philmColor motion picture film LUTs for RED

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philmColor is a range of motion picture film inspired Creative 3D LUTs that creator Phil Holland has designed and optimized for RED’s new Image Processing Pipeline 2 (IPP2). The LUTs are 33×33×33 and can be used in cameras with IPP2 support or on any REDCODE RAW file in post.

The version 1.0 release consists of 103 LUTs.

– 45 baseStocks
– 17 ghostStocks
– 4 printModels (with strength variations, 20 LUTs)
– 7 toneAdjusts (with strength variations, 21 LUTs)
– Free Updates to Version 2 as new LUTs are created and added
– PDF Manual with previews of each LUT and some notes regarding them.

What do you get?

philmColor features 4 categories of LUTs- baseStocks, ghostStocks, printModels, and toneAdjusts.

baseStocks – There are 45 of these unique looks. Some are based on film stocks, some are based on modern film grading trends, some are helpers for specific situations, others are unique in their own ways. These meter accurately to 18% Gray in camera unless otherwise stated in the manual.

ghostStocks – There are 17 ghostStocks. Their purpose is to serve more like color science and are designed to slightly tune chroma and luma responses. These are far more subtle than most of the baseStocks. Overall my goal with these are to provide different approaches to skin tones and more subtle hues found in situations such as dusk. These all meter accurately to 18% Gray in camera.

printModels – There are 4 printModels with this release. Each loosely based on a film-like print response. They come in a variety of strengths. Pure, Flat, Flatter, Punchy, and Thin.

toneAdjusts – There are 7 of these and mostly these are intended as post helpers, though you may find a couple of them pleasing in camera (like the cineTone variants). Some are purely utilities. For instance, if you desire to pull down your highlights only, there’s a LUT for that. Additionally these come in different strenghts. Full, Half, and Quarter.

How to use the LUTs

To use the LUTs in camera, your camera must support IPP2 internally. This means it is only compatible with cameras that use the RED Helium sensor. On your REDMAG media you create a folder called “luts” and copy over the philmColor LUTs you’d like to use in camera. Go to Menu>Image>3D LUT to select and manage your LUTs.

You can use use the LUTS with any REDCODE RAW file with REDCINE-X Pro and supported 3rd party software by placing your selected philmColor LUT in the “Creative 3D LUT” menu.

Phil’s quick tips

All of philmColor LUTs are designed to work when applied to any shot, but you may want to tweak your look a bit. When applying your philmColor LUT you may want to fine tune your White Balance, ISO/Exposure Adjust, Curves, and Contrast. Saturation and other adjustments can be further manipulated within the CDL controls. Additionally, you can of course select different Output Transforms like your Output Tone Map and Highlight Roll-Off depending on if you after a smoother or punchier look. There are a huge variety of looks you can explore.

Can I redistribute and/or Resale philmColor?

No, you cannot freely redistribute or resale philmColor LUTs without written consent of Phil Holland. Phil does say that you can certainly forward these along to your post house or post person if need be, but don’t steal them if you can avoid it.

The philmColor LUTs are now available to download for $325US

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