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ImpulZ - Getting Started

How to use ImpulZ LUTs - Download & Installation

Downloading LUTs


You can download the latest version of ImpulZ from your Account.

  On your account page find the 'My Products' section and locate your version of ImpulZ.

Click on 'Download' and you will be taken to the ImpulZ download area which contains your unique license key, installer download files, LUT downloads, update patches, documenation and more.

Download Options
  • Installer (Windows / OSX): The simplest option. Download the installer for your operating system. Learn more about the installation procedure below.
  • Cube LUT Package: Download this ZIP file if you need just the raw LUTs without being wrapped into an installer. Can be useful if the installer doesn't work or you just don't need the automation or convenience.
  • Extension Patches: These are installer packages for Windows and OSX that extend ImpulZ with custom camera calibrations. Simply download and install them if and whenever you need them.
  • Film Grain: Download options for the Film Grain included with ImpulZ.

License & Installation

License

Your unique license key for ImpulZ is displayed at the top of the download page in your account:

VisionColor find license key
Before installing

To install ImpulZ on your computer you can either download the convenient installer package (Windows / OSX) from your account or download the LUTs directly. In either case, in order to successfully use ImpulZ LUTs in your application of choice, some basic steps are required to get everything up and running:

  1. Always unzip all contents from your downloaded file before running an installer.
  2. Make sure you have administrator rights on your computer before running an installer. We need to deploy the LUTs to the system directory and the installer needs administrative rights to do so.
  3. ImpulZ is a HUGE library of LUTs containing thousands of calibration patches that are specific to certain cameras and profiles. You probably don't need all of them. Choosing the right profiles during installation is crucial to keeping your interface uncluttered and your workflow fast and efficient later.
Install ImpulZ for your application

Learn how to install and loads LUTs in specific applications

Install ImpulZ LUTs for Adobe Premiere
  1. Run the downloaded installer.
  2. Select 'Generic Installation'.
  3. Untick any camera profiles that you won't need. You can always add them later if you have to.
  4. Finish the installation.

Now your ImpulZ LUTs are located in the ImpulZ directory at:

      Applications/VisionColor/ImpulZ
   Program Files/VisionColor/ImpulZ

Adobe Premiere CC comes with the powerful Lumetri Color Panel. You will be using this panel to load and apply ImpulZ LUTs to your footage. Since you installed the LUTs to the above folder they will not show up in the Lumetri drop down menus - and there's a good reason why we think this is a good thing:

VisionColor LUT collections are big, with many input/output variables to choose from. We believe that loading LUTs using your system’s native file browser is much quicker and more convenient than scrolling through a list of thousands of presets. Another significant benefit of working this way is that the same LUT files can be loaded from the same folder location using other Creative Cloud applications like After Effects, Speedgrade or Photoshop.

Now simply go into Lumetri, twirl down the 'Creative' section and click 'Browse' to navigate to the ImpulZ LUTs folder.

Load LUTs in Lumetri - Adobe Premiere

If you want to add some of your favorite ImpulZ LUTs directly into Lumetri for quick access simply copy the .cube files from the ImpulZ directory to:

  Lumetri:    Applications/Adobe Premiere Pro CC/Contents/Lumetri/LUTs/Creative
Lumetri:    Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Premiere Pro CC\Lumetri\LUTs\Creative

Install ImpulZ LUTs for Adobe After Effects
  1. Run the downloaded installer.
  2. Select 'Generic Installation'.
  3. Untick any camera profiles that you won't need. You can always add them later if you have to.
  4. Finish the installation.

Now your ImpulZ LUTs are located in the ImpulZ directory at:

      Applications/VisionColor/ImpulZ
   Program Files/VisionColor/ImpulZ

Adobe After Effects CC has a native plugin to load and apply LUTs:

Effects -> Utility -> Apply Color LUT

Apply Color LUT Adobe After Effects

Simply navigate to the ImpulZ directory and load your LUT of choice.


Install ImpulZ LUTs for Adobe Photoshop
  1. Run the downloaded installer.
  2. Select 'Generic Installation'.
  3. Untick any camera profiles that you won't need. You can always add them later if you have to.
  4. Finish the installation.

Now your ImpulZ LUTs are located in the ImpulZ directory at:

      Applications/VisionColor/ImpulZ
   Program Files/VisionColor/ImpulZ

Adobe Photoshop CC has a native plugin to load and apply 3D LUTs:

Image -> Adjustments -> Color Lookup:

Apply Colorlookup Effect in Adobe Photoshop CC

Simply navigate to the ImpulZ directory and load your LUT of choice.

