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Can you add LUTS to Premiere Elements? If so, how?

Mar 23, 2016

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‌I know you can do it in Premiere Pro, but is it available to do in Elements?

Hi, I am using Magic Bullet and it has LUT Buddy that can be used to install some luts. Don't know if your lut will install, but give it a try. It's FREE. I used a lut for my drone footage.

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Can you add LUTS to Premiere Elements? If so, how?

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‌I know you can do it in Premiere Pro, but is it available to do in Elements?

Hi, I am using Magic Bullet and it has LUT Buddy that can be used to install some luts. Don't know if your lut will install, but give it a try. It's FREE. I used a lut for my drone footage.

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You have not recieved an answer yet.  I've not used LUTS anywhere.  In my use of Premier Elements for a few years, I've not seen where it can be done.  However, there are color correction tools where you can adjust one clip and paste the adjustment to the rest of the clips on the timeline.

Only recently have consumer cameras like the Sony RX100iv and Sony RX10ii had provisions for log profile shooting.  It will be interesting how that works into consumer NLE software.  

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I am also looking for a solution to this. Pro cameras like the Panasonic GH4 have V-Log which require LUT correction but Premiere Pro costs an arm and a leg. I am looking for a less expensive solution. I cannot see any way to utilise a LUT plugin in Premiere Elements. However to normalise audio, Adobe do point us at Premiere Pro, yet Premiere Elements can do it easily, cunning.

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Hi, I am using Magic Bullet and it has LUT Buddy that can be used to install some luts. Don't know if your lut will install, but give it a try. It's FREE. I used a lut for my drone footage.

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Yea but again this what you mentioned.. is for the pro version's! I went to the site and LUT buddy is only compatible with after effects cc and premier pro cc, The question was if any LUTS can be added into the consumer version, such as premier elements, I'm having a similar issue but not the the video editor, but the Photoshop elements . I want colour preset's in that one, but no where to be found!!  Except if you buy this elements+ software, but I don't have tons more money to throw around!! Want a quick free fix!

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Oct 02, 2017

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anelson316  wrote

Yea but again this what you mentioned.. is for the pro version's! I went to the site and LUT buddy is only compatible with after effects cc and premier pro cc, The question was if any LUTS can be added into the consumer version, such as premier elements, I'm having a similar issue but not the the video editor, but the Photoshop elements . I want colour preset's in that one, but no where to be found!!  Except if you buy this elements+ software, but I don't have tons more money to throw around!! Want a quick free fix!

I have never seen or heard of LUTS being used in either Premiere Elements or Photoshop Elements.  "elements+" is not Adobe software and has mixed reviews. 

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Nov 18, 2017

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I installed the The Magic Bullet LUT Buddy from Red Giant today for use with Premiere Elements, using the After Effects option.  When Premiere Elements starts up, it scans the directory in which LUT Buddy is installed, such as C:\Program Files\Adobe\Common\Plug-ins\7.0\MediaCore. There's a log file that shows this. Lut Buddy shows up in my Premiere Elements 11, 15, and 2018. With the new versions of Premiere Elements, you can use an adjustment layer for the LUT Buddy plug-in and set the opacity of the Adjustment Layer to modify the strength.

I found that .3DL lut files from Adobe Photoshop work okay, but .cube files don't. If you have Adobe Photoshop, you can convert from .cube to .3DL.

The plug-in is not completely compatible with Premiere Elements, such as if you Render a Preview, then changing the lut file in the Buddy settings does not delete the rendered preview -- there is still a green line. Also, you won't necessarily see the results of applying the plug-in until you scrub or render a preview.

You can try creating a LUT file with the LUT Buddy, but after reading the instructions -- which are for After Effects -- I wasn't sure how to do the same in Premiere Elements. I just stuck with the basic loading of an existing lut file in the Buddy settings  (cog wheel icon).

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Oct 09, 2017

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Yes, you can use LUTs in Premiere Elements.  Go to www.logarist.com and follow the instructions.

Of course, without a waveform monitor and vectorscope in P-Elements, it can be a challenge to get the levels correct.

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This does work and its a really good solution

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I'm playing with the Logarist plugin on Premiere Elements. Any suggestions on using it after shooting in Cinestyle?

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