SpeedLooks from Color by LookLabs: Explained

Apr 6, 2017

Personality, character, feel, beauty … all words we use to describe the unique look of film. LookLabs color correction technology, SpeedLooks, revolutionized the industry by bringing the unique look of film to digital projects. We are the industry leader. That’s why the world’s two largest non-linear editing companies, Adobe Premiere and Avid, both carry our suite of products opening up the world of color correction to editors everywhere.

There are two common color spaces for recording video. Rec. 709 and LOG. Log allows for maximum color manipulation in post-production. But logs vary from camera to camera. No two are the same. That’s were LookLabs color science comes in. Our software is designed specifically for each camera we test. We create a unique camera patch LUT for every camera. Once that camera patch LUT is applied in a grading application or non-linear editor, the camera’s original log image is transformed into what we call VS-log or, Virtual Speed LOG. If you are recording in REC. 709 we have you covered with our Universal camera patch.It translates REC. 709 to VS LOG.

LookLabs has revolutionized the production world for directors, DPs, colorists and editors. Now virtually any combination of cameras can be used in production and our camera patches will create one consistent look. Fine color correcting can still be done even with the camera patch applied. This is where SpeedLooks come into play. Once the camera patch is applied, leveling out the image in VS-Log, an overall SpeedLook can be layered onto your footage. Those looks that instantly tell the audience they are watching an epic drama or science-fiction film.

All of our SpeedLooks emulate the look and feel of 35 mm film. Everything from film Noir to a big blockbuster look is available. And every look creates beautiful and even skin tones. Flawless faces especially close up. SpeedLooks can even be applied in the field so you know what your going to look like even before making the first edit.

With SpeedLooks and camera patches, LookLabs offers total workflow solutions. The digital production playing field has been leveled. Visit looklabs.net/ to learn more about SpeedLooks and how you can easily achieve a great color finish on your next project.