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PowerDirector 17 (luts and color match worth the upgrade from 14?)
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MrPadded [Avatar]
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Going from 14 to 17 I see 2 valuable things (though one I'm uncertain of how it works because I don't have any quality.

Number 1. Color Match (great for me when filming on two different cameras in simailar light.

Number 2. Luts...though I think I'd be relying on people sharing their best ones as I am having trouble finding ones that work in the PD 17 trial.


I film in 4k and really the only thing that's stopping me from pulling the trigger is wondering if it's worth it if I can't get the flim quality luts to work lol.

Do people share around here? I'd be happy to if I had quality free luts. hmmm


Thanks!
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Quote Do people share around here? I'd be happy to if I had quality free luts. hmm


Color Director Presets created by users are shared in the DirectorZone. They work in PD17. LUTs can be used also. See this video for a good explanation of LUTs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwUhcvi5GYw . You can buy them if you want. Free one are available.
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Brendanmrbman123, PIX provided links to several LUTS here:
https://forum.cyberlink.com/forum/posts/list/24640.page#post_box_210993
https://forum.cyberlink.com/forum/posts/list/39602.page#post_box_204547

and Tony here:
https://forum.cyberlink.com/forum/posts/list/63720.page#post_box_290396

Just keep in mind, using LUTS on large time selections of 4K footage will have a very significant production impact, often 3-10X increase not uncommon experience in production times. However, when you need it, you need it.

Jeff
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Quote Brendanmrbman123, PIX provided links to several LUTS here:
https://forum.cyberlink.com/forum/posts/list/24640.page#post_box_210993
https://forum.cyberlink.com/forum/posts/list/39602.page#post_box_204547

and Tony here:
https://forum.cyberlink.com/forum/posts/list/63720.page#post_box_290396

Just keep in mind, using LUTS on large time selections of 4K footage will have a very significant production impact, often 3-10X increase not uncommon experience in production times. However, when you need it, you need it.

Jeff


Thanks Jeff,

Just upgraded my computer for more 4k computer work so it should be able to handle it.
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Color Director Presets created by users are shared in the DirectorZone. They work in PD17. LUTs can be used also. See this video for a good explanation of LUTs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwUhcvi5GYw . You can buy them if you want. Free one are available.


Thanks for your answer... May I ask if you have any information on color match? I would have thought PD14 has it somewhere but I can't find any informatio on it.
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Quote May I ask if you have any information on color match? I would have thought PD14 has it somewhere but I can't find any informatio on it.

Color Match was a PD16 new feature.

Jeff
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Color Match was a PD16 new feature.

Jeff


ok thanks... might wait for a sale to updage then lol
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