Color grading – how to give your video footage a cinematic feel

color grading video footage with a lut
(Image credit: Motion Array)

If you’ve recently been thinking about having a go at videography, you may have heard of 'log' and 'LUTs'. While the two are closely linked, one is an in-camera setting you need to set before you start shooting and the other is a setting you apply in post to manipulate colors.

The best video editing software supports log video and LUTs as part of the production process, generally known as 'color grading'. (Image credit:

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.