Alongside the newly released Pro II LUTs, Paul Leeming has also given us Athena LUTs, which he says “are a brighter version of Pro II, designed around placing middle grey (also known as 18% grey) at the 50% IRE level after the LUT has been applied, while retaining the same perfect colorimetry”. Both Athena and Pro II come with a revised assortment of instructions for setting up your camera. I tried out Athena on a project I shot this morning with the Sony a7 III, and without exaggeration, it’s like a different camera entirely! I’m still learning my way around DaVinci Resolve, but I couldn’t wait to share my delight: so here are some screenshots.

Applying LUTs in Resolve could not be simpler: just select the clips in the media pool and right click.

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