Producing HDR Content - What to Know Before Diving In!

Aug 24, 2020

If you’re a content producer, HDR video can totally elevate your work because it’s simply brighter and more colorful than standard video. The benefits are more dramatic than 4K, which only delivers extra resolution that many people can’t even see.

HDR uses a color gamut called Rec.2020, while SDR uses a gamut called Rec.709. While both are much narrower than the gamut of colors your eyes can perceive, Rec.2020 can display over 100 percent more color than SDR, making for a noticeably richer viewing experience.

In this Engadget article by Steve Dent, you’ll find a wealth of information on HDR and a great explainer video to help you navigate this new workflow.... https://www.engadget.com/creating-hdr-videos-for-y...

Visit looklabs.net to learn more about SpeedLooks and the professional color finish you can achieve. DFS, SpeedLooks and our intermediate VS-LOG process combined with our exclusive camera patch technology offers a total workflow solution for your color correction needs. Color by LookLabs … revolutionizing the digital production world… one image at a time, all with the click of a button.



The Outpost: The Look of War in Afghanistan

Aug 20, 2020

"As a fan of action and military movies I was excited to watch The Outpost starring Orlando Bloom and Scott Eastwood, he looks and sounds just like his dad!!" states Colorist for LookLabs Jeff August. Based on true events. A team of U.S. soldiers stationed at the deadliest outpost in Afghanistan are relentlessly attacked by an overwhelming force of Taliban insurgents. Their fight for survival is the ultimate display of American valor.

This film has a unique look that places you in the heat of Afghanistan. It creates warm tones, darker skin levels, and even keeps a yellow cast in the highlights (whites). "We love this look so much we created it and named it Gold-Orange in our first version of SpeedLooks. Simply apply the Gold-Orange LUT, adjust its transparency to dial in the amount you want. You may want to play with adding some more blue or green to your blacks."

Check out this montage of shots to see the level of green and blue in the blacks.


Told with gripping realism, The Outpost is a thrilling technical feat and a worthy tribute to military heroes.


Visit looklabs.net to learn more about SpeedLooks and the professional color finish you can achieve. DFS, SpeedLooks and our intermediate VS-LOG process combined with our exclusive camera patch technology offers a total workflow solution for your color correction needs. Color by LookLabs … revolutionizing the digital production world… one image at a time, all with the click of a button.



The Character and Personality of SpeedLooks Clean Fuji

Aug 14, 2020

Scorched Ice Digital has been producing corporate and commercial videos since 2001. One of the tools in their shooting arsenal is the Phantom 4 from DJI, a capability that clients have increasingly come to expect. In addition to shooting, Scorched Ice Digital provides editorial and finishing services. As their motto states, "shoot-edit-de;liver, we give you everything or just what you need".

Check out this before and after of some of their aerial work graded with SpeedLooks SL-3500 Clean Fuji.


Visit looklabs.net to learn more about SpeedLooks and the professional color finish you can achieve. DFS, SpeedLooks and our intermediate VS-LOG process combined with our exclusive camera patch technology offers a total workflow solution for your color correction needs. Color by LookLabs … revolutionizing the digital production world… one image at a time, all with the click of a button.


SpeedLooks Blue, Always Moody and Dramatic

Aug 6, 2020

Inspired by movie releases like Underworld and The Grey, SpeedLooks Blue is moody and dramatic and perfect for your sci-fi, crime or action piece. Don't worry about your skin tones when applying this very dramatic look, your skin tones will be well preserved. SpeedLooks users rate Blue as one of their top picks whenever a moody and dramatic look is called for.

SpeedLooks Linear LUTs are a simple way to create beautiful filmic images using one LUT. Designed for quick color correction, these LUTs work on all REC. 709 footage. Our LOG LUTs provide a comprehensive 2-LUT process to color grading using our intermediate VS-LOG combined with our exclusive camera patch technology. Perfect for anyone working with LOG footage, SpeedLooks works in all editing and color correction software that support LUTs.

SpeedLooks SL-3527 Blue comes in six variants - Blue Cold, Blue Day4Nite, Blue Ice, Blue Intense, Blue Moon and Blue Steel

Check out this grading sampler featuring our Kodak Noir Nouvelle look.



Visit looklabs.net to learn more about SpeedLooks and the professional color finish you can achieve. DFS, SpeedLooks and our intermediate VS-LOG process combined with our exclusive camera patch technology offers a total workflow solution for your color correction needs. Color by LookLabs … revolutionizing the digital production world… one image at a time, all with the click of a button.



Creating an Authentic B & W Image That Can’t Be Beat!

Jul 31, 2020

One of the stocks we scanned is Kodak's stunning black and white 5231 Plus X B&W, used to create the dramatic look of such films as; Schindler’s List (1993), Memento (2000) and I’m Not There (2007). SpeedLooks Noir Nouvelle emulates the look of this crisp, high contrast black and white film stock while not “de-saturating” the picture. The result is natural looking black and white footage from LOG or rec709 color space. Our Noir look truly emulates black and white film by giving the proper density and feeling to your image. It doesn’t just turn the chroma off, it gives you an authentic black and white image that can’t be beat.

SpeedLooks Linear LUTs are a simple way to create beautiful filmic images using one LUT. Designed for quick color correction, these LUTs work on all REC. 709 footage. Our LOG LUTs provide a comprehensive 2-LUT process to color grading using our intermediate VS-LOG combined with our exclusive camera patch technology. Perfect for anyone working with LOG footage, SpeedLooks works in all editing and color correction software that support LUTs.

SpeedLooks SL-3522 Artistic Noir comes in seven variants, Noir 1965, Noir HDR, Noir LDR, Noir Nouvelle, Noir Nouvelle Red, Noir Red Wave and Noir Tri-X

Check out this grading sampler featuring our Kodak Noir Nouvelle look.


Visit looklabs.net to learn more about SpeedLooks and the professional color finish you can achieve. DFS, SpeedLooks and our intermediate VS-LOG process combined with our exclusive camera patch technology offers a total workflow solution for your color correction needs. Color by LookLabs … revolutionizing the digital production world… one image at a time, all with the click of a button.



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