Import LUTs - bring CineGrain Look Up Tables (LUTs) into your editing, coloring, or visual effects platform of choice. CineGrain - Color works with DaVinci Resolve, Photoshop, After Effects, Baselight, Flame, Nuke, Premiere, Final Cut, etc.. and any system that supports .cube, .3dl, or .ctl LUTs. The files can also be converted after download to suit any particular needs.
Import References - load reference images and use as inspiration.
Normalize Footage - CineGrain - Color looks are designed to be decoupled from any Log to Lin or colorspace conversion process. As such, get your footage out of log and looking normal before applying the creative LUT.
Experiment - stack them up, take half of the effect, grade before the LUT, grade after the LUT. These looks will challenge preconceived notions of what looks good and push the work to the next level.
DaVinci Resolve - having the .drx Full Node Tree or LUT attached to the PowerGrade allows you to audition looks one after another with just a double click or a center click on a timeline grade. This is a huge improvement to right clicking a node and scrolling through a folder structure to the one you’d like. Visual navigation allows for better creative choices.
Node Trees organized so you can look under the hood and easily make adjustments - the Node Trees have Primaries, Contrast, and Pivot on Node 1 -- Custom Curve Grades, Low & High Soft on a Parallel Node 3 -- and any sharpening or defocus on the last Serial Node.
Import - bring CineGrain files into your editing, coloring, or visual effects platform of choice. CineGrain - Texture works with any system that supports ProRes. The files can also be transcoded after download to suit any particular needs.
Add a New Track - choose a CineGrain texture and Add it to a new track or layer above your footage in the timeline.
Change to Overlay - the CineGrain layer now needs to be changed to Composite Mode > Overlay. With that, you're set - unless of course you want to endlessly tweak the creative possibilities.
Dial to Taste - if you're looking for a more intense effect, boost the contrast on your grain layer. If you want a more subtle texture, reduce the contrast of the grain layer.
Mix, Match, Experiment - the files can be stacked, blended, modified infinitely to create completely original textures. Try zooming, color washing, changing blend modes, rotating, modifying frame-rates, rotating, keying grain in on a per RGB channel basis, etc, etc...