what our factory drivers say
In September 2020, we launched our Factory Driver Program – a beta test group of 500 industry professionals from around the world. Here is what some of them have to say about using Coloulab Ai, LookDesigner and GrainLab.
Three powerful software applications
Colourlab Ai has helped me tremendously with look development and bashing ideas around quickly with the client. The subtractive color of the Look Designer helps me introduce Cyan and Magenta hues into an image that didn’t have tones of the sort and it feels so natural. Look designer and subtractive color have saved me hours of keying and hue shifting. GrainLab quickly added that fine grain to an image.
Online Editor & Colourist / Chroma Zone / Johannesburg, South Africa
Look designer helps me generate very fast looks, Grainlab is the cherry on the icing.
Look designer helps me generate very fast looks I can show and discuss with my clients. I’m in love with Look Designer 2 as it has total personal input that allows you to be flexible and creative. The best thing about it is that you can focus more on the feel and mood the client/director is after rather than on the technical. It’s very important as this helps build a better relationship with the creatives we work with. Grainlab is the cherry on the icing. I am a big fan of grain as texture gives an image life. This plugin has very precise controls to tune in the amount of texture you want to add and by keyframing your clips you have control to add remove grain from scenes.
Cinematographer / Fractal Image / London, UK.
With Colourlab Ai I can finish the job in 1/4 of my usual time
Colourlab Ai had amazed me with how fast the process of matching different camera shots within the grading process. Although as a colorist I always prefer to tweak and set the color to the work I produced, often there are cases where deadlines are too crazy. With Colourlab Ai I can finish the job in 1/4 of my usual time. This gives me plenty of extra time to further polish my work when the base grade is done in such a short time.
Head of post production / Littleredants Creative Studio / Singapore
They make digital cinema the way it should be
I have found that these software give the image and color a much finer texture and depth. They make digital cinema the way it should be in such a simple way. I consider these software very powerful color grading tools.
Edgar Flores Ogarrio
Colorist / Anónima Post / Mexico
I am so satisfied with how Look Designer and Colourlab Ai help me speed up my grading workflow
I am so satisfied with how Look Designer and Colourlab Ai help me speed up my grading workflow and improve the grading with long projects. Colourlab became my Virtual Color Assistant to perfect my matching shots in very difficult situations which I struggled with for a long time.
Colorist / 2horloges / Algeria
This is revolutionary software
Colourlab.ai astounds. It is an insanely powerful, accurate, and lightning-fast tool for rapidly creating grades. Making color correction and look creation fluid, rational, and efficient presents no small challenge. This is revolutionary software.
Cinematographer & Photographer / Haifa / Israel
Look Designer has been a great addition to my color tools
Look Designer has been a great addition to my color tools as it truly does give you great control when it comes to film emulation. Most suppliers in the market only offer film emulation LUTs so you never truly know what’s going on under the hood. With Look Designer, you as the colorist can refine the controls to create the look that the project needs. With the ability to export out LUTs that you create with Look Designer, you can hand the LUT off to your DP so they can view the footage on set with the look you both created. Look Designer all around allows for better communication between set and post.
Freelance Colorist / Atlanta
I love the subtractive color controls
Look Designer has transformed the way I grade. Using the tools within the plugin, they give me a level of control that has significantly improved my work. It’s possible that many of the same looks could be achieved using Resolve’s built in tools, but the intuitiveness of Look Designer really simplifies the process. I love the subtractive color controls, and the ability to fine-tune the contrast of the various film stocks is amazing. Grainlab it’s a great tool, it gives you the ability to simply fine tune the grain and the results is phenomenal.
Cinematographer & Colorist / BullMoose Pictures, Inc.
This technology is simply Groundbreaking
Using Clourlab Ai opens up so many possibilities in creative options in a fraction of the time. I run everything through it now and it’s become an important step in my workflow. This technology is simply groundbreaking
Director / Bishop Laboratories
Look Designer made my grading better and easier to get a specific feel
It has helped me tremendously in my project workflow. Look Designer made my grading better and easier to get a specific feel. Exporting it as a LUT is a great help as some shots have different needs.
Colorist / Visual Fidelity / Malaysia
Colourlab Ai makes it easier to match shots to scenes or combine different camera models
Colourlab Ai makes it easier to perform First Color Grade. It helps to quickly try on different looks. Makes it easier to match shots to scenes or combine different camera models. This saves time.
Film Director / Senior Producer / Postproduction Supervisor
Colourlab Ai helps greatly to find the right look for a project
Colourlab Ai helps greatly to find the right look for a project by quickly browsing through different possibilities in combination, for example, with Shotdeck. Communication with customers has been very effective in this way thanks to the possibility of exporting the PDF Look Deck within the software itself
Colorist / Germany
The possibilities are endless
They are perfect tools to speed up my workflow especially when directors or producers are on a budget. They are also incredibly powerful to develop a look and to do color correction too. The possibilities are endless.
