above:

Navigate to the following directory:

macOS: /Users//Library/Application Support/Adobe/Common

Windows: C:\Users\\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Common

Within the “Common” directory, create a new folder called “LUTs“.

Within this new “LUTs” folder, create two new folders called “Creative” and “Technical” (make sure the folder names are spelled exactly like this, as they are case-sensitive)

Copy all your LUTs into the “Creative” folder. If you have any utility or technical LUTs (like LOG to Rec.709 conversion LUTs), you can copy them into the “Technical” folder.

Restart Adobe Premiere Pro. Once restarted, you will be able to load your LUT in the Lumetri color panel for color grading. Make sure you’re in the “Creative” tab of Lumetri.

Note: Premiere Pro CC 2015 uses legacy .LOOK files, which we do not support.

Final Cut Pro X

The following instructions are for Final Cut Pro X 10.4 and above (which natively supports LUTs). If you’re using an older version of FCPX, you will need to use a 3rd party plugin like mLUT.

Apply the “Custom LUT” effect (under the Color category within the Effects Browser) to your clip.

Access the effect in the Video Inspector, use the Custom LUT popup menu and select “Choose Custom LUT…” to browse and select the LUT you want to use.

DaVinci Resolve

Open your Project Settings (click the cogwheel on the bottom right of the application)

Navigate to the Color Management section, then scroll down to select the “Open LUT Folder“.

Copy all your LUTs into this folder (it can be individual .cube files or folders of .cube files).

Click “Update Lists” in DaVinci Resolve to reload your new LUTs.

Adobe Lightroom

Lightroom CC 7.5 and above:

Go to the “Develop” tab and select the Profile Browser icon button.

Click the + icon, then click on “Import Profiles“.

Browse and select all your LUTs you want to install. They should be .xmp files only.

Your LUTs will now appear in the Profile Browser to be used.

Lightroom CC 7.3 and 7.4:

Close Adobe Lightroom if opened

Copy your LUTs (.xmp profiles) to the following directory:

macOS: ~/Library/Application Support/Adobe/CameraRaw/Settings/

Go to Finder, click the “Go” menu item, then click “Go To Folder…” to quickly navigate to this directory. Many times the “Library” folder is hidden by default.

Windows: C:\Users\[Username]\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\CameraRaw\Settings

Launch Lightroom, your installed LUTs will now appear under the Profile Browser for use.

Lightroom CC 7.2 and earlier:

Lightroom CC 7.2 and earlier do not support the newer .xmp profiles, and require the use of .icc profiles, which have inconsistent and limited functionality. We do not support these earlier versions of Lightroom.

Adobe After Effects

Apply the “Apply Color LUT” effect to your footage, then browse and select the LUT you want to use.

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