Optional: If you want to add some of your favorite ImpulZ LUTs directly into the Color Lookup dropdown menu for quick access simply copy the .cube files from the ImpulZ directory to:

  Lumetri:    Applications/Adobe Photoshop CC*/Presets/3D LUTs
Lumetri:    Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC*\Presets\3D LUTs

Install ImpulZ LUTs for Davinci Resolve
  1. Run the downloaded installer.
  2. Select 'Davinci Resolve'.
  3. Untick any camera profiles that you won't need. You can always add them later if you have to.
  4. Finish the installation.

Now your ImpulZ LUTs are directly available from within Resolve. Simply right-click on a corrector node, choose 3D LUT and select an ImpulZ LUT of choice.

Apply LUT in Davinci Resolve 15

Right click / Cmd + click on a corrector node to apply your LUT of choice.


Install ImpulZ LUTs for Affinity Photo
  1. Run the downloaded installer.
  2. Select 'Generic Installation'.
  3. Untick any camera profiles that you won't need. You can always add them later if you have to.
  4. Finish the installation.

Now your ImpulZ LUTs are located in the ImpulZ directory at:

      Applications/VisionColor/ImpulZ
   Program Files/VisionColor/ImpulZ

Affinity Photo has a native plugin to load and apply 3D LUTs:

Layer -> New Adjustment Layer -> 3D LUT Adjustment:

Apply 3D LUts in Affinity Photo

Next simply click "Load LUT" and navigate to the ImpulZ directory to load your 3D LUT into Affinity.


Install ImpulZ LUTs for Final Cut Pro X

Final Cut Pro X can not natively load 3D LUTs. So in order to work with LUTs you will have to install a third party plugin.

At the time of writing, these are some excellent LUT plugins for FCPX and - most of them are free!

  1. LUT Loader - Pixel Film Studios (free)
  2. mLUT - MotionVFX (free)
  3. LUTx - CoreMelt (free)
  4. Color Finale (paid)

Make sure you have a capable LUT plugin insalled for Final Cut. Next, unpack your ImpulZ download and proceed:

  1. Run the downloaded installer.
  2. Select 'Generic Installation'.
  3. Untick any camera profiles that you won't need. You can always add them later if you have to.
  4. Finish the installation.

Now your ImpulZ LUTs are located in the ImpulZ directory at:

      Applications/VisionColor/ImpulZ
   Program Files/VisionColor/ImpulZ

All of the Final Cut Plugins listed above require LUTs to be installed to different folders so please refer to their documenation to learn where to put your VisionColor LUTs.


Install ImpulZ LUTs for VEGAS

Not all version of VEGAS support LUTs out of the box.

Currently only Vegas Pro 15 can load and apply 3D LUTs without requiring a third party plugin. All other versions require our very own VisionColor LUT Plugin

Once you have ensured that your version of Vegas can load LUTs either natively or with a plugin, simply extract your download and proceed:

    1. Run the downloaded installer.
    2. Select 'Generic Installation'.
    3. Untick any camera profiles that you won't need. You can always add them later if you have to.
    4. Finish the installation.

    Now your ImpulZ LUTs are located in the ImpulZ directory at:

          Applications/VisionColor/ImpulZ
       Program Files/VisionColor/ImpulZ

    Now simply apply your LUT plugin to a clip or track and select the LUT you want to apply to your footage by browsing the file system.

    Apply LUT in Magix Vegas Sony Vegas


    Install ImpulZ LUTs for other applications

    One thing that makes ImpulZ great is that it's practically open-source with a format that can be loaded and applied in tons of applications and also directly on many professional cameras and on-set monitors.

    Because of the sheer number of supported applications and devices we can not explicitly list all installation instructions. If your particular application is not listed above but can load 3D LUTs there's a very good chance that it can load ImpulZ Film Emulations!

    Please refer to the documentation of your software to learn how to apply LUTs or contact our support to get help!

    Running the generic ImpulZ installation will give you access to all of the included LUT files:

      1. Run the downloaded installer.
      2. Select 'Generic Installation'.
      3. Untick any camera profiles that you won't need. You can always add them later if you have to.
      4. Finish the installation.

      Now your ImpulZ LUTs are located in the ImpulZ directory at:

            Applications/VisionColor/ImpulZ
         Program Files/VisionColor/ImpulZ

      Copy the LUTs or folder to any target directory or device you require. Note: We do not impose any restrictions on the number of devices if you personally own and operate them.