SmallHD Giving Away Color Grades

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Thu, 08/20/2015 - 12:58 -- Nick Dager

SmallHD giving away free color grades.SmallHD is giving away a free set of color grades that recreate the unique look of seven different iconic films, and are also publishing multiple video tutorials explaining how to get the most out of these looks during both production and post-production.

“Color grading will soon be critical to every shooter’s workflow,” says Wes Phillips, CEO.  “We’re giving away this free pack of looks and color grading educational material to provide a fun entry point into the world of working with 3D LUTs.” 

Provided in a small downloadable .zip file, the color grades come in the form of 3D LUT files (3D lookup tables) originally designed in DaVinci Resolve. Visually iconic films such as Apocalypse Now, Saving Private Ryan, The Matrix, and Moonrise Kingdom are among the seven free color grades.

Designed to help teach filmmakers who are not yet versed in the use of color grades, the tutorial video outlines the capabilities and advantages of applying LUTs or looks”to footage during actual shoots. The tutorial is tailored for developing new looks on the popular free DaVinci Resolve color grading software.

The video tutorials and 3D LUTs download are both available on the Community section of SmallHD’s website

The 500 Series of Field Monitor from SmallHD is available now at and from its dealers