Filmmaker / Colorist at GroovyBaby Studio
Fast as Hell
…Fast as hell. … It is not a shortcut for the job, it is freedom from the useless pain and freedom to concentrate deeply in what matters.
Colorist / DIT /Italy
It’s like magic
Colourlab specifically has really sped up my first pass. It’s like magic. During beta I mostly tested things out and experimented with the software. … Colourlab saved me about 10 hours worth of work in the initial color correction
These plugins are a gift
They don’t do the job for you. they allow you the time to unleash your creativity rather than dealing with technical issues and get you to a higher quality point faster.
Director / Los Angeles
Look Designer has allowed me to quickly develop Showluts
Look Designer has allowed me to quickly develop Showluts for my freelance projects and provides my students with an easy to use interface to get their LOG projects into the right ballpark for further grading. My students have also begun experimenting and playing with the looks of different film stocks. It has raised their awareness of the legacy of film and its associated looks and given them a sense of pride in the images that they make.
Lecturer / Freelance Colourist
Look Designer represents for me the fastest way to obtain a professional, customized, cinematic look that made every client really happy so far.
Look Designer represents for me the fastest way to obtain a professional, customized, cinematic look that made every client really happy so far. The subtractive color tool, which is not present in DR, makes the experience of color grading even more fun, satisfying, and creative for the colorist. Especially for film content, for me, it’s the perfect tool for building a strong customizable filmic look. I still haven’t found anything more effective.
Luca Enrico Canessa
Owner / RECALL STUDIO
I’m finding that it saves a lot of time when it comes to matching the footage.
I’ve had tons of fun being a factory driver for Colourlab AI. The matches were almost perfect and I’ve used it on a couple of upcoming projects. Now that version 1.0 is out, I’m very interested in using it in a variety of projects. So far I’m finding that it saves a lot of time when it comes to matching the footage.
Colorist / Freelance
Colourlab products have become an integral part of my toolset
For someone who works in a variety of areas of post-production, the Colourlab products have become an integral part of my toolset to quickly and consistently deliver high-quality beautiful images on every project.
Lucky Star Productions / Owner
Finally there’s more time for having fun and polishing every detail
Look Designer 2.0 gives me so many different emulations to choose from that there’s always one fitting the project perfectly. And now with Colourlab AI I’m even faster matching everything together. Finally there’s more time for having fun and polishing every detail of the footage when the clients arrive at the grading suite. This makes daily work life so much easier.
With Look Designer I am able to design looks faster
With Look Designer I am able to design looks faster, giving me more time to spend on creativity throughout an overall project
Video Artist and Colorist
Being able to find new looks quickly and apply them efficiently means more creative freedom
Colourlab AI and Look Designer are a seriously powerful combination of software tools. Being able to find new looks quickly and apply them efficiently means more creative freedom. And with the time saved, I can focus on higher level grading and finishing tasks.
Director / DP
I never want to back to life before I discovered Colourlab
Colourlab has changed my workflow and the way I look at colour. I never want to back to life before I discovered Colourlab
The base of my look creation
I began using ColourLab last year, and I have no regrets!. It allows me to have a lot of control over images, flexibility, and rapidity. The New-gen of LD 2.0 became the base of my workflow not only with stock footage and with Full CG and Motion Graphic materials.
My workflow is so much faster using Colourlab
Colourlab allows me to focus my time on what really makes the difference in an image. By taking care of balancing and matching in a blazing speed I can dedicate my time to those fine adjustment and details that take the image to a bold new level and that’s possible because of Colourlab.
Senior Colorist / Axis Studios
Artificial Intelligence is the future of Color Grading
I feel that Colorlab has the potential to become an indispensable tool for many colorists around the world. Easy to use, yet powerful and integrated, useful to the aspiring colorist and to the big post houses. Artificial Intelligence is the future of color grading.
Senior Colorist / MPC Shanghai
Now I’m making content that’s Hollywood ready
Look Designer has taken my work quality to the next level while giving me all the creative control. This is an amazing tool that allows you to stay true to the nature of film while creating amazing looks. Look Designer is now at the core of my color workflow, making me a faster and more creative colorist
Colorist / Vuela Color
An amazing tool to elevate your colors
As a documentary filmmaker, I follow the advice of Michael Moore when he says, “Don’t make a documentary — make a MOVIE.” Colourlab is designed to help us transform digital video using the aesthetic genius that was built into traditional film processing. All documentary filmmakers should be using Colourlab to make their documentaries look like a movie instead of just looking like television news.