Think of a Preset as an adjustable LUT that can be tuned to work with multiple source video types. Technically Presets are macros of color correction settings, and in our case, these are created by professional film / TV colorists.
The key advantages of Color Finale Presets over LUTs are:
- CF Presets can be adjusted
- CF Presets are suitable for a wide variety of source content
- CF Presets exhibit no image artefacts when used on different source material
- CF Presets obey color management settings
- CF Presets obey global color parameters
- CF Presets are fully licenced, so you know who made them and how they made them
Why are Presets useful?
Vloggers - color correction / color grading isn’t easy, we understand this. However, with just 4 clicks vloggers can quickly adjust powerful Exposure, Contrast, and White Balance controls to set their shots up optimally, before adding their chosen Preset look. They can then copy and paste, or simply add, the same Preset look down their entire Final Cut Pro timeline. Adding a professional color grade doesn’t get any easier than this!
Editors / Videographers - Presets are equally valid for those Final Cut Pro users who understand the color grading process, but want a professionally color graded look (a Preset) to start with. Using Color Finale® 2 or Color Finale® 2 Pro, users can then make stylistic adjustments to their Presets to better suit their content.