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FCPX Is applying a LUT to my Footage on its own. 02 Apr 2017 04:36 #86906

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My issue is that it seems like FCPX is applying a LUT to my footage. It even renders with the look applied. This was ok to me for previewing and sending the edit to the client for review, but now that I need to export some shots for VFX its causing a problem. It happens in Standard or Wide Gamut color processing. Any ideas on what is going on and any help would be amazing. This is MXF footage BTW.


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FCPX Is applying a LUT to my Footage on its own. 02 Apr 2017 05:57 #86907

Hi Champ,

Select a clip, then go to the Inspector and select Info > Settings (see pic).



In the Log Processing tab, check if a LUT has been applied. If a LUT has been applied and you want to remove it, just set Log processing back to None.

- Ronny
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FCPX Is applying a LUT to my Footage on its own. 07 Apr 2017 13:51 #87024

Not that it's a huge hassle to change the "Log Processing" setting, but it's bizarre to me that there is no "apply camera LUT automatically" checkbox anywhere. These log-to-709 LUT's are not flattering for a lot of footage (especially the C300, which I shoot a lot), and I imagine a lot of people have mild panic attacks when they see the look of their footage, not knowing about this behind the scenes, unannounced Log processing of FCXP.

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FCPX Is applying a LUT to my Footage on its own. 25 Jul 2019 11:49 #100578

I do not have access to that log processing box you are pointing to. I shot with the sony F55 in log, trying to take out the automatic LUT that FCX applies, but I don't know how to. Any ideas, please?

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FCPX Is applying a LUT to my Footage on its own. 30 Jul 2019 17:59 #100667

You have to select the clip in the browser, click on the "i" tab and you'll see the window that Ronny indicated. t the bottom left of the window is a drop-down box, make sure you're in "settings" like in the screenshot. You should then see those options. You can select all your clips and change them all at once, also.

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FCPX Is applying a LUT to my Footage on its own. 17 Aug 2019 19:45 #100942

Does anyone know a way to turn off automatic LUT assignment? I NEVER use them.

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FCPX Is applying a LUT to my Footage on its own. 10 Dec 2019 10:37 #103087

I have the same issue and often edit c200 raw footage in FCPX before coloring in DaVinci. FCPX puts always that Canon Log2 / Cinema Gamut LUT on it. I noticed the same issue with Sony FS5 / FS7 XAVC Footage.
To fix it I just select all the clips in the media browser / in the timeline and change the value in the info inspector under Camera LUT to "None". In case you don't see the camera LUT setting change your Metadata views to "General".

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FCPX Is applying a LUT to my Footage on its own. 04 Mar 2021 15:37 #113067

I understand that this is an old thread, but I'm having a similar problem. My colourist has sent back my footage, but the moment I import it the whole thing becomes desaturated, with a flatter profile. I've not applied any auto correct on import (that I can see). And there doesn't appear to be a LUT applied.

Does anyone have any idea what might be going on here?

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FCPX Is applying a LUT to my Footage on its own. 04 Mar 2021 15:49 #113068

Hi Peak, welcome to the forums.

Have you checked in the Inspector > Info tab if Camera LUT is set to "None" for your clips?

- Ronny

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FCPX Is applying a LUT to my Footage on its own. 04 Mar 2021 16:42 #113069

Hi Ronny,

Thank you. Yeah, I've tried that. They're all set to "None".

The strange thing is that when I go to import the footage, even if I scroll the footage before importing, it shows with the difference even before the import.

I've checked, and the auto correction isn't applied. I'm at a loss.

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FCPX Is applying a LUT to my Footage on its own. 04 Mar 2021 17:11 #113070

Thank you for double-checking. When you play the clips that you got back from the colourist outside of Final Cut Pro, e.g. in QT player, do they look desaturated as well?

- Ronny

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FCPX Is applying a LUT to my Footage on its own. 04 Mar 2021 17:16 #113071

No, not at all.

I've exported to see if the difference was somehow in the preview window only, but it wasn't.

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FCPX Is applying a LUT to my Footage on its own. 04 Mar 2021 17:26 #113072

Set the metadata view of the Inspector to "Settings".

Then select one of the problematic clips in your browser, go to the Inspector > Info tab and set Color Space Override to "Off".

Does this make a difference?

- Ronny

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FCPX Is applying a LUT to my Footage on its own. 04 Mar 2021 17:59 #113074

It would appear to already be off.

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FCPX Is applying a LUT to my Footage on its own. 04 Mar 2021 18:15 #113075

So the clips from the colourist have the correct colours when played in QT Player. But when you launch the FCP Import window and you select the same clips in the Import browser, the colours are washed out in the viewer. Is that correct?

Can you post a screenshot of one of these clips in QT player and another one of the same clip in the Import window viewer?

Thanks!

- Ronny

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FCPX Is applying a LUT to my Footage on its own. 04 Mar 2021 18:23 #113076

Yeah, no problems. Truthfully, I could readjust the exposure and saturation, and get it close, but my colourist wouldn't be best pleased. And honestly, it would just be papering over a problem I'm have again down the line.

Thanks for your help.
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FCPX Is applying a LUT to my Footage on its own. 04 Mar 2021 18:27 #113077

Not sure that it added both files. Here's the fcpx one.

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FCPX Is applying a LUT to my Footage on its own. 04 Mar 2021 18:29 #113078

We only got the QT screenshot, which looks good. The FCP one is not attached.

- Ronny

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FCPX Is applying a LUT to my Footage on its own. 04 Mar 2021 18:33 #113079

Hopefully this works.
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FCPX Is applying a LUT to my Footage on its own. 04 Mar 2021 18:40 #113081

Okay, things are getting clearer now. It looks like a gamma shift.

What's the format (codec) of the clips?
Does your colourist work on a PC?

- Ronny

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