Look creation for video has never been easier, more creative or flexible than with SPEEDLOOKS Version 4.
SpeedLooks are designed by industry professionals for cinematographers, editors and colorists to achieve the character and beauty of 35mm film, all with the click of a button. SpeedLooks work with all DSLR and digital cinema cameras, non-linear editing, and color grading programs on the market.
Our new UNIVERSAL camera patch works with all DSLR footage including the Sony A7s and Panasonic GH4. We’ve updated and added to SpeedLooks, including more versions of our most popular look, CLEAN, plus a greater variety of our other narrative looks.Watch Demo Reel
SpeedLooks Studio LOG is a comprehensive 2 LUT process to color grading, utilizing our intermediate VS-LOG, combined with our exclusive camera patch technology. Perfect for anyone working with LOG footage in either a color grading or non-linear editing program.
- Our Universal camera patch which works with all DSLR shooting modes
- SpeedLooks are perfect for color correction and applying narrative looks
- Includes all SpeedLooks camera patches
- Camera patches allow easy color matching of multiple cameras on a timeline
- SpeedLooks Studio LOG includes all looks from 4 SpeedLooks versions
SpeedLooks Studio Linear is a simple and easy way to create beautiful filmic looks using a single LUT. Designed for quick color correction and no hassle grading, SpeedLooks Studio Linear works with all rec.709 and DSLR footage.
- Instant 35mm film character and personality with a single click
- Designed for increased productivity by streamlining color grading workflow
- Works in real time with Adobe Premiere, AVID, FCX and more
- Quickly preview various SpeedLooks to find the perfect look for your project
- SpeedLooks Studio Linear includes all looks from 4 SpeedLooks versions
Try SpeedLooks for Free in Adobe Creative Cloud
Adobe has licensed a select number of SpeedLooks for use in their color grading and non-linear editing programs in the Adobe® Creative Cloud™. Included SpeedLooks are fully compatible with SpeedGrade® CC, Premiere® Pro CC, Photoshop® CC and After Effects® CC.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a 3D LUT?
In the film industry, 3D lookup tables (3D LUTs) are files used to map one color space to another. Commonly used to make a calculated map of image colors so the preview monitor will match the final digitally projected image or release print of a movie.
VFX artists were the first to use 3D LUTs in more of a creative way, for film emulation. They would use LUTs to blend composited CG elements more smoothly with film. The problem was these LUT’s were so unstable, converting film color space to Rec. 709 was not much use because of the color artifacts they would bring to the video. Then colorists started looking at LUTs in a different way, using them during color grading to save and share their looks with other artists. This was the basis for SpeedLooks.
About LookLabs Color Science
Our approach to color science and look creation is a mix of old school and new school. We start with scanning both black and white and color negative 35mm film stocks. Doing both for our recipe is very important. Much like the older 3 strip Technicolor approach we begin by creating stable red blue and green channels by using curves extracted from the B/W film. We then introduce color and the film emulsion personality of our color film scans. This approach allows us to build very stable looks that give consistent results regardless of the camera used.
VS-LOG (Virtual Speed LOG) and our camera patches is the other major ingredient in our SpeedLooks special sauce. By creating a virtual baseline LOG state we can now match all cameras. This allows us to guarantee consistent, beautiful, filmic looks every time you use them, regardless of the camera used.
SpeedLooks vs Film Emulation LUTs
The problem with most film emulation LUTs available pre-installed or purchased, is that film color space does not directly translate to REC.709 color space. What generally happens after applying these LUTs is that you may like the way its dealing with some colors but generally are not happy with other resulting colors. This is why many workflow suggest you color correct above the LUT so you can do secondary’s to fix the problems.
SpeedLooks have removed this hassle by eliminating color artifacts and by creating LUT’s with beautiful narrative palettes that are stable, precise and accurate.
Will SpeedLooks work with my Camera?
Yes, SpeedLooks works with all digital cameras, from high-end cinema cameras right down to the camera in your phone. If you use video editing or color grading software that supports LUT’s (most do) then you can receive all the benefits of SpeedLooks. Whether you shoot in LOG (color space for cinema video) on a high end camera or HD on your DSLR, camcorder or phone, SpeedLooks is the perfect tool to achieve the character and beauty of 35mm film, all with the click of a button.
Who are SpeedLooks for?
SpeedLooks are for anyone looking to finish beautiful filmic images - no matter the type of camera you shoot with. Quite simply, we make digital images look amazing, whether you want a one click method for dynamic photos or to color grade your next video to look like a Hollywood blockbuster. SpeedLooks are all about creating beautiful cinematic images in a fast and easy way. Use the color correction tools you like working with, SpeedLooks work with all video editing, photo editing and color grading applications that support LUT’s.
DaVinci Resolve (Full & Lite), Adobe Speedgrade, Adobe Premiere CC, Adobe AfterEffects CS6/CC, Adobe Photoshop CS6/CC, Final Cut Pro X*, Avid MC7, Shake, Pandora Revolution/Pixi, CineForm Studio Premium, Nuke, Scratch, Film Master, Quantal Pablo, BaseLight, Motion 5(* requires LUT Utility Plugin)