How To Install LUTs in DaVinci Resolve

5 Steps for adding a LUT to your footage in DaVinci Resolve

Here you will learn how to add a LUT in DaVinci Resolve in Five Steps

Watch this video for a complete tutorial on how to apply LUTs to your footage in DaVinci Resolve or read below for written instructions!

5 Steps for properly adding a LUT to your footage in DaVinci Resolve

  • Open Project Settings

    Click on the gear button at the bottom right of the page. Select the Color Management Panel and navigate to the Lookup Tables section. Click on the button “Open LUT Folder“.

  • Place LUTs in Folder

    Drag your LUTs (.cube files) into this folder. *Note: If you downloaded the non-studio version of DaVinci Resolve from the Apple App Store, LUTs are saved in a different location.

    • Library/Application Support/Blackmagic Design/DaVinci Resolve/LUT/

    • C: \ProgramData\Blackmagic Design\DaVinci Resolve\Support\LUT

  • Refresh LUT List

    Navigate back to DaVinci Resolve and open up the Color Page by clicking on the “Color” button in the bottom menu tab. Click on the “LUTs” tab in the top left toolbar, then right click anywhere in the LUT Browser and select “Refresh“.

  • Choose LUT

    Select your clip and add a “Serial Node” in the Node Editor. Choose from the Node Editor dropdown either “Clip” or “Timeline” view (Clip is the default). Either right click and select your LUT in the “LUT” dropdown menu, or navigate to the LUT Browser in the top left Toolbar and drag your LUT onto the node you want to apply a LUT.

  • Adjust LUT Intensity

    The LUT you imported will now be loaded and you should see the look applied to your footage. While the node is selected, navigate down to the Key tab and adjust your “Gain” in Key Output to your desired intensity.