Lumetri Color Panel: An In-Depth Look
The new Lumetri Color Panel in Premiere Pro CC 2015 is getting a lot of buzz. Here’s an in-depth look at this powerful new tool.
Adobe’s release of Creative Cloud 2015 has people talking. Perhaps the most discussed feature affecting filmmakers is the new Lumetri Color Panel in Premiere Pro CC. Our friends at NoFilmSchool shared this tutorial by Alex Jordan of Learn Color Grading, and it got our attention. It’s 15 minutes long and worth watching all the way through. Alex discusses how the panel affects your clips and sequences, the order of operations, and some good basic principles on color correcting with scopes.
There are a few key takeaways from this video that will help you get started with the Lumetri Color Panel. First, at the top of the panel you can choose to apply adjustments to the clip as it appears in the sequence. Basically this takes all of the adjustments and creates one Lumetri effect that can be applied to other clips in the sequence. This seems very similar to previous color workflows in Premiere, except that all of the adjustments appear in the panel and only one effect is applied.
But you can also choose to apply the adjustments to the clip at the project level by clicking the “Master” tab at the top left of the Lumetri Panel. The changes are stored with the clip in the project panel, and every other sequence the clip appears in will be affected as well. You can even select the clip in the project panel and adjust the properties in the Lumetri Color Panel without having to place the clip in a sequence. This would be an efficient workflow for applying LUT’s that will then follow the clip to every sequence it appears in.
It’s also important to note the order of operations. It’s quite simple: effects are applied from top to bottom; basic corrections first, then creative adjustments, and so on.
It’s a great tutorial and will help you get started with the Lumetri Color Panel.