If you are a lightroom user or if you use VSCO cam app on your phone then you already know how awesome VSCO film is.
Unfortunately VSCO doesn’t yet offer a plugin for FCPX, you can grade your videos in lightroom with VSCO film presets but you will be limited with the available controls for video inside adobe lightroom.
So I have tried to find a way to use their presets/filters directly in final cut pro & I think I have found a way of doing so via LUTs.
The look converter is a handy tool that allow you to convert a certain look/effect/preset from an app or software (Instagram, lightroom, VSCO, etc) to a LUT that you can load from your preferred editing software or NLE & apply it directly to your footage.
If you use the new versions of Adobe Premier, After Effects or Davinci resolve then I believe they have their built-in LUT utility/loader
For example. take a snapshot of the video you are working on, import the image into lightroom and apply your adjustments first (shadows, highlights, temp) then apply your preferred filter & save it as a preset Then continue from step one from the list above onwards.
Please share your results with me, I would love to see your work!
Happy LUTing 🙂
by Mohammed Zainal