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Cinematic Presets in Final Cut Pro
There are times when you want to keep your footage raw and realistic, and there are times when you want to give it a magical and glamorous feel. You can easily create the scenic look through Final Cut Pro cinematic presets. If you are new to presets, they are a set of pre-configured lighting and editing adjustments using LUTS that you can apply to your videos without having to edit, similar to filters on Instagram and other apps.
How Do You Apply a Preset to Your Footage?
Follow these easy steps when color correcting with presets:
What Are LUTs?
LUT is short for Look Up Table, and LUTs are coded mathematical formulae that help you streamline the process of color grading your videos to a consistent style while saving a lot of time. In other words, LUTs are color profiles that can be plugged into various programs, like Final Cut Pro, for color correcting your film and giving it a professional feel, fast. A LUT alters the color of all pixels in the footage to the color indicated by the table.
Cinematic Look Up Tables for FCPX
You can try a few presets in the free Cinematic FCPX LUTs pack or buy a full set. The complete Final Cut Pro Cinematic pack offers the following features, to list a few:
How To Install the FCPX Presets Plugin
The installation process for the Final Cut Pro cinematic presets plugins is quick and simple. Just follow these steps:
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